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“Much Better Than Expected ”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #29 of 434 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Much Better Than Expected ”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We pulled into the Hampton Inn and saw this place next-door. It looked like a chain, brightly lit inside, and moderately large. After so hesitation we decided to give it a try. We walked in at 8:15pm and were greeted and seated quickly. Our waitress was so helpful. I said I was not very hungry for the $14.99 dinner sized meal and she offered me the lunch sized order of baby back ribs for $9.99. Wow, it was huge, and fall off the bone delicious. My wife had the pulled chicken which was also good. Our waitress was prompt and the kitchen was very efficient. Our dinner arrived quickly and hot. We left totally full and impressed with the quality received for the low price.

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Thank JosephfromNYC
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
JH11746,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your BBQ meals and your great dining experience. We hope that you'll visit us again whenever you're in the area!
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Viera, Florida
1 review
“Great Bar-B-Q and Better Service”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our first visit to a Sonny's in over 20 years. Our waitress, Missy was made recommendations that were spot on! When we made our decision to share a beef brisket and ribs lunches. She even brought a sample of the pulled pork -- it will be a meal on our next visit! The restaurant was clean, casual and comfortable. We'll definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Larry J
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Larry J.,

Thank you for the 5-star review. We're glad to hear that Missy made great recommendations and gave you exceptional service on your recent visit with us. We appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit!
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Wooster, Ohio
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was a really good place to eat if you like bar-b-Q prices weren't bad either! Friendly service and it was nice and clean… Down home atmosphere!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Pat A
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Pat A, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
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Palm Bay, Florida
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Food is good and you get a lot for your money, The services was good, I always have been pleased each time we go to Sonnys for BBQ

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank judya22
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Judya22, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
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Rockledge, Florida
1 review
“Happy Customer”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Enjoy Sonny's BBQ and salad bar. Good food, relaxed atmosphere. Owner's are very kind to host our men's group each week. Thanks for all that you do. Giving Chris a shout-out for great service :).

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Bill S
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Bill S, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and salad bar. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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