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Sonny's BBQ

1020 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907-3251
+1 321-953-3997
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (22 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
“sliced pork” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1020 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907-3251
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Only visited once here during our stay in Palm Bay but I had a great burger here and my sister enjoyed her beef brisket. Loads of selections on their menu and lots of selections for sides. Would have liked to return for the salad bar...More

Thank surfsunandsea
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Took my 10 year old for a quick dinner, salad bar is fresh, and clean, the main course was hot and flavorful, we go there pretty regularly and we have never had a bad experience.

Thank Gbluzy335
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Poorest excuse for a BBQ restaurant I've seen. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. Food was way over cooked always and at the two different locations I tried.

Thank flsanta
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We appreciate you takin' the time to reach out, Flsanta. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us another chance!

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Best BBQ in the area and in, dare I say it, Florida! A trip to the area is never complete without Sonny's BBQ. Several sauces to choose from at the table so you can have all or your favorites. Delicious moist BBQ. Kid menu that...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My husband and I at here in May for the first time. I had pulled chicken with cole slaw and corn bread. My husband ate pulled pork, baked beans and green beans. Generous portions here. Pulled chicken blew me away, as did the cole slaw....More

Thank organistmom1
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered take out the brisket was great the side orders are a good size portion very reasonable priced

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Haven't been to Sonny's in a long time as I prefer local bbq joints over chain stores. We had the baby back ribs and the sampler platter. The baby back ribs were tender and very tasty. The sampler came with sliced pork, brisket, st. louis...More

Thank CarySargent
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Not like the best in Texas - but close. We shared some Louis Ribs and a Sonny's Sampler plus a Salad Bar. Beer and coke. For the Sampler se choose Pulled Pork, Brisket and Ribs. Good and juicy. All this for $42 + tips. Nice...More

Thank Lars P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If your craving barbecue this is the place to go. Service is fast and the food is always hot. The portions are big .

Thank tigrssws6
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Love their baby back ribs, one of the few places available to get salad bar, items are ways fresh. Wait staff are competent a,d kitchen is speedy.

Thank dbcool
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, dbcool. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

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Rita S
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We recommend to call up your local Sonny's BBQ!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907-3251 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Palm Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 321-953-3997
  • E-mail
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.
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