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Sonny's BBQ - CLOSED

2005 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3312
+1 321-868-1000
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
10 Aug 2015
“Bad food, poor service”
4 Aug 2015
“So Good!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
2005 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3312
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

I have been to several Sonny's and they have always been very good, clean, good food, good service. This location does not provide any of those. The place is dirty, the tables sticky, the bathroom disgusting, obviously no one cares about cleaning. I'll grant we...More

Thank lhalpin
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, lhalpin. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 4 August 2015

Wow, great staff and food! Very impressed with the portions-big! Kiddos were all very full. Food and sauces are delicious. Our new favorite Cocoa Beach BBQ

1  Thank MoJo970
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Ate here with a family of seven. The waitress was great and the food very tasty. Great value too. A range of options from ribs to salads and sandwiches

Thank Memaga
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

We arrived at Cocoa Beach two days ago, looked for a place to eat yesterday, came to Sonnys BBQ and immediately said 'no way'. Really not appealing from the outside. Read some reviews today and decided to go past the exterior and have a meal....More

Thank Quiet_n_Warm
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Thanks for your feedback, Quiet_n_Warm. We hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 July 2015

Great food. Server was friendly and very helpful. We eat there every time we visit Cocoa Beach and have always had a pleasant experience. If your looking for a family restaurant with great BBQ I highly recommend Sonny's.

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

We are from Brevard County, But never tried the Cocoa Beach Sonny's. We had family visiting that stayed @ Hampton Inn. About 2 minutes from Sonnys. Needless to say we were Not disappointed. The chicken was moist n tender ribs delicious service good. My family...More

Thank Nilda D
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

Thank you for your great review,Nilda D! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Cocoa Beach and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 7 July 2015

The service is excellent. The food is great. The only thing that keeps them from a five star rating is the portions are somewhat small. I would still highly recommend it.

Thank DudleyK
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We wanted a quick lunch and stopped at Sonny's in Cocoa Beach to resolve Bob's yearning for BBQ. Bob had a combo platter of chicken, pork and beef with double slaw. I had chicken with green beans and baked beans. Our grandson had a hot...More

1  Thank LindyFromFlorida
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2015

Thanks for the review, LindyFromFlorida! We appreciate your feedback, and hope you'll come see us again real soon.

Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We ate dinner here after hearing good things about Sonnys BBQ but I wasn't impressed with the BBQ. It was just bland to me, when you eat BBQ there should be a taste explosion but this just didn't do it. The service was great and...More

Thank worldtraveler35904
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2015

Thank you for takin' the time to write your review, worldtraveler35904. We’d like to try to help make your next visit better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we...More

Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great food, still cooking when it gets to the table, excellent service and plentious servings. Best sweet tea in Florida.

Thank Larry G
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2015

Thanks for the great review, Larry G. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again real soon!

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$20
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2005 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3312 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Cocoa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 321-868-1000
  • 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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