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Sonny's BBQ

310 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-3451
+1 321-449-9102
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (61 reviews)
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
“corn nuggets” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
310 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-3451
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is great, and I’d like to come more often, but I always leave hungry because the portions are so small! The variety is great and the sauces are really good. I just wish they would give you enough food to fill you...More

Thank Mjtaborn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a chain restaurant this place is pretty good, close to being as good as backyard barbeque as you can get without making it yourself .... I'll be back

Thank capt jeff f
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Always great food at Sonny's BBQ. Love their ribs and pulled pork. Great beans and slaw. Never disappointed

Thank KSL
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Can always count on delicious barbeque while visiting Florida. Always have the pork sandwich with sweet sauce, along with garlic bread, sweet potato fries, and Cole slaw.

Thank Marjorie O
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for a long time. Food is always great and service is usually just fine. I use the drive through and dine in. I don't know who's in charge these days but they are not supervising the servers. Last time...More

Thank Carrigan1130
Reviewed 30 August 2017

had a party of 7.server we ordered sandwiches and got charged for dinners.also one person ordered hot dogs and beans got charged 12 dollars for 2 cut up hot dogs and a small bowl of beans.server who told us she was new refused to fix...More

Thank catran0614
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Our long time friends took us to this spot.The service was awesome from the minute we walked thru the door.Our waitress Christina was so informative and nice .The food was so tasty. The whole place was very clean.Great experience.

Thank James J Z
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

James, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Christina along to our team. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very comfortable in restaurant, although a bit noisy. They serve soooo much food and the flavor is swesome.

Thank donnaw590
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My favorite is the baby back ribs. $10.99 on lunch menu until 4, although they aren't sticklers for that time. I went with my daughter and grand daughter. If you are over 65 you can get 10 per cent off. Had the corn nuggets appetizer....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Always wanted to try this bbq place. Today was the day! Ordered the whole hog sandwich. Pulled park, brisket and sausage. Fantastic. Taking half home.

Thank Michael C
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I don't think so, but I do remember Fat Boys.....best baked beans ever!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-3451
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Merritt Island
  • Phone Number: +1 321-449-9102
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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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