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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (21 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
“sliced pork” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1020 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907-3251
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy the all you can eat, St. Louis ribs and the variety of sides. If you go to this Resturant with a BBQ lover, but you don’t like BBQ ribs or chicken, you are out of luck. The salad bar is overpriced and...More

Thank thebigb5
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Sunday afternoon lunch for the misses and me. Very nice waitstaff. Quick to order and keep us apprised as they were. busy. Chopped beef sandwich and bbq sauce were great. This was our first visit here since relocating to palm bay. Their renovation is progressing...More

Thank Mark T
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hey there, Mark! We're happy to hear you love our new look and look forward to seein' you again real soon.

Reviewed 4 December 2017

My wife and I visited Sonny's BBQ in Palm Bay, FL on Saturday night, November 25. We hadn't been there for a while so we decided to go for some barbecue. The place has been remodeled with new flooring, seats, tables and walls. We were...More

Thank Mike S
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 2 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 9 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 8 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 22 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 3 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
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Rita S
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Response from SonnysBBQ | Property representative |
We recommend to call up your local Sonny's BBQ!
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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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 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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