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Sonny's BBQ

5001 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2218
+1 772-770-4190
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (33 reviews)
“cornbread” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
5001 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2218
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and good price. We like to come 2 or 3 times a month. Service is usually very quick.Drive through easy to use. Love the sliced pork.

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sonny's outshines any chain BBQ with perfect selections and right price. Their pulled pork on a bun with a side for $6.99 can't be beaten - add $2.00, and get a huge coke or iced tea. The cold slaw is wonderfully chopped, sweet and chilled....More

Thank oca007
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Sonny's bbq is a Forida restaurant chain.the decor is comfortable and has mainly booths to sit.They offer good food and a very good salad bar.They make their own sauces form sweet to smokin hot!I love the smokin

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We were there back in January and I only gave 2 stars. This time was very happy. The food was much better and the service was so much faster. If they keep this style of service I will keep coming back.

Thank Tbf1974
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Red neck egg rolls were unbelievably good. So was brisket & turkey. If ever visiting vero area again, will go back

Thank djchevrolet
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great BBQ, fast, friendly service. We ordered our appetizers and food and all food was brought to us with no wait. We barely got into table conversation and apps arrived. Just finished apps and food was hot, and tasty. Good service and plan to return.

Thank brian m
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We have been here a couple of times and enjoyed it, however both 14 Bones and the Smokehouse are significantly better. Advantage here is quantity and service. Lots of whatever you order and the service is fast

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Sonny's has been a mainstay for pulled pork for many years. I typically order the sandwich "meal deal". Last night the pork was FAR from lean and I had to pull our a couple large gobs of fat. Additionally, my fries were lukewarm and a...More

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

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review, Don B. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a great barbeque place with large portions at an affordable price. We had the beef brisket, very good, and the pulled chicken. The side dishes were excellent. Good Service.

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

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

Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stopped here for lunch. We love Sonny's but they closed them all in the Ft. Lauderdale area. We both got the lunch plates. One sliced beef and the other sliced pork. They came with 2 sides and bread. The portion of the sides were...More

Thank Nole13
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you for your great review, Nole13! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch plates, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 5001 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2218
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 772-770-4190
  • 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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