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Sonny's BBQ

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5980 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33919-3338 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 239-481-0090
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11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

If you happen to be driving by Fort Myers Florida and are looking for a tasty bbq lunch or dinner, then SONNY'S BBQ is the place to go! I ordered a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, which was just incredible! Their variety of bbq sauces ensured every bite was unique and delicious...I plan to go back at least once more... More 

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Thank BOSSE2020
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback, J. Eric B.! We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review, and we hope to see you again next time you're in our area. More 

Madison, Wi
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We come to Sonny's whenever we visit. A very basic place with a good variety of choices and accommodating to special requests. I love that the baked sweet potatoes come with the toppings on the side as well as the steamed broccoli....awesome for someone wishing to be health conscious yet plenty of choices for anyone wanting full "octane!" I will... More 

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Thank toto1234
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, toto1234! See you again soon. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Everyone has their own ideas about BBQ and sauces, so people never agree. But sonny's has good service and great value for the price. There's a variety of sauces from which to choose, and the variety of meats were smoky and tender, except for the chicken which was pretty dry. We ordered the family platter and it was enough food... More 

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Thank Mark S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, Mark S.! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Alden, IA
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

If you love BBQ, give this place a try! If you're looking for FOO-FOO décor and service, this might not be your favorite, but if you're looking for great food at a good price, I've never been disappointed. I usually order the lunch portion of pulled pork which still comes with 2 sides and either corn bread or garlic bread.... More 

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Thank RuthAnnBankson
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, RuthAnnBankson! We appreciate you stoppin' by. More 

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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177 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

I decided to try the brisket rather than my usual pork ribs or chicken. It was really very good. Moist but tender, dry rub slow cook style so tasty that no sauces were needed. Sonnys still has the best sauces of any bbq place in SW Fl and my friend who got chicken used them. The Salad bar is good,... More 

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Thank Phil H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Phil. We hope we'll see you for another visit soon! More 

Chicago
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Great Florida Barbecue. Meats are very flavorful. Love the cole slaw. Staff is friendly. Good Specials. Will come back.

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Thank John V
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, John. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Monticello il
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Well, Sonnys really disappointed us this year! We usually go 4-5 times every year. Our waitress Karen was very matter of fact. When I asked what sides come with ribs, she tapped my menu with her pen as if to say - right here dummy! My St Louis ribs were burnt and I returned them. New ones were much better!... More 

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Thank Sheila L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed during your visit, Sheila! Can you please email the details and location to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can help make things right? More 

Giessen, Germany
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Well, what to say about this place. It's boring BBQ and it does not taste like it has ever seen a smoker from inside. Florida is probably not the best place to find good BBQ, but this place is not the place you want to go at all.

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Thank Tobias S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, Tobias. Let us help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you’ll give us another chance soon! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is a casual and comfortable place, not fancy but old style country. It has a wide variety of clientele from construction workers to retirees to business people. The food is consistent and traditional bbq. One of the sides that you should absolutely try is the fried okra. They are the only place that I have found in Fort Myers... More 

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Thank William S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, William! We're glad to hear you enjoy our Fried Okra and can't wait to see you again soon. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday we had never been before, it was nice quiet atmosphere it wasn't busy the food was good and the price was good as well. Our server did a great job as well.. I'm sure we will be back

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Thank Amanda h
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Amanda! We are glad you had a great birthday and hope you'll visit us again sometime! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5980 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33919-3338 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-481-0090
Description
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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