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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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Woodbury, Minnesota
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197 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Service is amazing, and the food is terrific! What more can you ask for in a restaurant. Four different types of BBQ sauce will meet the fancy of almost everybody. Ribs were done to perfection. Great sides and the pop is huge! You need to try this place!

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

Thank you for your great review, Kswany! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your ribs with sides, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Real "BBQ" ....It was "Smokin' "... Not Fancy....Just real great BBQ!!! Great service and ...fast. Thank You Suzie , you were great...I had the Brisket...my husband had the Sampler(a lot of food) ...great corn bread...Ribs...Brisket...Chicken... Huge Soda offerings....you should go!!! And enjoy....I'm about to have my left overs....go!!!

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Thank 430debbie
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, 430debbie. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Lehigh Acres, Florida
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209 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We eat at this place at least once a week. The all you can eat is great and they will bring whatever you ask for. Sliced and pulled pork are both good. The sauces are good and different so you can try all of them. Recent remolding makes it harder to get sit, so if you want to eat there... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, Bobbyaisss! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your sliced and pulled pork, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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325 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

No matter which one you go to, Sonny's is just plain good food. Service varies but the food is consistently BBQ like no other and a salad bar that never ends. The sliced pork is juicy and flavorful (never dry) and the ribs fall right off the bone. They do it right and I enjoy it every time I stop... More 

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Thank BC0313
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, BC0313! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your sliced pork and ribs, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Have been sick for last 2 years and travel has been limited along with what I am able to eat but if you are ever in Florida/SC and see a Sonny's BBQ you can not go wrong. Go with appetite. Beer and maybe wine but if you want to eat great southern BBQ at very reasonable price ITS A MUST... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, CREDME! We're glad to hear you enjoyed and can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Remodeling under way, which is way overdue at this location. Major interior remodeling and exterior facelift in progress while restaurant remains open. If eating in a construction zone is an issue, then you should wait until after work is completed. Anyway the food is still consistently standard Sonny's fare...

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

Thank you for reachin’ out, Roy G. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Hampton Bays, New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Crowded at night but easily accessible for lunch. Service is good and rapid. Some salad bar available. Food is good and plentiful.

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

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

Ocean Park, Washington
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I used to love going to Sonny's. No more, at least not this location. Sandwich was cold and fatty. Potato was mushy. Sweet tea was still good. There have got to be better places.

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied durin’ your last visit, OR_travelerSalem_OR. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your phone number, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Thge title says it all. If you want real, authentic baby back ribs, this is the place to go in Fort Myers. Period.

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

Thank you for your great review, Mike G! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your baby back ribs, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Aberdeen, South Dakota
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Building is not one you would pick out to stop at - but many BBQ places aren't known for their building. We had a lunch and it was very good. I had the pork - pulled and sliced and sausage. Outstanding. Friends had ribs - which were okay by their standards. Renovation is ongoing - so stay tuned. Service was... More 

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

Thank you for reachin’ out, Stephen B. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, 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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