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Sonny's BBQ

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738 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33991-1914 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 239-458-0954
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cape Coral, Florida
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently met an old friend at the Sonny's on Pine Island, in Cape Coral, I could see it from the road but getting to it was interesting. I arrived early and told the waitress I was meeting someone. I was offered the wonderful Sweet Tea and a menu in case I wanted a appetizer or to view the offerings. It... More 

Thank nicknky
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After church my husband and I will try different restaurants. We decided to try Sonny's because we had coupons. My husband ordered the chicken fingers platter and said they had the best flavor of any he has ever tried! I had the sliced pork platter and it was delicious! The salad bar had a nice variety, but what I really... More 

Thank travelqueen1_10
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my wife and friends, and must say I loved it! True southern style bbq with slow cooked ribs and meats, authentic bbq beans, Mac n cheese and briskets! Really tasty food, good value and great service

Thank will964
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday eve, around 7:00 wasn't busy, so we sat at the bar to watch the football games. Ordered a pork sandwich w/fries and a rootbeer, and my wife had the baby back ribs mac n cheese and a sweet potatoe. They came back to us and said the sweet potatoe would take 30 minutes, so she... More 

Thank Hap P
Cape Coral, Florida
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128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My Mother is a big fan of BBQ, especially ribs so I thought we'd try someplace new. I really wish we hadn't now. Let's start with the positives, the décor is OK, typical chain BBQ joint with a slightly western, rustic feeling. It didn't take long to be seated and our waitress was right there for our drink orders and... More 

Thank Bruce K
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

So.. was craving ribs so my hubby and I went there. The salad bar was ok, but the ribs were not as good as I thought they would be. It was almost as if it was done in the oven. It wasn't bad... just not as good as ribs done the right way.

Thank 1stFoodlover
Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Converted from an old Uno's pizza place this Sonny's has a bar and is far more upscale than the older more run down locations. I love the food at any of them but this location has far more atmosphere

Thank Boltscup2006
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the high praise, Boltscip2006! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Cape Coral
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food was exceptionally delicious. Everything done perfectly.. Nice sized portions. Babyback Ribs on Special tonight and done, sauced, perfectly!!!! Nice sized drinks, and desserts terrific!!! Just the right amount... I cannot wait to go back again!!! Sharon, our waitress was soooo pleasant and warm and sweet and considerate!!!

Thank jch261
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Sonny's all you can eat bbq chicken and the sliced pork are great deals. The meats are not smothered in bbq sauce, and don't need to be. Both have a nice smoky flavor, and are very tender. In addition, two sides come with the meal, and they are all you can eat too. Service is fine, if a little slow.... More 

Thank SeaWalker_Bass
Cape Coral, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Hadnt been there for years and went on a weekend for a quick dinner, they only brought 3 ribs out for an all you can eat, those were rather tasteless and the fries greasy. Mels diner much better

Thank geom2525
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, geom2525, and we'd like to talk to you more about how we can make things better. Can you email the details, location, and your feedback to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so our team can reach out? More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33991-1914 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-458-0954
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?