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Sonny's BBQ

5980 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33919-3338
+1 239-481-0090
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (13 reviews)
“sliced pork” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5980 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33919-3338
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Reviews (126)
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1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is remodeled and looks great! Have been here 4 times since May. Got St Louis Ribs and they were smoked toooo long. Top of rib was hard! This happened 3 different times. Tonight I tried 1/2 Chicken. Hoping things would be different. It also...More

SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you takin' the time to reach out, Sheila L. 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 3 weeks ago

I love Sonny's BBQ and used to go there frequently when I lived in Florida. Now that I live in Texas, I make it a point to go, whenever I am in Florida. Love their coleslaw, BBQ Beans, and the pulled pork Sandwich. Ribs are...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Soup was cold and $4 for a half bowl. meat was dry I have nothing good to say ownership at its worst

SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is concerning to hear, Barry S. Could you please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, the location of your visit, and your number so that we can look into this matter further?

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best places New Management has brought this place down it's poorly managed and the food is not as good and the deals are twice as much nowMore

SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reachin’ out, Resthere. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Have gone to this restaurant for over 20 years. Best ribs ever--tender, delicious & just the right amount of sauce. Wish we had a Sonny's back home!

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...More

SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 3 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...More

SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

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!

Reviewed 29 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....More

SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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.

Reviewed 29 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...More

SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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.

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...More

SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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