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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Sonny's brisket and Brunswick stew! Delicious! We always get great service and great food when we eat here! They also make the best sweet tea!

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Thank aprilloves2shop
Cape Coral, Florida
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218 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good: Some of the prices Mediocre: In my opinion the food (but there were lots of customers in the restaurant for a Wednesday eve) Not so good: Only one waitress for a group of 20 people (this was a previously planned event so no reason only one waitress). Also, when the food arrived the waitress "announced" what was on the... More 

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Thank wildlime92
Fort Myers, Florida
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner. The food was good. Nice portion sizes. We had BBQ chicken, pulled pork and ribs. Everyone was pleased with their meal. We will be going back.

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

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

Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed to save some money for my nieces reception so we contacted Sonnies. They did a fantastic job. Staff was friendly and provided suggestions for the event. Food was ready on time and easy to pickup. The cheese macaroni and brisket were a big hit.

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

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

Barre, Vermont, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting friends in Cape Coral and went to Sonny's after a Red Sox game in nearby Jet Blue Park. Rachel was our server and was friendly and knowledgeable. We all ordered some sort of BBQ. I had the baby back ribs which were a dollar off. They came with two sides and cornbread or garlic bread. I had... More 

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

Judy C, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Rachel along to our team. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second time dining here, and if I never go back I won't miss it. Four of us ordered in a nearly empty restaurant on a Thursday evening, and it was 45 minutes before our meals were delivered, with one dinner wrong. We were so hungry at that point nothing was said. I ordered the turkey dinner, and the meat... More 

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Thank Worldtraveler2005
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food. The chicken was cooked perfectly. The corn and broccoli were very good too. The severe was fast and friendly. If you are in the mood for bar-b-que, this is a great plce to go.

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Thank Ken H
Cape Coral, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Sonny's is a small BBQ chain that doesn't feel like a bbq restaurant chain. Good service, good food, and a pleasant environment. Sonny's has the classic BBQ specialties, a good selection of sauces, and rubs and some very nice sides to go with your meat .

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Thank John D
Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We have tried to continue business with our local Sonnys (close to home) on several occasions now and it seems this is just not the location to be a patron. Incredibly rude, disrespectful, and demeaning experience last time. We have had minor issues each time we have visited, but this last one was final straw. My family of four came... More 

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

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, FLFamFive. 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 a another chance! More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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477 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It had been a couple of years since going to this Sonny's location since we prefer Rib City for our barbecue. We thought we would give it a try for a change and see if their service had improved since the last few times we were there. It hadn't. Apparently, the management either doesn't train their servers in proper guest... More 

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

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, John S. 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 a another chance! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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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