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Sonny's BBQ

738 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33991-1914
+1 239-458-0954
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
“ribs” (30 reviews)
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
738 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33991-1914
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We were so disappointed!! Ribs and pulled pork were over cooked and died out. Party of 3 and we all agreed the only thing worth eating was the Cole slow. waitress wasn't too bad, she brought different food when we complained but it was just...More

Thank Verna A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Went out for dinner with a group of friends ordered pulled pork, very bad. Would not order again, could not eat. Friend ordered ribs, had to cut off bones, was not tender.

Thank Julia L
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

You will love the chicken! Salad bar is fresh and service is excellent. One of our favorites in Cape Coral

Thank Melody K
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had been doing a lot of errands stopped in for a quick bite to eat. Quick it was. I had a Sasha's bar with dinner which had lots of veggies and potato salad. Before I could finish dinner was being served by our pleasant...More

Thank cgiralico
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We visited for dinner with family and long time friends. Delicious and wonderful as usual for Sonny's. Staff was professional and friendly.

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is the nicest sonnys I've ever seen! Food wasn't bad just average.Food potions were good but there are far better places for BBQ can't complain really

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our local Sonny's closed some time ago, it was basically a room with picnic tables. We walked into the new location on Pine Island Road and Wow! Beautiful building with brickwork and large bar. It is confusing that everyone including our party did not find...More

Thank JudyJFLA
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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!

Thank aprilloves2shop
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for your great review, aprilloves2shop! We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank wildlime92
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, wildlime92. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us.

Reviewed 20 March 2017 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.

Thank Malynnew
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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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