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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Washington, Illinois
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

3 adults and 1 picky child all found something to love about Sonny's. Service was quick and friendly. Portions were filling and prices were reasonable. Drinks are huge but it saves the waitress from having to refill your glass during your meal. Will definitely go here again!

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Thank ThreeLittleBirdsIL
Alaska
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 seniors visited last night had a great meal did the family feast with 5-6 types of BBQ 3 sides 4 soft drinks but included sweet tea, lemonade great meal. Very good service all good except the garlic bread if it is your birthday let them know Had peach cobbler and it was great Would go again

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

Thanks,AlaskanArctic! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

CENTRAL WI
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188 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

DO LIKE THIS spot,,,not packed all the time,,,kinda of a hidden gem,,,good ribs ,, pulled pork sammys,,,,really like the smoked wings ,,1 lb 9,95,,,good smoked flavor ,,good blu chesse dip,,,very large soda,s,,, check the special board on the way in!!!

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

Thanks for taking the time out to write your review, JOEYGCentralWi! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

Monticello il
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Even though this place could use some remodeling, we love it. I always get St Louis Ribs and husband gets Baby Backs. Love the sweet sauce and could just eat toast and sauce, it is so good. Comes with 2 sides. Large drinks. They have a salad bar, and a variety of BBQ items. Some nights, they have special all-you-can... More 

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Thank Sheila L
Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We hadn't been to Sonny's Winkler Road location in a long time. Although the waitress was nice, my order, which included a sweet potato and corn muffin, came without butter. I was hoping she would come back to ask if we needed anything, but that didn't happen. Another server was at the next table so I asked him if I... More 

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Oak Park, IL
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371 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a very casual restaurant that specializes in very good barbecued meats. I'm puzzled by the negative reviews here. When I go to a BBQ place, I don't expect a spectacular salad bar, but I do expect a reasonably good one--and this one is reasonably good. But that's not the real reason to come here; the BBQ is. We... More 

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Grmpmbl! We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Lehigh Acres, Florida
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171 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Just ate here for the second time in a month and found the food to be great and the quality of the meal and the wait staff to be excellent and consistent. I really enjoyed the BBQ sampler plate which was quite plentiful and delicious. My wife, a bit of a picky person just loved her food as well. We... More 

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kissimmee, Florida
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very attentive, funny waiter (flirting with my niece in a fun way). The food came out fast and was very good. Had left overs to go, which we put in our motel room fridge and ate for breakfast. Still good (except for the okra, -- note to self, eat all the okra next time).

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Thank lovelylucine
Upper Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Cold food. Fatty meat. The worst salad bar ever! This was our one big mistake on our fabulous vacation to Fort Myers. Beware! We fell for the good reviews on tripadvisor. Sorry we did.

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

We're sorry to hear this, Debbie H. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to ensure your next visit is better. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We read the other reviews as we searched for bbq. It had high ratings. The waiter was good, but it was the worst salad bar we have ever seen . The food was cold and the only sauce was in bottles on the table . Next time, only referals from hotel staff.

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Thank silvsurf1
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, silvsurf1. Please send us an email with the details, location you visited, and your contact information to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can help make things right! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?