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Sonny's BBQ

5980 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33919-3338
+1 239-481-0090
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“sliced pork” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (29 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
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5980 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33919-3338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Addison was our waitress and she was superb. Five star service. Food was great and prices reasonable.

Thank MJM1116
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to go here all the time for 40 years. I love their baked beans, however the last 2 times we went my pulled pork was WET. It literally soaked my garlic toast. Gross. Now I go to Rib City.

Thank 341larryf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sonny's is always good. I usually order chicken with fries and cole slaw. The chicken is tender, fries crispy, and cole slaw some of best I've ever tasted. Have had their ribs too which are very delicious. They have a large salad bar for vegetarians...More

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is an annual stop when we go on vacation. This stop was just as good as always. They had a little computer problem and had to manually tally our bill--they were fast. Food is excellent BBQ and service is always good!!

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you absolutely feel like BBQ and don't have another choice Sonny's is a good option. Some food choices are better than others. Ribs tend to be dried out and some of their meats are fatty. Some of the favorites are the bbq chicken, the...More

Thank M5Mediapixs
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from you.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went there with my 3 kids Sat for lunch after moving one of them. We were tired and ready for dependable comfort food. Have not been to Sonny's since their renovations were started, as the last time the staff was a bit cranky. Much better...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 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

Thank Sheila L
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

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 29 June 2017

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

Thank misscontinental777
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Barry S
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

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 19 June 2017 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

Thank resthere
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

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

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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