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1152 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33953-3808 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 941-613-1114
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10:45 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:30
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Tampa, Florida
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at a ton of Sonny's and recently the food has been so-so. But for some reason this particular Sonny's has always impressed me. The service is good, the salad bar looks great and the waitress recommended items and answered our questions. Good experience..

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Thank wolandy
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love their ribs! I eat here at least once a month. Whenever I have family or friends come down for a visit we always visit Sonny's

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

Thanks, Lexi L! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our ribs your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again soon! More 

Halifax
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311 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always loved this place but last time we were there we weren't pleased with the food. The chicken was dried out and the sides were not up,to par . I am going to it might have been a bad night because usually we always loved this place. We'll try again.

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, easterntreker. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details your phone number, and the location you were at. We appreciate you takin’ the time to write your review, and we hope we can help make your next visit better! More 

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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a BBQ late lunch. We had a great server. BBQ pork was good, not a lot of fat. Side of fries was a little small. We also had smoked turkey big deal, meat was great but side fries were small. We ordered salad bar, was a little disappointed that a few items had not been refilled, and only enough... More 

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Melanie L. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details your phone number, and the location you were at. We appreciate you takin’ the time to write your review, and we hope we can help make your next visit better! More 

Mashpee, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I stopped for dinner. She had Pulled Pork, and I had Baby-Back Ribs, which were on special. We each enjoyed our meals, and appreciated the LARGE Iced Tea. Everything was excellent.

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Thank JohnP13147
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Sonny's offers consistently good BBQ at affordable prices. I've tried a variety of their meats over the years and really have a hard time choosing my favorite. I think the brisket is probably the favorite. It's easy to take-out and bring dinner home or to the beach. The sides are actually pretty good, which isn't always found at BBQ joints.

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

Glad to hear you always enjoy your visit, Cheryl! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Orlando
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we visited on a Saturday and found out that the kids would eat free with an adult entrée. We had baby back ribs, a combo plate of chicken and pulled pork and of course to kids meals. Everything was delicious.

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Thank D7790EKkarenm
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear it, D7790EKkarenm. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We've stopped by this place a couple of times now since moving to the area and have never been disappointed. Plenty of great food no matter what you choose. Great BBQ and sides.

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Thank pams80
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, pams80! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We have been displeased with our food and service the past three times and they were not busy on any visit. We will not return! All dinners were barely lukewarm (at best) each time. Although the St. Louis ribs were very good on our visit last week, we had a very long wait for our food to arrive. On our... More 

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Lvnnparadise. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

Madisonville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Sonny's BBQ is a standard on my trips to Fla. I know the food is always good and the service is always friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Lynn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:30
Monday
10:45 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:30
Thursday
10:45 - 21:30
Friday
10:45 - 22:30
Saturday
10:45 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1152 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33953-3808 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-613-1114
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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