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Sonny's BBQ

1152 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33953-3808
+1 941-613-1114
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (11 reviews)
“combo plate” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
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1152 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33953-3808
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

still the best place for ribs wait people as always great prices to go works great order and pick up at drive thur

Thank diedricka
Reviewed 6 September 2017

typical American BBQ restaurant chain. The prices are low and the temperature is cold inside. You get nice ribs and chickens and the food is good for this price.

Thank Iggel
Reviewed 5 August 2017

First visit to a sonnys BBQ. We honestly weren't expecting much from this chain. We came here with a group of 8 people for dinner on a Friday night. Wasn't busy, were seated right away. Waitress and staff we had contact with was very nice...More

Thank icemodeled
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We went there last Sunday because we had a buy one get one free coupon. That is the ONLY reason we went there. Took a while to get seated and they were not busy. Put the coupon on the table so the waitress saw it....More

Thank Brenda D
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, Brenda D. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and would like to get you in touch with our team!

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Mediocre food along with mediocre service. This used to be the place to go for pulled pork or ribs but no more. You might get hot food and you might get the right order but these days if you do it's a fluke. Management changed...More

Thank Glen and Vicki W
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Glen and Vicki W. 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 11 June 2017 via mobile

Have read previous reviews and was a bit worried. But I thought overall was decent. Waitress was nice and pretty efficient. Food was good. I agree brisket had a lot of fat. Brisket is fatty. But I think too much fat went on the plate,...More

Thank ggrib1
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Went to Sonny's because my friends said it was a place one of their staff could order gluten free food. Not sure about all that since that person ordered french fries and tons of ranch dressing....i digress.... How does Sonny's stay in business? Ordered the...More

Thank wolandy
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, Wolandy. 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...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Always enjoy BBQ at Sonny's. We make a point to eat a lunch or dinner at the Port Charlotte Sonny's whenever we visit the area. Had the all you can eat chicken and my wife had the pulled pork. Great sides but our favorite are...More

Thank tjarrell7
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Service was good. Our waiter was " not a problem". I don't think the quality is as good as it once was. I had a pulled pork sandwich. I like adding sauce on my own. The fries were peppered which was odd. The barbecued chicken...More

Thank Oniedu
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I wanted to try several of their meats so decided to order the Whole Hog sandwich which was sliced pork, pulled pork and jalapeno cheddar hot links on a good sized bun. The meat was plentiful, and I pulled some out of the sandwich to...More

Thank ksufan88
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for your review, ksufan88. We’re always open to hearing further feedback from our guests and invite you to email us your ideas to social@SonnysBBQ.com. We look forward to speaking with you!

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 10:30 PM
10:45 AM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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