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Sonny's BBQ

) #61 of 161 Restaurants in Port Charlotte ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
1152 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33953-3808
+1 941-613-1114
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“baby backs” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1152 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33953-3808
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Reviews (105)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 review

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!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The saint Louis ribs were delightfully and meaty, my wife had a burger with frys large and tasty with all the trimmings no extra cost. Our friend had the rack of ribs and fry the rack was large and meaty ,very good extra sauces were...More

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

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

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I had the all you can eat ribs. They were cooked perfectly. They were very meaty and fell off the bones. Extra ribs were brought promplty. My wife had the burger and she was happy with her choice. It was cooked just as she ordered...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I went to Sonny's BBQ for lunch and tried one of their new sandwiches off there menu. I was pleasantly surprised.

Thank atozmowers
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Service good and friendly, we had chicken and a turkey plate of food , plenty of food, very nice, also draught beer at a reasonable price.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Sonney's with 4 other couples and were very happy with our meal, especially the pulled pork sandwich.

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

Thank you for your great review, jamesAtlanticMine_Mi! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your pulled pork sandwich, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing tender ribs and very moist brisket! It's amazing when you have good cooks how consistent food becomes! We frequent on Saturdays and when O'Dane is cooking and Julie is serving it all comes together. The place has had extensive cleaning done and continues to...More

Thank H20T
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

H20T, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about O'Dane and Julie along to our team. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I found the ribs on the dry side and a bit tough/chewy. My guess is that they over smoked them. The BBQ chicken was the worst I've ever tasted, the white meat was as dry as the desert. I did overhear the neighbouring table saying...More

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

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, SchneiderGuy . 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.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this restaurant going to be cleaned and refurbished in the near future? (is:floors restrooms exterior painting)
6 April 2017|
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Response from jamesAtlanticMine_Mi | Reviewed this property |
Like John said above, your best bet is to ask.
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 22:30
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
  • 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.