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“Good BBQ in a pleasant setting.”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #115 of 427 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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.
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We visited Sonny’s for an evening meal. Being tourist season many places are very full. Sonny’s was busy but not over crowded. We chose to be seated in the bar area in a booth. There are multiple TV’s in operation which was very nice. The closed caption was enabled which was nice in a higher noise area.

The restaurant was very clean and well maintained. Service was good with evidence of team work from all servers to get the food out hot.

The food was very good with ample portions. We chose an appetizer of Corn Nuggets to start. They came out quickly and very hot. Our main course consisted of a Pulled Pork dinner [what else to you come to a BBQ place for] and a Smoked Turkey dinner. Both were nicely done and presented. There are several sauces to choose from depending on your temperature likes.

We added the salad bar to our meal. The bar was nicely arranged and had a large selection of greens as well as egg, tuna and chicken salads available. There would be no problem with making a whole meal form the salad bar alone. Present were multiple dressings and toppings to round out your salad creation.
Nice meal in a pleasant atmosphere. Worth a try…

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Thank MikeCapeCoral
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Visited Sonnys for dinner with friends on a Saturday evening. Our table wasn't ready so we went to the bar, the bartender was probably one of the most unfriendly bartenders I have met recently. We weren't there long however and our table was ready. After reviewing the menu we ordered, the food was slow coming out and when it did it was all cold. Our waitress Jean did take the cold meals back and really did her best to make sure we were happy, once the meals came back out. Prices are reasonable and portions are large, we were all full and brought food home. The service Jean our waitress provided was excellent. The food coming out slow and cold I don't believe was in her control. I don't think we will go back, we live here and there are just so many restaurants to choose from there is no reason to go somewhere with the food is cold.

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Thank cheryl46
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

On an all-girls long weekend to Cape Coral, we decided to go to Sonny's Bar-B-Q for dinner one night. We live in Wisconsin and had never been to a Sonny's before. First of all, the menu was full of interesting options and choices. Pulled meat, sliced meat, meat on the bone, etc. There was pork, chicken, brisket and ribs. As there were four of us, we decided to try the platter for four, which included pulled pork, pulled chicken, sweet & smokey ribs and pulled brisket (we opted for pulled everything, but you could choose any combination you wanted), two sides (potatoes, corn, veggies, etc.) and all you can drink soft drinks. All for $37.99!! The food was delicious and our server, Sharon, was delightful and attentive to our needs. The atmosphere was very family oriented and the place was full, but there was virtually no wait for our table. They were very efficient getting us in, getting our food and bringing in the next batch of people. It's clearly a draw for many folks, judging by it's popularity. No question about it, we'll be driving to Sonny's the next time we're in town!

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Thank Brooke D
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

As snowbirds we really enjoyed our meal a year ago and looked forward to trying the dry rub ribs when we returned. We like to go for a late lunch and enjoy the smaller portions. Service was great both times we visited but the sides were cold on our second visit. Ribs were good and I like the variety of sauces that are available.

Thank lisadon
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I have been to this Sonny's twice, and the food and service were excellent both times! The restaurant was very clean and has a nice atmosphere. We have been to other Sonny's restaurants, and this one is the best! Together we have tried different menu items, and found all of them to be very good. The meat is cooked just right....done but not cooked dry and hard. The "Big Deal Combo" is a good one because you get a big sandwich, one side and your huge drink....refills are seldom needed. We will definitely be going back to eat here often and recommend it highly!!

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Thank bobbie28
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