I recently visited my folks in Southwest Florida. They know that I’d rather eat BBQ than just about anything else, and they also like to share their discoveries with me. So, when it came time to grab lunch they steered us towards the Sonny’s BBQin Cape Coral.
Sonny’s is a BBQ franchise with locations in 9 states. A quick look at their website find ~125 locations listed. With that kind of succes, you’d think they must do something right. Turns out, they do.
The place was pretty nice and business was a bit slow given that we were late for lunch and early for dinner. Nonetheless, we ordered up some sweet tea and took a look at the menu. It was extensive. I opted for a trip to the salad bar and the brisket plate with a couple of sides. Turns out, I should have skipped the salad bar. The brisket portion was generous, and the side dishes were large as well.
The brisket was sliced thin and had a good flavor. I had a little more fat on my plate than I’d prefer, but it was tastey. There was a variety of sauces on the table, all original Sonny’s flavors. They were all pretty good, but I opted to enjoy my brisket without sauce. My folks went for the sweet sauce and enjoyed it as well.
They had a decent selection of side dishes. I opted for cole slaw and green beans since I’ve been trying to watch my diet a little. They were both very good, but I was sure wishing for that I’d ordered some of the BBQ beans or baked sweet potato that my folks enjoyed. They looked great.
Here’s how I’d rate my trip to Sonny’s:
- BBQ – B
- Side Dishes – B
- Atmosphere – B
- Value – B
- Overall – B
Overall, a solid joint that I’d enjoy eating at again. And, given their growing footprint that’s highly likely.