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Sonic Drive-In

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1015 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 652-7781
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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Food is ok. I go often for the slushes which are good, but the service is really slow. Last few times I have had to wait 15 minutes after pressing the red button to take order. People that work here seem to be trying, but seems really understaffed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Chad B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Rarely go to sonic but decided to go here. It's a little tighter than most sonics especially for my truck. This one always seems to have better looking food than other sonics that make it look slapped together.

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Thank millerman2brian
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Food is ok. I go often for the slushes which are good, but the service is really slow. Last few times I have had to wait 15 minutes after pressing the red button to take order. People that work here seem to be trying, but seems really understaffed.

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Thank Chad B
New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Chicago dogs were excellent - based on the experience on the road in Bristol, tried one at a Sonic near my home - not nearly as good.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I've actually worked at Sonic of Bristol and it would be easy for me to say it was a VERY bad experience. The main manager there had made several racist jokes to me and laughed in my face about it but me, not wanting to get fired had kept calm and said nothing to him. Also, while working there I... More 

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Thank Jocelyn1_x3
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I stopped here on 4th of July due to a hangover. My body craved some greasy French fries and a chocolate shake. After waiting an eternity in the drive through I received a fry that had been sitting since yesterday. The fries were dry cold and mixed with tator tots? I ate them in shame. My milkshake was disgusting. It... More 

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Thank Stiggetystanks
Waterbury
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

so I went for lunch with my wife and children at this sonic today, and it was horrible ! I was the first one in the drive thru line and I had to repeat my order 3 times! When I pulled up to the window I waited 20 minutes to get my food!! When I finally got my food they... More 

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Thank Ftboy07
Bristol, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Have never been to a Sonic restaurant so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The gal that took my order needs more training on the register. Another gal more experienced ended up taking over and processing my order. One guy in the kitchen kept hollering loudly--very unprofessional. The cheeseburger was disappointing--roll cold and cheese not melted. Fries very skimpy.... More 

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Thank Lorraine D
Plainville, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Came here for the grandson. If I'm going to wait that long for service, I rather have it be at a restaurant waiting for a steak and not a burger and cold fries. I worked in customer service for years and we would never have our customers wait that long to check out and I have dealt with longer lines... More 

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Thank RLL460
Plainville, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

42 minute wait for 2 milkshakes, and that was the same experience for every angry customer in the restaurant. No management visible, several very young, inexperienced, unsupervised teenagers visiting with friends. I wont be back, we have MANY options in this area and wont settle for poor service.

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Thank keca2014
Gaithersburg
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

It may not be excellent food, but we don't have SONIC in Maryland so it is always a treat to go to one. Service was excellent and the food was hot and good.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 1015 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: (423) 652-7781

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food

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