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1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
409-763-9602
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Raw Oysters on the Island

Order a beer mug filled with oysters and red sauce. Some of the biggest and best oysters I have had in a long time! A value for the price!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Houston, Texas, USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas, USA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Order a beer mug filled with oysters and red sauce. Some of the biggest and best oysters I have had in a long time! A value for the price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I wanted to do the "local" thing, and I am so glad we did! The food is far better than the seafood chains and this place has a really got a great vibe. Not all hustle and bustle, but the kind of ambience you expect a beach restaurant to have. My husband mentioned the smell coming out... More 

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College Station, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the oldest restaurant in Galveston and located in a neighborhood on the east side of Galveston not far from the cruise docks. It's located on a corner with only street parking available. Definitely a fun, good place to stop at for a sandwich, soup or hamburger--or cold beer to watch a game. I opted for the half muffaletta,... More 

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Deer Park, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I visit this place every time I go to Galveston. Last Friday, when I visited, it was a little sad, it was the anniversary of the owner's son's death. The place isn't the same without Larry. You would never know the place was packed inside, because we got a parking space right out front. The outside is not much to... More 

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Livingston, Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

After reading the positive reviews, we were looking forward to lunch at Sonny's. It was Friday so we each got a cup of gumbo. It was very good with plenty of shrimp. We also both ordered a cheeseburger and fries to share. First may I say that I am a burger lover and it honestly was one of the worst... More 

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

love their food, love the "local" feel of the place, love Junior (the owner)...its just a great place with great food and you can't find better Chicken soup when you need it...it even rivals my own! Almost hate to tell ya'll about this place!

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Westlake, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Don't let the outside of the old building fool you. You had better come in size. Food is awesome and Sonny is a cut up. He has worked here for 61 years and is also worth the trip. bread on the muffaletta is great, you can pay extra to have it toasted, but not worth it to me. half a... More 

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Located in the ground level of an old house in the downtown area of Galveston, Sonny's has been serving excellent bar-type food for many years. Self described as the oldest bar and restaurant in Galveston. Sonny has passed, but Junior rules the roost, guards the cash register, and talks to everyone. Best known for their varied hamburgers, other menu items... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Always great food and fun people!!! Junior is friendly and makes it an awesome experience. Richard is the best!!!

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pistolpete
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After many, many tears of accepting only cash and checks, Sonny's has moved into the 21st Century and is now accepting credit & debit cards. Same great food and service, same great location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-763-9602

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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