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1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
409-763-9602
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 6
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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
Great neighborhood bar & grill with lots of history

Stopped in for dinner with my family, and had a great time. The burgers come in great sizes (one, two, or three patties) and came out fast and tasty. Don't let the bar fool you. They welcome kids of all ages. The owner even came over to help entertain our toddler who what a bit tired and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Don H
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I wanted to love this place, but I cant. The food is overpriced for what it is. (See the photos with the very small paper container of fries with a burger - that's a $2.50 order of fries.) It took over 45 minutes to get our food, and it was "okay" at best. For lunch - 2 sandwiches, one small... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were primed for a unique dining experience, ready for adventure and very capable of handling any indelicacies encountered when dining in some off spec establishments. But the place has to have more than just mom and pop charm. The special Friday night gumbo was just OK, or below average; not served quite hot (temp) enough and not rich and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped in for dinner with my family, and had a great time. The burgers come in great sizes (one, two, or three patties) and came out fast and tasty. Don't let the bar fool you. They welcome kids of all ages. The owner even came over to help entertain our toddler who what a bit tired and cranky. Beer was... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sonny's is a mixture of a bar, (with pool tables, darts, etc.,) and a restaurant. We dropped by at lunch on a Saturday, just to try someplace new. They had a healthy sized business, but by no means packed. The bacon Swiss patty melt was OK, and the gumbo was solid and rich with dark roux. The Grilled Muffuletta was... More 

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you are looking for a small ( but clean) neighborhood type joint with table service, look no further. Sonny's is for you. It has been here forever but has one of the best Mufaletta sandwiches this side of New Orleans. Get it grilled. A whole sandwich is $14 but is the size of a hubcap. Will feed two hungry... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The grilled muffuletta is fabulous! The shrimp poboy was savory and delicious! The Swiss burger hit the spot! Everything was fabulous! We will be back soon.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had dinner here and felt I was dining away from tourist and with locals. The bar was lively with friends chatting, drinking and leaving on foot, presumably walking home. Some people arrived on bicycles. My hubs had a burger and I Had the muffuletta. It was recommended to be grilled. Yikes, greasy artery clogger but i ate it up. Me,

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Malakoff, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Sonny's place is off the beaten path, but totally worth it. From the frosty mug sodas to the homemade tarter sauce this place is great. I had the Shrimp Bun and it was excellent. My husband had the frito pie and really enjoyed it.

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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