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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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  • 4
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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
Neigborhood Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Fandangophil
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Houston
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston
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63 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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, Families with children, Local cuisine

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