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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    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
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Great place! Went for some pinball and a couple drinks. We ended up meeting the owner and he shared some great history of the place. The building was built before the big hurricane in the early 1900s and was originally a chicken market. Didn't eat here but would have!!! Great, friendly, local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Claire S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place! Went for some pinball and a couple drinks. We ended up meeting the owner and he shared some great history of the place. The building was built before the big hurricane in the early 1900s and was originally a chicken market. Didn't eat here but would have!!! Great, friendly, local place!!!

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Thank Claire S
Hitchcock, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wanted a place to eat a great burger...did a google search...Sonny's Place came up, we went to eat there, any I would recommend them if u r looking for a great burger...service was great...

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Thank Twyla W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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195 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the Puccetti family's annual holiday break, we make a note to stop by this tavern-style favorite of the UTMB crowd and other locals the moment they return. No place on the island -- make that no place in the Greater Houston area -- can match them for muffeletas, poor boys and other cholestrol-laden Gulf Coast comfort food; but in... More 

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Thank Sandy S
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Definitely are more than I should've, but I'm a sucker for nachos and burgers... soooo why not have both. And they were good, not the best of either, but I was not disappointed. The server was frequently checking on us, which is a plus.

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Thank Thad S
Santa Fe, Texas
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Today had the grilled 1/2 Muffaleta , very good sandwich. The wife had a cheese burger that I took a bite of and was not to my liking. Patty tasted like soy & beef mix not very tasty. I'll be back for the Muffaleta

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Thank TulsaRay
Baytown, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Visiting Galveston locals we were taken to Sonny's. When we arrived out front it appeared to be a bar. Well it is a bar. But it is so much more. It is a well lit and clean local bar and restaurant with an excellent menu of freshly prepared items. The shrimp were fried to perfection and the sandwiches were fresh... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Ok I've never ate there cuz every time I drive by they are closed. Everyone on the island says its good. I feel like I'm missing out. I wish they would advertise or at least post real operation hours.

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1 Thank Kieu B
Temple, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

You have to order your fries seperate, which I never like, but the shrimp sandwich with tartar sauce was delightful.

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Thank rlyon09
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank dumbplane
Albuquerque
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?