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Sonny's Place

1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
409-763-9602
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Ranked #42 of 254 restaurants in Galveston
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Dallas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Was directed to this restaurant after reading a feature about it in a local magazine. One has to be intrigued with any establishment that has been successful for 44 years! By chance we met Sonny and was delighted with his humble, friendly hospitality. Don't miss the chili as his mother's recipe has been tweaked to sheer perfection. Also try the... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went here in 2013 during spring break, and it is one of the most unforgettably good restaurant experiences we have had. I had Gumbo for take out first, which was great. We went for dinner with our teen kids, and thoroughly enjoyed our food and evening there. We ordered a lot off the menu. Standouts were the: The oysters... More

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Sonny's is a MUST if visiting Galveston. The best gumbo in Texas and the coldest beer in Texas. The muffuletta is fabulous as is the chili, chicken soup, and the Artery Clogger sandwich is over the top.

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pistolpete
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a small restaurant featuring hamburgers and seafood. It has been in the same building for years but is off the beaten path so is frequented primarily by the locals. Outstanding burgers, shrimp and oysters in season. Best chili-cheeseburger I have ever eaten. Cash and checks only and closed Sun-Mon. Wine and beer.

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Galveston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I am always amazed when I see such good reviews for Sonny's. When we had to relocate after Hurricane Ike I was pleased to see a local place so close to my home. Food is not anything to brag about, and I find the owners to be abrasive and annoying. My husband and I went there twice and he had... More

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Planet Earth
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Sonny's is one of those places where you always feel at home and are made to feel welcome. Nothing fancy about the place but the atmosphere is very comfortable. This isn't a chain restaurant or tourist trap, Sonny's is ran by the owner and you'll find him there when you visit. This past week a group of us enjoyed lunch... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We rented a house directly across the street from Somnys, and came over for lunch. Really good gumbo, spaghetti, hamburgers everything. The beer is cold cold, and the family atmosphere is wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our group of 5 was turned off by the wait time at a waterfront restaurant on Saturday night and went to Sonny's for dinner. We all enjoyed a shrimp bun (some chose "dressed" and I liked "undressed". The shrimp were delicious, not overdone, with homemade tartar sauce. Servers are friendly and only locals seem to know about this place. Highest... More

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