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Sonny's

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83 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5001 (Middle Street)
207-772-7774
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in an old bank building so it is very spacious. There are several areas which are spread apart. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. I found the menu a bit limited with very selections for lunch. There were 2 or 3 salad options and 2 or 3 sandwiches on the menu. Settled for the Lobster tostada... More 

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South Glens Falls, New York
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was just ok. Cool building, former bank. Friendly waitstaff. Had a lemon martini, refreshing. Salsa kind of odd. Chips good.

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Thank willnotcook
Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Built in what appears to be a re-purposed bank building (complete with vaults), this restaurant serves an excellent brunch. I enjoyed empanadas with chorizo filling, topped with sunny side up eggs. The service was good, and the food tasty and hot. The view of the square out the window was an interesting diversion.

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Thank gmbecker
Chappaqua, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Our friends, Portland residents suggested Sonnys. For starters we had the mussels, cerviche and Fried advocado with lobster. Each one was incredibly delicious. The mussels were perfectly prepared. The cerviche was pillow like and nothing like I ever tasted before. The double burger was outstanding. Our service person shared that it won a local food award. Quite deserving! The brisket... More 

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Thank pam m
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Visited Sonny's twice over the past month and was not overwhelmed either time. Menu is very limited, food is good, prices average. Hear they have a great Sunday brunch, but dinner both times was just so-so.

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Thank vallelde
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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222 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We three had reservations for dinner early evening whereby a local resident shared her enthusiasm for their great choices. She was as dissappointed as much as we were to see only 6 menu choices offered. Somehow we managed to split a single fried avocado stuffed with lobster between 3 people. There was nothing on the menu that appealed to me... More 

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Windham, Maine
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

There were some highlights of the brunch…the yam fries and aioli were delicious! My son loved the poblano and potato soup and the chorizo cakes. His girlfriend liked the french toast. The waitress suggested the huevos rancheros but I thought is was bland, and basic. The service wasn't perfect…we were seated and waited on by the same person and her... More 

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Thank Julie P
Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had tickets to Merrill - jeff fox worthy - wanted to be close to avoid moving car- the menus had about 5 items on it I chose the enchilada - really stuffed black beans in black paste - husband had in chicken and dumplings- mostly fatty dark meat in broth- honestly terrible - just go for... More 

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Portland, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Sonnys has mediocre food and the worst staff. We were treated horribly and I made sure to let them know that my wife and I will never return despite living a few blocks away. The owners need to figure out a way to hire better cooks in the kitchen and a bat staff that doesn't make their paying customers turn... More 

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Portland, Maine
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Sonny's is a popular happy hour spot on Exchange Street in the "Old Port" section of Portland, and it's easy to see why when you check out their extensive drink menu. Formerly a bank, Sonny's retains some historic charm, from the wine cellar that was formerly a vault to the gorgeous old molding and tiled floor. The awesome high ceilings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5001
    (Middle Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-7774

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