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Reviewed October 4, 2021

Unfortunately, Sonny's was only offering take out due to the time of the year and labor issues. Fortunately, the shrimp dinners were delicious and plentiful, with a light cornmeal coating, and 14 shrimp. House salad was lacking in ingredients. We'd order again.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 4, 2021

This is a plain, little local restaurant where mostly locals eat, along with those waiting for the ferry to Ocracoke. The prices were moderate and they had a few soups, salads, sandwiches and platters on the menu. Nothing unusual or different on the menu. I...ordered a salad with grilled chicken. It consisted of iceberg and Romaine lettuce, 1 slice of tomato, 2 slices of cucumber, grated carrots and cheese, with a small grilled chicken breast on top. All ingredients were fresh. Tasted good- nothing fancy. My husband ordered the Pulled Pork Platter with applesauce. It came with a large pile of pulled pork, and bar b cue sauce on the side. He thought he was getting a sandwich, but no bread was included. He enjoyed it though. We were hungry, couldn't get on the ferry to Ocracoke (3 hour wait) and had to drive back to Nags Head, so it filled the bill for a place to eat and be served fairly quickly.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 29, 2021

Our party of four were to have a 30 minute wait, but ended up only 15 minutes! The parking lot was full, so we had high hopes. My husband's mahi mahi was the fish of the day and he said it was delicious, just small...pieces. One of our party ordered the fried oysters and said they were delicious. I ordered the two crab cakes; while not large, they were void of cracker/bread crumbs and DELICIOUS ! The fourth party member ordered fried clam strips, which is the rating of 4 stars instead of 5 stars. They looked over fried and she said they were and tasted like they had been fried in old oil. I told her she should ask for another order, but she did not want to. The hush puppies were DELICIOUS in my opinion. My husband said they were "too sweet", but that is how I like them! Three out of our four party loved them! The sweet tea was also perfect southern sweet tea. There were only a couple of servers that I saw, but they were doing the best they could and very accomodating and friendly. We would DEFINITELY return here next time in Hatteras! Prices were VERY BUDGET FRIENDLY TOO.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

The food was outstanding! Service was pleasant. If credit card machine didn't go down with no alternative, it Def would have been a perfect experience. Definitely recommend this place for local fare.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

Visited for breakfast while on vacation. Good food at reasonable prices. Laid back family owned business. Highly recommend for a great meal.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Mixed experience this year. Breakfast once which was great. Both food and service. Carry out twice - not so good. Ordered 7 dinners and portions were markedly small. Large tip was added, but was not clear on receipt so added even more. Again ordered lunch...- soup was lukewarm - paid for bowls but just one bare cup. Onion rings warm as was fish so the barely warm soup was a real turn off. Was one of our favorite places for years and think they should do what they can to be great once againMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 12, 2021

Great food and service. We arrived right as they opened. I had the stuffed grouper and green beans w/parmesan and it was delicious. They were prompt with the food - great experience. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021

called them at the last minute when our family group (6 adults/6 kids) decided to eat out. They said they could seat us then @ 5:15p and we arrived within 10 minutes. The service was exceptional and very kid friendly (tops on drinks) and a...nice kids menu. Kids meals came out first which was much appreciated. Our server, Erin, was topnotch, and the food was great!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 24, 2021

We ate here in June with a party of 9 for a weeknight dinner. We arrived just as they were opening for dinner and were seated fairly quickly (with a wheelchair). The food was average for seafood fare. The crab cake was tasty. Our service...was good. The restaurant itself is rather small so I imagine the wait could get pretty long during high season.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 16, 2021

We had a couple of appetizers and shared a burger. Crab balls and coconut shrimp were very good. Service was good.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Yes, Sonny's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Sonny's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5