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Sonny's Place

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1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
409-763-9602
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come here for the muffuletta sandwiches!! They are awesome!! That is all the food we can vouch for, but we can tell you there is a room with a pool table and Christmas lights everywhere!

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Thank momsuptoolate
Texas
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165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Here are our opinions. We are often on the island these days and try to eat at the smaller, local family owned restaurants. Boy, we found ourselves a winner today! People, don't let the storefront scare you. I bet you will find no better food at a wonderful price anywhere nearby. It's worth getting away from the tourist trap restaurants... More 

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Thank Tim D
The Woodlands, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing fancy here, just really good food in a pub like atmosphere. Our party had burgers, shrimp sandwich, chili and chicken tenders. Everything got a thumbs up. Servings are very generous.

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Thank Mary C
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many travelers are leering about trying a local venue. Don't pass up Sonny's! It is a well-kept secret among locals that deserves to be shared with the rest of the world. It's not fancy, but the burgers are great!

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Thank txsnyders
Deer Park, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place looks more like a bar! Great service.....and Muffaletta is really good on great bread! Very reasonable priced!

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Thank Marilyn T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the last month, it looks like someone is really going out of their way to write back-handed reviews to harm the image of this really great place. The titles are very negative in nature, yet give 4 stars. Some people really hate on this place,... they call it a dive, ....they say it smells funny, ....they say everything is... More 

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Thank richard p
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place in a Galveston magazine. It was recommended by the locals. The food is good. Nothing fancy. Premade fried everything. Prices are great. Not expensive.

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Thank Britney B
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I went to medical school here and stayed for my residency as well. Sonny's was literally our second home while in medical school and where we landed after studying. Great chili cheeseburgers and incredible gumbo on Fridays. Junior, the founder's son ran it when we lived here and made it as close to a "Cheers" type neighborhood bar and grill... More 

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Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

In this world of boring chain restaurants and fast food joints I like to support places that have a genuine personality and Sonny's certainly has it, since 1944! The decor is a dive bar lovers dream, and the burgers are old school, just like I like them - certainly no trendy fried egg on top of this one! This a... More 

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Thank Ballard C
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The rich history of this place is hard to ignore. Plaques of dedicated customers from the past and old family photos adorn the walls. One plaque was almost 1000 consecutive days......that's insane. Another plaque on the bar commemorates a historic Wyatt Earp type gun battle that occurred years ago. The building has that quaint old building smell which is common... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?