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Sonic Drive-In

5350 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
+1 515-334-5557
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible67%
4 weeks ago
“Strawberry slush with no strawberries?!”
4 days ago
“Dont waste your time”
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06:00 - 23:00All hours
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5350 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped at this Sonic for a quick bite before heading to a concert. It took forever for them to take our order and then for it to arrive. While waiting for our food I went to use the restroom. It was dirty and there...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited this Sonic several times and had been wondering why the strawberry slush was so favorless. Finally asked today. The server told me they use strawberry JUICE!! I ordered a strawberry slush, not a strawberry-flavored slush. If they charge $2.09 for a medium slush,...More

Thank afrodiva2003
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to an appointment. The corn dogs were hot, fresh, and tasty, the service was prompt, with friendly staff. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Most of the Sonics in and around Des Moines folded, and now I know why. I ordered the chili dog, it barely had any chili on it, no onions or relishes (or offered), it was all shriveled up like it had been way over cooked,...More

1  Thank Azona50036
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We used to visit the Johnston SONIC every few weeks, and without fail they would get our order wrong every time. The most recent visit was the worst - they lost our order, we had to repeat it at the drive-up window several times. The...More

Thank ReesesPBC
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The Sonic Burger had the consistency of leather. The lettuce was brown and looked like the burger had been sitting under a heat lamp. There was only two other customers there during my visit. This location needs to visit Maryville Missouri and see how they...More

Thank mknwtr
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Food quality very uneven. Our Hot Dog and Hamburger sandwiches were cold, though they had plenty of condiments. The onion rings were not editable--apparently they were fried twice because they were dry. Service was very slow (15-20 minutes?) and they forgot straws and ketchup. Payment...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I stopped here 16August2015 and picked up a couple hot, fresh corn dogs and a hot, fresh footlong chili cheese dog with crispy, hot tots. Food took less than 10 minutes to arrive and the guy was very nice. I'll be back, next time with...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I stopped here for lunch. I always go thru the drive thru since I had prior bad service at an Ankeny Sonic. At this Sonic, going thru the drive thru was a joke. From the time I drove in the driveway (I had 5 or...More

Thank CATHY H
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 00:00
Saturday
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5350 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-334-5557
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