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“Best Burger on the Island”
Review of Sonny's Place

Sonny's Place
Ranked #60 of 314 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Longview, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
395 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Best Burger on the Island”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

I don't usually re-review a place unless it has changed substantially. My first review of Sonny's Place didn't include photos. I had to rectify that.

Sonny's has changed its look since Hurricane Ike. Everything is brand new. Not a good thing but not bad either.

What has not changed is the quality of the food and service (and the corny jokes from Junior & Larry). The burgers are just like I like them and the beer is cold. Can't beat that!

  • Visited October 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellant Seafood”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Are you looking for a cheap, yet great place to eat shrimp, oysters or a seafood platter? Well, look no more! Sonny's is on 19th street, between broadway and the beach, about in the middle of this area. it is relaxed, has great fried shrimp, seafood platters and fried oysters. And, the prices are excellant. A fried platter of Shrimp or oysters is about $13.99. The seafood platter is alittle more at around $26.00, but, it is plenty of food to share with another if you split it. You can also, order beer and it does have a very casual, family atmosphere here as well. I reccommend it over Landrys or Guidos on the beach, as they serve less food and charge more money!

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank cherieaz
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Galveston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun and funky, more than a lounge!”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

A local establishment with the freshest of raw oysters in season, good burgers year-round, excellent nachos. No mixed drinks, but bring your own, they provide the mixers. Friendly, good service, very casual, Like a big family with everyone talking across tables, just a fun place with good food and beer.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank islandpolly
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Keller, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Local hangout -- good for burgers!”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

I have been reading about Sonny's for the last few years and have wanted to try it because of the reviews. We finally had a chance on this visit. Some of us ordered chicken fried steak sandwiches (artery clogger) and the rest ordered burgers. The kids ordered chicken noodle soup. In all, I was sadly underwhelmed. It was okay. The best thing on the menu are the burgers which are nicely prepared with fresh beef. The chicken soup was fresh and tasty. They were out of muffelatas, so we couldn't try those. The wait staff (which seemed to consist of one lone waitress) was efficient, but less much less than friendly. In fact, the waitress was pretty brusque and didn't seem interested in checking on us or whether we were enjoying our meal. The manager/owner was very friendly and nice and spent some time chatting with us, which was nice. If you are looking for a hamburger or sandwhich, this might be the place for you. The atmosphere was okay (local diner) and the bathrooms were clean.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Thoroughly enjoyed our visit”
Reviewed 5 July 2012 via mobile

Everybody raves about the muffalatas, but the fried shrimp and french fries are the Island's best. The muffalata was good - bread and olive loaf outstanding but would have liked more meat. Chicken soup and spagetti were hitsinclined with our group as well. The atmosphere and owner make the experience that much better.

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