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Sonny's Place

1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
+1 409-763-9602
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“muffaletta” (33 reviews)
“chicken soup” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (31 reviews)
1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in with a group of 16 and were treated very well. The service was prompt, friendly, and so pleasant. The food was good.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate there on a week night, not many folks there just local folks. Food was good, seevice was fast and wait staff courteous. Have ate there more than once.

Thank Speedy77089
Reviewed 10 February 2018

This is a dive which I love. However, the spaghetti (Sicilian is what they call it) was the absolute worst and I, who can eat everything, couldn't eat it. I took it home to see if it could be 'fixed' but nothing could help it....More

Thank Jackson H
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Had a Muffalotta for lunch and was well prepared and tasty. Have had better, but it was good and filling.

Thank FRED W
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Sonny’s is an institution in Galveston. In a ground floor in a house in the downtown area of Galveston, Sonny’s was established in 1944. It is renown for its hamburgers. The rest of the menu is full of bar food type items. Full bar with...More

Thank OldAg65
Reviewed 24 December 2017

When we visit the island, this is the first place we head, especially in oyster season. The Thursday before Christmas, we dug into a mug of a dozen shucked raw oysters -- plump, sweet and local. We traded one for a friend's fried shrimp, which...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Excellent burgers, bar none for a real old school burger joint. Make sure you get a double meat if you're hungry. Fresh local veggies go with it, and the crispy edges of a flat grill make it perfect. The shrimp basket is always killer too,...More

Thank jmac1013
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Loved the burgers. Old fashioned good. Just plain good. And if you are lucky you’ll get to talk to Sonny like I did. Ask him about the bullet hole in the bar and you’ll get a little Texas history from an 87 year old owner...More

Thank LReagan
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I love this old neighborhood joint! It is frequented by the locals. It's a zany place....under a house. The hamburgers & french fries are terrific. Simple, diner-type food. Nothing fancy. They are known for the muffaletos, altho I've never tried them. The service is always...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Don't let the outside and decor fool you, Sonny's is a great place to eat with an abundance of items on the menu. I highly recommend the grilled muffuletta and double meat Swiss bacon cheeseburger along with the cheese fries (all pictured). They ground their...More

Thank Don R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +1 409-763-9602
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