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Sonny's

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83 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5001 (Middle Street)
+1 207-772-7774
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10:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my guilty pleasures when visiting Portland is to head over to Sonny's for their Mexican style breakfasts. You would not think to look at the restaurant, with it's large bar area, that it would be a breakfast destination. But their farm fresh eggs and fresh baked cornbread are phenomenal.

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Thank Imontheroadagain2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderfull location with friendly waiter und really tasty food in a relaxed atmosphere! Good Cocktails

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Thank Frank P
Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and a big step up for the generic diners around the area! Awesome service and great eggs & home fries. Chilli rellenos were yummy too! It's a couple blocks up from the piers and well worth the walk :)

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Thank LisaAS6427PG
Middletown, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The cocktails were so delicious! And the bartender was very friendly and helpful! Dapper man with a sweet smile. Me and my husband had no agenda and he made great recommendations and made us feel very welcome!

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Thank Neener8
Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spontaneously chose to visit Portland for a much needed "adults only" weekend. A local we asked recommended Sonny's for a lite dinner and "the best cocktails" in the area. We were really impressed with all aspects of this place....Met our "trifecta" for a perfect evening out! Highly recommend to anyone looking for good, fresh food and... More 

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Thank shiva d
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been twice, the first time for drinks after a show at nearby Merrill auditorium, the second time last weekend for food. We were very disappointed in the food, both the very limited menu' and then the quality of what we ordered. The eggplant dish was mushy and disgusting. The sweet potato fries were over cooked to the point of... More 

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Thank Mark A
Montpelier, Vermont
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

After fighting the throngs in the Old Port and finding 30 min waits at every turn, a local couple recommended this restaurant as a good option just out of the fray. We were not disappointed. Great beer choices, friendly staff, and a relaxed environment. We enjoyed the eclectic salsa choices with super crisp corn chips. Succulent dbl cheese burgers, vegetarian... More 

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Thank VTFoodEnthusiast
Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Love Sonny's when in search of drinks and a snack. They're fried avocado is my fav and the spicy margaritas are unreal!

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Thank hctalbot
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The restaurant is in an old bank building so it is very spacious. There are several areas which are spread apart. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. I found the menu a bit limited with very selections for lunch. There were 2 or 3 salad options and 2 or 3 sandwiches on the menu. Settled for the Lobster tostada... More 

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Thank Mountaineer57
South Glens Falls, New York
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Food was just ok. Cool building, former bank. Friendly waitstaff. Had a lemon martini, refreshing. Salsa kind of odd. Chips good.

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Thank willnotcook

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5001
    (Middle Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-7774

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?