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83 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5001 (Middle Street)
+1 207-772-7774
11:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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453 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined on an early Friday evening and were lucky to get right in. We were seated in the back dining room which was very warm and comfortable. It was quiet enough to hold a normal conversation, where as the front dining room seemed much louder. As an added bonus the room has large windows and you could see the... More 

Thank JetBlueDriver
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our quiet table in the back with a view of the park. The food was unusual, interesting and tasty. Portions tend to be small but rich and the ingredients are fresh. It's an easy walk to Merrill Auditorium, so you can park just once. Sonny's is worth a try to see if it's your type of place.

Thank AlliecatOOB
Boulder, Colorado
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215 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm surprised that this place isn't more highly ranked, but perhaps their regular lunches and dinners aren't as good as the great brunch we had a few days ago. The brunch couldn't have been better. Visiting from Colorado, my wife and I are very familiar with Mexican-style breakfasts. We have our own favorite diner (the Parkway) in Boulder that has... More 

Thank Niwotois
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

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

Thank Frank P
Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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 :)

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!

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 

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 

Thank Mark A
Montpelier, Vermont
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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?