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Sonny's Restaurant

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57947 Hwy 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-2922
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Ripley, West Virginia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Been going to the restaurant since Mr. Sonny first opened it! Love eating lunch and dinner here several times when we are down there! Good food and service is excellent!

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Thank 276selmah
Grapeview, Washington
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553 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant choices are a bit limited in this area since the hurricane, so we were glad to come across this place for lunch. The fish and chips were good and it was fun to watch all of the locals. This appears to be a popular gathering place. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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Elizabeth City, NC
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474 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Four of us ate a late lunch here after touring Hatteras Village. Tow of us had a mediocre BLT (white bread, not toasted, bacon not hot), one had a good crab cake sandwich (lots of crab, which was great not to have much filler), and the other had the fish sandwich (fish didn't taste fresh, overly fried). All were accompanied... More 

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Thank Grice-Fearing
Edenton, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Sonny's has fresh catch seafood and great sides for lunch and dinner but the best meal is breakfast! Excellent service, fast turnaround and food is excellent! Prices make you think you are not in a resort town or at the beach!

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1 Thank Shelley L
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I come to Hatteras every year for fishing. I stay right down the road on Friday nights and always come to Sonny's for breakfast. Well Friday night I arrived early enough to catch dinner. I have always had a good breakfast (usually) so I went for dinner. The place was busy but the staff was attentive, on the job and... More 

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1 Thank timothyp654
North Carolina
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

They have to be the best pancakes I have ever tasted!!! Huge and hot!!! Can't wait for breakfast!!! Fresh orange juice was a plus!! Everybody enjoyed their meal.

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Thank mvhatteras
Ripley, West Virginia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We started coming to Sonny's about 37 years ago. We always stop for lunch or dinner at least once a day, sometimes twice. The menu is always appealing and this year we ventured with a try of the shrimp burger! Great taste! Leigh Ann and Miss Fern make you feel like you are part of the family and you've come... More 

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Maryland
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282 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The hostess was absolutely the kindest soul that enjoyed what she was doing and seemed like a genuinely pleasant person. We got seated immediately, but it took awhile to get our order taken. The waitress was visiting with the other customers and pretty much ignored us. She took three orders at once (30 minutes after we said down) and we... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Because Sonny's was within walking distance to our overnight stay we ate here twice. What we loved: Steamed shrimp, crabcake sandwich, and tuna (the daily special). What we thought was average at best: calamari, bisque & key lime pie. Both nights at least one of us had to choose another item because our first choice was sold out. (Which is... More 

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Thank AthLove
Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We recently stopped in for lunch while driving through Hatteras Island. The restaurant is very clean, the service was excellent as was the food and it was a full house that day! The prices are very reasonable. We ordered Fish and Chips and a fresh Crab cake burger with a side of pickled beets. The meal was very tasty, generous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57947 Hwy 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-2922

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