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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)
“spaghetti” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (31 reviews)
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1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to eat! Very family friendly and just a home spun atmosphere. We had burgers and they were huge and tasted so very good. My girls had the chicken strips and they were good too! We will definitely eat here again...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I went in for a to- go order of the delux shrimp bun and it was sooo good and quick! I will revisit to try more of the menu.

Thank Lena B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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