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Sonny's Drive-In

American, Fast food, Canadian
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256 Weber St N, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-884-1750
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trying to find a tasty lunch option while stuck working on Good Friday is a pain at the best of times. Now, Sonny's has become a quick favourite choice for fish & chips. So I was glad that my vote won out for where we were getting our food. We were able to phone our small order in advance and... More 

Thank Thomas R
Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may not be as good as back in the days... but the new owner is continuing with tradition! Good food

Thank ltsnag
Stratford, Canada
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370 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sonny's has been around for a while and has always been good. Little tiny old school drive in that still actually makes their own fries. Burger are better than average and the price is extremely reasonable for the portions you get. Great spot for a quick lunch

1 Thank Mike R
Region of Waterloo, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I have been a customer for 50 years and still enjoy my monthly visits to Sonnys. Excellent fish and chips, hamburgers, hot dogs and fresh cut french fries and hand dipped onion rings. Locally owned. Large portions. Better than the big chains........and Bobby, one of the original Greek owners, is still there.

1 Thank mboehmer8
Hamilton, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I think the owners are desperate to sell food and service was very bad Never again yuk! Sell it already stop feeding this bad food to people

Thank D G
Elmira, Canada
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This place is grubby and the burger left a film like texture in my mouth after eating it. Not just me either. My buddy who ate here with me had the same thing. Simply gross.

Thank Doronik
Waterloo, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I loved sonny's previously but this last visit was horrible. The onion rings were left from previous deep fry and re fried they were so hard we could not eat them.The chicken nuggets were awful the milk shake was great

Thank John N
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We are temporarily staying in the area due to a house fire. Never been to Sonny's in my life. We needed a quick lunch so went there. The food was very fresh, nice and hot and it did not make me feel ill like most burger fast food places. My new favourite burger place! The whole family loved it. How... More 

Thank Sandy H
Riverview, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This place is a landmark in Waterloo, Been going here since I was a teenager, great food after a few beers! They change oil regularly so the fries and onion rings always are tasty, burgers, hot dogs, sausage are great, but their fish and chips are exceptional.

Thank Scott M
Waterloo, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Have been going there since 1971. When it comes to their hamburger patty, things have changed and not for the better. Since the recent full takeover with a new owner, the hamburger I tried and failed to eat tonight was a vile tasting amalgamation of who knows what blend of meats comprised that patty. In my opinion, this patty was... More 

1 Thank chollie1kw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Weber St N, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-884-1750

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