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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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“muffuletta” (18 reviews)
“chicken soup” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (11 reviews)
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1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is the oldest bar/restaurant in Galveston. The grilled muffuletta sandwich was incredible. Hugh and full of flavor. I will be getting one to go on each trip.took a little time to make and we had some check problems with splitting tab. So much history...More

Thank Richmond B
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Was a unique place, unique patrons, and a place I would not have gone to unless someone had said it was good. Outside leave a lot to be desired, but inside is warm, comfortable and friendly. Service was a bit slow.

Thank FRED W
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Have been to a variety of places in Galveston that are rated for having the best oysters and have been disappointed with all. Most places have oysters that are small and as a result over cooked. Sonny's is an exception. Their oysters are huge and...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place reminds me of taverns in northern Wisconsin and Michigan. Great juke box, beers, and burgers. The owner is a great conversation waiting to happen.

Thank Carriehowser1
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We've been to Sonny's many times in the past. It's a cool bar-type place in the first floor of a house. They serve bar type food, burgers, etc. Everything is always delicious. We've always been in the day, and it's kid friendly. There is also...More

Thank randolphclan
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy fine seafood dining, but sometimes you just need a burger...not a hyped up sandwich, just a good burger, fries, and cold beer. Sonny's Tavern satisfies the need perfectly. A local joint that most tourists would never frequent, full of...More

1  Thank texmarc
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you want some Grub...bar food, go to the historic Sonny's. Do not miss the famous Coney Islands... try the grilled Muffalata this place is a dive that has character! Its a bar with great island local food. Look for the bullet holes from the...More

Thank marcy_hanson
Reviewed 30 January 2017

On a busy Friday night, our friend had trouble finding shrimp in her shrimp gumbo, but we were delighted with our half-dozen plump, fresh-shucked raw oysters, served in a beer mug. This popular tavern is worth a visit if only for the local atmosphere. As...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very Good Hamburger, Muffuleta- The Grilled And Cheeseburgers Are Also Fabulous!The Atmosphere Is Wonderful Tried The Shrimp Gumbo Is Average But Needs Gumbo File Taste To Give Gumbo True Taste More Like A Soup Why It's Just Average!

Thank Nathaniel K
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I've lived in Galveston almost 7 years but first heard of Sonny's a few weeks ago. I don't understand why, as this restaurant has everything a big eater could want: atmosphere (colloquial), menu selection, reasonable prices, tasty food and Galveston history.This is one of those...More

Thank Richard M
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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