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Sonny's Place

1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
+1 409-763-9602
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“muffuletta” (19 reviews)
“chicken soup” (8 reviews)
“hamburger” (16 reviews)
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1206 19th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4702
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This little spot is away from all of the tourist areas. It's not much to look at from outside but inside it was a relaxed atmosphere that seemed pretty popular with the locals. However, I'm not sure quite why except for the fact that you...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Iambubblebee
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Sonny's is a neighborhood joint (don't expect anything fancy). Its just the kind of place where you can kick back, have a great time and not break the bank. The shrimp bun (dressed), the grilled muffuletta, and the shrimp gumbo (Friday) are great; there are...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank steven c
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

It is a neighborhood restaurant/bar that is a hidden gem. Great food, great service, and a complimentary cheesy joke from the owner! Their version of a grilled muffaletta is a must - have. I'm sure that purists will object but it's deliciousness puts that to...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Hyped as a great place for muffuletta and gumbo, not true. Muffuletta okay, but gumbo, have had much, much better. For the price can do much better. There is no other muffuletta on the island, to my knowledge. Really disappointed in what I got for...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank F8550JXjamesd
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

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank barryb193
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.

Date of visit: March 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank paulj346
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.

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: April 2016
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

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank texmarc
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15 December 2018|
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Response from Raven2015 | Reviewed this property |
Though there is a bar in the restaurant, Sonny does not tolerate any cursing or inappropriate behavior on the premises. I think it is okay for kids. He likes them.
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Restaurant Details

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