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83 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5001 (Middle Street)
+1 207-772-7774
10:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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Portland, Maine
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a couple of blocks up Exchange Street from Portland's Old Port, Sonny's is my go to bar for after-work drinks. But it's a legit Portland-caliber (meaning pretty damn good) place to eat, too. Lamb tacos with a side of rice and beans were excellent and just the right amount for a not-too-heavy dinner; my co-diner's corn bisque and mushroom-artichoke... More 

Thank Teledawg
Arlington, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Sonny’s – semi-Mexican, good drinks, interesting but limited menu. We didn’t stay, however, because with the limited menu, all of us wanted something they were out of. Had only the chips and salsa. Waitress was attentive and very nice

Thank SisBoston
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent double cheeseburger. Great bacon. Delicious corn muffin. Nice ambience in the Old Port but service is slow and lacking.

Thank Jack F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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498 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We dined on an early Friday evening and were lucky to get right in. We were seated in the back dining room which was very warm and comfortable. It was quiet enough to hold a normal conversation, where as the front dining room seemed much louder. As an added bonus the room has large windows and you could see the... More 

Thank JetBlueDriver
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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168 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We enjoyed our quiet table in the back with a view of the park. The food was unusual, interesting and tasty. Portions tend to be small but rich and the ingredients are fresh. It's an easy walk to Merrill Auditorium, so you can park just once. Sonny's is worth a try to see if it's your type of place.

Thank AlliecatOOB
Boulder, Colorado
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219 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I'm surprised that this place isn't more highly ranked, but perhaps their regular lunches and dinners aren't as good as the great brunch we had a few days ago. The brunch couldn't have been better. Visiting from Colorado, my wife and I are very familiar with Mexican-style breakfasts. We have our own favorite diner (the Parkway) in Boulder that has... More 

Thank Niwotois
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

One of my guilty pleasures when visiting Portland is to head over to Sonny's for their Mexican style breakfasts. You would not think to look at the restaurant, with it's large bar area, that it would be a breakfast destination. But their farm fresh eggs and fresh baked cornbread are phenomenal.

Thank Imontheroadagain2016
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderfull location with friendly waiter und really tasty food in a relaxed atmosphere! Good Cocktails

Thank Frank P
Atlanta, Georgia
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and a big step up for the generic diners around the area! Awesome service and great eggs & home fries. Chilli rellenos were yummy too! It's a couple blocks up from the piers and well worth the walk :)

Thank LisaAS6427PG
Middletown, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The cocktails were so delicious! And the bartender was very friendly and helpful! Dapper man with a sweet smile. Me and my husband had no agenda and he made great recommendations and made us feel very welcome!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5001
    (Middle Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-7774

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