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Sonny's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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57947 Hwy 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-2922
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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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407 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch as it was recommended on Trip Advisor plus we saw the locals stop there. Perfect choice as the service was great and so was the food. To make it a home run, the prices were reasonable too.

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Thank Elaine M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick appetizer and ended up having the BEST clam chowder EVEH. Found out it's the grandmothers recipe Mahi fish bites and the flounder were also very good. This place was one of the best surprises we have had on our vacation. Shhhhh...let's keep it a secret😀

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Thank wallydawgz
Portage
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very yummy lunch. Staff is extremely friendly and the food was excellent. Do not pass up the hush puppies.

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Thank Cfloyd1969
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch was so good here yesterday that we went again today! I noticed the specials board mentioned corn fritters (which I had never tried) and asked about them. The folks in the kitchen and the server were so kind that they hooked me up with a few to try on my plate. My burger was very tasty and cooked to... More 

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Thank Sandy O
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was packed. Service excellent food was terrific. Owner on premises. Clams and hush puppies were superb!

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Thank Stepmomandwife
Ripley, West Virginia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Been going to the restaurant since Mr. Sonny first opened it! Love eating lunch and dinner here several times when we are down there! Good food and service is excellent!

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Thank 276selmah
Grapeview, Washington
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555 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant choices are a bit limited in this area since the hurricane, so we were glad to come across this place for lunch. The fish and chips were good and it was fun to watch all of the locals. This appears to be a popular gathering place. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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Thank Jim B
Elizabeth City, NC
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476 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Four of us ate a late lunch here after touring Hatteras Village. Tow of us had a mediocre BLT (white bread, not toasted, bacon not hot), one had a good crab cake sandwich (lots of crab, which was great not to have much filler), and the other had the fish sandwich (fish didn't taste fresh, overly fried). All were accompanied... More 

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Thank Grice-Fearing
Edenton, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Sonny's has fresh catch seafood and great sides for lunch and dinner but the best meal is breakfast! Excellent service, fast turnaround and food is excellent! Prices make you think you are not in a resort town or at the beach!

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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I come to Hatteras every year for fishing. I stay right down the road on Friday nights and always come to Sonny's for breakfast. Well Friday night I arrived early enough to catch dinner. I have always had a good breakfast (usually) so I went for dinner. The place was busy but the staff was attentive, on the job and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57947 Hwy 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-2922

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