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Sonny's Restaurant

57947 Hwy 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-2922
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“corn fritters” (6 reviews)
“hash browns” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57947 Hwy 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We always ask the locals what places they recommend to eat and Sonny's was mentioned several times as having good food & service. We made the drive down to try it out and we were not disappointed. We were sat quickly and had drinks and...More

Thank mka218
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best seafood I've ever had. We ordered the captains platter plus extras. The breading was perfect, food hot, no fishy taste. By far the best seafood me & my wife have ever had. They were busy, wait was not long, staff very friendly. Sonny was...More

Thank tekoanme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large group (8) at Sunny's for lunch and it was very good. The fried shrimp and scallops we really good and the Key Lime pie was the best I had on the Outer Banks. Also, our waitress was super! She made our...More

Thank mcdj0hn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took a late ferry from Ocrakoke island back to Hatteras and were looking for a good meal before the drive back to our room in Kitty Hawk. We found Sonny's close to the ferry and decided to give it z try....More

Thank James A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent local seafood. I highly recommend the Captain's Platter. My wife had a combination seafood platee. Many of the recipes passed down through three generations. Atmosphere fantastic. Service and staff awesome.

Thank dawgfish21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planned to take the ferry over to Ocracoke and needed to eat lunch first. There weren't a lot of options, so stopped at Sonny's which is very convenient to the ferry. We were glad we did. Simple, old fashioned food, but really good. We had...More

Thank DebbieS50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and great seafood! Loved the mani-mani, shrimp and oysters. Lightly breaded and perfectly fried. Don't miss some great seafood if you are visiting the Outer Banks!

Thank BigDukefans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One in our party had the catch of the day which was mahi-mahi and she said it was the best ever - and she eats fish everywhere we go. I’m used to seafood from the Gulf and can say that the oysters were super. Friendly...More

Thank NancyJDurrett
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Great place to go for real Hatteras Island food. It is where the locals go when they go out to eat. The food is delicious. We eat there on every visit to the Outer Banks. They are very friendly but very busy. You need to...More

Thank Wade S
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Like old Hatteras! Been coming to the island for over 40 years - this place nails it for charm, island flavor, and excellent seafood. Blackened Shrimp and Mahi - to die for. Fried oysters - excellent. Friendly service, just plain out nice people. Will definitely...More

Thank Kathy M
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16 September 2017|
Response from Shanepeeze | Reviewed this property |
6-11am closed middle of day then opens 5pm-9pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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