One look at Sonny's (from the outside) and you're probably thinking "This doesn't look like a great place to eat." And who could blame you? The sign is faded and the building architecture is almost non-existent; it's a small box-like structure building.
A co-worker highly recommended the "Banquet Burger" offered at Sonny's. I decided to visit Restaurantica and see what my fellow reviewers had to say about this place. For the most part, the reviews were positive. But I'm not one who's easily impressed. So last night I decided to try them out.
The environment : Unless you're willing to sit outside on one of the few picnic tables they have positioned right in front of their establishment, be prepared to eat in your vehicle or failing that, on the curb outside. They do not have a dine-in option. You simply order, and when your food is ready you're out the door.
My Order : Instead of the "Banquet Burger" I decided to go with the Double beef burger with cheese, fries & a Coke. The burger had a very homemade taste & texture to it. Not only that, but it was extremely filling!
Whenever I go to the bigger chain-based burger joint I usually go to (without saying their name, think about a King who wears a crown...Hint Hint) I can eat their double hamburger sandwich with fries and a medium coke and if I wanted to, I could eat more. After I ate Sonny's burger though, I really struggled to finish my fries! I felt like my gut was about to explode! One thing I noticed about the fries; I don't think they added any salt when they were making the fries. So I went back in, and threw some ketchup, salt & some ground pepper onto my fries and that did the trick! While the blandness of the fries may seem like a bad thing, I actually think it's really cool that the consumer gets to decide whether or not he/she wants to add salt and/or condiments to their fries. There's only one portion size for the fries as far as I could tell but we're talking a big portion. Sonny's offers the exact same portion as those mobile french fry trucks do, at the flea markets. If you don't know what I'm referring to....just trust me when I say it's a big portion. Overall I'd say the meal was a bit pricier by a couple of bucks, in contrast to it's competitors but it was worth every cent.
Payment : They accept cash & they also accept debit as a form of payment, however any order under $10 and you're looking at a minuscule $0.25 charge administrative fee, so you might have to hold off on buying that Porsche. ;)
I'm not sure about credit card as a form of payment though as I forgot to ask. :(
Interesting: If you look on their wall, you'll see a sign that promotes the sale of official Sonny's gear like baseball caps, toques & shirts! I wonder how many they've actually sold.
Conclusion : Despite the old faded look of the building, the lack of the dine-in facilities & it's higher than average pricing... I would STRONGLY recommend you give them a try!