Sonny's Place

1206 19th St.
Galveston, TX 77550
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  • Tue - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Galveston locals love the gumbo, spaghetti and burgers at this fabulous old Italian and American bar and grill, which has been run by head cook and bottle washer "Junior" Puccetti for the last 55 years. Before that, it was run by "Pappa" Puccetti, who opened the place in 1944.

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