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Sonny D's Bar & Grill, New Buffalo, MI

Sonny D's Bar & Grill

4.4
4.4
72 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enter our restaurant in New Buffalo and you’ll instantly experience a sense of belonging, reminiscent of a family gathering. This is the secret behind our four-decade-long success in the restaurant business, and the reason our patrons return time and again. Join us for a delectable meal today while.

Classic American with Italian Flare!

Open For Lunch & Dinner Monday-Friday at 12 est.

Now Serving weekend Brunch Saturday & Sunday Starting at 10am!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (269) 586-3605
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    New Buffalo
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Kid-friendly

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for groups

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

72 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Excellent service! Food quality was also good!

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  2. SharonV

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Definitely will go back.

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  3. kevinl

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, the wings were even better. My wife and I enjoyed our Valentine's dinner for sure.

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  4. Sean

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The salmon was particularly nice and the spinach, tasty,and cooked right. Shrimp tacos were also very good. A very pleasant atmosphere and we'd come back, for sure.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time eating here . The first was decent as they had just opened a few months prior. Being that it was New Year’s Eve you would expect better food . The mussels tasted as if they are not draining and icing them nightly, they had that swamp water flavor that is from sitting in non circulated clean water. The quality and sides were not as special as they should be for the costs etc .

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  6. KatiS

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a nice place! We’ve been wanting to try it for a while. Surprisingly quiet on NYE. We really liked our food (the fried cauliflower was awesome) and drinks (multiple rounds of Michigan Mules.) The calamari was horrible and super chewy but really pleased with everything else! We’ll definitely go again.

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  7. Terry

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Sonny Ds. Highly recommend and plan on returning.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! The service was very quick. We did go at a quieter time, but as it got busier, it still seemed like the service was quick. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with recommendations!

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  9. Larry

    Grand Rapids

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch experience and food. A nice quiet December afternoon.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, cooked well. The breakfast sandwich was tasty and the breakfast potatoes were cooked to perfection. My party had gf waffle, blueberry pancakes, and a burger, all raved how good it was was. Will return!

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  11. susans

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for family dinner, with full bar for adults!

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  12. HappyToBeSurprised

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is a bar, not a restaurant. It is a great place to get loud and watch TV. There is no table in the space without a clear view of a large TV screen -- which is presented as a good thing. The food is B+ (above average) for bar food , with an interesting variety of appetizers and some attention to detail in the sauces and preparation. The food is C+ (below average) for restaurant food, with a limited range of offerings and low-cost ingredients. They make their money on the drinks.

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  13. MikeF

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was quite and nice inside. Menu was limited on dinner selection. My main thing was drinks are way over priced. Four drinks cost more than dinner. So that something to consider when going. I would go back for lunch. But not for dinner.

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  14. crustationlover

    Detroit

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our meals at Sonny D’Souza.Being Italian, I appreciate the tomato sauce being smooth without chunks of tomatoes with skin-ugh-which was never served in my family’s kitchen. Thank you for being authentic!

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  15. ChicagoCarol

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good casual restaurant with friendly and efficient staff. Felt roomy and food was very good, and excellent for the money. Loved the photo of the restaurant's namesake by the front door. What a happy looking man. We will go back.

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  16. Carlee

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. I did find a dog hair or eyelash in my margarita which was disappointing.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were sat immediately but did have anyone visit our table for a good 10 minutes. Once we ordered an appetizer that came out pretty quickly but was just a pretzel. The restaurant was not packed by any means as it was a Wednesday night but once we ordered our food it took a very long time to get it. People that came in after us had gotten their food and finished eating. We had the waitress stop a couple of times and said I’m going to get your food but then went to other tables. We had 1 burger, 3 tacos and salmon. I’m not sure if the experience would be different another day or not.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good but prices very high. Italian dishes should be served with bread and side salad for the price being charged. The carrot cake was outstanding!

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  19. DaveS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Good beer selection. Order the carrot cake !!!

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  20. MFReview

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. First timer. Excellent service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delish — especially the fried calamari! Great spot in New Buffalo. Will be a new go-to every time we visit!

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  22. Stylusx

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, the food was excellent. Best burger in town. Fries were great. Wine list is....not so great. $38 is not expensive for wine, but it should be better than what they served. My rating for value was affected by the overall cost. Burgers for two, an order of oysters and a cheap bottle of wine & tip was $120. The locals won't go here in the Winter if the prices remain that high.

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  23. KB1213

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We enjoyed the food at Sonny D’s, and the location is great. unfortunately, we chose to go on a holiday weekend and it was extremely busy. The weight staff worked very hard to meet our needs and they did a good job. However, it was extremely noisy and difficult to hold a conversation. We will try it again when it is more quiet in town.

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  24. mgp1

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Swcond time there. Tooooo loud! Can't hear across the table! Wouldn't go back.

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  25. ScottF

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good and enjoyed the atmosphere. Food was good, nice selections to choose from. Pricing was pretty normal. Service was a little slow considering it wasn’t packed but not bad. Server ran the wrong credit card but we got that worked out too. All in all it was good and we will be back.

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  26. MarybethG

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly service, large menu, good food. Will return.

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  27. Maxman

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For an appetizer, we had the loaded potato cakes which were outstanding. My wife had the shrimp tacos and I had the rigatoni portobello, which were very good and huge portions. For dessert, we shared a piece of carrot cake, which was gigantic. We took a lot of everything home with us. We sat on the covered patio, which is a porch area next to the street. It was a nice day, so the windows were open. However, I can see how it could get hot in there in the direct sun from the west, so they should eventually get blinds. There also was so street noise with some cars and motorcycles with loud engines. Overall, it was very good and we would highly recommend it. Out server said they had only been open a month.

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  28. KellyF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! We loved the open windows to the outside.

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  29. DorothyC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with a nice variety of tasty food. Enjoyed hearing the family history from Frank sharing Sonny D is his grandfather.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy to have another awesome (can seat big parties) restaurant in New Buffalo!! And they take reservations to boot. Great sunroom dining for people watching and a big bar area for those of us who like to watch sports, eat well, and have some of Michigan’s finest brews.

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  31. MaryN

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My chicken club was dry and cold. Bacon was dry and over cooked. I've eaten forc12 years on my travels every weekend and have always been so happy that restraunts are food to table fresh...you all have a nice place but food doesn't compare to local places already established here... I was excited to see your addition in New Buffallo but food needs to step up...

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  32. Rossie75

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn't that great in our opinion, not compatible with price. It was our first visit and we think need a lot of improvement. Our server was busy doing other things and someone/ the manager, we assumed, helped us got our drinks.

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  33. MarilynM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Way too loud. Had to shout to talk. Light in booth annoying- much too bright at eye level. Two of three dishes ordered were disappointing.

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  34. EricG

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food came almost too quickly. A little more pacing to dinner would be nice. Good food. Nice addition

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  35. CatBR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sonny D’s had a few different dining seating options: enclosed porch, high tables, siding tables and booths. All the employees were very friendly and service was pretty quick for size of restaurant. The food tasted great as well.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    No gluten free buns. Pasta was highly recommended by waitress but no gluten free pasta. Burger was average. Not impressed. More variety is needed on menu. Not the finest restaurant in the area. Hoping it improves.

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  37. ChrisW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Fun table and lovely breeze watching the sky light up from the sunset.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Its good my kids like it and there veggie burger is very good

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  39. RJK1

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Value for money is not there and the food is basic and lacking any interest. Cocktail prices are high for how they are presented. It took over 40 minutes to get our meal when it was just 2 of us ordering spaghetti and a black bean burger. Understand it is early days for this restaurant, but it has a long way to go... especially since they clearly have large aspirations given all the merchandise they are trying to sell.

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  40. Pfeifer

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great new addition to NB. Lots of tvs for sports watchers, eclectic mix of dishes, very friendly service. Food was decent, but if you’re going to call something a “beet salad”, you need it to have more than a few slivers of beets! Welcome to the neighborhood!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sonny D's Bar & Grill using the Order Online button. Sonny D's Bar & Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 586-3605.

Sonny D's Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sonny D's Bar & Grill

1 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1135

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New Buffalo
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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