Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies
Name: Steven Scharf
Lives In: Hollywood Lakes
Favorite Restaurant: Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies
Reviewed Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies: Numerous times
As soon as you pull into the parking lot and open your car door, you can smell the steaks cooking inside. As you walk in, you can then see and hear them being cooked. The wait staff is always friendly and eager to please. The room is always packed with people from all walks of life. The steak hogies are authentic, tasty and inexpensive. It’s hard not to get a couple more to go.
Name: Claudia Capporal
Occupation: Etiquette Expert
Lives In: Miami
Favorite Restaurant: Le Bouchon du Grove
Reviewed Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies: May 15th, 2008
I entered the parking lot, there was space available right in front of the restaurant, no charge for parking –that was good. The neighborhood seemed a little isolated (no one around, walking or passing by). When I entered, I was taken aback by the decoration. It was not a good impression at all. The place was almost empty (only one table occupied by a couple). We were seated immediately. The waiters were sweethearts, very soon brought the menu and took and drink orders. Soon also came a basket with good home-made bread and some butter, our cokes with crushed ice (we loved that), straws, and real silverware. Our waiter was very informative and responded nicely to all our questions about the food and the menu. The food came soon after. Tuna salad was nothing spectacular (canned tuna, lettuce, tomato, onions) but was fresh, like it was prepared right then (it wasn’t pre-prepped and in the refrigerator). I appreciated that. The Philly Hoagies wasn’t out of this world for me, not best quality of meat, but it tasted fresh and the bread on the hoagie was also fresh and good. The portions were good, satisfying, perfect for one person. The price was fair, moderate. We were asked if we cared for anything else, we didn’t, so the check came immediately. When I presented my credit card I was told they didn’t take cards, only cash. I had to step out and drive to the bank around the corner to get cash. They were nice about letting me go with the promise of coming back to pay. It was a very in-and-out experience, nothing memorable about it.
Name: Julie Wernick
Occupation: Tourism Marketing
Lives In: Pompano Beach
Favorite Restaurant: Bragozzo Osteria Wine Bar
Reviewed Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies May 16th, 2008
I ordered a Steak Hogie (that’s how it’s spelled on the take out menu) without onions; with added (optional) provolone cheese and green peppers; sauce on the side. The steak hogie came in a paper lined plastic basket; paper napkins were self service from the dispenser on the table; silverware and other napkins on request. The steak was juicy, tender, and cooked perfectly; the green peppers were fresh green chunks lightly sautéed, and the provolone cheese was wonderfully gooey and melted onto the meat. The “sauce” on the side turned out to be a small “monkey” dish of tomato/spaghetti sauce. I tried spooning it on a portion of the steak, but it didn’t do much to add to the flavor and would not order it again—just not necessary. No additional flavor or moisture was needed. The bread (“hogie”/sub) was crusty on the outside, soft in the inside – but not mushy – just the way it should be to soak up all the meat juices.
Would definitely recommend this place for a quick lunch or take out; If I lived or worked nearby, I’d be a regular visitor. Any place that says “home of the famous steak hogie” on its marquis and actually lives up to the claim gets my vote! ****ONE CAUTION TO NOTE: THEY DON’T TAKE ANY CREDIT CARDS; CASH ONLY. So come prepared. Oh yeah – I was seated, served, and ate all in about a half-hour.
Location: 1857 NW 66 Ave., Hollywood, FL 33024
Restaurant Owner: John Nigro
Meals Served: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations for Children: Yes