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Sonic Drive-In

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1015 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620-4617
+1 423-652-7781
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Bristol, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do NOT order a sonic blast. They once were ice cream and candy swirled in like dairy queen but they have recently changed to some old warm pudding that is thick like bread pudding with candy in it and they put a tiny swirl of ice cream on top, I think so you will drive away assuming you have a... More 

Thank like2eat50
Bluff City, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I've visited this location on several occasions hoping that this next visit couldn't possibly be worse than the last time I took the chance. I live down the street so it's convenient. I've never waited less than 15+ minutes to be waited on after I've pushed the little red button, and that's just the beginning of your wait!! Servers are... More 

Thank tshelley1
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have always wanted to stop at a Sonic, but there was never time or one in a convenient location. Burgers were great. Fries not so great. Overall, we liked it, and will be back.

Thank Kim R
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for some ice cream. I pushed the button and wait at least 15 minutes or more before someone took our order. They were very busy. I do believe they only had 2 people working. The ice cream was good but it just took a while to get it.

Thank Dtester510
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

This is your average sonic drive in.burgers and sandwiches, plus ice cream choices. Staff is friendly. Food is served to your vehicle or you can sit on tables at the patio.

Thank 78silverado
Bristol, Tennessee
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Good ice cream cones and good sandwiches plus good deals on drink prices before 10am during summer months half price milkshakes after 8pm

Thank everette221
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Rarely go to sonic but decided to go here. It's a little tighter than most sonics especially for my truck. This one always seems to have better looking food than other sonics that make it look slapped together.

Thank millerman2brian
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Food is ok. I go often for the slushes which are good, but the service is really slow. Last few times I have had to wait 15 minutes after pressing the red button to take order. People that work here seem to be trying, but seems really understaffed.

Thank Chad B
New Castle, Delaware
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Chicago dogs were excellent - based on the experience on the road in Bristol, tried one at a Sonic near my home - not nearly as good.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I've actually worked at Sonic of Bristol and it would be easy for me to say it was a VERY bad experience. The main manager there had made several racist jokes to me and laughed in my face about it but me, not wanting to get fired had kept calm and said nothing to him. Also, while working there I... More 

Thank Jocelyn1_x3

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  • Address: 1015 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-652-7781

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