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Sonic Burger - Fort Lauderdale, FL

We were promised a whole new Sonic Burger experience, complete with alcoholic beverages. Coming Summer of 2010!

It's Winter, 2011. Where oh where is my Sonic Burger at Beach Place?


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  1. Dunno if I would pin my hopes for eternal happiness on the promise of a Sonic, whether or not it was serving alcoholic beverages.

    Have you tried ROK-BRGR?

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    1. re: southocean

      I have and it's FANTASTIC. It's my favorite new burger joint but they don't fill the same need as Sonic. For one thing, they have a distinct lack of cherry limeades and while rok:brgr has amazing sides (the fried b&b pickles make my heart sing (and clog)) there will always be a special place in my heart for Sonic's onion rings.

    2. I'll ask my neighbor the next time he visits - he owns more Sonics than anyone and should know. If I remember, I'll post it up...

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        1. re: SouthFloridaFoodNerd

          Ask when they're gonna open one in Miami too. We're waiting....

      1. Well,I don't know when they are coming to Florida, but we have two here in Schertz,and one in Universal City, and none of the Sonics here in Texas sell alcholic drinks.Think someone is pulling your leg on that score.

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        1. re: HollyDolly

          They are already in Boynton Beach and Lake Worth.

          1. re: Alfred G

            We had two in Homestead pre-Hurricane Andrew.....and both failed.....A group of African-American businessman brought them in.....Now...there's one currently underconstruction in Homestead....on Campbell Drive.......Hopefully it does well.....I hit the Sonic in Jensen Beach earlier today for Double Sonic and Strawberry Limeade......and it was pretty danged good......

            Ft. Pierce, FL

        2. Looks like one is opening on Commercial Blvd in Lauderhill/Ft. Lauderdale. (8050 W. Commercial Blvd.) Its on their website as coming soon. Finally!

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          1. re: scabharris

            theres one in lake worth and one in the good part of riviera beach off northlake and congress and one on boynton bch blvd west of 95

            1. re: seminole phil

              I've never thought of Sonic as being anything other than just another generic fast food place. They have decent chili dogs and o-rings. Do we really need both fast food and alcohol indulgence all in one place? Offering alcohol would be a deterrent for most families, not an attraction.

          2. Hey, my old thread is back! There is news, FINALLY. They just started hiring at the beach location, so maybe it's really going to happen soon. I'm not holding my breath, though.

            1. Sonic Beach on Ft Lauderdale Beach in NOW OPEN. It's a cool location overlooking the beach with beer and wine available. Have to dine in for alcohol and the do have table service. We went yesterday the second day open and the staff is quite 'new'. Friendly but it's a little hectic. Food came out very fast. Beer was cold and good. The food was a bit off. While this is our first Sonic in Launderdake, we've eaten there plenty times in other cities. The buger seemed kind of thin and the toppings were sparse. Not much lettuce at all and tomatoes were very thin. Too much mayo and didn't get the katsup I ordered. Maybe it's just because they are on their second day. JalapeƱo poppers were 'ok'. Not piping hot like when you go through ant Sonic drive thru. Motzerella sticks were great but could have been a touch hotter. The server forgot the marinera and never checked on us till we were done. No napkins either.
              In time hopefully consistancy I food will improve. Hours are 10 am to 3 am daily. I wish they opened at 7 am. Lots of early risers on the beach.

              1. 2013 and still no sonic at 8050 West Commercial Blvd...not even a groundbreaking!