For a no-frills breakfast or afternoon meal that’s loaded with southern flavor and coastal North Carolina staples, head to Sonja’s Grill. Found just off of Highway 17, and convenient to visitors who are exploring all along the Cape Fear coastline, this easy stop will appease big, simple appetites with a wealth of diner-style basics at their best.
The menu is scribbled on the specials board, is hanging overhead on an old-school marquis, and is listed on paper menus, which is a good indication of the budget-friendly but tasty American fare to come. The menu is divvied up into breakfast and lunch / dinner categories, and patrons will find all their favorites for any mealtime. For breakfast, satisfy a big appetite with an omelet, breakfast sandwich, platter, or one of the “extras” like the renowned breakfast pita. For lunch, dive into one of the many burgers, (which includes a double bacon cheeseburger and even a triple cheeseburger), or try one of the coastal favorites like a BBQ plate, a flounder filet or shrimp sandwich, or a shrimp or clam strip burger. Though served on disposable plates in a bare-bones atmosphere, the down home grub will surely exceed all expectations, and make newcomers appreciate the heart of Low County fare.