Boots’ & Sonny’s

Drive-In | Hamburgers | Hot Dog
Memorable
One of the best
Michael Stern | September 30, 2019
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Boots’ & Sonny’s is a family-run drive-in with a sterling reputation earned primarily for its chili. Oh, the hot dogs and hamburgers and bologna sandwiches and French fries all are just fine in their short-order way, but a spill of chili atop of any of them is transformational. It is a meaty, no-bean brew with creamy texture and complex spice profile that includes enough pepper to snap taste buds to attention.

Beyond chili dogs and such, the menu includes an array of hot and cold sandwiches, chicken tenders and wings, BBQ and hash, 8 different milk shake flavors, and lovely strawberry shortcake.

Many customers avail themselves of drive-through window service, but I highly recommend coming in to eat. An enthusiastic staff who really seem to enjoy what they do add upbeat personality to the meal.

Boots’ & Sonny’s has been a locals’ favorite since 1962. The original store is in Spartanburg. Landrum is the second location. And by the way, kudos for the proper use of apostrophes!)

What to Eat
Boots’ & Sonny’s, Bologna Sandwich
Bologna Sandwich
Must-Try
Indulgence in a bun: fried bologna & spicy chili
Boots’ & Sonny’s, Chili Dog
Chili Dog
Must-Try
What it's all about: creamy, hot-pepper chili smothering a hot dog
Boots’ & Sonny’s, Chili Cheese Fries
Chili Cheese Fries
Must-Try
Everything's better topped with Boots' & Sonny's chili.
Boots’ & Sonny’s, Hash Sandwich
Hash Sandwich
Must-Try
Hash is really more like pulled pork.
Boots’ & Sonny’s, Onion Rings & Fries
Onion Rings & Fries
Must-Try
Half & half fries & O-rings. With salt added, they're great to munch
Boots’ & Sonny’s, Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake
Must-Try
Strawberry shortcake rests on a bed of soft-serve ice cream.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday10am - 8pm
Tuesday10am - 8pm
Wednesday10am - 8pm
Thursday10am - 8pm
Friday10am - 8pm
SaturdayCLOSED
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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