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Sonic Drive-In

Restaurant Fast food restaurant Hamburger restaurant Ice cream shop Chicken restaurant

Fast-food burger & fries joint with an old-school feel, including retro drive-in service. People often mention order, service, time, ordered, shakes, Great, attitude,


9505 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503, United States



+1 951-689-0851

Price rating

$ $$$

Rating on Google Maps

4.20 (3.1K reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Thursday: 10 am to 2 am
  • Friday: 10 am to 3 am
  • Saturday: 10 am to 3 am
  • Sunday: 10 am to 2 am
  • Monday: 10 am to 2 am
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 2 am
  • Wednesday: 10 am to 2 am

Featured Reviews

Frequently mentioned in reviews: order (14) service (10) time (6) ordered (6) shakes (6) Great (6) attitude (6)
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  • 5/5 Matilda D’Hum x. 1 year ago on Google
    bought two huge bags of ice and a hot dog with relish and onions.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Justin B. 1 year ago on Google
    Mostly teens working here. The roller skating carhops are fun to watch. Order accuracy is hit and miss, so double check. Their app offers 1/2 off on certain items but sometimes fails when checking in at a stall. 4 stars overall.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Valerie S. 1 year ago on Google
    It was OK super busy. But my food came to me real quick. Had the coney hot dog. It made my tummy hurt.

  • 3/5 EL T. 1 year ago on Google
    Don't really care for this place. Meat doesn't have any flavor and is served luke warm. My cherry slushy was pretty good on a hot summer day.

  • 1/5 Louis “Thecarguy1986” M. 1 year ago on Google
    poor management staff is always stressed and they run out of items all the time. never see the same face always new employees. I under stand its a entry level job but nobody seems to last over a month. and its been this way before 2020

  • 1/5 Fran B. 1 year ago on Google
    We ordered three drinks to go. Got home and not ONE drink was what we ordered. Most frustrating!

  • 1/5 Crystal A. 8 months ago on Google
    Do not come to the sonic one they have spiders and flies and mosquitoes in their drink. I have proof here’s a picture and when you confront them with this issue, they ignore the issue and just talk rudely back to you and just want to give you a new one rather than accommodate you, and Take care of the bill and give you a complementary something… The guy was extremely sassy and rude towards me and my husband and I would not trust this place at all. Not only do they not acknowledge when you don’t want a simple cherry on your shake they look at you like it’s not a big deal take it out and they take forever on top of all of this horrible service and disgusting food and shakes

  • 5/5 Ivan C. 10 months ago on Google
    Great place to get shakes, fries, shakes, burgers and much more. Great for late night snacks. You can get combinations of food (especially variations of shakes) that you can’t get at many other fast food restaurants. Great place for young adults. You should order through the app for best service, as food can be customized heavily. Pull up to the parking lot slots and order. The food is delivered very shortly. Keep in mind that after 11 pm, you may have to use the drive Thru.

  • 4/5 Bobbie P. 6 months ago on Google
    I was happy to know that Sonic is on the map in Riverside. I have loved their food since the late 70s. The food is very tasty and the service was quick. Sonic is not any typical drive-thru. It's a drive-in to dine-in your car. I love it.

  • 4/5 Edith E. 6 months ago on Google
    Staff was nice enough, but seem confused by the gift cards we had for our purchase. The hamburgers were delicious. The drive-through line was so long that we ate inside. There were no other customers inside eating.

  • 4/5 j e l l i e _. 7 months ago on Google
    food was good, drink tasted fresh staff was okay overall a 4

  • 2/5 Kathy K. 8 months ago on Google
    We tried using so and it said they were closed. Then i used the red button ,ordered,and tried to explain to the lady that the app says they are closed. Her reply was don't sorry mam is half hour anyway. She had a bad attitude about it. Then the root beer was just carbonated water. Took it in and fork had attitude. I asked for Chris in my coke zero and none were in there. Asked for them because i paid for them with attitude she hands me 2 and says this is your .40 cents. We have been going to this location for years and it has been going down hill. Employees are rude and not caring.

  • 1/5 Joseph H. 7 months ago on Google
    So waiting for 20mins after I paid for my order a girl comes out and says the fryer isn't heating up and will take 15 to 20mins to heat up. I understand things happen but it would have been nice to have been told that before I placed my order.

  • 2/5 Yvette C. 6 months ago on Google
    This location is terrible! I placed my order online so I could just drive thru and pick it up. I drive up and tell them why I'm there they tell me to pull up and I sit there for 20-30 minutes with NO SERVICE! The associate who is taking the orders out to the cars clearly saw me sitting there and when I flagged him to ask about my order he told me let me check on it came back and said it wasn't ready. It was only a Sonic Blast! And then what about his business. Granite I should have left but I had paid for it! It wasn't until the shift change that I got my order. Trust me I'll never go back to that location & I'll make sure to tell others so they won't either!!!

  • 5/5 Monique C. 4 months ago on Google
    We had such a fun time there . We pulled up parked and ordered like back in the 50's. Our food was brought out to us and we ate in our car. There is dine-in and drive thru also . The food was served hot, fresh and delicious ,a variety of shakes, limeade, coffee drinks. I would highly recommend !! 🥰

  • 4/5 Laurie L. 5 months ago on Google
    We pulled up to kiosk and right away the people were on it. The gentleman even skated out to deliver it quickly. He asked us if we needed anything else, if so, let him know. He was here for us. We got two chilidogs. They were excellent! Great experience at this sonic

  • 5/5 Open It A. 5 months ago on Google
    They always put the effort in. The drinks are bomb. I just hate the long wait times sometimes and the pressure to tip because somebody is skating over doing tricks. I just want the drinks not the show. Call me old fashioned just don't call me late for a cherry limeade.

  • 5/5 Abram C. 4 months ago on Google
    Good food Very fast come out

  • 5/5 Marco C. 5 months ago on Google
    My first time attending this restaurant and I must say seeing the workers using roller blades was an amusement the food is great to eat and the atmosphere is wonderful. Definitely recommend it!

  • 5/5 jorge h. 1 year ago on Google
    I still love the concept of the eat'n Park. Sonic has always provided great service through the speaker, and in person when they bring it to you. They will not hesitate to get your order right, or go back inside and get whatever you may need.

  • 4/5 Xuxin G. 2 years ago on Google
    Although the line for drive-thru was insanely long, it went by relatively quickly. I like the variety of food you can choose from. Their drink selection is amazing.

  • 5/5 DAWN O. 2 years ago on Google
    YUMMY FOOD! GREAT SERVICE!!! Server brought the food to my car on roller skates. My first time going to Sonic. It was a fun experience and the service here was exceptional! 5*****A++

  • 1/5 Kimberly D. 2 years ago on Google
    I ordered a butterfinger blast and added reeses and snickers. I got a plain reeses blast that is almost entirely plain vanilla ice cream. There was literally 2 teaspoons of crumbled topping tight on top and pure vanilla the rest. Same thing on my boyfriends (it was his birthday dessert) reeses blast Absolutely will never be back considering it cost like $9.

  • 4/5 Cassandra M. 2 years ago on Google
    The service was amazing. We got our food very quickly and our server was sweet. Unfortunately my kids did not get to see our server deliver our food with skates on due to not being able to afford to buy a pair since Sonics does not provide their employees with them. I’m very disappointed that Sonics does not provide a piece of their signature uniform for their employees.

  • 1/5 Marymar M. 2 years ago on Google
    Rude staff. They were about to toss my order away for apparently not inputting the right stall number when obviously I input the stall number shown on screen. Employee rudely kept saying I was wrong until I pointed it out their screens had the number I inputed. Employee stayed quiet and held onto my order not wanting to give it to me. I even stated my name to confirm it was me. Not coming back here again

  • 1/5 John D. 2 years ago on Google
    It's 12:17 AM and the lady on the Drive-Thru speaker had attitude and was sounding real bothered when we were asking questions, she kept on saying their were no large cups, and then we ended up getting some afterwards...? Then we asked for no jalapeños then we received what looks like a handful of them... To the lady that took our order if you hate your job, QUIT! don't take it out on the customers!

  • 4/5 Malcolm B. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place but it gets very busy and crowded sometimes. Most times It's quick but last time the wife and I went, It took almost 20 minutes to get out food.

  • 5/5 Jesus F. 1 year ago on Google
    Fastest service sonic we've been to. Food was hot and fresh and shakes were nice and thick. And they still have roller skate service. It was a great experience and the drive thru has 3 lines that are super fast. By it isn't as big as other sonics but by by far fastest service.

  • 1/5 Erika B. 1 year ago on Google
    I went there Monday February 20 like around 10 something in the morning. Me and my girls were so exited since we only been there once before. The girl bringing the orders out was so rude. I asked if my card had went through because the screen didn’t say nothing, she mumbled something, I waited like 2 minutes and walked inside, there I asked her if my payment went through, I don’t know what frustrated her or if she needed a break because her attitude, body language and the way she try to adress me with such a rude manner made me not even want my order no more, we left there very disappointed. No way she had that attitude with no customers besides me and one more person there!

  • 4/5 Drew 1 year ago on Google
    Good place for a late night shake or a mid day slush. I like coming here but its always packed.

  • 5/5 L V. 2 years ago on Google
    This Blast is so good 🤤 With just the right amount of chocolate crunch.

  • 5/5 Eye4 C. 1 year ago on Google
    Great Experience with the mobile app, the best Carhop service. And they give napkins and mint unlike the other locations. Best location in Riverside.

  • 2/5 shaquitha s. 1 year ago on Google
    Terrible food!!! The lady that took my order she was sounding like she did not want to work. She sound very sleepy and rude at the same time. Like she didn't want to take my order. I ordered a chilly dog and taters. The taters were very gross and dry dry dry no flavor or salt and I will not be back for the food. I did have a cherry slushy it wasn't all that but I wanted to try it and that was it. I'm good. I'll just stay with 7-11 slushies and Jack in the box, McDonald's and Carl's Jr tater tots and hash browns and go to Weinerchnitzel for the chilli dog's.

  • 5/5 Kendall M. 1 year ago on Google
    They have those employees outside in the 100 degree heat delivering food on skates. 5 stars just for the employees. Kudos to yall. Food was good too!

  • 5/5 Dess H. 1 year ago on Google
    We love sonic! I wish there were more. They always have the best staff and the food is yummy. I MEAN CMON THE WAIT STAFF ARE ON ROLLERBLADES! Don't get me started on their drinks and the plethora of choices! The huge slushies that come in a bunch of flavors and they even have a variety of diet/sugar free for anyone who may be diabetic. I really like the ice there and they sell little bags of it ,for anyone who wants it at home. Lots of milkshakes and fountain drink choices. They're one of the few places that serve onion rings and tater tots as well as fries. You have to try the chilli cheese tots! Whether its a burger or chicken sandwich or a coney dog. You're leaving satisfied and you're gonna be thinking about it until you come back and get more lol i wouldn't lie to you. Im annoyingly picky when it comes to food. GET YOU SOME SONIC!

  • 1/5 Claire W. 2 years ago on Google
    My chicken sandwich's bread was completely BURNT! Completely unacceptable!!!! I will never return to this location!

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  • Parking
    • ✓️ Free parking lot
    • ✓️ Plenty of parking
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Quick bite
    • ✓️ Late-night food
  • Popular for
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Breakfast
    • ✓️ Solo dining
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible toilet
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible seating
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Dessert
    • ✓️ Seating
    • ✓️ Breakfast
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Delivery
    • ✓️ Takeaway
    • ✓️ Drive-through
    • ✓️ Kerbside pickup
    • ✓️ Outdoor seating
    • ✓️ No-contact delivery


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