42 E 8th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.731280 -73.994094
what a horror – My husband and I were on our way to the Dallas BBQ's in that area and sadly they were closed for business. We saw the Johnny Rocket across the street and decided to try it. We are a young couple under 30, so it not like we were expecting high class but as we walked into the resturant,there was no one to assist us with seating. Then some dude came from the back with a burger flipper and said we can grab a menu and sit anywhere. 20 minutes later and we are still waiting for the waiter.. Im not joking... No drink, not even water... we are just sitting there. Two ladies came in after us then another couple and they got their food orders in. My husband was steaming. Finally the waiter decides to grace us with his presents and takes another 30 mins to do our food. Not only was the meal cold, he forgot my hubby's drink. I rather go hungry for life than to eat at this place again. What a horror!
A neon-lit trip back to the Eisenhower era comes with burgers, shakes and fries. – In Short
Vintage Coca-Cola ads and posters of Life magazine covers succinctly summon up the 1950s, as do this diner's mini-jukeboxes, red vinyl counter stools and sock-hopping staff. Besides fast food staples like hot dogs, cheeseburgers, tuna melts and onion rings, options like the Streamliner (a grilled veggie patty) acknowledge more modern dietary concerns. Even better for kids, sandwiches come wrapped in paper jackets and nearly everything is served on paper plates. No spills. No breaks. No tears.
Exceeded Expectations – I tried this place out, expecting it to be an average NYC diner. Although I was disappointed with the limited menu (just burgers and a couple sandwiches, that's basically it), it exceeded my expectations otherwise! My #12 burger was delicious and the fries were great too. Not normally crappy diner fries, and an above average burger. And the prices were fantastic, a great value! Got 2 burgers, 2 orders of fries, and 1 milkshake (which they split for us- 1 milkshake was more than enough for both of us) for $20. Good prices for NYC, anyway. :) And the service was EXCELLENT. We got the food so fast I coudn't believe it. And the waitress was so cute and friendly I practically wanted to eat her, too.
Great Shakes – This place has really good milkshakes. Skip the thin, runny ones at the Original NY Milkshake Company on St. Marks and get one here. It may be a chain but at least its good. And, its cheaper too!
Best value ANYWHERE! – I've had burgers at establishments all over the Northeast, and Johnny Rockets can't be beat for the quality of the ingredients. Every item on the burger is super fresh and delicious! No - they are not the 6lbs of beef that some NYC places give you - that's overkill in my opinion. For a killer meal, get yourself a #12 with chilly cheese fries and an authentic malt. You'll be stuffed to the gills...but best of all, your wallet wont' be drained!
Rock on Johnny!
love this place! – we had the nicest waitress, food was delicious, shakes were great !! yummmmm
exceeds expectations – the burgers are good here - even the chicken and turkey. the chili, milkshake and banana split are so-so. the staff is welcoming and friendly. the onion rings and french fries are ok if you like the kind that were frozen before. stick w/the burgers. and if you put Aretha Franklin's "Respect" on the jukebox, the staff will come out and dance for everyone - it's very entertaining! kids would love this place.
EAT IT! – Good freakin' burger! I mean, good freakin' burger! And I am not Vinny from Brooklyn! I know burgers!
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