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Johnny Rockets

42 E. 8th St., New York, NY 10003 40.731258 -73.994092
at Greene St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-8175 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Diner
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Official Website

johnnyrockets.com

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.

Prices

$5.30-$7.70

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Grand St. to 18th St., Ave. C to Tenth Ave.

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This venue is closed.

You can see this chain diner’s retro-shtick coming a mile away—‘50s-style neon signs, shiny chrome-and-formica tables, jukeboxes playing Otis Redding and Buddy Holly tunes for a nickel, and servers in paper hats pouring giant milkshakes and squeezing ketchup smiley-faces on plates of fries. It’s Happy Days hokey, but you have to be pretty grouchy not to grin when, on the half-hour, the whole staff stops mid burger-flip to dance and sing to “Tutti Frutti,” or whatever oldie happens to be playing. And though the oldfangled diner fare—burgers wrapped in wax paper, smothered chili dogs, cheese fries, malts, and hot-fudge sundaes—is pretty standard, it’s all made to order in the open kitchen and served fresh by the preternaturally cheerful waitstaff. Bring the kids then order cherry Cokes and a platter of Rocket Wings.

Recommended Dishes

#12 cheeseburger, $7.99; American fries, $3.52; chocolate milkshake, $5.74

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