Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ | I just want to eat!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ

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I went to Johnny Rockets for a second time: it is a place like no other, like traveling in the past! Everything makes you think about the 50's, from the decor to the music, although the first restaurant opened in 1986. 
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Let's start first with the decor: You have two types of seats: at the counter or in a booth. The entire decor reminds me of American movies or TV series we use to watch in France, when I was a kid. TV series like Happy Days, called "Les jours heureux", a literal translation. 
image of jukebox at Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ

Then there is the tiny jukebox in every booth: you put 5 cents (provided by the restaurant), pick a song and the choices from the patrons will play sequentially (hopefully...).
image of jukebox at Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ

In term of food, they have a large selection of burgers, sandwiches and salads. We decided to start with some fried pickles:
image of fried pickles at Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ

They were pretty good, not greasy, crunchy, with a delicious sour taste.

Then, Jodi ordered the route 66:
image of route 66 burger at Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ

A beef patty with fried onions and mushrooms. It was just ok: the onions were too big and a bit messy to eat!

On my side, I got the Smokehouse burger:
image of Smokehouse burger at Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ

A beef patty with moked bacon, crispy sourdough onion rings, cheddar cheese and their special barbecue-ranch sauce. It was good with a nice crispiness coming from the bacon that added some smokiness on top of the one coming from the BBQ sauce.
image of onion rings and fries at Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ

With it, we shared onion rings and fries that were pretty good, especially the onion rings that were crunchy and not greasy.

Of course, I could not go to Johnny Rockets without trying their vanilla milk shake!
image of Vanilla milkshake at Johnny Rockets in Hoboken, NJ

The presentation, straight from the 50's was fantastic and it was a very good shake: very tasty and not too thick. Know that they give you a lot of it!

It might not have been the best burgers, but I think that just the experience makes Johnny Rockets worth the trip!

Enjoy (I did)!

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