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Sunday, December 22, 2013

And to complete our nostalgic turn, Johnny Rockets

The perfect place to go after reveling in the early 1960's nostalgia of Saving Mr. Banks, we grabbed a bite to eat at Johnny Rockets.

We've been to the Deer Park location many times, but had never been to the Hicksville location.this location is at the Broadway Mall, but the only access is from the parking lot.  Which may explain why is was fairly empty at 8:30 PM on the Friday before Christmas.

It's like walking into a hamburger joint or ice cream shop circa 1962.   Red and white decor, Coke posters from way back then, servers wearing crisp white "soda jerk" hats, "oldies" music piped in. 

The chain's slogan is "The Original Hamburger", so it should come as no surprise that the menu features burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches, but they also serve salads.  And shakes and floats are prominently featured.

I ordered the Route 66, a burger with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms.  Very juicy burger, keep the napkins close to you.  Drew ordered the Philly cheese steak, a huge helping of steak with grilled onions and your choice of cheese.  Fries were crisp and tasty.  And the server gave us each a smilie face make of ketchup -- a trademark of this chain.  Heaven.

Yes, this chain is definitely on our "keeper" list.

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