Johnny Rockets Lands at the South Street Seaport!

For the last 25 years diners have enjoyed the fruits of Ron Teitelbaum‘s perseverance.  ON June 6th 1986 Ron opened the very first Johnny Rockets on Melrose in Los Angeles.  Since then the franchise has mushroomed to over 250 locations across the nation.  The quarter century celebration kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the franchise’s newest location NYC’s South Street Seaport.  Timed down to the milisecond the ribbon was cut at the exact moment the very first Johnny rockets opened 25 years ago on the opposite side of the country.

For New Yorkers the seaport is a fun center filled with shops, museums and eateries who all benefit from a spectacular view of the lower Manhattan waterfront.  The addition of the rockets franchise will add another family friendly venue for lovers of burgers fries and shakes.  If you’ve never been inside a johnny rockets you are truly missing out.  The friendly atmosphere and familiar menu items all play homage to the diners of the 40’s and 50’s.

Partygoers were treated to the Rocket’s signature burgers, served wrapped in paper and piled high with fixings, as well as fries onion rings and of course thick frothy shakes.  The Oreo and Strawberry shakes were served topped with whipped cream in traditional and alcoholic versions.


If you’re looking for a dun relaxed place for a great meal and a touch of retro charm, Johnny Rockets South Street Seaport is officially open and ready to serve you with a smile.

The South Street Seaport restaurant is located between Fulton and South Street and will be open seven days a week; from 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday!

Tell them John Simon Daily sent you 🙂

  • Helen Moran & Mary Brenner

    We were at this restaurant on 6/21. We were so impressed with the staff especially the waitress. Our waitress was a polish girl who was just great. Our complements to your manager.

    Sincerely Helen Moran & Mary Brenner