Columbus >Johnny Rockets
good grub, but way tooo expensive.. Ive gotten lunch here several times over the years, and it is a '50s throw back theme which is well done. They have counter juke box controllers, and they give you a few nickles to play songs. The entire staff will go into dance on a designated song...cute, but not productive. The place is clean and the cooking goes on right out front for all to see, which is good. The food is good, but not great by any means, thus, the terrible value. A single burger no frills meal deal is $11.99. Sorry, but thats just too much for a burger, fries, and a drink.
A neon-lit trip back to the Eisenhower era comes with burgers, shakes and fries..
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.
While we enjoyed the ambiance of days gone by, the food was lacking and the price left us lacking. The burgers were bland and the chicken wings were more like chicken chunks with wing sauce. Needless to say, they looked nothing like the menu's picture of them. I know that nothing is ever like what's pictured in the menu, but ordering wings and getting chunks was to say the least surprising.
Bottom line: We went once...we won't make it twice.
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