Restaurant Review – Johnny Rockets in Arbor Place Mall
By Dylan Collins
I’ve been to Arbor Place Mall a fair number of times by now. I’m sure you have as well. You’ve seen it, no doubt. But when was the last time you stopped in? I always assumed that Johnny Rockets would be expensive, would take forever and have little to offer outside of the typical hamburgers and fries. I was wrong on all three counts.
The first thing I noticed was how relaxing it felt in there. There are old school Coca-Cola signs on the walls and the booths seem very private in spite of the fact that it’s in the middle of the mall. It’s a nice break from the hustle and bustle. There is a jukebox at every table as well.
Another thing I noticed was that it was extremely clean in there. The owner, Amish Patel said that he has been around restaurants since he was about 6 or 7 years old. Speaking with him, it became apparent in pretty short order that he truly does want his customers to have a good experience and it really showed in both the service and the food quality.
Johnny Rockets’ menu is far more than just hamburgers and fries. While eyeballing it, I noticed salads, hot dogs, and sandwiches as well. My dad ordered an egg salad sandwich and said it was delicious.
All of their shakes are made with Blue Bunny ice cream and there are a lot of varieties including Orange Dreamsicle, Big Apple and Chocolate-Peanut Butter. In addition, you can order hand dipped floats and an assortment of desserts. They are REALLY good!
So if you haven’t given Johnny Rockets a chance lately, stop by and relax after a long day of shopping.