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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Menu sucks...this is 2022 not 2002... fried mozzarella sticks? Really ? WTF? Garbage food. Staff is great otherwise...Peace out.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Had a memorable experience at CJ's, had lunch with a great server, Liam, and the wedge salad was out of this world!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2021 via mobile

CJs in Ocean Beach is The home of Rocket Fuels. Where you really on Fire Island if you didn’t stop at Cj’s and sip a High Test Rocket Fuel? I say no.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

We went for lunch before catching the ferry home. There were only several tables and it took over an hour to get our meal. When the meal finally came, I had ordered regular fries while someone else ordered sweet potato fries. The other meals came...out first and the person who got the regular fries had already eaten most of his. The waitress came out and noted that they made a mistake and she would bring a plate so I can scoop off the other member’s fries onto my plate. I am pregnant and not sharing food off other’s plates. I kindly explained this and asked, since it was their mistake, can I just have the plain fries on the side. She said the owner will say I have to pay for them. I was very surprised about this as it was their error, and she spoke to the owner who said if I want the plain fries I ordered, despite his error, I need to pay for them. I was happily willing to send back the mistaken fries which they wouldn’t take. During the time we were there, he also came and yelled loudly at the bartender. To top it off, the burger was disgusting. I’d recommend any other place over this because of the quality of food, but even more, the horrible customer service and nasty attitude of the wonder. It takes a lot for me to write a bad review, but kindness goes a long way, even more than the caliber of food. Side note: waitress was lovely AND kind. We still gave a great tip as this was not her fault in any way.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2020

We sat outside for a delightful dinner. Diver scallops were excellent! Great service. Plan another visit early next week.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

Everything was great.We stayed in the Bungalow part of The palms. Small, tight room but the service made up for everything. Can't wait to go back. We saved CJ's for last-great food and people. Absolutely will go back for more!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

Stopped there for the famous Rocket Fuel- very nice staff-drinks were very good.,.limited food menu...perfect location in middle of town

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 14, 2020

Whether you're staying for a weekend or coming for a day trip, CJ's is a must when in Ocean Beach. It's located right by the ferry drop off and has a great menu with tons of options. The staff is great and extremely accommodating. All...we're wearing masks and making sure other patrons were following the dining rules. They even set up a patio outside to enjoy their rocket fuels and zippies outdoors.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020

Stopped here on recommendation of the hotel staff. Was weary due to the first time being out due to COVID, but staff made sure individuals wore masks. Also had an online menu, so no need to touch additional items. Rocket Fuel was delicious and had...good food options for adults and children. I had the chicken caesar wrap and the seasoning on the fries was great! Again, loved the rocket fuel! Potato skins were also amazing!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 7, 2020

We stayed in the Bungalow part of The palms. Small, tight room but the service made up for everything. Can't wait to go back. We saved CJ's for last-great food and people. Absolutely will go back for more!!!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 30, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding burgers, chicken Quesadillas, fish tacos and of course the famous Rocket Fuel!!!!! See Taylor at the bar!!! Thank you CJ’s my kids loved their food as well!! Best conversations on the island!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

Me and my friends came here to get a drink every night of our stay! The rocketfuel is something everyone on fire island needs to try!! The service is excellent everyone that works there is so friendly. We ended up getting food here at least...once a day! The owner also owns the palms hotel, so it was the same great service here as well as at the hotel ! If you’re going to fire island you have to head to CJs as your first stop.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

The birthplace of the original rocket fuel. The place gets pretty packed. The food is moderately priced for fire island and is pretty good.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed Rocket Fuel 🥤and snacks Bartender Rob 😎were very friendly great time had by all The vibe was fun it was open air to the street Enjoy people watching Great atmosphere👍

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

We went to CJs because it was rated #1. It was a Tuesday eve... only a bar crowd in the place. We sat at a table and no one came to help. Seemed like the only person working was the bartender who was not that...busy but never made eye contact with us nor cared too. Shame on you CJ’s!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Its their signature Alcoholic drink-think of a Pina Colada with 151 proof rum as a floater!!
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CJ's Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5