Rockaway diner caters to hunger for the '50s

Aug 5, 2008 Full story: NY Daily News 7

Rockaways Diner co-owner Jenny Melendez stands near a life-size statue of Marilyn Monroe at the Beach 116th St.

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former restauranteur


#1 Aug 6, 2008
Just a shame you'vea invested so much in construction while investing nothing in gaining knowledge of the restaurant business. PLEASE, if you are not equipped to train your service staff yourself then hire a professional to do it, it will pay off for you in the end. Waitstaff are sorely in need of an education in not only customer service but in food, be able to answer questions intelligently & accurately. I see another Rockaway flop on the horizon. best of luck though.

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Aug 9, 2008
Sadly, went once for a great diner breakfast.....5 minutes to be noticed by 10 staff roaming about.......5 minutes for "my waitress" and 5 more for first cup of coffee, 15 for breakfast, had to ask for condiments, had to stand up and look about to get my check........not much fun and horrible service, okay food.....but not a good experience at all.
James M

New York, NY

#3 Aug 13, 2008
good service...good food nice staff the best diner ive been to in a long time

United States

#4 Aug 21, 2008
this diner is legendary
tommy b

United States

#5 Aug 21, 2008
the food there was great service was great i give it a 5 out of 5
Matt Queens


#6 Sep 8, 2008
Terrible service, found a fly in my hamburger and no adjustment was made

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Sep 20, 2008
Have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner there several times. The food was great. Service has improved greatly since the opening.

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