188 South Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949-497-7252. johnnyrockets.com
Laguna Beach, California--Laguna Beach is filled with culinary adventures that include old-time restaurants around for decades, ocean view cafes and fine dining with the best views in L.A. & Southern California, unique cuisine for sophisticated tastes such as Sapphire Laguna, and affordable chains that satisfy visitors seeking burgers, fries, sodas and malts.
One such place is well situated in Laguna Beach on the corner of Coast Highway and Ocean, directly across the street from the Main Beach and downtown shops. Johnny Rockets, a chain restaurant founded in Los Angeles and based in Lake Forest a mere 14 miles distance from Laguna Beach, offers comfort foods--American style sandwiches, soups, hamburgers, salads and desserts. It is known for the smiley face ketchup--every clerk serving fries puts a happy face on your plate.
The little touches mean so much at a 50's style diner where the floors are black & white checkerboard patterns, the booths have jukeboxes and vinyl seats, and you have the feeling of entering a time warp with old-fashioned hospitality.
Another such restaurant founded in closer proximity that has grown to become a national chain is Ruby's. Whether you pick Johnny's or Ruby's, it's all about hot, tasty, hearty meals that kids & families can agree on.
And if you are looking for the biggest Johnny Rockets of all, head to Knott's Berry Farm inside the theme park where the biggest Johnny Rockets in the world exists.