When Ronn Teitelbaum opened the first Johnny Rockets restaurant on June 6, 1986—on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles—his goal was to create a restaurant where people could escape the stress of everyday life and experience a taste of American dining. The name itself is a nod to this ideal—it combines the star of a heroic American fable, Johnny Appleseed, and the classic, Oldsmobile’s Rocket 88 automobile the global chain now makes itself at home in America's cultural landmarks, including Yankee Stadium and the Flamingo Hotel.
During meals at one of the seven Las Vegas locations, you’ll see signs of simpler times. Cooks and servers hand-dip shakes and cook up a selection of classic American comfort foods, including hamburgers, sandwiches, and American fries served with ketchup smiley faces. Riding sidecar to each meal is a selection of starters that include sweet potato fries, and treats such as hand-made ice cream shakes.
Whipping up delectable dishes that douse the fiery appetites of any appetite resembling that of a grizzly on fire, Black Bear Diner has served as a favorite eating abode of satisfied patrons since 1995. Homestyle eats are paired with top-notch service to provide an enjoyable dining destination that has spawned nearly 30 Black Bear locations nationwide. Large portions are offered on mountainous lunch and dinner menus full of tantalizing, smile-inducing flavors. Try the tri-tip dip sandwich with grilled onions, mushrooms, and swiss cheese ($9.99), the wild Pacific salmon filet with lemon-butter sauce ($13.99), or the old-fashioned meatloaf ($11.99), all of which will give your taste buds something to write home about besides their usual sappy drivel about their girlfriends, your teeth. Additionally, an impressive breakfast menu showcasing items such as the huge Bigfoot chicken-fried steak and eggs ($11.29) is offered all day, ensuring a solid meal for later risers and recovery-dodging egg addicts.