f you’re momentarily uninterested in sunlight, and you just want to eat ribs, drink a beer, and watch sports in a relatively dark room, go to RBQ. It’s a big barbecue spot in the old Playland Motel space, and it’s perfect for when you want to eat something that’ll force you to take a nap on the beach afterwards.
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Rippers is a little spot right on the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach where you can get hot dogs and burgers.
What was once called Rockaway Taco is now called Tacoway Beach. The good news? The fish tacos are still the best in town.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Caracas Arepa Bar serves really good arepas and frozen drinks on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach.
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P.J. Clarke’s has been rocking a good burger for decades. Let’s give the elders some credit. The only thing we don’t like about P.J. Clarke’s is that it’s almost always insufferably busy.
Keens is a Midtown steakhouse with tons of history, but even if you don’t care about Albert Einstein’s smoking pipe, you’ll eat some great meat.
Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine
In truth, without a basketball court and Walt Clyde Frazier's involvement, we wouldn’t be talking about the Wine and Dine. The space is massive, the layout is clunky, but the food is pretty good. If you're a hoops fan, it's a must visit.
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