Rippers

Restaurants , Sandwich shops Rockaways
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Rippers

The Rockaway boardwalk is the new Bedford Avenue, if Rippers is anything to go by. Launched in 2011 by the crews behind Roberta’s and the Meat Hook, this rowdy, neon-hued snack shack attracts tattooed folks fresh off the A train. Huddle under galvanized-steel shade structures for juicy, grass-fed burgers on Martin’s potato buns, snappy, all-beef Meat Hook franks with zippy kraut and cold pineapple-coconut smoothies. The patty-joint fare demands a bit of a wait—potatoes are cut right before frying—and lines regularly wind down to the sand, but a kitschy ’80s soundtrack (the Go-Go’s, the Buggles) and a communal beer funnel keep spirits sunny.

Venue name: Rippers
Contact:
Address: 8601 Shore Front Pkwy
NY
11693
Cross street: Boardwalk, between Beach 84th and Beach 90th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 10am–8pm
Transport: Subway: A, Rockaway S to Beach 90th St
Price: Average dish: $6.
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allysonm
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A party on the beach! Although I didn't try the food, everyone around us looked like they were devouring the juicy burgers and hot dogs with glee. Loud, fun, pop music and scantily clad hipsters on wooden benches abound - if you want a plastic cup of rosé on your way to or from the beach, this is the place to stop for a quick drink.