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CJ's Restaurant & Bar has resided in Ocean Beach, Fire Island's heart, since 1971. It was opened by John "Gio" Palermo and named in honor of his son, Christopher John. The bar is known to many as "The Home of the Rocket Fuel®," a pina colada type of mixed drink infused with Barcadi 151, where one can get the most affordable lobster specials Fire Island offers. CJ's is simple, and that is why it is wonderful. You can always count on drinks flowing, people laughing, and music rocking at this legendary institution of Fire Island.

After the passing of the beloved Gio in 1998, the bar was entrusted to head bartender JT Prolo, who faithfully followed the simple recipes of CJ's. This tradition continued until 2012, when The Palms Hotel stepped in, ensuring the legacy of CJ's with its Rocket Fuels and lobster specials. The dedicated "blender guys and girls" teams continue to work behind the bar, making CJ's the #1 Rocket Fuel on Fire Island seller year-round, providing a sense of reassurance and continuity to our valued customers.

The Palms is committed to maintaining the "Cheers" of Fire Island for the community and the changing number of tourists and guests who visit each year! So come in, sit back, relax, and have a world-famous "Rocket Fuel."

Home of the Rocket Fuel®


CJ’s has become Fire Island’s landmark bar for this refreshing Fire Island

must-have cocktail.

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Casual Dining and Craft Cocktails

CJ's Restaurant and Bar is the perfect destination for anyone looking to unwind and relax after a long day at the beach. This popular Ocean Beach bar offers a delightful mix of casual meals and refreshing cocktails, served in a lively atmosphere that will energize you. CJ's has everything you need to make your evening fun, whether you're in the mood for a hearty meal or just a few drinks with friends. From the very first bite to the very last sip, your experience at CJ's is sure to be a memorable one.

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Summer 2024 Events

Back by Popular Demand

 Johnny Kroo performs every Sunday at 3 pm Memorial Day - Labor Day

DJ every Friday and Saturday night 

Karaoke is coming soon!

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Contact Us

CJ's Restaurant & Bar
479 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, NY  11770

Hours of Operation:
Open all year round starting at 12 PM

(631) 583-9890

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