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About Us

CJ's Restaurant & Bar has resided in the heart of Ocean Beach, Fire Island, 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 beloved Gio died in 1998, the bar was bequeathed to head bartender JT Prolo who followed the simple recipes of CJ's until 2012 when The Palms Hotel stepped in to continue the CJ's tradition of Rocket Fuels and lobster specials. The "blender guys and girls" teams continue working behind the bar, making CJ's the #1 Rocket Fuel on Fire Island seller year-round.


The Palms is committed to maintaining the "Cheers" of Fire Island for the community of people and the change of tourists and guests that 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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CJ's Restaurant and Bar is perfect for a casual night out after a day at the beach!
Enjoy delicious eats, craft cocktails, and a fun atmosphere.
You won't forget your time spent at CJ's from your first bite to the last sip.

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Summer 2023 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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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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