Life is better at the beach. Happy Jack’s was established in May 2018 by Mike Dalton, a Rockaway native who grew up on the beach and is proud of the sand in his shoes.
Happy Jack’s is a tribute to Mike’s father, John "Happy Jack" Dalton. Happy Jack was a NYPD police officer, a Korean War veteran and a National Guard reservist, who served bravely and honorably. He called Rockaway home for more than 50 years. Happy Jack taught his 12 kids the most important lessons in life: Be kind, work hard and have fun.
That is what Happy Jack’s is all about. Seasonal menus and daily specials that offer quality food & drinks prepared with the freshest ingredients. Wonderful, attentive service by our staff, many who are Dalton family members or “honorary” ones. And great times for every guest looking for incredible food, and good company, just steps away from the most beautiful beach on the planet.
Mike Dalton built his dream restaurant on the beach for locals and visitors alike - - Happy Jack’s welcomes anyone who enjoys a fun day at the beach!