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Roney’s Restaurant Route 130 Collingswood NJ Closed For Good – Bummer

Posted on: February 17, 2011


I don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, so I’ll just consider this a heads up for those of you who might be hankering for a small greasy hamburger or cheeseburger in the Collingswood NJ area – Roney’s Restaurant – a landmark on Route 130 is now officially closed. Originally opened as a White Tower over 50 years ago, the plan is to demolish it to make way for road widening. Anyone want to save those Hamburger letters for me?!

Roney's Restaurant and Hamburgers Collingswood NJ Closed

I had heard a while ago that Roneys would close because of this project – but as you can see from the cheery colors – it doesn’t look closed ’til you get real close. Get even closer and you’ll see the note left on the door:

Note for Roney's Restaurant Customers“Roney’s Customers, Morning, Afternoon, Late-Night Roney’s is closed due to the road construction that will be taking place.

We have relocated to our other restaurant The Dugout 5105 N. Park Drive, Pennsauken, Cooper River Plaza.

Hours Mon-Fri 6am – until, Sat-Sun 6am- until. Need more Info call 856-651-7141.”

We had grabbed a quick burger there years ago, but never stopped by again, assuming- as we all do – that because it had been around for so long it would in turn be around forever. Here’s a link to Hawk Krall’s (of Drawing For Food) post from last May about his visit to Roney’s so you can get a feel for what it was like before it closed down.

Here’s a link to an article about Roney’s that was just published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 3/7/11

So make sure to visit your local local, before it too becomes a bump in the road!

Don’t worry, we’ll be back to our upbeat programming momentarily – with all sorts of info about swing dancing, vintage fabrics, beautiful neon, and yet another adventure we’re going on in March!

  • Amy

    When I had passed it maybe a week or two ago it was still open (lights on, cars in lot), but when I drove by it this week (looking closely since we were talking about it recently), I saw it looked quite dark. It had to have closed in that short period of time. Sorry for the bad info. :-/

    • http://www.RetroRoadmap.com Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com

      No worries, I felt like I needed to go get the scoop on the place anyhow. These things happen quickly!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/bumperstickersnmore Debbie

    That’s too bad, I wish they could move the building somepalce else and save it.

    • http://www.RetroRoadmap.com Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com

      I agree – too bad our back yard is non-existent!