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Johnny Rockets

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50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-289-6969
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A fun guilty pleasure

Something for everyone except a healthy choice. Every man and child will love Johnny Rockets. Great burgers, hotdogs, and sandwiches and decadent sides, shakes, and desserts. Enjoy!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Dan B
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Newport News, Virginia
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Mount Washington, Kentucky
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It reminded me of the old dinners that were around in the 50's and 60's that had car hops and severed sandwiches on the inside also. They had the old fashion juke boxes on each table when we were there. The only draw back to this restaurant is they were a little small at this location.

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Thank Creeker01
Fairfax, Virginia
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Don't expect much from this place. I've been there for coffee a few times, and the last visit was a real disappointment. All I wanted was a bagel and cream cheese. The so-called bagel was just plain soft white bread in the shape of a donut. The cream cheese came in a little tub with a foil lid. I ate... More 

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Thank Two-Baby-Boomers
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Real burgers -not cereal or made with fillers real onions. the home fries was like dice and just as hard as dice. everything else looked really good. even the bacon looked real and not pre-fried frozen

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Thank Ladyzion
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I had burgers and fries here after a long day of touring DC. Everything was delicious and our server was a blast!

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Thank Ericacarrier
Salamanca, New York
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Last year we had lunch here and I remembered it being pretty good. It seems like things have gone down hill in the last year. The restaurant itself just seemed a little dirty and the food was not the greatest. Both my husband and I got hot dogs, although his was the chili dog. My strawberry milkshake was good. I... More 

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Thank JandN93
Newport News, Virginia
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Something for everyone except a healthy choice. Every man and child will love Johnny Rockets. Great burgers, hotdogs, and sandwiches and decadent sides, shakes, and desserts. Enjoy!!

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Thank Dan B
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The best thing about this place was the milkshake. It was heavenly! We also had chilli cheese fries which were uninspired but the worst thing we had was the phillyk cheesesteak! It was dry and cardboard like. Not impressed.

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Thank Eshwari V
Florida
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821 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Johnny Rockets isn't meant to be gourmet dining. It is simple fare that should be consistent no matter which one you eat at. We were a family of six---3 children ages 3 to 8 and 3 adults. All enjoyed their lunch of burgers and fries. Various drinks---apple juice, tea, and sprite were your usual. Can't do any damage to this... More 

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Thank jaybeeFL
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were looking for a basic breakfast place within walking distance of our hotel and not too expensive. This place fit the bill. WE both got a B.E.L.T (bacon, EGG, lettuce, and tomato), which was only $4.99, a steal in central tourist zone in DC. Coffee was okay.

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Thank Dana C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The food was tasty and well priced and the service was quick and friendly. The atmosphere was also great with a 50's rock n roll diner vibe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-289-6969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?