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Johnny Rockets

50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 (National Mall)
+1 202-289-6969
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Ranked #694 of 2,625 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Dining on a budget
Neighborhood: National Mall
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Neighborhood: National Mall
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65% Recommend
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Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My family and I stopped into Johnny Rockets after a hot day in the city. The root beer float was refreshing. The food was average dinner food; nothing spectacular. However, the service was fast and friendly, and our meal was cheap. With all of the options in D.C., we'd probably not go back unless in a pinch.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

First time going to a Johnny Rockets and decided to give it a try. Food was great and service was as well. For a busy Mall location I expected to have to wait a little while for food but they are really on the ball there.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stopped in at Union Station for lunch in conjunction with a visit to the Postal Museum across the street. On the day that we were there, hundreds of school students were swarming the basement food court. As a result, there were long lines at the counter service restaurants, and no tables available in the food court. I was wondering... More

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suffolk uk
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am English I am of course familiar with other fast food outlets which have crossed the Atlantic but as far as I know this chain is not in England, or at least it's not in Suffolk where I live. I loved the retro feel the jukeboxes and so on. I was very surprised by the burger much thicker than... More

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Lufkin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We loved the soda shop feel, the burgers were great and the nickel jukeboxes were just a perfect touch. We were a party of 9 and we were served quickly, and the prices were fairly reasonable.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One day I had the bears at work and we usually go over to Union Station but hadn't been to JRockets. Son bear loves cheeseburgers - daughter bear likes BLTs, they have both. Happy momma bear. Service was good and the burgers still good. Nice lunch with the bears.

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East Anglia, UK
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130 reviews 130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you want a typical American Burger in a typical American Burger bar, then this works just fine. The atmosphere was great, the burger was really good. The service was friendly. I'm not pretending it was anything really special, but for a Brit in the States, it absolutely hit the spot.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was not happy when they brought my kids room temperature milk! Server corrected it when I asked and brought us milk "right from the fridge." Also had to send my iced tea back because it did not taste good.

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323 reviews 323 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Looked good and sounded good as all of this chain does. The staff were lovely and the fast food was just that. The problem was the large dead cockroach lying just around the corner by the ladies toilets. My other half was appalled especially as we had just eaten.I am not saying this place has cockroaches but it makes you... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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132 reviews 132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I love good old-style American diners and visiting one has to be squeezed in to all my trips to the US. I have no idea if this place is the real deal but it looks it! I sat in a booth and next to me was an older couple with their grandchildren. At one point grandpa commented to the kids... More

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