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Johnny Rockets

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American, Hamburgers
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50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-289-6969
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Dining on a budget

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty chips, great milkshakes, average burgers

My wife and I ate there two Rocket burgers, chips and Caramel Milkshake. The burger was the only disappointment since was a bit greasy, the rest was awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
ShaharTal
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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  • Dining on a budget
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I finally caved in to the retro concept. After so many lunches at the Union Station food court, maybe it was inevitable. And how bad could a burger be, right? But I choked down this food and was glad to have checked this box, never to return

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This pertains to the Johnny Rockets at Union Station only. Its lunch time and we are hungry from our tour to the sites of Washington, DC. Imagine our surprise that the motorcoach actually could park in a parking ramp! We Midwesterners aren't used to this. Of course Union Station is a site to see in itself as a hub for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I was so disappointed in our meal. The atmosphere at this Johnny Rockets was ruined by the union station food court. The food was ok, but it was certainly not a positive memorable experience.

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Gentofte
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Johnny Rocket is a chain - but the one in Union Station is one of the best. Tasty food and good service. However I did notice that they automatically added 15 % gratuity on the bill - first time I ever saw that in the USA.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate there two Rocket burgers, chips and Caramel Milkshake. The burger was the only disappointment since was a bit greasy, the rest was awesome.

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very busy but they kept up. On the way to Capitol Hill and decided I had better get a little something but I didn't have time to wait. Their chocolate malted are the best.It is truly hard to find good malteds and if you grew up on them, you want the right one. Staff was moving like crazy to keep... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

While touring Union Station I spotted this Johnny Rockets. The place was packed so I figured it would be good. I settled on a burger with swiss and fries. My meal was good. The server wasn't overly friendly but she was very busy and I imagine she was trying to keep up. Travel safe...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Tried this Johnny Rockets in Union Station on a cold and snowy Saturday. We had excellent service at this location at all times. The menus were clean and clear, great selection. My guest and I ordered two different items and they both arrived in a timely manner. Both sandwiches were excellent, and had a nice flavor. They were very timely... More 

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Apopka, Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Came for a great sit down breakfast. The service was very efficient and the food was of that good diner quality. We were able to find everything from a full, hearty breakfast to those quick sandwiches and even some healthy choices. Don't expect anything fancy...just good food. The lunch and dinner menus looked pretty good, too!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is one of those places you visit once if you dig the nostalgic thing - otherwise, the quality and price of food and length of service wait just isn't worth it for a regular thing.

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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