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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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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, fast food

Firstly, remember you're in the main transit centre of the city, therefore it's going to be busy, the atmosphere noisy and the food is quick. If it's fine dining and a peaceful ambience you're after, get real, and look elsewhere. That said, the burger was great, the fries were plentiful and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
David S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Dining on a budget
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Kernersville
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Good burgers but nothing extra special. Were busy but wait staff kept up. Nothing to complain about . Price was good for the area

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Firstly, remember you're in the main transit centre of the city, therefore it's going to be busy, the atmosphere noisy and the food is quick. If it's fine dining and a peaceful ambience you're after, get real, and look elsewhere. That said, the burger was great, the fries were plentiful and the strawberry milkshake fantastic. If you're in Union Station... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Service was quick and friendly. Burgers and fries were very good. You could tell that the burger meat was fresh and not frozen. Prices were average for the DC area. Only downfall was the 15% gratuity was automatically added to our bill. We were going to leave a tip anyway and I feel that should be up to the customer... More 

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stopped here on our first night. We were served promptly by a cheerful and attentive waitress. The food is basic, but delicious. We had some of the best burgers ever there. Good prices, good food, good service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 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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42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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