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1506 Pelham Road South, Jacksonville, AL
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Description: This is one of the best barbecue plates in Calhoun County! Here is their...
This is one of the best barbecue plates in Calhoun County! Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rocket/129116200473762
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  • 12
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best BBQ and Cheeseburger!!!

Being retired, I have traveled with my wife to every state in the USA and this little GEM in in my top 10. We have settled down in Huntsville but make the drive at least once a month....well sometimes twice....Must haves: BBQ Salad, Twin Cheese, and the BBQ sandwich and cheeseburger combo basket... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Being retired, I have traveled with my wife to every state in the USA and this little GEM in in my top 10. We have settled down in Huntsville but make the drive at least once a month....well sometimes twice....Must haves: BBQ Salad, Twin Cheese, and the BBQ sandwich and cheeseburger combo basket and don't forget the sweet tea. My... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My title says it all. This looks like a run down establishment....been there for years been run by the same family...the Marbuts. Don't let looks fool you! Go! The fries the onion rings, the bbq salad...on and on I could go....anything you order you will love!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you want old fashion type drive-in food with-out the curb service this is your place. The place has changed very little since the 1960's as for the decor. It looks exactly the same as it did back then.The food hasn't changed either, maybe because the owner hasn't changed. The food is still the best! Everything I have ever ordered... More 

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Jacksonville, AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great place to go and have a meal if you're able to spare a little time as the food is freshly prepared when you order it. Nice and piping hot when it comes to the table so you never have to worry about cold food. Great place to get bbq also. I recommend to bbq salad. Very, very good!!!

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you're from out of town you can't come to jacksonville and NOT have a burger basket from the ROCKET. And if like me you are from here you have to have the rocket OFTEN. The burgers are fresh ground beef hand patted. And the sauce they use is addictive. Mmm mmm

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Wife told me about this place, as she used to live in area.We had to drop off something to daughter who lives near, so we decided to go here and I, the real "burger king"would put them to the test.Rocket burger with fries, please! What I got was a trip back many years ago, when burger patties were hand made... More 

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Jacksonville, Alabama, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Rocket is one of the best bbq places that you will find. It's a small place so you have to get there early to get a seat, but you can always get takeout. The bbq salad is this huge plate of salad piled high with meat. I can always make at least two meals out of it. Oh...the burgers... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I know it sounds unusual but my son suggested I try it. Delicious. Big enough to take home and have another full meal. The Rocket has an unusual atmosphere but how can you go wrong when the smoker is going full blast out back and smelling wonderful. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.

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Detroit, Michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you a barbecue connoisseur or just love good food this is the best that have found. I have traveled the country with for my job and visited many of the man vs food and diners drive-ins and dives places. The Rocket is the best of the barbecue places that I have eaten. The burgers are also homemade. Its been... More 

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Gadsden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This review was about my visit on May 5, 2013. I ordered the large cheeseburger plate with the sides of corn nuggets and the spicy potato wedges. I would like to start out by saying that the large cheeseburger here.. is one of the best cheeseburgers that I’ve ever had. It is ridiculous how tasty and melt in your mouth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1506 Pelham Road South, Jacksonville, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Jacksonville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

This is one of the best barbecue plates in Calhoun County! Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rocket/129116200473762

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