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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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  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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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
Great burgers

My friend took me for a twin basket...2 burgers in a basket with a huge bunch of fries in the middle. Wow, was I surprised at how great the burgers there are! Kind of crisp on the edge but not over cooked. Delicious. Had to put the fries away to stop eating them. Now I've been there several times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Gamecock20J05
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Alabama
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Alabama
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

My friend took me for a twin basket...2 burgers in a basket with a huge bunch of fries in the middle. Wow, was I surprised at how great the burgers there are! Kind of crisp on the edge but not over cooked. Delicious. Had to put the fries away to stop eating them. Now I've been there several times for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Whoever said their burgers were the best in town lied. I wanted a bigger instead of a salad. I am disappointed. French fries Sucked. I will say their BBQ salads are great.

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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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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36 reviews 36 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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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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35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 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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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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