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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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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Favorite for generations!

Not only is the food great the history is awesome! Very cool to have a local bbq place you can hang out and chat with friends and know that generations of your friends and family have shared the experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Amanda G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not only is the food great the history is awesome! Very cool to have a local bbq place you can hang out and chat with friends and know that generations of your friends and family have shared the experience!

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Jacksonville, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a local favorite. They have won many regional awards. Try the BBQ salad. It's huge! And an interesting Alabama thing.

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Helena, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Get a real, authentic, old-fashioned burger here. Yum! Go back in time to when burgers were hand patted and not made on the assembly line. Onion rings are very good. Only complaint: they did away with the Rocket Fruit Punch several years ago. I still miss it!

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Alabama
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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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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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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 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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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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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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