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1506 Pelham Road South, Jacksonville, AL
2564356515
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 20
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Awesome BBQ

The Rocket is one of the best BBQ joints in Calhoun County. It's an older restaurant with a small seating area. It has a dated feel but that's part of it's charm. Orders are placed at the counter, and you seat yourself. I love the BBQ and beer battered onion rings. The corn nuggets are also yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carol R
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Anniston, Alabama
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Anniston, Alabama
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rocket is one of the best BBQ joints in Calhoun County. It's an older restaurant with a small seating area. It has a dated feel but that's part of it's charm. Orders are placed at the counter, and you seat yourself. I love the BBQ and beer battered onion rings. The corn nuggets are also yummy.

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Thank Carol R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious from their hamburgers and bbqs Sides are excellent especially the onion rings One thing you better bring cash.no credit cards taken

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Thank Carl C
Crossville, Alabama
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I started eating here in the late seventies and it is still the same today. Great burgers made the old fashion way with real beef and topped with the best tomatoes ever. The place is small and the wait is usually long but there is no denying the quality of the food. Prices are only slightly more than the fast... More 

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Thank SandMountainJeep
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by with a friend from the area. Quaint local spot! Good burgers, good BBQ. Parking is limited. And The Rocket is a very small place, get there early ;)

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Thank SweetTeaLisa
McComb, MS
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We just tried out The Rocket and were disappointed. The onion rings were so bad we couldn't even eat them. The pulled pork was average. The cole slaw was okay. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Thank Gary46MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm not even a huge fan of BBQ- but wow! The Rocket is amazing! I especially love the BBQ salad. I love the small feel of the place and the staff is always friendly. You can't come to Jacksonville and NOT eat here, trust me!

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Thank Laura N
Alexandria, Alabama
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I Love eating at the Rocket! You might want to get it to go though. The seating area is really small. I love their Barbque salads and their twin cheeseburger baskets. So good!!!

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Thank Candice E
Anniston, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

The homemade onion rings are the best ever. The BBQ pork salad is ok I prefer the BBQ chicken salad and it is amazing. The buttery bread goes great with the baked beans which are the best around. Call ahead and take your order to go as seating is limited.

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Thank ALTravel_everywhere
Centennial, Colorado
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We have fallen in love with this restaurant. The people are kind, the food is great, and we love the take out menu. The dining area is small, so if you have a big family or a large party its pretty difficult to dine in. Don't let that stop you though - they have a large BBQ meat or Chicken... More 

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Thank Debbie A
Rome, Italy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Hands down the best burgers in town. Thank God I married a girl from Alabama, so I have an excuse to come all the way from Italy to eat at The Rocket!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1506 Pelham Road South, Jacksonville, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 2564356515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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