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The Rocket

1506 Pelham Road South, Jacksonville, AL
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Ranked #7 of 31 restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: 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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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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English first
Jacksonville, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Greenville, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Less than average food. Meat smothered in barbecue sauce. No character to the food. Sticky unclean tables. Food on the floor. I would avoid this place.

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I eat at Rocket at least once a week. The best BBQ you will find in Calhoun County!! Burgers, chicken too. Is small & hard to fit alot of people in there at one time, but well worth the food :)

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Jacksonville, AL, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Rocket has been around for many years. When I was a teen-ager in the 70's (yikes!!! giving away my age lol) my friends & would go there, pick up the phone & call in an order for a Rocket burger, fries, homemade onion rings & a cherry sprite! Althought times have changed, the phones are long gone, the food... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Not quite the usal fast food place, it has an odd, cozy atmosphere which will bring people back. Not the best , but certainly never disappointing.

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Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Nice smokey meat, great and unique sauce, fine onion rings, served up as it has been for decades. This is IT,

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Gadsden, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

A "girls' day out" found us stopping for lunch at The Rocket. It is definitely a "local" place and reminds me of the old-fashioned hamburger joints when I was young. Orders are placed and picked up at the inside window. It is small and crowded, but people seem to noitice if you are waiting and vacate tables as they finish... More

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