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Johnny Rockets

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443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532
215-829-9222
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty burgers served with a smile!

We came wanting a proper American burger, we were not disappointed at all! Portions very manageable for us Brits who aren't used to the usual supersized American portions and also good value for money! Service was excellent as well. If I ever come back to Philly, I would definitely come back here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda H
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came wanting a proper American burger, we were not disappointed at all! Portions very manageable for us Brits who aren't used to the usual supersized American portions and also good value for money! Service was excellent as well. If I ever come back to Philly, I would definitely come back here.

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Thank Linda H
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Johnny Rocket is a treat for kids of all ages. Fast food at its best. No grease. Freshly made burgers etc the way you like it. Good drinks and shakes. Fast service. reasonable.

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Thank Harvey S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Been to other Jonny rockets and service and food was a lot better. This one needs to be cleaned and service help waitress forgot about us and didn't bring all the food Burgers or ok won't come back

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Thank Lonjar l
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped into Johnny Rockets for dinner on a Sunday night, and we were somewhat disappointed. The juke boxes didn't work, the interior of the restaurant seemed worn out, and service was very slow. Our waiter was polite enough, but had no energy -- he seemed half asleep! Originally, I wanted a grilled chicken breast sandwich, but by 8:00 PM... More 

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Thank Alexa S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

It is a hot mess on weekends and full of "ignorance". Save yourself a headache. Come on day hours, the enviorment is much lighter, and less muggy. I will never come back on a weekend night.

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Thank Elvis M
Philadelphia
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202 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We are local in South Philly and for my "staycation" I wanted to enjoy lunch one day at Johnny Rockets. So off we went. We ate at one in Gatlinburg, Tennessee that was so delicious. Our server John was friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was awesome. There were several families enjoying lunch as well. The restaurant was clean. We both... More 

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Thank WorryFreePhilly
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were walking south street and decided to grab a bite to eat and decided to get some good simple food. We were pleasantly greeted the moment we walked in and seated swiftly. Our server Kyle was pleasant, professional and helpful, he was quick with drinks and added the little touch's that a great server does. The... More 

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Thank LDdave
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

My son loves Johnny Rockets so we decided to take a drive over to Philly for his bday. I agree with some of the other reviews, the prices of milkshakes are a little pricy but that was to be expected, the food was good no issues there, and our server was great...that being said the place was not very clean.... More 

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Thank NCNJGIRLZ
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Saw a board outside advertising toasties as a lunch special. Went in and had some, they were just ok. Should have gone for the burgers! We enjoyed picking out songs on the jukebox though!

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Thank Abi S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The staff gives the outward appearance of caring, interested and happy but the truth is, more people asked if I was being helped than were actually helping. It shouldn't take 25 minutes to serve a hamburger unless you are grinding the meat fresh. That aside, one would hope that the burgers and bacon would come out perfectly awesome. Not the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-829-9222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?