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Johnny Rockets

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City Center East
American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers
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443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532
215-829-9222
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Should have gone for burgers...

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Abi S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Dining on a budget
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Philadelphia
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43 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not only is everything here - except iced tea - in excess of 500 calories - some up to 1500 for milkshakes but it's pricey. A plan single burger and cup of coffee came to about $9.00 before tip. The menu is required to have calorie content and when that went into place business dropped. And how can yiu only... More 

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Frederiksberg
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55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Plus: Fun decor, music, good milkshake Minus: Burger, fries, onion rings below averag, insanely cold during winter even in back of restaurant, slow service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went to this Johnny rockets and was surprised that they were not that busy we were seated the everything needed a good cleaning it took a long time for them to take our order and then it was wrong 3 out of 3 people they took my son's sandwich which he had taken one bite out of and cooked... More 

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croydon
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28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Took the family out for a nice day on South Street and came here for floats and fries. The waiter was great. He kept checking on us making sure everything was good. I will be coming back soon.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My friend and I went to Johnny Rocket's on South Street. If you aren't familiar with the franchise it is a 50s-style diner that serves some really great burgers, specialty shakes, and some of the best onion rings I have ever eaten. They had just the right amount of batter and were fried to perfection and not the least bit... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Traveling on business in Philly and saw a sign the night before that Johnny Rockets served breakfast. Next morning I went in and was received a friendly greeting. I sat at the counter and ordered the eggs my way. Comes with Sausage, eggs, potatoes and a bagel for $7. It was actually really good. I was kind of surprised because... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ok, so I was a cook here for about 3 months and quit. This has to be the most foul place to eat on south st! They have roaches, nats,rats,termites, and water bags. The food is not kept at the required temperature because all the fridges are broken upstairs. One morning I opened and there was a roach in the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Me and friend ate here for lunch on a saturday afternoon. We were seated right away. Waitress took our orders and we had our food in ten minutes. The burgers and the milk shakes were delicious.The place was clean and the prices were reasonable I would eat here again.

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Additional Information about Johnny Rockets

Address: 443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532
Phone Number: 215-829-9222
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers

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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, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?