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Johnny Rockets

City Center East
American, Hot Dogs
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443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good for Kids

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Harvey S
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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

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

Thank Lonjar l
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank Alexa S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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.

Thank Elvis M
Level Contributor
202 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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 

Thank WorryFreePhilly
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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 

Thank LDdave
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank Abi S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank Scott_A_Drake
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget


Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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?