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443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532 (City Center East)
215-829-9222
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Ranked #1,000 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Dining on a budget
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English first
croydon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews 187 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
886 helpful votes 886 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Although filled w/ young patrons, baby boomers especially will feel right at home at Johnny Rockets in South Philly, where lots of red vinyl, old Life Magazine covers & juke boxes - yes, juke boxes - for a nickel (supplied by the house) play favorites from the '50s (Remember the Everly Brothers?); so Boomers will know all the lyrics &... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Like the way the style of restaurant old theme my burger was good the philly squealer.fries ok but nothing special and fries do not come with sandwhich had to order seperate and they dont give u a lot of fries.prices ok..they didnt sing or dance when I was there not sure if they still do that. Waitress kept asking do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

....then come down to Johnny Rocket's. Ok, so it's a chain, but it's worth it. Go in for a malted milk shake. And if you still want something sweet after shovelling a few kilocalories from the dessert menu, there's always Rita's Water Ice further down South Street. (And no, a water ice is not the same as a 'snow cone',... More 

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Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I was looking forward to my first visit to this Johny Rockets. Although the staff was very friendly, I felt very uncomfortable eating at a place where "cleanliness" is not their best asset. I watched some of the servers cleaning the tables and they just wiped once and whatever they picked up it was good enough for them. I saw... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

this place its some what like steak and shake they just have a 1970's theme to it. The burgers are ok but theres nothing too special about them they taste great and the prices are are low so i guess thats a plus.

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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

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