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Johnny Rockets

443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532 (City Center East)
215-829-9222
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Ranked #1,198 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Good for: Dining on a budget
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
711 helpful votes 711 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

My 15-yr-old son has eaten chicken fingers/strips at a zillion different restaurants, and Johnny Rockets' chicken strips are definitely in his top 3 (he's very picky so that's saying a lot!). I had a burger that was also really good. The orange shake was so delicious!!!! Our server (Kristian) has a very pleasant personality and does his job very well!

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I tried Johnny Rocket's because the restaurant looks colorful and a bit retro from the outside but it was really disappointing. I got the Route 66 burger and bacon/cheese fries. The burger had nothing special, no flavour, no taste but the fries were really nasty! The bacon/cheese/fries quickly turns into a mixture which is basically pure fat, sugar and salt!... More

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