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Johnny Rockets

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City Center East
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
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443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532
215-829-9222
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Today
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
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 4
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun 50's atmosphere, poor food

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

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Louise S
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Frederiksberg
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Frederiksberg
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 via mobile

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 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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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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172 reviews 172 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
937 helpful votes 937 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

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