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Johnny Rockets

443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532 (City Center East)
215-829-9222
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Ranked #1,059 of 3,691 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Good for: Dining on a budget
Neighborhood: City Center East
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
387 helpful votes 387 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Edgewood, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This corner hamburger joint is colorful and retro in it's decoration. Old rock and roll favorites blast from the speakers. The wait staff sings happy birthday at your table. Children and those young at heart will love this place. Unfortunately, the food is just average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

chain 50's burger joint. good shakes, fries, burgers and atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2007

Cute but for the tourists

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