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The Rocket

1508 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
+1 256-435-6516
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“blt salad” (10 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1508 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Good hamburgers and barbecue sandwiches the barbecue salads are their best anywhere in town And the staff is very friendly

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Loved the Rocket when I was in college. It is still good and a great value. Just wasn't as good as I remember it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1234567Amy
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My dad used to call me Hamburger when I was a kid because it didn’t matter where we went I was going to get a hamburger. So when I say this is the best burger around, you need to listen up. I have been eating...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank southlandiphone
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Small place and always packed. Food is great, but you will feel like you’re sitting on top of others. Good burgers, BBQ, and chicken.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kevin Y
Reviewed June 19, 2018

When I need comfort food, my first choice is The Rocket! I love their barbecue plate with baked beans and cole slaw! My husband loves the cheeseburgers at the Rocket. They are huge! Their onion rings are tasty as well. If you go at lunch...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Connie T
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The Rocket has excellent BBQ and messy burgers! It’s been spot on for many many years! You won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank scunning74
Reviewed June 18, 2018

If you are in Jacksonville and craving a burger, this is the place to go. Been here for years and is a Jacksonville classic.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RBT419
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Like many restaurants that serve BBQ ,burgers and fries you walk up to the counter to order. You find a table to sit at while you wait for your order number to be called. They have a variety of sides,fries,slaw,baked beans,potatoe salad. It was busy...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Muddflap52
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Just because you cook some meat and pour on some sauce, doesn't mean that it can be called BBQ. Mine (which I assume was pork) (didn't see pork mentioned on the menu) didn't seem to be fresh cooked.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

I always search out good burgers wherever I travel. This place is excellent. The meat is delicious and fit and cooked just right, and sandwich was so big I could barely finish it, but it was so damn good I went ahead and did it!...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Clint G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-435-6516
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