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The Rocket

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1506 Pelham Road South, Jacksonville, AL
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Moline, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Whenever I am home I try if time allows to visit The Rocket BBQ - one of my all time favorite. When you pull up in the parking lot you can smell the BBQ going - not doubt it is made fresh and ready. The eating area is small and a little rundown but the food makes it worth while... More 

Thank Suzanne C
Jacksonville, Alabama
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going thru Jacksonville, this place is awesome. The burger is the best I've ever had anywhere.

Thank gg1229471
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We always love eating at the rocket. Decided to get the food to go. And we live like 2 mins from it so it doesn't take long to get it home. Well my husbands hamburger was cold and soggy and it was all torn apart. The bun. And my bbq sandwich wasn't bad but not great. Please get back to... More 

Thank Stancey
Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Having grown up in Jacksonville, Al., The Rocket was the place to go for the best hamburgers on the planet! I had been away from the area for 30 years and stopped in for lunch. The food was as GREAT as it had been back in the 70's!!! Hamburgers, Bar-B-Q, onion rings, fries!!! My choice the day I stopped in... More 

Thank 386vaughnw
Jacksonville, Alabama
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

First time here and it took 30 minutes to get my meal (seriously I arrived at 4:55 and received my food at 5:25). This is supposed to be a fast food joint! The burger was as well done and hard as charcoal and the fries were lukewarm. When I complained, the manager offered to replace the food. It took less... More 

Thank Michael A
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

My mother-in-law took us here as it's a place she used to visit in the 70s, back in the days when you'd call your order from the rear of the building. Lots of memories but more importantly the food remains true to its roots. Bar-B-Q food is what they specialise in. I had the pork platter, which was delicious. Had... More 

Thank comfy78
Oxford, Alabama
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Friendly faces, quick service, amazing food. Have been here several times and the quality, quantity and service has always been exceptional. There is so much charm to this place. There is a small dining room so you may not get a seat right away, but wait a few minutes and you will have someplace to sit. The staff is great!... More 

Thank staug2015
Jacksonville, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have enjoyed the Rocket BBQ for years and would put their sauce up against ANYONE. I have eaten a lot of BBQ through the years and the sauce at The Rocket is outstanding.

Thank Koven B
Anniston, Alabama
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

The Rocket is one of the best BBQ joints in Calhoun County. It's an older restaurant with a small seating area. It has a dated feel but that's part of it's charm. Orders are placed at the counter, and you seat yourself. I love the BBQ and beer battered onion rings. The corn nuggets are also yummy.

Thank Carol R
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious from their hamburgers and bbqs Sides are excellent especially the onion rings One thing you better bring cash.no credit cards taken

Thank Carl C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 1506 Pelham Road South, Jacksonville, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 2564356515
This is one of the best barbecue plates in Calhoun County! Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rocket/129116200473762

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