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Lunch, Dinner
American, Steakhouse
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We almost left because there was a sign that said please be patient one cook is recovering from surgery but decided to try it anyway. No wait what so ever. Drinks came immediately, then appetizer came then we thought here comes the wait. Nope....food came...shortly thereafter. We were completely surprised!! Very good food a day they were pretty busy.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed January 31, 2022

My wife and I drove from Plano TX to the restaurant. I have been searching for the best chicken fried steak in north Texas. This is definitely one of the beast chick fried steaks I have ever had, you can cut it with your fork...and the gravy was outstanding. I wanted to drink the gravy by its self. Highly recommend making a date and traveling here and enjoy the food.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

If you go away hungry it is your fault. However last few times here in the past, we have had servers that were not too friendly. We never go away hungry though and the price is reasonable.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed February 6, 2021

My first time here was 2 years ago and it was amazing - but tonight was the worse. Let us start with the parking lot across the street from you that has a 1 ft drop from road to the lot (not really made for...anyone driving a car) Yes, there was a 45 min wait just for a table - it is the weekend and you should expect to be slammed - then it was a 30 min wait for cold food that I could not cut with a knife - I and my husband both had the chicken fried steak and the gravy was hotter than the meat, your okra tasted as if it came out of the freezer, your green beans tasted as they come from a can and your so-called toast was bread covered in butter not even brown. Yes, I said something when we left and your man at the cash draw said "I'm sorry we were slammed and only have 2 cooks but if you come back again we can make it right. WHY THE HELL WOULD I BE BACK?More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

This was my first time at Rocket Cafe. Friendly service. Ordered a 1/2 lb cheeseburger with steak fries. The burger was excellent and very filling. Fries were good too. Nice little place but they are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

I was at the bar for a pool tournament, and ordered a burger. I am sorry to say the meat had no taste what so ever. The char in the meat, tasted like the grill had no been cleaned in a very long time

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 8, 2019

An authentic home cooking restaurant. I have only ever had their famous chicken fried steak. Very nice and a very good portion. The white gravy is very tasty but possibly a bit much. I would recommend asking for either a lighter serving of gravy or...having the gravy served separately. Half way through my steak I was having to scrape off most of the gravy.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

Delicious steak. One of our favorites. As my husbands says it is a real porterhouse and not a t-none. Absolutely delicious! ! The chicken fried steak is delicious as well.. neat little place with a nice atmosphere. Has a bar attached, with pool tables and...dance area.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

I was not overly impressed with the food. The service however, was 5 star. Great job guys! Our waiter was attentive and helpful in menu selections. Rockett Cafe leans heavily on its “club” atmosphere and caters to the locals. It’s mostly a bar where you...can get a burger/steak. If you need an extensive menu, this is not the place for you. I chose to come here specifically though to try the burger (based on the great reviews). I discovered my burger to be on the very dry side and it just had a different kind of taste than I am accustomed to. I got the distinct impression that my burger was sitting back under a warmer, with a few other burgers for awhile. Odd that the waiter never asked how we wanted our burger cooked. One size fits all?? It should have been hot to the touch with juice pouring out when it reached my table, it was not. The fries were bland at best. The O rings were probably the best thing going, but they needed salt as well! My stars are for the service, not the food. But I do think it’s possible others could potentially enjoy this place better than us. The folks around us seemed to enjoy their meal. It’s just not for our family. Our kids left food on the plate and it wasn’t because the portions. Overall Impression: Call NASA, this Rockett needs a boost.....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 8, 2019

The service was excellent and quick. Everybody was happy with their meal. I had chicken fried steak and it was wonderful. also have full bar.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 4, 2019

This place is awesome. food is great and large portions . We go as often as possible. Huge chicken fried steaks and pork chops. great fries . Just really good country food and music at night although I have not been there for that

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 25, 2019

This is a very nice country and western venue and restaurant. They had live entertainment in the afternoon. The place is very friendly.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 24, 2019

This restaurant has been around a long time. The food varies with each visit, but overall is good. The chicken fried steak is my favorite.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

My brother and his girlfriend were in town from Broken Arrow. We try to take them to a restaurant that they hadn’t been to before. We arrived around 8 pm on a Friday night. We were told it would be a 45 minute wait. So...we went to the bar to have a drink and a seat. They let us sit in the bar while we waited for a table. I went to the bar to order drinks. I stood at the bar and waited for service. Two female bartenders looked at me and continued talking amongst themselves. Neither one acknowledged me. Another bartender came and took the tables order. We were seated after a 20 minute wait. The waitress was friendly and offered suggestions on what to order on the menu. We ordered a appetizer with fried pickles, mushrooms and zucchini. It came to the table hot and crispy. The table ordered chicken fried steak, T-bone steak and a cheese burger. The food was all great. I would have given them a higher rating had it not been for the rude bartenders.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Was visiting Midlothian over the weekend and came here for dinner on Friday night. We arrived just before 8pm and were informed it would be a 45 minute wait for a table for four, so we went to wait in the bar and have a...drink or two. The man at the door asked for a $10 cover, but after telling him we were just waiting for a table he let us in without charging and was very nice about it. My brother stopped at bar near the door, while we found a table nearby. Two girls were working in this bar and after 3 or 4 minutes never even acknowledged him. It's not like they didnt see him standing there because one girl walked past him to enter the bar area and still ignored him. The bar wasnt even busy and only had a handful of people in there. Fortunately another waitress working the back bar came and took drink orders from our table. She was very nice and chatted with us after seeing how those other girls ignored all of us. After a 20 minute wait, a table was available and we moved to the dining room. Our waitress was very helpful with menu selections and very efficient. I ordered the small chicken fried steak, while she ordered the T-bone steak. The small chicken fried steak was more than large enough. Can't imagine how big the large CFS is. The meat was pretty tender and had good flavor, but needed a little salt to amplify the flavor. Her T-bone steak was also pretty tender and was cooked to a perfect medium rare. Overall an average experience. I would have given 4 stars if the bar staff hadn't been so rude. The food is good, but be prepared for hit or miss service as other reviewers mentioned.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Joan B
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
It's kind of mixed. Bar typically has younger people on week nights.
Pam W
October 22, 2016|
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Response from Tim H | Reviewed this property |
I do believe smoking is allowed in bar area but the air circulation system works great. Live music on weekends.
June 25, 2016|
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Response from PeggWindham | Reviewed this property |
The "club" side has a dance floor. The restaurant part is separate. ENJOY!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rockett Cafe

Yes, Rockett Cafe offers takeout services.

Rockett Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4