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Johnny Rockets

City Center East
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443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by Kadija and shown menus. She was very nice and welcoming. We took our food to go. Our burgers were really good and the fries too! My son liked the chicken tenders. They cooked to order so everything was fresh. The place looked nice and clean too.

Thank jhd28
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to have dinner at Johnny Rockets on South Street. We arrive and are seated right away. The servers comes over to take our drink order then brings us our drinks however instead of asking are we ready to order she hovers around us and it felt creepy. I said we needed another minute and she... More 

Thank Sean D
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

What a fun place. Good burgers, dogs, fries, milkshakes. Fast service. When it's someone's birthday, all of the servers sing YMCA.

Thank rose762016
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We were very glad to come into this restaurant. It looks just like restaurants in old American movies, service is very nice and welcoming, and food is nice and not too expensive.

Thank LauG99
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

We came wanting a proper American burger, we were not disappointed at all! Portions very manageable for us Brits who aren't used to the usual supersized American portions and also good value for money! Service was excellent as well. If I ever come back to Philly, I would definitely come back here.

Thank Linda H
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Johnny Rocket is a treat for kids of all ages. Fast food at its best. No grease. Freshly made burgers etc the way you like it. Good drinks and shakes. Fast service. reasonable.

Thank Harvey S
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Been to other Jonny rockets and service and food was a lot better. This one needs to be cleaned and service help waitress forgot about us and didn't bring all the food Burgers or ok won't come back

Thank Lonjar l
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped into Johnny Rockets for dinner on a Sunday night, and we were somewhat disappointed. The juke boxes didn't work, the interior of the restaurant seemed worn out, and service was very slow. Our waiter was polite enough, but had no energy -- he seemed half asleep! Originally, I wanted a grilled chicken breast sandwich, but by 8:00 PM... More 

Thank Alexa S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

It is a hot mess on weekends and full of "ignorance". Save yourself a headache. Come on day hours, the enviorment is much lighter, and less muggy. I will never come back on a weekend night.

Thank Elvis M
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202 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We are local in South Philly and for my "staycation" I wanted to enjoy lunch one day at Johnny Rockets. So off we went. We ate at one in Gatlinburg, Tennessee that was so delicious. Our server John was friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was awesome. There were several families enjoying lunch as well. The restaurant was clean. We both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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

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