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Johnny Rockets

City Center East
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443 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1532
+1 215-829-9222
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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

When the mouse ran under my friend's feet she jumped a mile high. The waiter chuckled and nonchalantly said mice were all over the place. The ice cream is OK at best. The shakes on the thin side.

Thank chk2002
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I stopped bye here on August 27, 2016. It has been many years since I went here mostly because I moved to the burbs. Anyway, the gentleman who greeted me at the register was very friendly and prompt with water and in taking my order. During my wait for food he noticed my Army service ring and then inquired about... More 

Thank Wesley V
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211 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Took the grandkids here they love the burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches were fantastic, grilled cheese. We like the fact that you get a soda anyway you like it.... and then there's the 50 Decor they got a kick out of that and they love the entertainment

Thank 2Bige257
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Expensive tourist trap in the heart of South Street. Stopped in for a late lunch during a South Street stroll...got the regular grilled chicken on sourdough, which was just slightly over average. My vanilla shake was large and very thick and yummy. Counter service was very friendly and fun. For $15 including a tip I could have done better I... More 

Thank Sh00bie
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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87 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 215-829-9222

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