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“Very long wait, well worth it.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop

Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop
Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Brevard
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $8
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A tradition since 1942, Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop is a Brevard, North Carolina landmark. Step into Americana and belly up to the lunch counter for homemade food and dairy delights. Rocky's old-fashioned goodness will bring back sweet memories while we are creating new memories for tomorrow.
Tennessee
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very long wait, well worth it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family ate here for Saturday lunch after spending most of the day in downtown Brevard. Our kids loved it, though we did have to wait for almost 30 minutes when we were initially told 10 minutes.

There are no kids meals, so it's a little on the expensive side of family dining, especially for a "soda shop", but the food was completely excellent. The pimento cheese burger was incredible diner food and the grilled cheese sandwich was excellent, too. All sandwiches and burgers are served with basic potato chips, but they come with two slices of pickled green tomatoes that are AWESOME! I keep kicking myself that I didn't purchase jars of them when we left.

It was crowded and loud, but always fun. Also, the ice cream was excellent.

Our family has four children and we all split an ice cream sundae instead of each ordering individual ice cream cones. The sundae was HUGE and had lots of toppings and flavors. Even with five people eating on it, we could not finish. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Summerville, South Carolina
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2 reviews
“Fun place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Great hotdogs on buttered toast, slaw and chili on mine, pickled tomatoes, and chips. great service, fast. Fun place to eat and shop.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
“Very fun place to eat! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friends decided to take a day trip from asheville to visit Brevard. We were referred to Rockies by the Gem Mine across the street, and we are very happy that they suggested it! The theme of the restaurant is really awesome, it's just like being in a soda shop from the 60s! The food was really great as well, some of the best toasted bun hot dogs I've ever eaten! I would highly recommend this place, especially for families :)

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Charlotte, NC
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Chaotic and Just OK Ice Cream”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place was a bit of a hot mess. Lots of people, which is to be expected, during the Summer when visiting the mountains. But, it appeared to be 2 separate businesses.
When buying ice cream you paid in the gift shop but everything else you paid somewhere else.
The ice cream all tasted the same to both me and my husband. Nothing special about it.
But the biggest turn off was the fact that all the trash cans were literally overflowing to the point that you just had to put your used ice cream cup on the ground.
Tables had not been cleared, it was gross. I'm not sure I would go back when visiting.

Visited June 2014
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Atlanta
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So cool...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you like hotdogs this place is by far the best, bar none. Puts the Varsity to shame, seriously. Chili-slaw dog with onions on a buttered and toasted side-sliced bun from the fresh bakery next door is unbelievable. I think the pickles that come with it are actually pickled green tomatoes. This has been a working classic soda fountain continuously since 1941 when it was opened up as part of a CVS(?) pharmacy. Treat yourself. And, of course, the milkshakes are fabulous.

Visited June 2014
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