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“Fabulous Fifties”
Review of Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets
Ranked #1,580 of 4,491 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $20
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Neighborhood: City Center East
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Although filled w/ young patrons, baby boomers especially will feel right at home at Johnny Rockets in South Philly, where lots of red vinyl, old Life Magazine covers & juke boxes - yes, juke boxes - for a nickel (supplied by the house) play favorites from the '50s (Remember the Everly Brothers?); so Boomers will know all the lyrics & can sing along while they dine. Cheesesteaks & diner standards are tasty & specialty shakes, such as Oreo/strawberry & peanut butter, are tempting. Occasional dancing servers in the aisles add to the fun.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Like the way the style of restaurant old theme my burger was good the philly squealer.fries ok but nothing special and fries do not come with sandwhich had to order seperate and they dont give u a lot of fries.prices ok..they didnt sing or dance when I was there not sure if they still do that. Waitress kept asking do we want to order they dont give u much time to review the menu.then couldnt find her when time to pay.but they were nice to you..maybe too nice..

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Thank Spicegirl35
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

....then come down to Johnny Rocket's. Ok, so it's a chain, but it's worth it. Go in for a malted milk shake. And if you still want something sweet after shovelling a few kilocalories from the dessert menu, there's always Rita's Water Ice further down South Street. (And no, a water ice is not the same as a 'snow cone', for our visitors from south of the Mason-Dixon Line...)

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I was looking forward to my first visit to this Johny Rockets. Although the staff was very friendly, I felt very uncomfortable eating at a place where "cleanliness" is not their best asset. I watched some of the servers cleaning the tables and they just wiped once and whatever they picked up it was good enough for them. I saw tables still dirty after they did "their cleaning". They really need to get their act together re. cleanliness. Also, we saw our food seating on the counter for a while before one of the servers got it and brought it to us. They had enough staff to do a very nice job - they just need a lot of training in all fronts. Hope they rectify these issues as I have no plans to return unless I see considerable changes.

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Thank glassboro
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

this place its some what like steak and shake they just have a 1970's theme to it. The burgers are ok but theres nothing too special about them they taste great and the prices are are low so i guess thats a plus.

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