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The Rocket

1508 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
+1 256-435-6516
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blt salad” (10 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
1508 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the Rocket when I was in college. It is still good and a great value. Just wasn't as good as I remember it.

Thank 1234567Amy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My dad used to call me Hamburger when I was a kid because it didn’t matter where we went I was going to get a hamburger. So when I say this is the best burger around, you need to listen up. I have been eating...More

Thank southlandiphone
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Small place and always packed. Food is great, but you will feel like you’re sitting on top of others. Good burgers, BBQ, and chicken.

Thank Kevin Y
Reviewed 19 June 2018

When I need comfort food, my first choice is The Rocket! I love their barbecue plate with baked beans and cole slaw! My husband loves the cheeseburgers at the Rocket. They are huge! Their onion rings are tasty as well. If you go at lunch...More

Thank Connie T
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The Rocket has excellent BBQ and messy burgers! It’s been spot on for many many years! You won’t be disappointed.

Thank scunning74
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you are in Jacksonville and craving a burger, this is the place to go. Been here for years and is a Jacksonville classic.

Thank RBT419
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Like many restaurants that serve BBQ ,burgers and fries you walk up to the counter to order. You find a table to sit at while you wait for your order number to be called. They have a variety of sides,fries,slaw,baked beans,potatoe salad. It was busy...More

Thank Muddflap52
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Just because you cook some meat and pour on some sauce, doesn't mean that it can be called BBQ. Mine (which I assume was pork) (didn't see pork mentioned on the menu) didn't seem to be fresh cooked.

Thank James W
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I always search out good burgers wherever I travel. This place is excellent. The meat is delicious and fit and cooked just right, and sandwich was so big I could barely finish it, but it was so damn good I went ahead and did it!...More

Thank Clint G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love the Rocket. My older brother used to take me there when i was a kid. We would get hamburger and vanilla Coke. The food is always great there and you can expect to see the same friendly faces.I recommend the the BBQ salad....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-435-6516
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