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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%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blt salad” (10 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
1508 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
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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

1  Thank 146gregw
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Best Bar-B-Q salad-excellent value!!! Excellent hamburgers! Very good food! Bar-B-Q is excellent and a good value.

1  Thank Charity P
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The rocket is a landmark in Jacksonville. I’ve eaten here with my family and friends for years. Hey have great burgers and BBQ . The restaurant is small so get there early or get it to go.

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The Rocket takes such a simple concept of burgers and BBQ and takes it to a whole new level. The flavor of the burger is incredible and the fact that the onion rings are hand breaded makes all the difference. So worth it!

Thank Parker S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Unless you like "special sauce" avoid the burgers. BBQ is OK but heavily smoked and the BBQ sauce is just not my favorite. Best order is the BBQ salad.

Thank halcyonbays
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very reasonable prices, albeit everything served on paper. Great tasting BBQ - pulled pork and sides, generous portions, quick service. No table service, order from counter and they call your number when it's ready. Saturday at noon, very busy, yet service was fast, food was...More

Thank OrlandoCyclist
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The Rocket doesn't look like much from the outside, but if you crack your car window, you can savor the smell of some of the finest Barbecue anywhere! Thr Rocket is almost always busy, and the dining area is small, but there's nothing small about...More

Thank 807marshaw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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