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The Rocket

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1506 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
+1 256-435-6515
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this food. The bbq beans are the best. They give huge portions but if you are eating in this is a little bitty restaurant. But trust me if you want some good food you should definitely come here.

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Thank Kelley H
Jacksonville, Alabama
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won't find a bad item at the rocket. BBQ Burgers, onion rings , sweet tea. The list goes on and on. Be sure to check it out

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Thank onefast800
Saint Charles, Missouri
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cheeseburger was a good size to be a meal by itsself The salad with smoked chicken was huge BUT very small eating area i would not reccomend it to any one in a wheel chair or who does not like loud static noise that was play on the radio.

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Thank Lisa B
Williamsburg, Kentucky
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time ordingthere it was soooogood and you get your money worth wow can't wait till I get to go again when I'm passing thru

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Thank Debbie B
Fort Payne, Alabama
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122 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place serves a delicious BBQ sandwich, Burger, and everything else. The food is homestyle, nothing fancy, and comforting. They take cash only, so hit up that ATM folks. GREAT place to eat.

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Thank BankerManFP
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The Rocket has good greasy homestyle burgers and decent BBQ. The service is sort of along the lines of "take it or leave it". I suppose the most obnoxious part of the whole experience is The Rocket ONLY accepts cash. I just don't get it, as a nominal up charge might be worth it for such a common convenience.

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Thank K J
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,121 reviews
899 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,032 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

but never one with bbq. not in my wildest dreams have i conjured up thoughts of enjoying a salad, lettuce, tomato you know a green salad cold scraping for salad dressing coming out topped with a bodacious amount of pulled pork and sauced to the nines and it being good. in fact i still do not believe it as mrs... More 

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Thank Bbqman3341
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Place is off the chains!! I normally don't eat burgers for lunch due to wanting to take a nap afterwards but this place made the exception!! Whenever I come through Jacksonville I will stop here period.

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Thank ThundaWunda
Moline, United States
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215 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Whenever I am home I try if time allows to visit The Rocket BBQ - one of my all time favorite. When you pull up in the parking lot you can smell the BBQ going - not doubt it is made fresh and ready. The eating area is small and a little rundown but the food makes it worth while... More 

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Thank Suzanne C
Jacksonville, Alabama
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

If you are going thru Jacksonville, this place is awesome. The burger is the best I've ever had anywhere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-435-6515
Description
This is one of the best barbecue plates in Calhoun County! Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rocket/129116200473762

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