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The Rocket

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1506 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
+1 256-435-6515
10:00 - 21:00
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Jacksonville, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best burgers around make sure you get one if your in town these are fresh not some fast food burger, would definitely recommend this place to all get there early not a lot of seating you will not be disappointed

Thank Joyrab
Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've eaten here over a hundred times in the last few years. Food is consistently good--great barbecue, but also great diner type hamburgers. Only a few tables, so make an order, but get it to go. Even better, call ahead and it will be waiting for you.

Thank dantemike1
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I have been at The Rocket my entire life. They have super tasty food, and the service is always friendly. It is a small building and can become crowded very quickly. They also do not accept credit cards which is fine, just know before you go. The chicken fingers, baked beans, and french fries are my favorite in Calhoun County!!... More 

Thank Amy R
Huntsville, Alabama
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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.

Thank Kelley2639
Jacksonville, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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

Thank onefast800
Saint Charles, Missouri
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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.

Thank Lisa B
Williamsburg, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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

Thank Debbie B
Fort Payne, Alabama
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122 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

Thank BankerManFP
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank K J
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,151 reviews
920 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,045 helpful votes
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 

Thank Bbqman3341

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
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?