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Johnny Rockets

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4999 Old Orchard Ctr, Skokie, IL 60077-1450
+1 847-677-6039
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Hubby and I had chicken burgers and fries for dinner here. Fries were good because they were not oily nor soggy. Chicken meat was slightly hard to chew (kinda overcooked). We had chocolate shakes (from Hershey's) and it was not so good; it was bland and no taste of chocolate at all. A little pricey.

Thank Cinta B
Highland Park, Illinois
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Johnny's revised their menu, removing french fries from some of their meals, and then charging a lot of money for a moderate portion. I've reduced my frequency of visits from once a week to once a month at most. I love their chicken fingers, and when they were bundled with fries, it was almost a good value. Now, not so... More 

Thank GerfnitAuthor
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Food is average fair for what you get in a diner but the atmosphere is worth it. It brings back my past and my grandkids get a kick out of it. Of course the highlight of any diner is the Malt of Milk Shake. Love the music, day by gone

Thank travelingqueen_10
Chicago, Illinois
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350 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Haven't been here in a while but when I do come here the food is consistent with what they do there their burgers are good the fries are good staff is good no complaints

Thank luna6373
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208 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

I haven't been to Johnny Rockets in ages. Having said that, my husband and I went because we had some decent coupons. Arrived at lunch time, usually a busy time, but it was empty. Service was iffy. We asked that our milkshake arrive with the burgers but it was served ahead of time. The burgers were tasty and the fries,... More 

Johnny R, Public Relations Manager at Johnny Rockets, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Susan C. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope we'll see you again soon. More 

northeastern IL/ southeastern WI
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

This is a fun place that will rekindle the youth of folks in their 60s and 70s. For the rest of us, it will remind us of old TV shows. Shakes and malts are excellent. Burgers and fries are just average. Service is "pretend 1950s" that is acceptable but awkward.

Thank Resab
Johnny R, Public Relations Manager at Johnny Rockets, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Resab. We're sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience, and we'd like to make things better. Please email Social@JohnnyRockets.com with your contact information and the details from your experience. More 

Maumelle, Arkansas
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We came in with a party of 6 & the manager immediately made sure that he found us a table big enough to accommodate all of us! We ordered burgers, chicken strips, fries & milkshakes & everything was fantastic, & we definitely did not go away hungry! I loved the personalized jukeboxes on the tables, & it only takes a... More 

Thank SharonTimmer
Skokie, Illinois
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Terrific menu for kids...and adults who like burgers, fries, shakes etc. Kids really like the atmosphere too. And it is convenient for us, located in Old Orchard Shopping Center, near the movie theaters.

Thank Allan R
Skokie, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

It has the old 1950s atmosphere. The burgers are very good. Its a little pricey $$.If you like the old times this is the place to go.

Thank edward s
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

This place was pretty good. Quick service, above average food and fun atmosphere. The servers are in period dress and are very friendly and accommodating. The burgers were above average and the fries and shakes were outstanding. The retro decor and artwork are great and the table side jukebox is always a pleaser. Incredibly low prices round out this great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4999 Old Orchard Ctr, Skokie, IL 60077-1450
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: +1 847-677-6039

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?