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Johnny Rockets

College Hill
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269 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1324
+1 401-276-0003
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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340 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We enjoyed popping in here for a late lunch. Great old-fashioned milkshakes, plus burgers and fries and some other menu items (Philly cheesesteaks, chicken tenders, chili, etc.)

Thank RhodeScholar123
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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480 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

After a long drive to Providence we came across Jonny Rockets by Brown University. Never been to a Jonny Rockets before so were intrigued by the retro look and feel of the place. Server was new but very pleasant. Food filled the gap. Restroom tidy but not spotless.

Thank GrantHay
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Our server was by far terrible! Food was screwed, service was horrible. Never checked on us, until we were finished. And said "all set?" We will never return. Very young man with little to no experience with customers. I manage restaurants and would never allow an employee with such disgusting attitude.

Thank KBarbosa
Dover, NH
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We have visited this restaurant a few times when we are in Providence. Very close to Brown University, and it definitely has the college feel. Good choices for food, excellent prices, and most times, the staff is friendly and helpful. Our last visit rates a 1 star, however - after a long afternoon at a swim meet, we had a... More 

Thank Scott W
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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308 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

It's the same food you find at their chain stores in other locations, but with a bit of a parking hassle at times. It's a pricey burger but the shakes are as good as you've heard!

Thank renat6
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I was really happy to see this Johnny Rockets during my visit to Brown. The Malts are made just as ordered, and the burger was, well, classic Johnny Rockets.

Thank Dan G
St. Petersburg, Florida
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319 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Yummm!!!! I love the burgers here. I love the 50's theme of the restaurant and how good the food is after going to the bar or just out with friends. They're open pretty late and the staff is usually really nice. They have really good shakes too.

Thank Heather R
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

My husband and I took our two kids (3 & 7) here after visiting the Providence Children's Museum. I had been to a Johnny Rocket's before in another state and thought it would be great. This location is a disservice to the brand...the inside of the restaurant was very dismal and dirty-looking (looking back we should have just left right... More 

Thank seebsea
Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

It was a beautiful Sunday here in Providence, my in-laws had just arrived from New Hampshire and we were all hungry for a late lunch/early dinner. I thought it would be fun to walk over to Thayer Street, and we chose to eat at Johnny Rocket's. When we first walked in, there were several young men standing around the counter... More 

Thank Alexandra K
Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,836 reviews
1,356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

old fashioned style of burger restaurant in the 50's mode. old style counter,uniforms and way of serving. you will like the fries as well and if they have apple pie get it they are outstanding. so go back in time and get some really good food. wait staff are fun and quick and friendly. eat hearty.

Thank Barry N

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1324
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighbourhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-276-0003

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