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The Rocket

1506 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
+1 256-435-6515
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheeseburger” (6 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“onion rings” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1506 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Bad: Bring cash or an in-state check they do not take credit or debt cards. We had fries, fried okra, and potato salad as sides and they were all bought off a truck nothing prepared in the store. The barbecue meat was covered in...More

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank dantemike1
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...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 10 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
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
Reviewed 11 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,...More

Thank K J
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Restaurant Details

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