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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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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Fort Payne, Alabama
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121 reviews
115 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.

Thank BankerManFP
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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, as a nominal up charge might be worth it for such a common convenience.

Thank K J
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,058 reviews
848 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,015 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
13 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.

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 22 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 

Thank Suzanne C
Jacksonville, Alabama
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank gg1229471
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We always love eating at the rocket. Decided to get the food to go. And we live like 2 mins from it so it doesn't take long to get it home. Well my husbands hamburger was cold and soggy and it was all torn apart. The bun. And my bbq sandwich wasn't bad but not great. Please get back to... More 

Thank Stancey
Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Having grown up in Jacksonville, Al., The Rocket was the place to go for the best hamburgers on the planet! I had been away from the area for 30 years and stopped in for lunch. The food was as GREAT as it had been back in the 70's!!! Hamburgers, Bar-B-Q, onion rings, fries!!! My choice the day I stopped in... More 

Thank 386vaughnw
Jacksonville, Alabama
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

First time here and it took 30 minutes to get my meal (seriously I arrived at 4:55 and received my food at 5:25). This is supposed to be a fast food joint! The burger was as well done and hard as charcoal and the fries were lukewarm. When I complained, the manager offered to replace the food. It took less... More 

Thank Michael A
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

My mother-in-law took us here as it's a place she used to visit in the 70s, back in the days when you'd call your order from the rear of the building. Lots of memories but more importantly the food remains true to its roots. Bar-B-Q food is what they specialise in. I had the pork platter, which was delicious. Had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?