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Johnny Rockets

1100 S. Hayes St. (Army Navy Dr.) Send to Phone
703-415-3510 | Menu
Double-fisted burgers, sauced-up chili fries and malts served by '50s-garbed staff.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Johnny Rockets Restaurant Review

: If you could turn the clock back a few decades, you would be eating at a place like Johnny Rockets. You'd listen to the jukebox, eat underdone fries and overdone burgers and sip Cokes or milk shakes. And that's just what today's twenty- and thirtysomethings are doing. This is really a glorified soda fountain, offering a big dose of nostalgia plus casual eats for every generation. You'll find more than just burgers: club sandwiches, BLTs, hot dogs, chili dogs and grilled cheese sandwiches are also on the menu. Service may be disjointed and slow; on the other hand, the place is not about haute cuisine. A good destination for a slow trip down memory lane. Other locations.


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