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Johnny Rocket's - Olentangy River Rd

American, Diner
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1787 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43212
+1 614-291-8239
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:30
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Huber Heights, Ohio
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great hamburger hangout with the flare of the 50's and 60's. Juke Boxes on the table and Tall milk shake add to the fun. If your looking for french fries and hamburgers this is the place for you. It is always busy so come early

Thank Nancy D
Worthington, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We visited here twice; both times we were satisfied. Meat was delicious, handmade, fresh, not watery; condiments also fresh and tasty (not having sat around after being sliced for days), and it's a comfortable easygoing place.

Thank helpfulness2017
Cincinnati, OH
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I really don't consider myself a picky person. Burgers - were ok. Nothing great. Came in with a small child that needed a booster seat. We finally located one at the other end of the place.... retrieved it ourselves. We arrived about noon on a weekday. They were not busy -- however - service was not great. I felt the... More 

Thank OHIOBuckeye58
Marion, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Walk in and was greeted sat at the bar. You can watch your food being prepared which is nice and something I enjoy the Smokehouse burger was good as well as the fries .Asia was my server very polite and always smiling.

Thank kustomkolors
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The kind of place I remember as a kid, great food, excellent service and 60 music playing! Onions rings were out of sight, burgers were done right and a great selection. Granddaughter just became a "Buckeye" so I am sure will frequent this place a lot on visits!

Thank Ron S
Columbus, Ohio
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our first visit here and I must say I was impressed with the staff who greet you when you come through the front door. The wife and I ordered the Smoke House burgers. I had the double which was mouthful. We also shared a plate of the Bacon Cheese fries, yummy! Our waitress, Tracy was pleasant and attentive. It is... More 

Thank Edward P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk in, you feel like your stepping back in time! The waitress was absolutely wonderful! The burgers and milkshakes were great! I defiantly wished we had one of these where we live!

Thank Jennifer K
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We went here for dinner after an early movie. I just LOVE the atmosphere-white tile, red counter stools and booths from the fifties. The hamburgers were very good, but a little greasy. The onion rings were absolutely delicious. But BY FAR the most delicious item ordered was the milkshake, creamy and thick. Worth going back.

Thank 896jeannes
Cincinnati, Ohio
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577 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We stopped here for a quick burger. The burgers was pretty good and seemed to be made fresh, as advertised. At $6.00 they are a tad more than similar places. For $2.00 more you can get a side salad or unlimited fries. Shakes are almost $5.00 (funny if you've ever seen the movie "Pulp Fiction")

Thank Bob S
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I recently ate at Johnny Rocket's and they have added a table game that had a touch screen up and running. It had a trivia question on the screen and we touched an answer on it and it immediately went to the next question. We answered that question and then basically slid the thing away and ignored it. When we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1787 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43212
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-291-8239

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