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Johnny Rockets ~ Underground Atlanta GA

We were determined to fit Underground Atlanta into our Ancient History trip to see the King Tut exhibit and the Terracotta Army at the High Museum.

We fit Underground Atlanta in one evening and found Johnny Rockets, a fun 1950's diner to boot filled with table juke boxes, cherry and vanilla Cokes and that 50's atmosphere that is hard to resist!Their menu says "Johnny Rockets, where the good times roll."

We plopped down on the cozy leatherette booths, and surveyed the menu. We were starved! Everything had a 50's theme and I wished that I could just transport my parents there, for a fun family meal in Atlanta. 

Dave opted for the Rocket Double with 1/3 pound of fresh seasoned beef, grilled. He ordered half french fries and half onion rings and went to town. The onion rings were crunchy and delicious, light and much better than The Varsity rings we had tried earlier! Washing it all down with a cherry Coke, he was happy as a clam (even though it was rather lacking, the cherry Coke & onion rings made up for it!)

Rocket Double
Two fresh patties, two slices of cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, onion slice & special sauce.

Emily opted for the Bacon Cheddar Single with fries. Our waiter arranged the fries on a plate, and brought out ketchup with smiley faces on it.

Bacon Cheddar Single
Thick bacon, two slices of cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce

 Trying to "be good" as I plotted visiting Rita's Frozen Ice or the Johnny Rockets desert menu, I opted for the Chicken Club Salad. Grilled chicken breast, blue cheese dressing and all the fixins, this salad ended up being okay. 

Grilled Chicken Club Salad
Grilled chicken breast served on crisp romaine and iceberg lettuce with chopped bacon, ripe tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese & choice of dressing

Overall impression, the restaurant was servicable, but having an "off night." It was okay, but not spectacular, newsworthy or really worth the price. The service was okay - but the waiters were fighting over who got the customers, which was pretty disappointing. While we won't be returning, we did get the impression it was just an "off" night.

Overall, be sure and visit  Underground Atlanta while in the area, and consider giving Johnny Rockets a try and let us know if they improve! Don't miss frozen custard at Rita's Frozen Ice underground, that is spectacular! 

Johnny Rockets Underground Atlanta GA
50 Upper Alabama
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-525-7117

Open 7 days a week - check hours!