Chuckwagon 175

Features

free wi-fi
outdoor area
licensed
takeaway

Have your indigestion medicine at the ready and a glass of water by your bed. After stuffing your face at Chuck Wagon 175, you’re going to need them.

The all-American diner resembles a college frat boy’s dorm room, minus the smell. The walls are plastered with movie posters, baseball jackets, car parts and music paraphernalia, with superhero figurines suspended from the ceiling and a life-size Captain America statue that’s likely been mistaken for a staff member on more than one occasion.

The menu reads like the snack table at a Superbowl after-party: pizza fries and nachos; sticky braised barbeque ribs; and buffalo wings drowned in celery and blue cheese sauce. There’s a solid line up of burgers and hotdogs with every kind of filling you can imagine, from mac ‘n’ cheese to pulled pork and chilli con carne.

The drinks list brings back tastes of childhood, with cream soda, cherry coke and root beer served plain or float-style with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. There’s also beer by the bottle or on tap, as well as milky cocktails spiked with honey bourbon and cinnamon whiskey.

If you make it through dinner, there’s a line-up of monstrous dessert creations bound to put the final nail in your coffin. Case in point: Jack Daniels apple pie and Nutella brownie ice cream, both deep-fried and buried under a mountain of whipped cream.