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The Chuckbox

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202 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3730
+1 480-968-4712
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing fancy. They do burgers and they do them well. I will be back next time I'm in town. Not a huge menu but it all looked delicious.

Thank Wayne S
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Definitely a college hot spot. You walk in and give your order to the grill master who then pops your burger on and you wait/watch as it cooks. You then pick up your fries/rings/poppers and pay CASH ONLY. There is an ATM right inside the door if needed. You can then top your burger from the condiments bar. Pretty good... More 

Thank April D
Kennesaw, GA
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I were visiting our daughter at ASU and were walking back to our hotel after the homecoming football game. We hadn't eaten in a few hours and were looking for a place to eat. There isn't much open at 10:30 in Tempe, but fortunately the Chuckbox was. It smelled incredible outside and lured us in. I ordered... More 

Thank AtlantaDrummer
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

***cash only establishment*** The food is great and the atmosphere is different (in a good way), but the a la carte menu has prices adding up quickly. Meal for two, burgers with fries, and drinks came out to just under $20. The food took a little to make, but it was worth the wait. I wouldn't come here all the... More 

Thank David D
Santa Clarita, California
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My family and friends stopped at The Chuckbox for a burger before a football game at Sun Devil Stadium. We are from LA and have heard incredible things about The Chuckbox, and they were right. We all raved about our burgers and onion rings. I ordered my burger with pepper jack cheese and a whole green chile, which was grilled... More 

Thank Emily Y
Las Vegas, Nevada
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here a number of times and it's always a great tasting burger. Place your order (the line moves pretty quickly) and watch your food grilled right in front of you. Chuckbox is a no frills place, and only accepts cash, but that's part of what makes it a special burger joint. They serve other food as well, but... More 

Thank Mike W
Tempe, Arizona
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I know this gets lots of positive reviews, but on my 3rd and FINAL visit I found the service almost lacking. Each time I have been there, never greeted in an immediate or friendly manner. Food is okay, but this place lives on old reputation. Much better burgers, fries available in several locations near here in Tempe. Save your time... More 

Thank largebear
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband and I dined here over the weekend and I have to say the burger was hard to beat! I had a bacon cheeseburger and dressed it up just the way I liked it. The bacon is round, so you get a bit in every bite, which is refreshing. The bun held up really well too, which doesn't always... More 

Thank Laura P
Newport Beach, California
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174 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

the chuckbox is a low key, cash-only hamburger place which cooks your burgers over a charcoaled wood fire. YUM. Nothing fancy; the place is set with wooden tables. but the burgers are excellent. Do bring cash; they don't take credit cards.

Thank Janae L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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294 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

There's nothing fancy here. Just good burgers cooked over the grill while you watch. Good sized burgers for a reasonable price. The condiment bar has a lot of options and they are fresh. The onion rings were a bit of a letdown but the burgers made up for it. Remember: Cash Only. There is an ATM inside.

Thank mbin8910

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3730
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-968-4712

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