What would your life be without a burger or fries? We know Americans love to eat, they brought us McDonald’s for crying out loud, and for that we will be forever grateful. So let’s use that excuse to eat our way through Christchurch’s top American eateries. From OTT burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes and more…you won’t go hungry. Here are six of our favourite American eateries in Christchurch.
With some of the best pancakes and hangover breakfasts in Christchurch…you won’t be disappointed. Think next-level American-inspired French toast, chicken enchiladas, BTLs and more. Likewise, there is plenty of gluten-free dairy-free and vegan diets. You’ll surely leave with a tummy full of satisfaction. Indeed, one of the best American eateries in Christchurch.
📍 Rotherham Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Prepare to indulge in the biggest feed at this modern American diner. Home to the most iconic OTT Thickshakes like Raspberry Beret, White Chocolate Shake, Peanut Butter, just to name a few. These go magically paired with gigantic Bob beef burger and fries, nachos, fluffy cowboy hotcakes covered in maple syrup and fruits…the list is endless. Certainly, the American extravaganza you need this weekend.
📍2-10 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Locals absolutely adore this 5-star cheap eats hotspot. A gigantic slice of authentic New York pizza for just $6. What more could you want? It’s the perfect place to embrace American culture. If you’re still hungry, other bites you can get include their famous garlic knot balls at three for $5 or eight for $10 while a large slice of New York cheesecake will set you back $9, just to name a few.
📍 Various Locations
4. Smokey T’s
Expect the greatest American food porn here. Serving premium 10-hour smoked brisket, 7-hour smoked pulled lamb, 6-hour smoked pork belly, 2-hour smoked jerk chicken in tacos, burgers and Texas BBQ platters as well as classic ribs and tasty sides. It’s hard to get a seat in this place, so book early to avoid disappointment or treat yourself to a takeaway via the Smokey T’s website.
📍 314 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
5. Diner 66
Step into a classic American diner on Route 66. Wolf down on the most soul-satisfying American grub, from chicken quesadillas, drool-worthy breakfasts and burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches, just to name a few. Currently, they have a $10 all-you-can-eat pancakes deal that you cannot miss. Grab a oh-so-sinful milkshake to wash it all down.
📍 88 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Gorge on the most irresistible American comfort food from this famous chain. Think authentic burgers bigger than your hand, fish tacos, curly fries, mac & cheese bites, toastie burgers, and more. Be sure to wash it all down with a rich milkshake such as chocolate, raspberry or peanut butter. Wonderfully, most milkshakes are dairy-free so restricted dieters can avail of them.
📍 10 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand