6 American Eateries To Gorge On A Feast In Christchurch This Thanksgiving

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Best American Eateries

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. Seriously, they’ve produced some of the best comfort food in existence, so let’s use that excuse this Thanksgiving, November 25, to eat our way through Christchurch’s top American eateries. From top-notch burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes and more…you won’t go hungry. Here are six of our favourite American eateries in Christchurch.

1. Drexel’s Breakfast Restaurant

Gorge on an array of next level American-inspired breakfasts, from scrumptious crepes and French toast, avocados smash, chicken enchiladas, classic eggs benedict, BLTs and plenty more. They cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets with most of their pancakes and waffles being dietary approved. 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

2. Sun Dog Diner

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 specials like the gigantic Bob beef burger and fries, Supafly Nachos, fluffy cowboy hotcakes covered in maple syrup and fruits…the list is endless. Certainly, the American extravaganza you need this Thanksgiving.

📍2-10 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand

3. Sal’s New York Pizza

Locals absolutely adore this 5-star 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. Why not take it all to one of the best picnic areas in Christchurch?

📍 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

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5. Diner 66

Step into a classic American diner on Route 66. Wolf down on the most soul-satisfying American grub, from chicken quesadillas, droll-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 shake to wash it all down.

 📍 88 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

6. Burger Burger

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, vanilla, 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

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