Chuck Box

★★★★☆
  • 202 E University Dr

    Tempe, AZ 85281

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  • 480-968-4712

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I had the most wonderful experience at the Chuck Box. Not only was the food cooked perfectly delightful, but the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Aslo, the rustic nature of their establishment was very appealing! I would

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★★★★★

I had the most wonderful experience at the Chuck Box. Not only was the food cooked perfectly delightful, but the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Aslo, the rustic nature of their establishment was very appealing! I would

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This place really has the best burgers for the price. I am not kidding. It top notch at the same price as fast food. It's cash only so don't be caught off guard.

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★★★★☆

This place really has the best burgers for the price. I am not kidding. It top notch at the same price as fast food. It's cash only so don't be caught off guard.

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Nasty! Don't understand why the Health Board has not shut them down. Horrible cattle call line for a bad burger, followed by an unsightly condiment bar. Afraid to eat there.

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★☆☆☆☆

Nasty! Don't understand why the Health Board has not shut them down. Horrible cattle call line for a bad burger, followed by an unsightly condiment bar. Afraid to eat there.

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This is one of the best burgers you'll ever have. My only wish is ther was a location in Scottsdale where I live.

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★★★★★

This is one of the best burgers you'll ever have. My only wish is ther was a location in Scottsdale where I live.

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Not your normal burger place. You can get your burger or chicken made to order over a hot searing grill. Onion rings are the best. This is a great place and no fancy stuff. You sit on wooden crates for chairs. Get there by 11:30 for lunch or you will wait in line after ASU students. But then the food is worth the wait!!

5
★★★★★

Not your normal burger place. You can get your burger or chicken made to order over a hot searing grill. Onion rings are the best. This is a great place and no fancy stuff. You sit on wooden crates for chairs. Get there by 11:30 for lunch or you will wait in line after ASU students. But then the food is worth the wait!!

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The shack smells great with the grill continually full of burgers cooked to order. Very simple fare, they take only cash and ASU students flock here during lunch for good reason.

Rapid fire grilled burgers are the most common orders, but I opt for spicy chicken breast and have never been disappointed. All the fixings (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mustard, ketchup) are located on a long bar for your convenience.

Your biggest challenge will be timing your visit so you won't have to wait in a long line. Best odds are when ASU is not in session.

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★★★★☆

The shack smells great with the grill continually full of burgers cooked to order. Very simple fare, they take only cash and ASU students flock here during lunch for good reason.

Rapid fire grilled burgers are the most common orders, but I opt for spicy chicken breast and have never been disappointed. All the fixings (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mustard, ketchup) are located on a long bar for your convenience.

Your biggest challenge will be timing your visit so you won't have to wait in a long line. Best odds are when ASU is not in session.

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Well, I think I am over doing the headline!

Let's see. Ordering in a weekend or a busy time is as you walk in is a challenge to patience, but come'n, you have to wait either sitting down or standing up, right?

Guac & bacon plus Tijuana torpedo are the ones we ALWAYS order, plus the fries of course. Our probably above 1,000 carbs makes us guilty but that's why you have all those mountains around to burn those calories. Well, what's in a hamburguer that is healthy if not for the lettuce, tomato and peppers?

As we reach the cashier and pay first, we get our order in a fashion manner, sit down and eat.

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★★★★☆

Well, I think I am over doing the headline!

Let's see. Ordering in a weekend or a busy time is as you walk in is a challenge to patience, but come'n, you have to wait either sitting down or standing up, right?

Guac & bacon plus Tijuana torpedo are the ones we ALWAYS order, plus the fries of course. Our probably above 1,000 carbs makes us guilty but that's why you have all those mountains around to burn those calories. Well, what's in a hamburguer that is healthy if not for the lettuce, tomato and peppers?

As we reach the cashier and pay first, we get our order in a fashion manner, sit down and eat.

Pros: Good hamburguers, loved the pepper and guacamole adds.

Cons: Good luck if packed.

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I reemmber when the Chuck Box was owned and operated by Ponch and his
son w/ the rest of the family. It never needed advertising, because the food was
so good. Now it appears to be a little more commericalized and gimmicked.
I think I'd be very disappointed. I hope Ponch and his son Ponch Jr are still
doing well...it's been many years since I thought of the Chuck Box, but I'm
sure he'd still remember Carl L, Nino, and the bunch that used to leave work
and run to the Warehouse across teh street..where Ponch would not hire
anyone who was a past present or future employee of...it was alot of fun back then.
The restaurant was clean..and the food was awesome..pitchers of beer were
ice cold...

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★★★★★

I reemmber when the Chuck Box was owned and operated by Ponch and his
son w/ the rest of the family. It never needed advertising, because the food was
so good. Now it appears to be a little more commericalized and gimmicked.
I think I'd be very disappointed. I hope Ponch and his son Ponch Jr are still
doing well...it's been many years since I thought of the Chuck Box, but I'm
sure he'd still remember Carl L, Nino, and the bunch that used to leave work
and run to the Warehouse across teh street..where Ponch would not hire
anyone who was a past present or future employee of...it was alot of fun back then.
The restaurant was clean..and the food was awesome..pitchers of beer were
ice cold...

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I went to Chuckbox after not having been there for probably 20+ years. I used to eat there a lot when I was a student at ASU in the late '70's. I was excited to eat there after so long, but I was disgusted by the fry cook, first off. He had a cell phone right next to the grill that he kept picking up and texting on (we all know how germy those cell phones are!) and then he would proceed to handle the hamburger buns with his bare hands. Also, the condiment bar was bare, to say the least, and didn't look very clean, either. The hamburger was tasty, but I was afraid I might get sick after eating there. Luckily, I didn't, but I was disappointed that it wasn't more clean. I think if a Health Dept. official had walked in right then, he or she would have closed the place down on the spot! Too bad, because the hamburgers are still yummy!

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Chuckbox after not having been there for probably 20+ years. I used to eat there a lot when I was a student at ASU in the late '70's. I was excited to eat there after so long, but I was disgusted by the fry cook, first off. He had a cell phone right next to the grill that he kept picking up and texting on (we all know how germy those cell phones are!) and then he would proceed to handle the hamburger buns with his bare hands. Also, the condiment bar was bare, to say the least, and didn't look very clean, either. The hamburger was tasty, but I was afraid I might get sick after eating there. Luckily, I didn't, but I was disappointed that it wasn't more clean. I think if a Health Dept. official had walked in right then, he or she would have closed the place down on the spot! Too bad, because the hamburgers are still yummy!

Pros: Delicious chargrilled burgers

Cons: Dirty restaurant and unsanitary fpractices of ry cook

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This place has really good food i only had their burgers and fries. I would recommend take out for this place since the atmosphere is not so pretty and seats are VERY uncomfortable, and its very warm inside which also makes it even more uncomfortable.

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★★★★★

This place has really good food i only had their burgers and fries. I would recommend take out for this place since the atmosphere is not so pretty and seats are VERY uncomfortable, and its very warm inside which also makes it even more uncomfortable.

Pros: Really Good Food

Cons: Hot and Uncomfortable Seats

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Beyond any doubt this was the dirtiest and most unkept resturant i have ever seen. The dirt and grime can be scraped off of every surface in a thick paste. I cannot believe that the County has not shut this once proud institution down. If there is any doubt to my claim go see for yourself. Take a good look around before you order. Wash that burger down with a nice bottle of Pepto cause you are gonna need it..

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★☆☆☆☆

Beyond any doubt this was the dirtiest and most unkept resturant i have ever seen. The dirt and grime can be scraped off of every surface in a thick paste. I cannot believe that the County has not shut this once proud institution down. If there is any doubt to my claim go see for yourself. Take a good look around before you order. Wash that burger down with a nice bottle of Pepto cause you are gonna need it..

Pros: It used to be a good place to go 10 years ago.

Cons: The dirtiest, most disgusting resturant i have ever seen !!!

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The Chuckbox has the best hamburgers in town. The condiment bar is varied and plentiful. The cheeseburgers and fries with a Coke are a great lunch. The only drawback is that the ordering is slightly intimidating as 'fry cooks' kind of yell at you from behind the grill.

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★★★★★

The Chuckbox has the best hamburgers in town. The condiment bar is varied and plentiful. The cheeseburgers and fries with a Coke are a great lunch. The only drawback is that the ordering is slightly intimidating as 'fry cooks' kind of yell at you from behind the grill.

Pros: Food

Cons: Ordering

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WoW those burgers are good!
WoW those burgers are good!
Did I mention how good those burgers are?
Holy S the Burgers are G.D. F'n good.

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★★★★★

WoW those burgers are good!
WoW those burgers are good!
Did I mention how good those burgers are?
Holy S the Burgers are G.D. F'n good.

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No frills here, just delicious, affordable, simple food. It's basically just burgers, chicken sandwiches and sides like fries and onion rings, but that's enough. It's right across the street from ASU, so there's a wait for lunch during the school year. Cash only.

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★★★★☆

No frills here, just delicious, affordable, simple food. It's basically just burgers, chicken sandwiches and sides like fries and onion rings, but that's enough. It's right across the street from ASU, so there's a wait for lunch during the school year. Cash only.

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I've been eating at the Chuckbox since the 70's and it is still the best burger joint in town. The burgers are cooked over mesquite before your very eyes and have that delicious, smokey flavor. After adding whatever you want at the condiment station, settle in with a cold beer and watch the ASU coeds file by. I used to arrange an hour between classes at ASU, just so I could eat there for lunch. Years after graduating, I still love the place! I am getting hungry just thinking about it! See 'ya there!

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★★★★★

I've been eating at the Chuckbox since the 70's and it is still the best burger joint in town. The burgers are cooked over mesquite before your very eyes and have that delicious, smokey flavor. After adding whatever you want at the condiment station, settle in with a cold beer and watch the ASU coeds file by. I used to arrange an hour between classes at ASU, just so I could eat there for lunch. Years after graduating, I still love the place! I am getting hungry just thinking about it! See 'ya there!

Pros: mesquite grilled, cold beer, fast and convenient

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Used to go to the Chuckbox on University when I went to ASU. Still go there when I can (visiting), although I live a few thousand miles away.

Cheap, good, solid chow, not like the frou-frou generoburger chains. I appreciate the ambience at Johnny Rockets but they have one in airports, what's more generic than that? With Chuckbox you get an original.

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★★★★★

Used to go to the Chuckbox on University when I went to ASU. Still go there when I can (visiting), although I live a few thousand miles away.

Cheap, good, solid chow, not like the frou-frou generoburger chains. I appreciate the ambience at Johnny Rockets but they have one in airports, what's more generic than that? With Chuckbox you get an original.

Pros: Quality, Quantity, Ambience

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The Original Hamburger Works in Phoenix is almost a carbon copy of The Chuckbox. Same menu, same cooking prices, same great hamburgers. Always number one or two on my list

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★★★★★

The Original Hamburger Works in Phoenix is almost a carbon copy of The Chuckbox. Same menu, same cooking prices, same great hamburgers. Always number one or two on my list

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The chuckbox IS excellent, but last time i went there my burger was still partially raw, not that appetizing, and not inviting enough for me to go back.

2
★★★★☆

The chuckbox IS excellent, but last time i went there my burger was still partially raw, not that appetizing, and not inviting enough for me to go back.

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No Thrills, Just Good Beef!! And Plenty of It! You top the burger the way you want it. The Great Big One is a mouth full, be hungry!!!

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★★★★★

No Thrills, Just Good Beef!! And Plenty of It! You top the burger the way you want it. The Great Big One is a mouth full, be hungry!!!

Pros: Make it your way, Great Quality

Cons: atmosphere

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We eat at the Chuckbox in Scottsdale at least 2 time month. The burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches are great. The new bar is great, very
southwestern.

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★★★★★

We eat at the Chuckbox in Scottsdale at least 2 time month. The burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches are great. The new bar is great, very
southwestern.

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These burgers have been consistently flavorful and juicy for 30 years. Quick service and lots of condiments make this a favorite place for family outings. The price is very reasonable and the atmosphere perfect for kids, or a date on a budget.

2
★★★★★

These burgers have been consistently flavorful and juicy for 30 years. Quick service and lots of condiments make this a favorite place for family outings. The price is very reasonable and the atmosphere perfect for kids, or a date on a budget.

Pros: Taste, Inexpensive

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Chuckbox has the greatest burgers of all time & has for years. They have great flavor & cooked just like you like.

2
★★★★★

Chuckbox has the greatest burgers of all time & has for years. They have great flavor & cooked just like you like.

Pros: inexpensive, big bugers, great selctions

Cons: crowded, not enough locations, warm inside

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Very casual and enjoyable. Great food, good prices.
Friedly staff easy parking.

2
★★★★★

Very casual and enjoyable. Great food, good prices.
Friedly staff easy parking.

Pros: fast sevice, good food, fair prices

Cons: kind of small

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The burgers here taste like homemade! Fast, cheap and GREAT!!

2
★★★★★

The burgers here taste like homemade! Fast, cheap and GREAT!!

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I ate here as often as I could afford to in college, and even though I have now long since graduated and moved away, I still crave burgers from The Chuckbox daily. If you are ever in TEMPE, you must go there.

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★★★★★

I ate here as often as I could afford to in college, and even though I have now long since graduated and moved away, I still crave burgers from The Chuckbox daily. If you are ever in TEMPE, you must go there.

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the fact that they cook over real wood makes all the difference.

I like in and out but The Chuckbox is the best.

Char-Grilled Goodnes

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★★★★★

the fact that they cook over real wood makes all the difference.

I like in and out but The Chuckbox is the best.

Char-Grilled Goodnes

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What did you expect the Ritz, excellant value and good food, killer onion rings.

2
★★★★☆

What did you expect the Ritz, excellant value and good food, killer onion rings.

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Nothing going on here but the rent and the best hamburgers in the nation. Be prepared to sit on wooden crates at copper topped tables with the walls and ceilings covered in burlap. Enjoy the best hamburger in the Valley of the Sun. This is not one of the 'run-of-the-mill' chains. Worth the 90 mile round trip.

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★★★★★

Nothing going on here but the rent and the best hamburgers in the nation. Be prepared to sit on wooden crates at copper topped tables with the walls and ceilings covered in burlap. Enjoy the best hamburger in the Valley of the Sun. This is not one of the 'run-of-the-mill' chains. Worth the 90 mile round trip.

Pros: size (1/3 lb. beef), Condiments, Taste

Cons: Only 2 Locations

 

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