Like most first kisses, good burgers are pleasantly salty, mildly greasy, and covered with melty cheese. Relive appetizing amorous encounters with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of burgers, gyros, soft drinks, and other casual cuisine at Chuck Wagon in Wilmette. A filler of Chicago-area bellies for more than 30 years, Chuck Wagon heads off hunger with a menu laden with diner classics, grilled goodies, and Mediterranean mouth-pleasers. Prime your senses for the coming gastro glories with a starter of onion rings ($1.95) or mozzarella sticks ($2.95), then move on to more substantial savories, such as a cheeseburger ($3.95), a fish sandwich ($4.25), or a gyro ($6.55). Pitas make excellent nesting places for free-range grilled chicken ($5.95), while double dogs ($4.50) deliver a tasty tandem unrivaled since the renewal of hostilities between peanut butter and jelly.
- Ok honestly, my mouth is watering just thinking about Chuck Wagons. I swear this is the BEST burger joint I've ever been to. Ok the burgers MELT IN YOUR MOUTH!! And the fries are to die for. No joke. I love this place. – Annie Y., Yelp
- The food is great, the atmosphere is great and the staff is so nice. – Charlie, Google Maps
Chuck Wagon redesigns American classics with one simple ingredient: slices of succulent gyro, straight from the spit. Chefs pile slices of it atop grilled cheese sandwiches and the eatery’s standout cheeseburger, the Niki, which The Winnetka Current lauded as “a big reason Chuck Wagon has a legendary status around the North Shore.” The chefs also cook prime ground beef burgers, the Waitress Special (grilled cheese with gyro meat on top), hot dogs, and chicken strips, which diners savor at bar stools inside the cozy eatery. Nearly every inch of wall space is filled with photographs that the owner takes himself, and a large gumball machine both adds a sweet ending to quick meals and solidifies the eatery’s antique edge.