What would 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 have produced the most pleasurable comfort food alive, so let’s use that excuse to eat at Wellington’s top American eateries. From top-notch burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes and more…you won’t go hungry. Here’s six of our favourite American eateries in Wellington.
Dine in style at this fabulous restaurant serving plenty of American comfort dishes. Think the likes of 14-hour slow cooked smoked brisket, southern fried chicken, truffle mac & cheese and even killer breakfasts. Add a cocktail to make it a boozy affair!
📍155 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Home to some of the best brunches and chicken waffles in Wellington, this New Orleans eatery doesn’t disappoint. Expect belly fillers like French toast with maple syrup and bacon, breakfast burritos and big nachos…the list is endless. Pair your meal with something sweet such as one of the best freakshakes in Wellington. Indeed, one of the greatest American eateries in Wellington.
📍5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Wolf into some of the juiciest and largest burgers at this casual American burger joint. Get this, they even make plant-based burgers. Order the likes of the world-famous Smokey burger or The Majestic which comes with fried chicken, cheese, bacon and hash browns. Pair it with a large portion of southern topped with cheese, chicken and garlic. Certainly, one of the best American eateries for a feast in town.
📍 129 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
4. Mama Brown
The American food here is next-level. Think stacked breakfast waffles, delicious cheesecakes, southern fried chicken and plenty more goodness. Likewise, they cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets. You cannot visit this spot without treating yourself to a glorious OTT milkshake from the ever-changing and creative dessert menu. Highlights include Whittaker’s honey bubble crunch, chocolate and berries, to name a few.
📍 250 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
5. Sal’s Pizza
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? With a great selection of flavours, you can fill your belly with a few slices. It’s the perfect place to embrace American culture.
📍 Various Locations
This American-inspired place gives KFC a serious run for its money because they serve, arguably, the most delicious chicken in New Zealand. Indulge on fried chicken burgers, gravy fries, popcorn chicken, halloumi burgers and more. It’s a fantastic grab-and-go spot for when you’re in a rush. Order online now via the Deliver Easy website.
📍 105 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand