5939 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
Phone: (209) 473-9977
Monday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
As seen on Huell Howser's Road Trip to Stockton! A Stockton institution and tradition for over 50 years, Chuck's Hamburgers has been around since Chuck and Marie Grant first set up shop in 1960. They've been Stockton’s favorite family-run restaurant ever since! When you first step inside, you might first notice the old fashioned booths, or perhaps the antiques on the walls, or possibly the country window. Chuck's wants to provide a cozy and comfortable environment for the Stockton community. Don’t know what to order? If you ask the regulars, they might tell you to try Chuck's award-winning breakfast, including their “frisbee-sized” pancakes and crispy hash browns. Make sure to come hungry! Need a perk? Order some coffee and feel free to pour yourself a cup from behind the counter! Don't forget their delicious burgers! Chuck's is truly a Stockton tradition. It's not out of the ordinary for them to see second, third, and even fourth generations of their customers drop in and love them just as much as their parents and grandparents did. Located inside Pacific Bowl, drop by today and come see why Chuck's has been voted “Best Breakfast in Stockton!"
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Food is amazing and the servings are huge! We had a great waitress and continued to make sure we were fine.
We were a group of 5. Unfortunately they had only 1 table that could seat 5 so we were told there was a 20-30 minute wait. This 20-30 minute wait actually turned into about a 75 minutr wait. I was eager to eat there, so we toughed out the wait. When we ordered, we were told it would take about 40 minutes before our food was cooked. As we had already waited so long, we decided to order anyway. The food came out about 30 minutes later (so 10 minutes before what we were told). The food was very good. We were in for breakfast and I enjoyed a huge pancake, 2 scrambled eggs with 4 strips op bacon cooked to perfection. This was accompanied bij a big pile of hash browns. I added a side of sausage, just for good measure. I must say the food got me back into my good mood quick. I really enjoyed it and found the prices very reasonable.
This is in my Top 10 breakfast spots in the entire United States. The full order of breakfast sends one back to when America was filled with optimism, pride, and can do spirit. This breakfast is what makes America great.
I have seen a lot of reviews lately bashing Chucks...but boy were they wrong! Went for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised with the service the food quality and pricing. Plenty of hash browns for me, service was great and friendly and food was delicious. My only complaint is that I wasted the rest of my day in the nap I took after a great meal! I appreciate the new owners allowing me the opportunity to share a childhood favorite with my daughter and my nephew! Ill definately be back!
Omg! The pancakes are as big as the plate. That pancake was soooooo good. I had extra butter and warmed the syrup. We got there at about 8am right before the crowd so there was no wait for us. The waitress was very nice and the place was clean. That makes a big difference when they keep the restaurant clean. Try the 🥞
Its a nice all American diner with big portions. The staff is awesome very patient. Very kind and friendly. Its located ina bowling alley. And serves pizza as well. Along with breakfast and burgers and such. Has counter service. And a huge pancakes. I do like the place. And had a good meal here.
I don't know how to review this cafe. I do lots of reviews from all around the country. I try to be fair and impartial with each one. I have eaten breakfast in many cafes and chains, regional, local and nationwide. Speaking for the breakfast I had this morning: Chuck's at Pacific Bowl in Stockton California is hands down the best breakfast I can remember. There is no other way to say it. I had the chipped beef gravy on hashbrowns with a pancake side. I hot the half order. (The full order would be capable of feeding all of my children.
Found this place by driving by and decided to try it. The place is small but plenty of counter seats. The food is outstanding as well as the waitress, Kristine and the cook. A lot of food for the price. Will definitely be returning.
I've visited many hamburger places across the entire state of California, looking for that perfect hole in the wall taste. Chuck's ranks a close second in all the ones I've visited and I'm convinced it's the best in NorCal. The Burgers served there hit all the marks of quality, rivers of grease running down the edge of the burger, the burger attempts to destroy itself halfway through eating it ( so you might have to attack it from more than one angle ) and you'll need a large stack of napkins at the ready before you begin. The side orders have that texture and crisp taste that shows they put a lot of care into making them. It costs more than average, but you get a burger that's well worth the price.
Always Love, The Amazing People Who There, I've been a Loyal Customer Sense,1988 until this very day. I truly love the family atmosphere. They have a way of treating every customer like family. In which is always appreciated!!!!
It is a quaint little place. I only had fries with nacho sauce but ooh was it good. The employees were very friendly and courteous. We were a little late leaving but they didn't rush us and were not pushy. If they read this.. Im sorry we kept you I didn't realize it was so late!
Great food and the service was awesome. The servers were polite and made you feel like family.
I'm just in town temporarily working, stumbled onto this place and glad I did, delicious food and super friendly service, if ever I return to Stockton ill be back for sure!
Friendly staff good service with great food. Bring an appetite or a friend to help share the huge portions.
Always a good solid eat. Old fashioned cafe style. Huge portions. Friendly staff. Good flavor. Put up a barn like structure for outside dining during pandemic. Covered with heating. Heartily recommend.
Chuck's has always been great!! Good food, friendly staff, just an all around great place
I love it the food was good the waitress are really nice for the first time eating there ill give it 10/10
Best homemade food in Stockton. During covid they have followed health Protocols and have provided a very sanitary place to enjoy your meal. They also provide outside seating with heating lamps. Great place to eat and friendly staff.
I've enjoyed Chucks about 37 years. The owners are so nice and enjoy sharing their love through the tasty come back meals they prepare. I really enjoy them. Chucks thank you for the always tasty foods. Paul
Such a great place to take the family! The food is fantastic and the plates are never skimpy plus the service is always for the customer! I suggest if you have never been you definitely should give it a try thank you Steve and Cori we love Chucks!!!!
Always good. Great staff. Took care of us very nicely. Had a wonderful time with family there v
Had a tasty bacon 🐷and cheese omelet alacart! Other dishes had a ton of hash browns to share!! Waitress was very nice!! Ate in barn!! Heaters were on so nice n toasty! Would've liked to crack window open!! Steak n eggs very good too!😁 we're visiting from our of town but will go back!!
So I have a certified service dog (brought my paperwork with me) and he honestly hasn't been out in so long due to covid so he was a little too social and excited to get back to work and meet people. (Which he knows he has to wait for them to ask and come to him). Well anyways I was struggling to get him to listen at first then a gentleman who works there saw me asked me if I wanted to order to go or dine on patio. I was tempted to just get it to go and come back when not so busy. The gentle man was so nice and asked his customers on the deck if they mind and explained the situation. My dog layed down on the floor next to the table and was well behaved once I sat down. Overall very friendly environment, big plate sizes too. The food was pretty good too. I'm vegetarian so I just got eggs and hash browns but it was a very good experience going there. Will be returning more often. Not to mention the outdoor patio is covered and kinda cute and cozy.
ALWAYS more than enough food. Definitely a place for big eaters. The waitresses were wonderful. Prices were good Definitely will return again
I love this place. Breakfast or brunch never a disappointment the chicken fried steak is my favorite!! The portions are huge and the price is a steal! Customer service is awesome, and I'm always greeted with a friendly smile 😊
Best breakfast in Norcal! Two things they do right that many don't: medium eggs so no egg snot and yolk still good for dipping toast, CRISPY hash browns. Going back this morning for crispy corned beef hash with country gravy !
Went at lunch time. So much food, way too small of a stomach. Huge portions. Even the waitress teased my father-in-law that she would like to see him eat all three pancakes. He said he could but he couldn't eat half. Food was good, server was terrific. It was clean and not busy at that time. It's attached to the bowling alley but have an entrance outside.
Large portion size for the price. Food is good. Steak was cooked to order it was cooked perfectly. Eggs were cooked perfectly everything was great only thing that was slight problem is the table was a little wobbly. Customer service was awesome. Place was very clean. Bathrooms were clean. Had very little wait time on a Wednesday morning will be visiting again and probably again. Three stack of pancakes for $7.50 or so it's like three meals in one.
Great breakfast, seems like it's back to how it was before they moved. No pizza due to COVID-19 but booths are divided nice and the outside area is enclosed and covered I preferred inside as most of the outside patrons didn't wear masks.
Hash browns, two eggs and toast. Hash browns crisp on the outside, mushy on the inside. Too thick for the inside to cook. Ordered eggs over medium, they were too runny. Toast was good and service was attentive. A fair meal. Probably will eat somewhere else next time. I miss the old Chuck's.
A small but cozy place. The food is great every day. Whether it's an omelet, sandwich, or burger, the food is always high end. They encourage customized orders as well, allowing you to add and remove items as you please, at a cost. Each order comes with a heap of potatoes french fried, kitchen fried, or as hash browns. This place is a regular when it comes to a good bite. You will not be disappointed. They make several other items such as pizzas, chicken strips, and other tasty items. Oh, and the pancakes are huge!
Chuck's has always been good to me. Today was different/difficult due to short staff. Ever sense the pandemic. It's been tough for mom and pop businesses. I still ended up having a good time. With patience and a 😃 keeping this rating due to their loyalty and hardwork for the support of local families and beyond. Get here early to be first, in line to get service faster just a tip. I say Sundays is always a full house all and all. A great family restaurant with fun and friendly people POSITIVE YYEEESSSS!!!!™️
Service was fast and friendly. Not crowded at all. Pancakes were as I had read in reviews, very big...but in my opinion, not that tasty. Adding the syrup helped though. The hash brown portions were huge. Thank goodness I ordered the half plate but my son ordered the whole and it was ridiculously a lot...half the plate piled high. Unfortunately, no flavor except for the grilled brown part that tasted better. Not sure if they make it plain so one can season it to liking or what .. The ham and eggs tasted pretty basic but good.
Looking for a hearty breakfast? Chucks is a great option! The portions here are enormous! I personally love their omelets and and hash browns. Oh, and don't forget about the HUGE pancakes. Its almost impossible to eat more than one.
My children ages 47 42 37 and I 67 enjoyed ourselves..I will never order the pan cake..lol. Will go to Ole's in Alameda for Silver Dollar cakes. Our server was nice and everyone enjoyed their meal. We had a lot. I reside in Stockton but once month my children and I break bread together.
Used to love going to chucks when they were at their old location. Came a couple of months ago, and my daughter ordered a cheese omelette. When she cut into the omelette, she found barely warm slices of cheese, not melted at all. It had that waxy not fresh look, so it definitely could have been Kraft singles slices. So gross! What kind of restaurant makes a cheese omelette with Kraft singles?! The staff was kind and very understanding. One even said “I’m so sorry, I wouldn’t eat that either” as she was taking the omelette off of my bill. I ended up sharing my breakfast with my daughter because their portion sizes are huge. Just beware of the cheese omelette
I was in town and my brother highly suggested this place. In no point for the whole visit was I disappointed! I highly recommend this place for anyone, all ages! Excellent portions, amazing customer service!