We “discovered” Chuckwagon Eatery by accident. Ms. Karen & I, plus friends Gini & Gary, stayed the night at T. Miller’s Mercantile & Hotel in order to witness Tombstone at Twilight in late April 2014 (4th Saturday of the month).
Early the next morning we were wandering around the deserted historic district taking photographs. I happened to point my telephoto lens south on 4th Street when I realized there were signs of life at Helldorado Town. Closer inspection found folks walking into a wooden building with a Western motif marked Helldorado Chuckwagon.
The place is small, perhaps a dozen tables and a little bar. The pine interior is new. Breakfast was basic: omelets, sausage, bacon, pancakes, fruit … the usual. But we all enjoyed our meal and it was not at all expensive. Service was fast and efficient. My buttermilk pancakes were light & fluffy, the syrup served hot. Locals tell us the cheeseburgers are awesome. We’ll check them out next time.
Chuckwagon Eatery serves only breakfast and lunch. But breakfast is served all day.
I went to pay the bill with my credit card, only to have the cashier point to a sign that read, “Cash Only!” No problem, although I can’t recall the last time we patronized an establishment that accepted only cash. Had to be years ago.
The Chuckwagon is adjacent to Helldorado Town on 4th, a block south of Allen Street. We have not yet reviewed this “Western Theme Park”, but will the next time we’re in Tombstone.
I would say the Chuckwagon is on a par with OK Cafe’. Both get a 3-Saguaro rating from us as far as food & service are concerned, but an additional half-saguaro for proximity to Tombstone’s main attractions. However, I found the folks at Chuckwagon friendlier than at OK Cafe’.
339 South 4th Street
Tombstone, AZ 85638