Presumably named after each customer who leaves, Chubby's is a new hamburger joint on Camp Bowie between 183 and Cherry. Chubby's has a western/sports/casual/fuddruckers style that screams "we're new but we look old". It works because they're in an an older area that doesn't have very much new development.
Chubby's is currently working on getting a license to sell beer and wine, but for now it has TV's, a cart of fresh toppings and baskets of burgers. Its a casual hamburger joint with a unique twist. The unique twist is that they've taken the fuddruckers approach to burger toppings by providing you with a cart of fresh toppings and a surprising variety.
On my recent trip, the Rangers game was on, some casual Texas country was playing and my waitress, Flo, called me "Hun". This is always a good omen. Especially for a burger joint. I took my seat at a table in the corner so I could leer at a nearby table. The options generally range from burger to cheeseburger, fries and onion rings, and a few other items. I ordered a 1/4 lb cheeseburger and a side of fries.
My stomach, however, ordered the Chubby Challenge. For those of you with larger arteries than me, this is your place. Right now, there is a 3 pound burger and 2 pound side order of fries, waiting for your domination. Eat it all and they name it after you as you're rushed to the hospital. If you fail to eat it, everybody in the restaurant gets to laugh at your shame. For those of you who are bad at math, a 3 lb burger equals twelve of the burgers I ordered. Twelve. I couldn't eat that in a week.
Anyways, Flo brought me a cup to fill up the soda of my choice at the soda fountain. Generally, I like waitpeoples to bring me what I'm waiting on, but I'm a fan of the refill at your own pace idea. Plus, it gave me a chance to check out the toppings cart. For such a small cart, there were quite a few options. You can add regular mustard, spicy mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion, white onion, jalapenos, and pico de gallo to your burger. Quite a selection for a small cart, if you ask me, which you didn't.
The burger came and I went with a my favorite toppings. All of the toppings were of good quality and I have nothing to complain about except I would prefer fresh jalapenos over pickled ones. But again, nobody asked me.
Of course, toppings don't make a bad burger good. Not a problem here because my burger was terrific. The meat was well flavored and cooked perfectly. The bun was nicely toasted and the cheese was copious and meltious. I will go back just for the burger. I will also order the onion rings next time. The fries had a texture as though they weren't cooked enough. They were skin on fries so they could have been fresh cut (which would be great), but they were a bit raw (which is not great). The onion rings, based on my leers from across the room, looked awesome. They were stringy but friedy. Too of the more delicious adjectives.
The prices are a little high for the food, but the burger was definitely worth its cost. The fries would be worth a pass unless it was just opening pains. If you've been and had a better experience with the fries, please let everybody know.
Chubby's Burger Shack is located at 7618 Camp Bowie West. Let me know if you've been and had a different experiences.
Coming up soon - the Love Shack and my run in with Tim Love along with Cafe Bella.