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“Best Chili Dogs in Fresno Area” 4 of 5 stars
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Chuck Wagon
1203 Academy Ave, Sanger, CA 93657-3131
559-875-3889
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Ranked #6 of 39 Restaurants in Sanger
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Fresno, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Chili Dogs in Fresno Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Been going to Chuck Wagon since I was a tiny kid. Definitely a family tradition. The best thing to do on a spring/early summer Saturday or sunday afternoon is to do to Chuck Wagon, get a chili dog each, and extra, extra fries and head up to Pine Flat and eat at one of the picnic tables. The chili dogs are so much better than Sonic or Wienersnichle (sp?) or others that I have tried. I try the chili fries pretty much at whatever restaurant/diner I go to if they have them and none of them have beat Chuck Wagon. To me, the chili is unique, not canned. I'm not sure why someone thought that. Try it for yourself! Support Sanger!:)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manhattan Beach, CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Chilly Cheese Fries!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Hands down, this place is a must visit. Chilly Cheese Fries are a trademark (I add shredded lettuce). It's kind of a "to go" place, so great place to pick up and take home.

Visited August 2012
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Squaw Valley, California
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“This place sucks”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Chuckwagon is the most overrated fast food joint in the Fresno area. Frozen patties and fries along with canned chili makes for a horrible meal. Add to this the fact they are very rude to their customers- unless you are Hispanic- and I avoid this place at all costs. I have given them several opportunities over the years but they still themselves bigots. Even my Hispanic in-laws have observed their bias. Go grab a McDonald's instead.

Visited February 2012
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Clovis
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“Best chile dog available in the central valley and maybe in California,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I had kept hearing about the great chile dogs in Sanger so I decided to check it out. I didn't know the name of the place or exactly where in Sanger it was. I only had to ask once to find out and despite the outside appearance, the Chuck Wagon chile dog didn't disappoint me. Just something about a messy onion ladened chile dog that appeals to me. No cheese please! The Chuck Wagon chile dog was even featured on Huell Howser's California Gold visit to Sanger and broadcast on the local PBS station.

If you're looking for a 5 star dining experience pass it up but if you just want a gool ole chile dog, chile burger, chile fries ,chile Frito boat or a bowl of chile and you're close...this is the spot.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good, Fast, and Fun.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

The experience of Chuck Wagon is fun. You order outside and eat outside. Great for a nice spring day with the family. The chile dogs and chile cheese fries are great. Oh, and the milkshakes are awesome. And the prices can't be beat.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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