5 Dhabas And Restaurants For Your Meaty Cravings In Chandigarh

Places Included

  1. Sip N Dine 
  2. O’Chicken India
  3. Pal Dhaba 
  4. Chawla’s Chicken 
  5. Tehal Singh’s Chicken Corner

We don’t think we mind calling “The City Beautiful” as “The City Delicious” too. Punjabis are known to be fun-loving, generous and hard-core foodies. Their vibrant personality and aura is what makes them the life of the party and social bees. On my recent trip to Chandigarh, we loved the food we had there. Right from their butter chicken to naans and parathas, the city is full of yummy food. Chandigarh is the twin capital of both Punjab and Haryana and is the most peaceful city to live in. The broad roads, the lush greenery and the non-polluted air provide its residents with the ideal living conditions. 

There’s a beautiful and serene Sukhna Lake, then there’s Rock Garden and a mesmerizing Rose garden for you to soak in the beauty of nature. You also have the popular Elante mall which is a great hangout place with a game zone, food and the best brands. When it comes to food, there is no one who can do it better than the Punjabis and well, kukkad ke bina unka kaam nahi chalta. 

Best Non-Vegetarian Fare In Chandigarh 

When you’re in the city, you need to head to these places for a lip-smacking non-vegetarian fare. 

1.  Sip N Dine 

A classic family restaurant to indulge in North-Indian cuisine, this place has the ambience and the vibe. From naans to kebabs and curries, you can opt for their cocktails to go with your food. Get ready to taste the best chicken tikka masala ever. Pair it with a dal makhani and you’ll be sorted. 

Where: SCO 16 A, Sector 7 C, Near Sector 7, Chandigarh

Timings: 11 am-12 pm

Cost For Two: ₹1,500

Cuisines Offered: Mughlai, North Indian and Chinese 

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2.  O’ Chicken India 

This isn’t a dine-in restaurant but a delivery service. Yet we include it in the list because the taste makes it worth it. Solely dedicated to chicken lovers, as the name suggests, this place offers a healthy take on chicken recipes. The organic ingredients from Himachal Pradesh are used in these recipes and their Chicken Drumsticks and Rara Chicken are to die for. 

Where: Bay Shop 15, Sector 18 D, Near Sector 18, Chandigarh

Timings: 11 am-11 pm

Cost For Two: ₹350

Cuisines Offered: Fast Food and Barbeque 

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3.  Pal Dhaba 

What must have started out as a dhaba is now a full-fledged restaurant. The simple and basic ambience isn’t the highlight of the place but the food definitely is. Pick their meat curry or rogan josh or simply the Punjabi chicken and you can’t go wrong with any non-vegetarian dish here. 

Where: SCO 151, 152, Sector 28 D, Near Sector 28, Chandigarh

Timings: 8 am-10:30 pm 

Cost For Two: ₹600

Cuisines Offered: North Indian and Mughlai 

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4.  Chawla's Chicken 

This is an iconic eatery that is spread across North India. You’d find plenty of their outlets in Delhi too but this one in Chandigarh is the oldest. A humble joint with excellent portions and presentation, you cannot miss out their Chicken Seekh Masala and Chicken Do Pyaaza. 

Where: Booth 178, Sector 40 D, Near Sector 40, Chandigarh

Timings: 11:30 am-11:30 pm

Cost For Two: ₹600

Cuisines Offered: North Indian and Mughlai

5.  Tehal Singh’s Chicken Corner 

From starters to main course, the menu is full of non-vegetarian items. You can opt for a butter chicken or go all out with their Iranian chicken. We bet dinner cannot begin with some Chicken lollipops being hogged on. 

Where: SCO 1121, Near Sector 22 B, Sector 22, Chandigarh

Timings: 12 pm-12 pm

Cost For Two: ₹650

Cuisines Offered: Mughlai, North Indian, Fast Food 

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