In the mood for a juicy burger and milkshake? Ditch the delivery meals and head to restaurant with diner vibes! From Denny’s and Fume Dubai to trendy Black Tap Dubai, here’s a rundown of our seven favourite diners for your next cheat meal!
1. Fume Dubai
Fume Dubai – which means to smoke – is an uber-cool American smokehouse concept that serves smoky soul food with a worldly twist. With two popular branches located in Pier 7 and the Manzil Hotel, this family-friendly eatery is perfect for large groups. We’re big fans of the Black Angus Burger at Fume Dubai; it’s topped with melted cheese and mayo.
Price: Monster shakes start approx. AED 50 and the Angus burger is around AED 90.
Location: Pier 7 in Dubai Marina
insydo tip: Make the most of the Kids Brunch at weekends – foodie favourites and a massive play area!
Quintessentially American, Denny’s Dubai is an all-day, all-night (yes, it really opens 24 hours) diner serving good ol’ fashioned American grub, from pancake stacks and hash browns to big, beefy burgers and yummy milkshakes. A popular neighbourhood eatery in two locations across the city, Denny’s is a decent spot to enjoy a family meal, or even a late-night, greasy burger after a night out.
Price: Burgers from AED 35 to AED 50. Milkshakes approx. AED 25
Location: Al Manara and Deira
insydo tip: The coffee isn’t great – stick to the milkshakes!
The Black Tap Dubai
Sitting at the back of Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel, The Black Tap Dubai is a New York import that serves food in a fun and innovative way. We’d definitely recommend this joint for a date night idea; it’s super funky and the milkshake creations will definitely impress!
Price: AED 65 for a shake and AED 65 upwards for a burger
Location: Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel
insydo tip: The shakes are definitely more expensive than most, but these are insta-worthy creations that you can share!
A retro diner with a fine-dining twist, Firebird Diner at the Four Seasons offers well-heeled clientele respite from the countless over-the-top restaurants dotting DIFC. Spearheaded by Michelin-star chef Michael Mina, you’ll find a number of elevated comfort food faves like boozed-up milkshakes and beefed up burgers that can be enjoyed ’til the late hours of the night.
Price: AED 110 for the All-American Burger and milkshakes are AED 35.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC
insydo tip: There’s a Thursday evening brunch that includes everything from a live swing band to sharing style platters and cocktails.
Putting a squirt of uptown funk into the traditional downtown diner,Mo’s is a modern, all-American eatery that’ll supersize your casual comfort food feast. The sizzling burger joint is stylish and sharp in design; much like a sleek restaurant, but without the formality and reservations. Soak up hearty comfort foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a juicy menu brimming with steaks, shakes and sundaes.
Price: Burgers: AED 69 to AED 85. The sundaes range from AED 39 to AED 105.
Location: City Walk
insydo tip: The ‘Chocolate Avalanche’ milkshake is a must try. On Sundays, kids eat for free (one complimentary meal when an adult purchases a main course).
Johnny Rockets Dubai
Home of ‘The Original Hamburger’,Johnny Rockets Dubai is a global chain providing the classic all-American experience in diner-style restaurants around the world. With its timeless menu and 1950s décor, it creates a fun, food experience for all the family.
Price: Burgers from AED 30 and milkshakes approx. AED 20
Location: Multiple branches around the city
insydo tip: Great for catering to large groups; a great idea for children’s birthday parties.
For fans of American pop culture, Big Daddy’s will overwhelm you with diner vibes set in a funky 80’s theme. Decorated with vintage tables and booths, this New York chain serves up all-day breakfast in Dubai plus comfort food faves like burgers, fried chicken and candy-style shakes. Located in BurJuman, it’s an epic blast from the past.
Price: Burgers approx. AED 30 and shakes for around AED 20
Location: BurJuman Mall
insydo tip: For unique breakfast in Dubai options, this joint is famous for their signature fried chicken and waffles – an American food specialty.