7 Best Cheat Meal Joints in Dubai

Cheat Meal Joints

Nutritionists and diet planners don’t really appreciate the term ‘cheat meal’. However, it is a great way to market and excuse yourself of the diet plan. Psychologists say that you need this kind of excuse to stay on track with your diet plan.

But we just want to tell you the best cheat meal joints in Dubai where you can enjoy the yummiest food. Everyone has guilty pleasures and for dieters we totally understand.

So here is a list of the most enticing restaurants in Dubai..

1 – Slider Station – Highly Creative, Junk Delicious

Slider Station is known for its wide range of ‘40s style American burgers. Quite popular in the Middle East, it is also the first burger joint run on the conveyer belt.

The fast-food chain specializes in varied appetizers, flat breads and desserts. One on the top of the cheat list for many foodies in Dubai.

However, the wait time could take as long as an hour to get a table. Reviews are mostly great for almost all of their items on the menu.

You will find the place always crowded but it’s worth it. Make sure you already prepare yourself for the wait timings.

Cheat Meal Joints

Cheat Meal: Dangerous Slider, Commando-fries, and tiger prawn buns

Atmosphere: American style and casual

Service: Friendly staff but food can take longer to arrive

Location: Al Wasr Road

2 – Black Tap – Crafters of Burgers and Cake Shakes

Black Tap serves New York style crafted food from creative burgers, massive cake shakes, and drafted beers. One of the few restaurants to have liquor license and who offer crafted beer.

Black Tap has its bestselling burger which has the Greater Ohama USA beef party. Topped with a special BBQ sauce, crispy onions, cheddar and served with some sweet potatoes.

We hope you are not done as you must try their new cake shake with sprinkles, cake batter and vanilla frosting.

Cheat Meal Joints

Cheat Meal: Crafted Texan Burger, Cake Shake, Beer

Service: Very helpful and friendly staff

Atmosphere: Positive vibes and cool environment

Location: Jumeirah Al Naseem

3 – Jazz@Pizza Express – Great Music with Exceptional Food

Jazz@Pizza Express is proud to bring a unique experience for their customers. They have some beautiful music, fresh and delicious pizza, great ambience and diverse beverages.

As far as your cheat day is concerned, you can have a great time with your friends for a causal hangout, with everything you would desire. Endless and fresh pizza, some live music, chilling spot, and lots of beer.

Some reviews suggest the pizza to be the best in town. The most popular of the lot is the Tikka Pizza with chilli and coriander. If already cheating, also try their infamous dough balls in parmesan.

Cheat Meal Joints

Cheat Meal: Tikka Pizza & Dough balls in Parmesan

Service: Fast and friendly

Atmosphere: Best chilling spot with friends

Location: Jumeirah Lake Towers, Trade Centre Area, Al Safa, Ibn Battuta Mall, Bin Sougat Centre

4 – Counter Burger – Don’t Just Cheat, Be Creative Too

Jazz@Pizza Express is proud to bring a unique experience for their customers. They have some beautiful music, fresh and delicious pizza, great ambience and diverse beverages.

As far as your cheat day is concerned, you can have a great time with your friends for a causal hangout, with everything you would desire. Endless and fresh pizza, some live music, chilling spot, and lots of beer.

Some reviews suggest the pizza to be the best in town. The most popular of the lot is the Tikka Pizza with chilli and coriander. If already cheating, also try their infamous dough balls in parmesan.

Cheat Meal Joints

Cheat Meal: Make your own and get Parmesan fries

Service: Staff is very helpful and friendly

Atmosphere: Spacious, Modern and little cozy

Location: Downtown, JBR

5 – Shake Shack – Get the Dubai Taste

Starting off from a hot dog cart in Manhattan, Shake Shack has made through the international foodies. One of the key to their success is their adaptability to different cultures.

It has been a success in Dubai and many regard it as the best burger in town. Despite being little expensive, the burgers have won the hearts of many here.

Tiny place but enough to serve great burgers, unique fries and delicious milk shakes.

Cheat Meal Joints

Cheat Meal: Any beef burger & curly fries with cheese

Atmosphere: Casual and quite laid back

Service: Quite a friendly staff

Location: Downtown, Dubai International Airport

6 – Claw BBQ – Sports Bar & Divine Food

Best place to hang out with your buddies for an afternoon meal or brunch. All afternoon, you will find variety of dishes with great music and beverages.

Part restaurant and bar, Claw has great fajitas and burgers with wide range of toppings. You may want to go with the ones you are comfortable getting a little messy with.

Claw doesn’t take itself too seriously in terms of makeover and you wouldn’t mind that. It has quite a relaxed and laid back environment where you just don’t enjoy great food but also have an amusing time.

Cheat Meal Joints

Cheat Meal: Seafood and spicy hot wings

Atmosphere: Aloof and relaxed

Service: Friendly and helpful staff

Location: Souk Al Bahar, JBR

7 – The Cheesecake Factory – The Best of All Under One Roof

Cheesecake factory is one deserves to be on the top of the list as it has almost everything great going for them. Not just great with their mouth-watering cheesecakes and desserts but their food is also heavenly.

In Dubai Cheesecake factory, you will get the Asian hospitality, Arabic charm, and American portion sizes. When your food will arrive, you would feel like being at a food event. Moreover, the food is served with dips, sauces, and whipped cream.

You cheat on your diet with not even a single pinch of shame. Your experience at the cheesecake factory will make you proud of your decision.

Cheat Meal Joints

Cheat Meal: Double Dessert: Red velvet and strawberry cheesecake

Atmosphere: Lively and noisy

Service: Friendly and welcoming

Location: Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, JBR, Dubai Festival City Mall, Riverland


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