8 Famous Dhabas to Stop By on Chandigarh – Delhi Highway

Who does not love a dhaba. Even in Chandigarh, we have plenty of them but what if we combine a bit of drive and the desi food of a dhaba.

Chandigarh people are a great culinary connoisseur and they love to eat delicious food without even caring how much calories it can pile on to their body. Even while going on a long road trip, pulling over their cars at best of the dhabas on the highway to have kadak chai and stuffed paranthas with dollops of butter on it will be on their mind.

Initially, dhabas were setup to provide relief to the plight of several wearied truck drivers who are driving day and night to transport but now it attracts daily travellers on the roads too.

Dhabas on Chandigarh – Delhi Highway

Well here we are bringing you the 8 great dhabas on the outskirts of Chandigarh that are a must try. Essential details about dhaba location, food and other things have also been mentioned.

Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba, Murthal

Zipping through the wider and smoother highway roads fills you up with thrill and fun. But if you are tired of driving and wish to take a mini halt before heading towards your destination, Sukhdev Dhaba near Chandigarh fits in the card.

With the swankiest ambience, air conditioned sitting, delicious multi cuisines at affordable price and clean toilets Sukhdev dhaba tops the chart of world- class Dhaba in India. It is one of the oldest dhabas on the Chandigarh Delhi highway that is so very famous among travellers around the world that they never miss to visit this place while passing through NH1.

Must Try: Alloo paratha/ gobhi parantha/ Shahi Paneer/ Dal Makhni/ sag/ lachha paratha are their most ordered dishes

Price for two: Rs 350- 400 approx

Address: No. 52, 250KM Stone, G.T Road, Murthal, Sonipat, Haryana.

Timing: 24 hrs all seven days in week

Gulshan Dhaba, Sonipat

Boasting themselves to be the curators of traditional and authentic north Indian food, Gulshan Dhaba is another player in the list of famous dhabas on Chandigarh-Delhi highway. With modern sitting arrangements and cleaner toilets, this dhaba serves delicious parantha, chana masala, paneer dishes and economical thalis.You can even enjoy beer here with some knick- knack snacks.

Must Try: Try their butter coated stuffed paratha with extra dullop of butter on it with raita and dal

Price for two: Rs 250 approx

Address: 49-50 Milestone, GT Road, Murthal, Sonipat, Haryana 131027

Timing:24 hrs all seven days in week

Pehalwan Dhaba

Another Murthal star dhaba on the Chandigarh-Delhi Highway is the Pehalwan Dhaba that serves delicious north Indian food round the clock. The dhaba is super economical and will nurse your platter in a best way if you are on the gastronomical agenda while at your layover.

Must Try: Try their various tandoori paranthas and lassi that will satiate your hunger pangs

Price for two: Rs 300 approx

Address: Murthal, Haryana 131027

Timing: 24 hrs all seven days in week

Zhilmil Dhaba, Karnal

Along side the karnal highway is located the very famous Zhilmil dhaba. Nothing fancy about this place but the food here is not at all amiss. With varieties of tandoor parathas, Zhilmil also serves Chinese too. This dhaba on Chandigarh-Delhi highway has valet parking facility for its customers along with TV screens and air conditioned sitting. Don’t forget to purchase pachranga achar, awla and mango candies sold separately outside the dhaba.

Must Try: Try their dal makhni, tomato cheese gravy with pudhina lachha paratha

Price for two: Rs 250- 350

Address: Uchana, Haryana 132001

Timing:24 hrs all seven days in week

Pooran Singh Da Dhaba, Ambala

Famous by the name Pooran Singh Ambalewale is famous for its non- vegetarian servings. Based in Ambala Cantt, Pooran Singh dhabas is said to have been started by Pooran Singh but later taken over by the person who supplied him with poultry and meat. Though the dhaba on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway is now owned by somebody else, but they haven’t compromised on quality of food and their service.

Famous for its non-vegetarian fare, you will lick your fingers off with . There is no crossing Ambala without a halt here!

Must Try: Mutton curry, keema kaleji, butter chicken and chicken curry are some of their delicious signature dishes.

Price for two: Rs 400 approx

Address: Ambala Cantonment,, Ambala, 133001

Timing: 8 am to 10 pm

Sethi Dhaba, Zirakpur

With big posters of Punjabi singer, Gurdas Mann and his signature musical instrument dafali decoration you can clearly recognise Sethi Dhaba near Zirakpur highway while going to Delhi from Chandigarh or vice versa. Set up like a village dhaba, Sethi’s got a a very rustic ambiance. Its a vaishno dhaba and a great place for family and travellers who are travelling alone.

Must Try: Don’t miss their makke di roti, sag and daal makhni. I bet you will lick you fingers.

Price for two: Rs 300-450 approx

Address: Sethi Dhaba, Ambala- Chandigarh Road, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603

Timing: 24 hrs all seven days in week

Haveli Murthal / Karnal

Go to any of these Havelis on the highway of Delhi-Chandigarh and you will be enthralled by its rustic look and delicious punjabi food. Its grand village style ambiance and the welcome statues of the villagers on its entrances will comple you to take a selfie at this place. Serving authentic Punjabi cuisine, Haveli is best suited for families and large groups.

Must Try: Amritsari chole and kadhi are their speciality

Price for two: Rs 300- 400 approx

Address: 52th Mile Stone N.H -1, Murthal, Sonipat, Haryana 131027

Karnal Dadupur, Haryana 132116

Timing: Murthal Haveli is open 24 hrs on all seven days

Karnal is open between 6 am to 11 pm

Mayur Dhaba, Karnal

Another dhaba in Karnal to make a stop over on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. The place is quite famous amid frequent travellers for its stuffed paranthas- chai halt and rest. Spread across large area, the Mayur dhaba is clean and serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Also you can buy some souvenirs, Punjabi Juttis, accessories, churans, mouth freshners and candies from the small store adjacent to the dhaba.

Must Try: Aalloo / gobhi/ chicken parantha are their speciality

Price for two: Rs 200- 300 approx

Address: NH 1, Baldhi Part, Haryana 132001

Timing: Open 24 hrs on all seven days

Chandigarh with the closer proximity to Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, the Chandigarhians can enjoy authentic dhaba food in any season of the year. With just a few hours away from the city beautiful, NH1 and NH44 serves as the paradise for all dhaba food lovers. May be that is why many people from the tricity especially go to these dhabas just to try out the special butter chicken, tandoor parantha, kadhai paneer, lassi and much more.

So, next time whenever you are on road trip, just pull over you cars at any of these dhabas and enjoy some of the lip smacking dhaba food at dearth cheap price.


Yamini S. Verma

A dreamer and a go-getter, this is how she defines herself. With seven- plus years of experience in Journalism, Yamini has worked with various publications in print and online. With an inclination towards photography, she dreams to go on around the world tour someday and capture the beauty of nature through her lens. You can write to her at hello@chandigarhmetro.com
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