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Proudly serving Spud Lovers for over 35 years!

Darwin's Original and Best Baked Spuds

We serve freshly baked spuds loaded with our delicious range of signature toppings

You’ll find us at Nightcliff Foreshore, Sanctuary Lakes in Gunn, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and various events across Darwin. 

We're back

Baking in your favourite locations

Lunch Spud Dates are on!

Now Open In Winnellie!

Bringing the iconic food truck experience to the heart of Winnellie

Now you can get your spud fix for lunch on weekdays!

We’ve now brought our food truck experience and your favourite baked spuds to the heart of Winnellie. 

You can choose to enjoy your spud in our new air-conditioned dining room, or take away. 

📍  1/34 Benison Road in Winnellie

Wednesday – Friday [Wet Season Hours]

10am – 2pm

 

We look forward to you joining us for your weekday Spud Day!

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Kickin' it since 1987

One of Darwin's Oldest Traditions

The Potato Man Darwin in 1990

The Potato Man started in 1987 and was one of Darwin’s first food trucks. 

Setting up along the Nightcliff boat ramp selling freshly baked spuds with delicious signature toppings. The Potato Man has also been trading since the very beginning of the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

The Potato Man has since become a local legend in the process.

For generations, locals and tourist alike make their way to The Potato Man to enjoy the company of friends and family and a delicious freshly baked spud with all of their favourite toppings, against the backdrop of Darwin’s famous sunsets at Nightcliff Foreshore or Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.

 

If you’d like to know where we are trading, please see above for our current trading locations. We look forward to you joining us for Spud Day!

Celebrating over 35 years of serving spud lovers...

In 2022, The Potato Man celebrated it’s 35th birthday! We’re filled with so much happiness and joy to bring back every single owner we could contact to celebrate this incredible milestone.

From our humble beginnings to where we are now, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our amazing customers.

We also donated all proceeds to Variety Kids NT.

Thank you for being a part of our journey and we look forward to serving you for many more years to come!

It's all free!
Gluten Free that is!

Our Menu

Serving generations of spud lovers with our signature menu that has stood the test of time. 

Please note that we now have two menus. One for our Winnellie site and one for our usual mobile food truck.

Winnellie Menu

Food Truck Menu

Get your spud fix here

Trading Location

Need to get your spud fix? Here’s where you can find us!

 Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get the most up to date location information.

= Winnellie Shed =

Bringing the iconic food truck experience to the heart of Winnellie

📍  1/34 Benison Road in Winnellie

  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday – Closed
  • Wednesday – 10AM – 2PM
  • Thursday – 10AM – 2PM
  • Friday – 10AM – 2PM

= Food Trucks =

Wet Season Schedule (NOW)

(October to April)

Saturday

📍 Sanctuary Lakes Carpark – Gunn

5pm – 7:30pm

Sunday

📍Nightcliff Foreshore

5pm – 7:30pm

Dry Season Schedule

(April to October)

Thursday

📍 Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

4pm – 9pm

Saturday

📍 Sanctuary Lakes Carpark – Gunn

5pm – 7:30pm

Sunday

📍 Nightcliff Foreshore

5pm – 7:30pm

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

4pm – 9pm

Saturday Sanctuary Lake trades may be affected by Dry Season Events. 

Be sure to check Facebook for the latest trading schedule!

Here's where to find us at

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

We trade at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets every Thursday and Sunday. However, our Thursday and Sunday location is different.

You will find us closest to the Darwin High School End of the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.

A guaranteed crowd pleaser

Catering Services

The Potato Man

Whether it’s a wedding, birthday bash, work function, private event or celebration we’d love to help you make it a success.

Enquire using our form below. Minimum bookings of 80 people apply.

Almost fully booked for 2024!

Enquire now to avoid disappointment!
Everything we do…
We do it for you

Our Reviews

5/5

At The Potato Man, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. 

From choosing the best quality local ingredients that go into our signature toppings, to delivering good old fashioned customer service. 

We aim to deliver. Each and every time you visit us.

The Potato Man
4.7
Based on 43 reviews
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Kylie Chaplin
Kylie Chaplin
03:08 03 May 24
Great food, lots of choices.
Friendly service. Shelly and her team are amazing
Thanks 🙏😊
Donovan Fantasia
Donovan Fantasia
06:42 13 Nov 23
Good feed, great value for dollars, rare in this economic environment. Had takeaway from here the other day, was full... and happy. Can't ask for much more.read more
Alex Vella
Alex Vella
09:42 12 Nov 23
Excellent value for money, delicious baked spuds and friendly service.
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Shawn Williams
Shawn Williams
08:45 18 Jun 22
the best potatos anywhere they taste great and are cooked perfectly .
10 out of 10
Jacqueline Woolston
Jacqueline Woolston
04:05 23 Apr 22
Excellent and tasty and wonderful service
Nathan Chin
Nathan Chin
10:28 26 Feb 22
This is a must guys best Potato’s and filling ever! If your a local or having a holiday in Darwin it’s a must find... secret of the Top End. I wish there was something as good In Brisbaneread more
Matty Chin
Matty Chin
23:06 20 Feb 22
Great Sunday feed at the beach!
Tamarra Strong
Tamarra Strong
08:50 16 Feb 22
great friendly service. always smiling and laughing. always try our hardest to get a spud when there at zuccoli as they... are amazing and so 😋 yummy.read more
Julie Carew
Julie Carew
08:44 16 Feb 22
Great service, always a smile and a laugh. Oh and the food is awesome. Always look forward to my Saturday night... takeaway dinner.read more
Thisis Jammo
Thisis Jammo
11:19 23 Sep 21
After being told by my work mates back in Adelaide who travel to Darwin these guys are an institution it was my turn to... today to finally have my first Potato Man! So fresh and so tasty with good old fashioned family service.
The team helped me construct it so if your not sure what to have just ask them!
Thanks Potato Man for the great laughs and great meal and looking forward to telling the boys back in Adelaide!
If you travel and want a quality ‘go to’ meal in Darwin this is it! 👍
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Ryan Willcox
Ryan Willcox
07:12 01 Sep 21
Absolutely Amazing !!!
My wife and I had the pleasure of indulging in a delicious Hot Spud each at Northline... Speedway when visiting Darwin the other day. We where definitely impressed with the family friendly, professional service and the fresh tasty ingredients.
Thank you for the awesome dining experience to top off a great night of speedway.
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Siobhan Carol-Jean
Siobhan Carol-Jean
21:43 20 May 21
Had such an amazing experience eating at The Potato Man!
Ate there twice during Bass in the Grass, completely... gluten free (perfect for us coeliacs), the food was so delicious and the staff were SO kind and welcoming ❤️
Highly recommend The Potato Man ❤️
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Simon Manzie
Simon Manzie
23:59 17 May 21
Do yourself a favour and try one of these bad boys, they are unbelievably tasty!!!!
Shan Fay
Shan Fay
03:03 14 May 21
Wow! In the early 90’s I would frequent the potato man along the nightcliffe foreshore near where I lived. I just found... out he’s still operating!!! Blown away!!! Keep up the great work mr potato man ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Carolyn Allen
Carolyn Allen
14:02 03 Apr 21
We are from the Rural Area and don't venture out a lot of a weekend but randomly popped into IGA Zuccoli to check it... out this evening and to our surprise The Potato Man was there. 🥔 It has been years since we have had a spud with all the toppings and The Potato Man certainly did not disappoint, it was sooooo yummy and well priced. 🥔 We will be making the trip in to get a spud again soon. 🥔read more
Lorelei Wilson-King
Lorelei Wilson-King
07:47 09 Sep 20
Just had my first sweet potato and it was
DE-VINEEEEEE!
Peter Winterton
Peter Winterton
08:10 06 Sep 20
OMG. I'm in love. Pays to go early so I didn't miss the Pork. I just smashed 2 large Pork. I'm so full but so so happy.... Thanks team 😘😘read more
Julie Brown
Julie Brown
01:15 26 Apr 20
10/10 The staff are so efficient! The servings are generous and taste great!!!
Steph Dent
Steph Dent
10:06 25 Apr 20
How could anyone complain about such great convenience, service and price! Amazing on all fronts and loving the new... Zuccoli location on Saturday!! Thanks Potato Man!! 10/10!!read more
Jason Gebert
Jason Gebert
08:51 25 Apr 20
Awesome spuds every time!
Michelle Woods
Michelle Woods
14:33 21 Apr 20
Another fab delivery from the potato man, loads of fruit and veg, lovely, fresh and clean. would definitely recommend,... good value for money.read more
Miriam Harbour
Miriam Harbour
12:55 18 Apr 20
love it. love live it.....
Melinda Williams
Melinda Williams
10:17 18 Apr 20
Last time I had potato man I was at the mindle markets. It was a staple of my food trips throughout my 20s. Then I got... old, had a baby, moved to Palmerston. I thought nothing of it, baby brain had taken over and getting delivered pizza was my one food highlight of the month.
To find out this week they were branching out to Palmerston was like a joy I had forgotten existed! And to share the Potato Man’s awesomeness with my partner and 7 year old was simply amazing. 11/10 will go again!!
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Kirsty Payne
Kirsty Payne
09:39 18 Apr 20
Queued for about 45-50 mins but boy it was worth it. So so good.
Jay's Coffee Bar
Jay's Coffee Bar
12:08 12 Dec 19
Casual dining with a relaxing atmosphere!
Andrew West
Andrew West
03:12 05 Dec 19
Amazing food! Great service and value for money! Love a good spud!
Natty Wilson
Natty Wilson
11:21 29 Nov 19
Stopped in at the ‘pop up’ store in the Casuarina Quarter, was served super quickly & it was soo yummy. Such a good... feed & great value. Thank you, will visit again soon!!read more
Lauren Howie
Lauren Howie
05:06 29 Nov 19
My favourite place to eat in Darwin and has been for the past 20 years!
Showing my age.
Thank you... 🙏🏽read more
Nikita McGregor
Nikita McGregor
04:32 30 Jun 19
shelly and James are lovely people made catering for our wedding a breeze, their deliousous spuds were a huge hit!... everyone commented on how good the food was, we couldn't have made a better choice on catering for our special day 💚read more
Kel Penning
Kel Penning
10:44 20 May 19
Delicious, discovered at Fred’s Pass Rural Show - I’ve never seen my kids eat potato so fast!
Lizzie JB
Lizzie JB
08:15 07 Apr 19
We bought 4 large spuds tonight - very cheap family dinner. They were delicious! We will definitely come again. Thanks... Potato Manread more
Tangianau Rauraa
Tangianau Rauraa
04:09 10 Mar 19
Value for money and the biggest spuds in town. 🥰
Ben Jefferies
Ben Jefferies
07:37 10 Feb 19
poor service and late to be set up by operating time they are ment to be ready to sell there product. Used to be run a... lot better than it is now by new people who clearly don't give a shit.read more
Kerri Savidge
Kerri Savidge
02:48 20 May 18
Just had loaded potato @ Fred Pass show and OMG!! Best loaded spud I have tasted! Cooked to perfection and loaded with... great free toppings! � very very goodread more
Steven Coyte
Steven Coyte
08:05 30 Apr 17
Tracey Driscoll
Tracey Driscoll
13:08 26 Apr 17
Love love love the potato man best potatoes ever xxx
Anesia Kero Kaissis
Anesia Kero Kaissis
16:08 30 May 15
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David Barry
David Barry
12:27 23 Sep 21
Today enjoyed some amazing food at The Potato Man at the Darwin Markets. Without a doubt the best Potato I have ever had , friendly staff tasty fresh eye watering food . Thanks to The Potato Man . If you have not eaten there you need to get down to the markets in Darwin . Outstanding !!!
Grace King
Grace King
03:03 18 May 21
One of the best food trucks in Darwin. Consistently good value and great taste!
Vasi Danbury
Vasi Danbury
08:06 21 Dec 20
Value for money and delicious. It's difficult to go past the original. Garlic butter, bolognaise, cheese and sour cream. This Darwin icon is also our go to when we are in Darwin. Sunset is a bonus, but last night was grab and run because it was raining and we'd forgotten our umbrella's.
Xenia Muzica
Xenia Muzica
16:22 14 Mar 19
My favourite spuds in Darwin !!! Chilli con carne is yummyyyyyyyy and oh how is miss them !!!!And the owners are super friendly and lovely !!!!Just go there and you will see by yourself !Xx
Lauren Jayne
Lauren Jayne
09:36 10 Feb 19
Spuds exactly as they should be! Reasonably priced, vegetarian option and oh so delicious... in fact I was so eager to eat it I forgot to take a photo! Maybe next week...*there was a bit of a line (approx. 30 mins) but definitely worth the wait.
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We’re committed to the community that we’ve been a part of for more than 35 years. We’ve donated to Bushfire Relief, Relay for life and the Starlight Foundation – causes close to our heart.

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FAQ

We’ve put together a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions. 

If you don’t see your question below get in touch!

If you missed it above, our current trading locations can be found here. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to status updates from us! 

Yes! You bet. We trade all the way throughout the year, January to December.

However, rain may interrupt our service. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to get the most up to date info. 

Yes, we take both cash or eftpos. However we do pass on the 1.9% fee 

YES!! E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G!!

Right now, you can choose from baked beans and all of our cold toppings like dry slaw, beetroot, pineapple and more!

Yes, we offer 50c discounts for bringing your own container!

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