Proudly serving Spud Lovers for over 30 years!

Darwin's Original and Best Baked Spuds

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

You’ll find us at Nightcliff Foreshore, Zuccoli Plaza, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and various events across Darwin. 

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Thanks for visiting our little corner of the internet!

We are giving our website an update and apologise for any inconveniences caused. 

If you need to get in touch please feel free to fill in the contact form below or reach out to us on Social Media

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Dry Season 2021 Locations

Craving our spuds? 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.


Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

4pm – 9pm


Zuccoli Plaza

5pm – 7:30pm

Away from Zuccoli Plaza for May 2021 due to pre-booked catering and events from 2020! :`(


Nightcliff Foreshore

5pm – 7:30pm

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

4pm – 9pm

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 vans. 

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 Darwin icon.

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!

A guaranteed crowd pleaser

Catering Services

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 numbers apply.

Almost fully booked for 2021! Book now to avoid disappointment!
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Our Menu

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

You have questions. 
We have answers.


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!

No, we aren’t affiliated with the potato store at the Palmerston Markets.

Say hello, we love to chat!

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Finally! A new vegan/vegetarian option!

Current Special

Mediterranean Falafel with Quinoa Tabouli and Hummus

The Potato Man Vegan Special

This new special is delicious, refreshing and light! Best of all we’ve kept it GLUTEN FREE!


It comes with your choice of :

🧈 Plain/Garlic Butter/Nuttelex (v)
🥗 Quinoa Tabouli
🧆 Mediterranean Falafel
🧀 Cheese or Vegan Cheese ($2 extra)
🍯 Drizzled in Hommus
🥔 On top of a freshly baked spud

Hurry! Available for a limited time only!