Have you ever watched Joey Chestnut scarfing down hotdogs and thought, “Hey, I could do that,” then we have just the thing for you. Las Vegas is home to quite a few crazy food challenges. From burgers to tacos, we’ve got insanely huge meals and if you can finish them – usually within a short amount of time – you’ll get the glory. And maybe even a prize.
"You're going to eat 8,000 calories on purpose? In an hour? For your name to go on the wall of fame?" The excitement of defeating food is the new American past time and completing belly-bursting food challenges has become the norm. Devouring pounds of food for bragging rights just seems to be downright insane.
So, curious about what challenges are out there? Time to loosen your belt. Here’s a list of five extreme Las Vegas food challenges you can find here locally:
1. DIABLO'S CANTINA
Diablo’s features a wide variety of great specialties including freshly made salsas and guacamoles, along with entrees like the Beef, Chicken and Shrimp Enchiladas. With a selection of premium tequilas and signature cocktails, it’s the perfect place to celebrate with friends and party the night away.
Park MGM Hotel & Casino
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
DEATH WING CHALLENGE
$35 / *FREE
The Challenge : - 20 Hot Wings
- Ghost chili, Habanero......
- Finish in 20 Minutes and get
T-Shirt & on the Wall of Fame
and the meal is Free!
2. MINT INDIAN BISTRO
Great indian spot that has a live tandoor, a nice space for private parties around our live tandoor for up to 40 guests (hibachi style), a 250 capacity eclectic banquet hall, and two sports bar featuring beer and wine by the ounce, in addition to our classic libations. The new location also boasts a 7,500 square foot, state-of-the-art, kitchen, and a spacious, open dining area with The Lassi Bar at center stage.
730 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
INFERNO CURRY CHALLENGE
The Challenge: - ITS HOT
Finish and get 50 Mint gift card
& on the Wall of Flame!
- You still pay even if you finish
3. THE DILLINGER
Known for gourmet Burgers like The Baron, which is topped with jack cheese, thinly sliced pastrami and our very own bleu cheese coleslaw... our burgers will beat up your burgers.
Now housed inside the historic Bank of Nevada building, The Dillinger takes its design cues from it’s namesake, the infamous bank robber John Dillinger. Twin shotgun door handles set the tone as you walk into a space that is dark yet inviting. Talented design firm Punch Architecture helped to create an atmosphere that strikes a perfect balance between warmth and strength, with rugged charm set against wood, steel, and concrete. Our team at The Dillinger, several of whom have been with us from the day we opened our doors, completes the experience by providing a friendly atmosphere that feels like home.
And that pretty much sums them up: Great Food, Rugged Comfort, and Family.
1224 Arizona St.
Boulder City, NV 89005
DILLINGER GAUNTLET CHALLENGE
$40 / FREE
- 2 Double Burgers w/ 5 Sides
- Bread pudding w/ ice cream
- 30 MINUTES TO FINISH
- FREE IF YOU FINISH
4. CJ's Italian Ice & Custard
CJ’s has been serving Las Vegas since 2012. All of our italian ices are made in-house in small batches. From the viral creations like the famous “BOBAlati” and Spicy Sandia, to our “outside-the-box” marketing and branding
3555 S Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89147
12pm-9pm MONSTER CHALLENGE
$20 / FREE
The Challenge: -
1 Quart Italian Ice
- Super Brownie w/ custard
- Banana Boat
- FREE if finished & winner shirt
- Pay if can't & Losser shirt
5. Heart Attack Grill
There are plenty of contests out there, involving steaks, burgers, pizzas, pasta and virtually any food that you can think of, with the restaurant usually having a Hall of Fame section for those brave (or foolhardy) enough to complete their incredible tasks.
The menu has several burgers, ranging from the Single Bypass Burger, all the way up to the Octuple Bypass Burger. The mid-level Quadruple Bypass Burger has nearly 10,000 calories and consists of four-half-pound beef patties, 20 strips of bacon, eight slices of American cheese, a whole tomato and half an onion served in a bun.
Famous (or infamous, rather) for its embrace of everything bad for you, the burger joint has made a name for itself by giving the proverbial one-finger salute to the idea of healthiness. The potatoes are deep fried in pure lard; the milkshakes have the world's highest butterfat content; they even have no-filter cigarettes on the menu.
11am-9pm Quadruple Bypass Burger Challenge
$20 / $20
Quadruple Bypass Burger. Loaded with four half-pound beef patties and eight slices of good-old processed American cheese, this tribute to chunkiness is two pounds and reportedly boasts 8,000 calories.- Banana Boat
- If you finish in one sitting, one of Heart Attack Grill's sexy nurses will roll your lard-ass out to your car via wheelchair, allowing you to put off burning away the calories.
5. New ! Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews
Sickies SUPERCHARGED BURGERS
Centrally Located in Town Square Park 6629 Las Vegas Blvd S Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119 Phone: (725) 735-5400
The signature of the Sickies Garage restaurant is a delicious supercharged burger and sandwich menu. Freshly cooked options range from traditional garage burgers to iconic wild and award-winning foods such as Sickies Burger, Turbocharged Twin Cam and Glazed Donut. The meatloaf options offered include half a pound of ground beef, chicken or vegetarian burgers, with unlimited combinations. Gluten-free bread is provided.
MOST ICONIC LAS VEGAS BURGERS
Voted 1 of 15 Must-Eat Iconic Burgers in Las Vegas
Sickies Burger at Sickies Town Square, Las Vegas
Eater Las Vegas
Eater Las Vegas writes: “Burgers obviously take center stage at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews at Town Square. The Sickies burger comes with peppered bacon, fried egg, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and American cheese, topped with onion rings and a splash of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, while the deep list includes a macaroni and cheese burger and a glazed doughnut breakfast burger topped with American cheese and peppered bacon. Pro tip: Order the tater tots with rusty bucket seasoning.”
The Victory Lap Challenge is $49.99, but diners who clear their plates on their own within 60 minutes get the meal free plus a T-shirt, their name on the wall of fame, and major bragging rights.