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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:

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1. DIABLO'S CANTINA

https://mirage.mgmresorts.com/en/restaurants/diablos-cantina.html 

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

(702) 730-6615

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

https://www.mintbistro.com/

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

(702) 894-9334

INFERNO CURRY CHALLENGE

$19.95

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

https://www.thedillinger.com/

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

(702) 293-4001

11am-10pm

DILLINGER GAUNTLET CHALLENGE

$40 / FREE

The Challenge:

- 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

(702) 240-1880

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

https://www.heartattackgrill.com/

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

Challenge:

 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

sickiesburgers.com

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.”

Challenge
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.