6 Serious Las Vegas Food Challenges That Aren’t For the Faint of Heart

Are You up for the Challenge? 

Written By: Dan Krefft Las Vegas Food Challenges

It’s Vegas, baby! Glitz, glamor and gastronomic glory at its finest. When it comes to crazy delicious and out-of-control food challenges, Las Vegas has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re in the mood for a piping hot nine-pound bowl of incredible pho, a “burn your face off” curry concoction or an 18-inch double-stacked monster pizza, let your taste buds run wild. These are seven of the wildest, gut-punching and overall insane food challenges that Las Vegas has to offer.


1 | Killer Cows Las Vegas Food Challenges

Heart Attack Grill | Quadruple Bypass Burger®  

Challenge: Get gowned up and ready to attack the Quadruple Bypass Burger®. Weighing in a whopping three pounds and a crazy calorie count of 9,983, this burger injects four meat patties, eight slices of American cheese, 20 pieces of bacon, red onions, tomatoes and special sauce. “We’ve been fighting anorexia since 2005,” says Owner Dr. Jon. 

If You Win: Finish your burger, and along with the meat sweats, receive a free wheelchair ride to your car. 

If You Don’t Win: “Patients” who don’t finish are treated to a public spanking by one of the resident “nurses,” aka waitresses.

Added Bonus: Weigh more than 350 pounds and eat for free!

Native Knowledge: They do karaoke if you feel like belting out a tune after your artery-clogging burger.

Heart Attack Grill
450 Fremont St, Ste 130
Las Vegas, NV 89101


2 | One Tall Order

Windy City Beefs-N-Dogs | Windy City Sears Tower Challenge 

Challenge: Scarf down a 7.2-pound beef and sausage combo smothered in cheese and peppers with a side of fries in 30 minutes. “Reservations are required to participate,” according to management. We recommend that you reach out two days before you plan on tackling this one.

If You Win: The meal is FREE, and your photo goes up on the wall.

If You Don’t Win: Pay $60 and take the rest home in a doggy bag.

Added Bonus: No matter the outcome, all challengers get their picture on the wall.

Windy City Beefs-N-Dogs
7500 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89128


3 | Devilishly Delicious

Mint Indian Bistro | Inferno Curry Challenge


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Challenge: Heat things up with this crazy spicy bowl of curry. In 2016, Carolina Reaper and Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilies were added to compliment the fiery marinated ghost peppers. “Just eat it really fast,” is the advice from staff. You must sign a waiver to participate in the challenge. Only 52 fire eating customers have finished the challenge.

If You Win: Score a $50 gift card to Mint and a photo on the Wall of Flame.

If You Don’t Win: Shed more tears while you pay between $20-$23 (prices vary)

Added Bonus: Customize your bowl of tasty torture with lamb, chicken or veggies.

Native Knowledge: Head’s up – this challenge has been put on hold for a hot moment while they restock chilis. Call to inquire.

Mint Indian Bistro
730 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119


4 | Bet the House Las Vegas Food Challenges

Born and Raised | Bar Gambler Slider Challenge

Challenge: Roll the dice and eat 16 unique sliders in 30 minutes with their signature anchor fries, drenched in cheddar and jack cheese, buffalo hot sauce, and bleu cheese dressing. “A guy last week finished in 15 minutes,” explains staff member Whitney. “A plethora of tasty flavors await you like the Chicken Katsu, which comes with panko-crusted chicken, tonkatsu sauce and Hawaiian mac salad.” 

If You Win: These sensational sliders and fries are free, and you get a sweet vintage t-shirt.

If You Don’t Win: $75 will magically disappear from your wallet. You feeling lucky?

Added Bonus: The Vegas-inspired vintage tees are a hot commodity for bragging rights.

Born and Raised 
7260 S Cimarron Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113


5 | A Slice of Heaven Las Vegas Food Challenges

Slice of Las Vegas | The Double Down Challenge 


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Challenge: Devour a hearty 18-inch double-stacked 7lb pizza in 1 hour. Only 4 competitive eaters have ever completed this meaty challenge. As GM Andy explains, “our chef just wanted to create something super unique and different.” The pizza consists of 5 different meats – ham, bacon, salami, pepperoni, capicola, along with mounds of mozzarella cheese, yellow onions, mushrooms and spicy jalapenos. Get sick or leave the table, you are disqualified.

If You Win: Stuff your pie hole with FREE pizza, get a sweet t-shirt, and earn a spot on the Wall of Fame.

If You Don’t Win: Fork over $50 bucks for the pizza.

Added Bonus: Winner’s also receive a $100 gift card.

Native Knowledge: The current record holder finished this monster in just 9 minutes and 31 seconds!

Slice of Vegas
3930 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

6 | Pho Real? 

Pho 87 Vietnamese Bistro | The Phozilla Challenge


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Challenge: Consume 9lbs of Pho with a huge helping of noodles and vegetables in 33 minutes. You must drink all the broth. Owner Mia Ha takes great pride in the longevity of the challenge and welcomes any who dare attempt it. However, she was quick to remind us that “we have a lot of losers.”

If You Win: Free bowl of Pho, your picture on the wall of fame, and jackpot!

If You Don’t Win: Pay entry fee of $50 (before you start eating) that goes into the progressive jackpot which is currently at $1197.

Added Bonus: Only amateurs can compete to win the progressive jackpot.

Native Knowledge: Recently, competitive eater Kobayashi set a new time record for this challenge of 22 minutes.

Pho 87 Vietnamese Bistro
3620 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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