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Food Challenges In Las Vegas – On The Strip & Nearby

In a city known for overindulgence and excess, it’ll come as no surprise that there are a good number of food challenges in Las Vegas.

Eating challenges typically come in the form of a massive meal that, if completed, earns the victor a free meal, prizes, or their name on the wall commemorating their achievement.

As I was looking for outrageous food challenges on the Strip for a friend of mine to attempt, I noticed that most information out there is outdated, often linking to long-gone challenges or restaurants.

With that in mind, I wanted to put together an updated rundown of food challenges in Vegas so that you could experience the joy of gorging yourself or watching a friend of yours suffer.

Food Challenges on the Strip

“The Double Down” at Slice of Vegas: The challenge is to consume an entire 9-pound pizza that boasts an impressive assortment of toppings including capicola, salami, pepperoni, bacon, ham, onions, mushrooms, and jalapenos. While the first few bites are sure to be tasty, this will be a grind.

The prize for victory is significant, however, with victors earning the pizza on the house (usually costing $69.95), their picture on the “wall of fame”, a $100 gift card for your next visit, and a shirt.

Rules for the double down require that the pizza be consumed within an hour, and contestants are unable to leave the table during that time. You can drink anything you want, but if you barf, you lose.

Below, is a picture of my “normal” slice from Slice of Vegas, which filled me up. Needless to say, I didn’t have more room for 9-pounds of pizza.

Slice of greasy pepperoni pizza
Pepperoni Slice from Slice of Vegas

“Big Meat Challenge” at Dick’s Last Resort: Despite having a fun and suggestive name, this Las Vegas food challenge is sure to leave you in pain.

Guests will have one hour to complete two 16 oz. steaks, a 12-inch weiner, a macho nacho appetizer, a house salad, a double portion of mashed potatoes, and a double order of broccoli.

If able to wrap it up in that time frame, you eat free and avoid the typical $79.99 price tag.

Ensure your group reads and understands the fine print: “If you die in the process, your party still has to pay!”.

Exterior of Dick's Last Resort at Excalibur.

“Champion Burrito Challenge” at La Salsa Cantina: Located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, La Salsa Cantina offers a more achievable eating challenge. Guests are invited to tackle both their El Champion Burrito and a tall yard drink.

If able, they will earn themselves a free La Salsa Cantina T-Shirt, although the meal isn’t free. The burrito costs just shy of $20, so it could be a great way to score a free shirt while not spending more than you typically would for a dinner in Vegas. You’ll also increase your B.A.C. which is a win.

Exterior of La Salsa Cantina from the MIracle Mile Shops.

“Do it in public challenge” at Public House: Found at Luxor, this challenge will pit you up against 4 double cheeseburgers, a basket of loaded fries, and a 22oz. milkshake.

If you can stomach the meal in 30-minutes, you’ll have your $100 refunded and earn a free shirt.

Food Challenges on Fremont Street

Quadruple Bypass Burger at Heart Attack Grill: While not a challenge that awards a prize or free meal, completing the Quadruple Bypass Burger at Heart Attack Grill is quite an accomplishment.

The massive burger has been awarded the title of “Most Calorific Burger” by the Guinness Book of World Records at 9,983 calories. If you complete it, the staff will wheel you out in a wheelchair. If you can’t hack it, you’re going to get your rear end paddled.

Exterior facade of Heart Attack Grill

Other Notable Las Vegas Food Challenges Away From The Strip

“Inferno Curry Challenge” at Mint Bistro: Digressing from eating challenges that focus on volume of food, the Inferno Curry Challenge will pit you up against an absurdly spicy curry that incorporates the dreaded Ghost Pepper, the Carolina Reaper, and the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chili.

I don’t know what any of those are, but can confirm that I’m intimidated. If you complete the dish, your name goes up on Mint’s ‘Wall of Flame”, and you’ll earn a $50 Mint gift card.

Hopefully, I was able to help you select one of the numerous food challenges in Las Vegas, which will enable you to show off your eating skills. I wish you the best of luck and a quick recovery!

See also: Check out these spots to find all-you-can-eat sushi in Las Vegas.

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Stephanie Smith

Monday 11th of July 2022

I’m searching for the sample food contes. Please help. Ty

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