Restaurant portions seem to be getting bigger and bigger. But I guarantee they aren’t as big as the portions at these 8 Illinois restaurants. These restaurants have epic eating challenges. If you win, the meal will either be free or you get a gift certificate that covers the cost of the meal. So do you have what it takes to try these epic eating challenges?
This challenge is so epic that it was featured on Man v. Food. You will eat 3 overstuffed sandwiches and have one hour to do it. 3472 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657.
2. Windhill Pancake Parlor
This restaurant offers the Ironman Challenge. You eat a dozen egg omelette, covered in chili and more cheese. You get to also eat a huge portion of fries and biscuits. 3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050.
3. Fat Sandwich Company
Try their Big Fat Ugly Sandwich challenge. It comes with 2 rolls and 4 cheeseburgers. Also, double cheese steak, chicken cheese steak, gyro, bacon, sausage, mac n cheese bites, mini corndogs, pizza bites, chicken nuggets, jalapeno poppers, fried mushrooms, hashbrowns...and other stuff. That's a mouthful (and a horrible pun). 502 E John St #2, Champaign, IL 61820.
4. Lindy's and Gertie's
First off, a place that serves chili and ice cream together deserves a standing ovation. While you're there, take the 18 scoop beast challenge. It also comes with whipped cream, cherries, apples, bananas, brownies and vanilla wafers. 3685 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60609.
5. Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub
Okay, these look amazing. You have 45 minutes to eat a full The Bomb. The Bomb is 5 pounds of ground beef and pork. Also, it comes with a side of fries. 1028 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614.
6. Pop's Pizzeria
It's up to you to put away this 32 inch pizza. It weighs over 14 pounds, six pounds of which is dough. The good news is that you can have a friend help you. 938 Maine Street, Quincy, IL.
7. Rudy's Bar and Grille
Eat the Challenger Burger. Wait, where's the hamburger? It's buried in a 5.5 inch skillet that's full of eggs, bacon, cheese and hash browns. 69 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60603.
8. The Fifty/50
This eating challenge is simply insane. It appears on a platter. It comes with 30 buffalo chicken wings, onion rings, a baked potato, smoked ribs, a PB&J slider, pulled pork slider, crab cake slider, turkey burger slider, 5 strips of bacon, and 50 ounces of beer. 2047 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622.