Discover the Best 2 Person Food Challenges Near Me

Ready to eat your fill? There are places all over the Valley where you can try to beat records, earn a spot on various walls of fame, and of course, eat some delicious food in copious amounts. Below are 10 extreme eating challenges you can find at restaurants all around Phoenix

Chompie’s | “A Day At The Deli” Challenge as seen on Man v. Food

3212 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Things aren’t always easygoing at the deli — especially not if you only have thirty minutes to finish some Matzo Ball Soup, a bowl of coleslaw, 6 Mini Potato Pancake Sandwiches made with Pastrami and Swiss cheese, and 6 mini Black n’ White cookies. If you’re in it for the wall of fame, though, this is the way to go!

Dirtwater Springs | 72oz Gambler’s Choice Steak Challenge

586 Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85120

If you’re a sucker for meat, you might think it’s a good idea to visit Dirtwater Springs. You’d be right. But be warned: if you bite off more than you can chew, you’ll be staring down a 72-ounce steak. And if you don’t finish it all within an hour, you’ll have to pay for it. But, if you lick the plate clean (sides and all), the whole challenge is free!

Giligin’s | Giligin’s Corn Dog Challenge

4251 N Winfield Scott Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

If you’re looking for something both fun and different, there’s always Giligin’s in Scottsdale. This watering hole has games, one of its bars is operated solely by little people, and get this — the team holds six different food challenges. In any given week you can only win one per week, but if you spent the $18.50 to get all 20 corn dogs and finish within the hour, you get the meal free and a $50 certificate to use there next time!

Giligin’s | Colon Buster

4251 N Winfield Scott Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

While there are six of Giligin’s challenges in total, most of them are pretty straightforward. However, the Colon Buster is about spiciness as well as volume, as it encourages patrons to eat two dozen extra spicy wings (with a ghost pepper and habanero sauce) in just ten minutes. Prizes are the same, of course, and you can only win once a week!

Henhouse Cafe | Mom’s Pancakes

805 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201

This 18-inch-wide pancake monstrosity is known to cause drowsiness. Do you think you’d be able to eat the whole thing?

Aioli Gourmet Burgers | Triple Threat Challenge

10652 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85028

Fifteen minutes, eighteen ounces, and zero help — if you can hack it with a giant burger, a shake, and some delicious fries, you’ll win a free shirt and a spot on the Wall of Fame, but if you lose, you go on the Wall of Shame, so get your training in.

Jimmy & Joe’s Pizzeria | Big Jimmy Challenge

1960 W Baseline Rd Suite 104, Mesa, AZ 85202

For a giant pizza, you may need a team of two. That’s why Jimmy & Joe’s lets you team up to finish off their Big Jimmy Challenge, which involves polishing the plate that bears a 24” pie. Don’t go it alone!

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers | The Burger Challenge

5625 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014 & Multiple Locations in the Valley

Yes, a stacked burger like this is going to give you some trouble — unless you happen to be one of those champions that eats your chosen number of half-pound patties within the time limit! Three patties minimum!

Il Primo Pizza & Wings | 30” Pizza Challenge

16880 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

While they also offer a wings challenge, Il Primo Pizza & Wings is most known for their 30” Pizza Challenge, which as the name suggests, asks patrons to try downing a pie nearly three feet wide. If you plan on taking the plunge, call at least 24 hours ahead.

Tom’s BBQ | Full House Challenge

1140 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210 & Multiple Locations in the Valley

These barbecue joints sport Chicago favorites in addition to smokehouse staples, and for that reason, the Full House Challenge combines these with your choice of three large meaty sandwiches and two servings of fries to devour. Are you up to it?

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