These Alabama restaurants serve massive meals and challenge you to eat them

By Kelly Kazek | | Posted on July 23, 2018 5:31 PM | Updated July 24, 2018 7:05 AM


Have you ever watched those food-challenge shows on TV and wondered how you'd fare? You can see if you have the chomps at restaurants right here in Alabama. From behemoth burgers and monster pizzas, to piled-high seafood and colossal  burritos, the state offers a wide variety of challenges to choose from.

Mugshots Grill and Bar

Mugshots Burger Challenge

This challenge must be completed in only 12 minutes. Complete a burger with three half-pound patties, layered with bread, cheese and toppings. If you beat the clock, the $22 meal is free. Mugshots Grill and Bar in Birmingham.


Acme Oyster House

Fifteen-dozen Oyster Challenge

Finish 15 dozen oysters in an hour and the oysters, regularly $14.99 per dozen, are half price. Beat the current record, and the oysters are free. Acme Oyster Housein Gulf Shores.


Gyro Uno

Chicken Champ Challenge

To win this challenge, you must eat six spicy wings, the "hottest wings on the planet," cooked in Gyro Uno's signature Double Dog Dare Sauce. The $10.99 wings rate at 2 million scovilles (a jalapeno rates 10,000 scovilles). Get your wings free, your photo on the Wall of Fame and a T-shirt. Gyro Uno, Madison location only. 


Tre Ragazzi Italian Cafe Facebook page

The Colossal Calzone 

Finish a 5-pound calzone and you get the $35-value meal free, along with a T-shirt and a photo on the wall. Tre Ragazzi Italian Café in Gadsden and Glencoe.


Kora's Place

The Super Burger Challenge

Down this 3-pound behemoth and get a certificate and a discount for your next visit. Kora's Place in Demopolis.


El Olmeca

The Six-Pound Burrito 

Choose steak or chicken to go in this burrito, along with rice, beans, cheese, topped with red, green and cheese sauce. Eat it in 15 minutes or less and get your meal (value $20.99) free, along with a $10 gift certificate. El Olmeca Mexican Cantina in Huntsville. 


Downtown Grill

Fire Challenge 

Not only do you have to eat 10 wings cooked in famous fire sauce using no napkin, no ranch and no bleu cheese, you have to wait 10 minutes before you can wash your hands or take a drink ... ouch! The Downtown Grill in Cullman. 


Downtown Grill

Burger Challenge

This challenge increases each time someone beats the previous record. Currently, you'd have to eat an 11-patty burger in one hour. Includes bun, cheese between each layer, toppings to order and fries. The Downtown Grill in Cullman.


Original Oyster House

Man v Food Seafood Platter

This platter featured on the TV show "Man v. Food" is still offered but those who order it are only challenging themselves, as no "prizes" are offered. The platter includes: stuffed crab, fried oysters, shrimp scampi, fried crawfish, an ahi tuna steak and two side dishes for $32.95. On the show, host Adam Richman beat the challenge. Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores. 


Saucy Q BarBQue

The Big Pig Challenge 

Take on a 2.5-pound pulled pork sandwich on a 9-inch bun, plus one pound of slaw and a pint of sauce. Finish in 45 minutes of less and get the $24.95 meal free, plus a T-shirt and a photo on the Wall of Fame. Saucy Q BarBQue in Mobile. It's best to schedule in advance.


Gyro Uno Facebook page

The Tower Burger Challenge

This challenge includes the 2-pound Tower Burger with cheese, bacon, tomato, pickles and Uno sauce, and 2 pounds of fries. Those who complete the challenge receive the $25 meal free and get their photo on the Wall or Fame. Gyro Uno in Madison.


Stephen's Diner Facebook page

Stephen's Burger Challenge 

You have 20 minutes to complete a triple-bacon cheeseburger totaling 24 ounces, a pound of fries and a 32-ounce shake. Stephen's Diner in Oneonta. It's best to schedule in advance. For details, call 205-625-3003.


Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries Facebook page

Highway 55 Burger Challenge

Finish a $25 burger that contains 55 ounces of meat and a minimum of four toppings, a side of fries and a 24-ounce soft drink in 30 minutes and your burger is free. Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries in Pell City.


The Rattlesnake Saloon

The Gigantor 

This burger contains 2 pounds of ground beef with "all the fixins," a pound of fries, a half-pound of onion rings and a pitcher of beverage. The $50 meal feeds four but if you eat it by yourself in less than 45 minutes, it's free. Featured on the Food Network Show. The Rattlesnake Saloon in Tuscumbia.


Pazzo Big Slice Pizza and Calzone Bakery Facebook page

Big Slice Challenge

Take on a six-pound, 24-inch Big Slice pizza - one half with two toppings, one half with four toppings. If you can complete the $30 pizza in 24 minutes or less, you win $150 cash. Pazzo Big Slice Pizza and Calzone Bakery in Hoover. 


Bubba Ritos

The Bubba Zilla 

See if you can eat these three, 12-inch burritos. The $22.99 challenge is available at Bubba Ritos in Boaz, Guntersville, Attalla and Rainbow City. 

Vitolli's Facebook page

The Grande Vitolli

Can you and a friend team up to complete a 28-inch pizza? This challenge is available at Vitolli's Pizzeria and Italian Eatery in Robertsdale. Call  251-947-9999 for details.