Do you have a big appetite? Then you’ll feel right at home at these local eateries. The following restaurants serve up some of the biggest dishes in the state. These spots have you covered whether you’re a competitive eater, foodie, or just a pure glutton. Grab your sweatpants, prep your stomach, and check out these big food spots in Arizona.
The Mac N Cheese Burger. The Fat Bastard. The Thunder Bacon Cheesesteak. These are just a few of the menu items that you can find at Lindy’s on 4th Avenue. This might be a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but it’s home to some big time appetites. Lindy’s is known for making epic sized burgers with plenty of meat, cheese, and add-ons. Their claim to fame, however, is the OMFG burger. This behemoth is comprised of six half-pound meat patties, one pound of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Lindy’s special sauce. Finish it in less than 30 minutes and you’ll earn a spot on the coveted Wall of Fame. Try if you dare.
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This restaurant’s title translates to “The Kings of the Torta.” Let’s just say they don’t disappoint. A torta is a Mexican sandwich, but that term doesn’t do it justice. Each of Los Reyes tortas is packed to the brim with decadent ingredients. Take the La Reyna, for example. It’s filled with ham, chicken, beef, sausage, and even an omelet. The Torta King Carlos includes seven types of meat to go with its rich sauces and ingredients. Not feeling a torta? Go for a burrito. Their massive burritos are bursting at the seams and even come slathered in sauce and sour cream.
No “big food” list is complete without Italian food. You can carbo-load at any of Oregano’s 20 Arizona locations. Their menu features epic-sized portions of Italian staples like lasagna, ziti, eggplant Parmesan and rigatoni. Really, though, Oregano’s is all about the pizza. Their Chicago deep-dish pizza is a towering combination of crust, cheese, and hearty ingredients. Grab a pizza cookie for dessert and worry about your waistline later.
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Chompie’s brings East Coast flavor to the heart of the Valley. Chompie’s was the brainchild of the Borenstein family, who moved from Queens to Phoenix and opened their restaurant in 1979. This full-scale Jewish deli and bakery features generously portioned “Mile-High” deli sandwiches featuring favorites like pastrami and hot brisket. Chompie’s is also home of the famous Ultimate Sliders challenge, where patrons have 30 minutes to finish a dozen sliders and fries.
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Looking to load up on Asian food? Then make a trip to Ohya in Glendale. They’re purveyors of virtually every kind of Asian food. You can eat sushi, stir fry and teppanyaki all in one meal. Their real claim to fame, however, is the all you can eat Korean barbecue deal. You can cook over a dozen types of marinated meats from the confines of your table. This deal is available Monday-Wednesday. The best part? All you can eat barbecue and sushi is only $24.95.
Bobo’s may look like any other hole-in-the-wall breakfast spot. But it’s so much more. This Tucson staple serves up hearty, delicious meals at an incredibly low price. Their early bird special includes an egg, fries toast, and coffee for under $2. They dish up some of high-quality comfort food with some seriously large portions. Locals know to get the pancakes, which come with enough starch-filled goodness for two meals. Take one bite and you’ll be hooked.
There’s nothing like authentic southern BBQ. That’s what you get at Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix. This local favorite dishes up some of the best brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, and pork ribs in Arizona. All of their meat is cooked in an original R&O smoker that hails all the way from Texas. Their sandwiches are all bursting with juicy meats. However, their best (and biggest) option is The Jefe. It’s made with sausage, slaw, pickles, and your choice of chopped brisket, pulled pork, or turkey.
Are you up for a challenge? Then bring your appetite to Venezia’s Pizzeria. This local pizza joint has some of the biggest slices around. They’ve brought new meaning to the term “Party Pizza.” You can get 24-inch pies like the Italian Stallion and Meat Lovers at their five Valley locations. They also make other favorites like calzones, baked ziti, and family sized spaghetti (emphasis on family-sized). Brave souls can try their Party Pizza Challenge. You and one partner can try to down an entire Party Pizza in less than one hour to earn a spot on the wall of fame.
Head south of the border at Tania’s 33. This casual Mexican restaurant is known for dishing up some seriously large (and tasty) burritos. All of their burritos are made with home-style recipes that date back to 1927 and reinforced with fresh-wrapped tortillas. Tania’s is also home to the biggest burrito known to man: The mighty B. Rex. It’s a mammoth burrito stuffed with carne asada, guacamole, sour cream, beans, rice, cheese, pico de gallo, green chili, lettuce, and potatoes. It could easily feed an entire family (or one really hungry individual).
Meat lovers unite at Bobby-Q. This iconic Phoenix restaurant is a carnivores dream spot. They offer countless mouthwatering barbecue options. All of their meat is slow cooked over Almond and Mesquite wood, bringing forth delicious juices and flavors. You can’t go wrong whether you get a pulled pork sandwich, sirloin steak, or smokehouse burger. True foodies can go for the “Whole Hog Heaven.” You get to pick two ribs, two meats, and three sides all for one meal.
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