9 Best Places for BIG Food in Wisconsin By
Love leftovers? So do we! And with these BIG food options—you’ll have enough for lunch tomorrow. That is unless, it’s a competition to finish a huge portion of food in an allotted period of time—then you’ll have to gobble it all down in one sitting. Here are some awesome Wisconsin eateries that offer big and delicious food.
“Ward’s House of Prime—where Prime Rib is king.” Stop by Milwaukee’s favorite prime rib and steak house. Earn your place on Ward’s Prime Rib Wall of Fame by devouring a juicy prime rib weighing in at 40 ounces to 368 ounces (the current number to beat.) People come from near and far to sink their teeth into these gigantic juicy meat!
Willie Beamons might be one of your favorite weekend spots for drinks and pub food, but did you know about their famous Mad Cow Burger? Take down two and a half pounds of specially-seasoned beef smothered in none other than one pound of Wisconsin cheddar cheese. Add in the fixings—red onion, lettuce, and tomato, all served on a freshly baked bun. It wouldn’t be a completed “Mad” unless it was resting in a bed of fries and had a pickle on the side!
Harborside isn’t just you normal Manitowoc, Wisconsin, restaurant. Along with their tasty menu they offer some big burgers. Try their famous three-quarter-pound bacon cheese burger, but don’t stop there. Make it a Quad. Conquer the Quad burger and receive bragging rights and a free t-shirt. All burger orders come with your choice of fries, soup, salad, or pasta salad for even more added food.
Prime Quarter Steakhouse is loved by many Wisconsinites. Better known for their crispy Texas toast, you’ll be surprised to find out about the Beefeater. If the name isn’t intimidating enough, for $30 you’ll get a 40 ounces of USDA choice top sirloin. Your mission—if you choose to accept it—is to finish the notorious Beefeater in less than one hour and 15 minutes. Included in the price is one trip to the salad bar, a baked potato, and let’s not forget that Texas toast. Defeat the beef and become an honorary member of the Beefeater’s Club and receive a medallion as a keep sake.
Supper clubs are a Wisconsin treasure. Here at the Black Otter become part of the Wall of Fame by taking on the Extreme Cut Prime Rib, a 116-ounce juicy prime rib. Finish the Extreme Cut and earn a spot on the wall, a $20 gift card, and free t-shirt. Only five people have successfully completed the challenge—you have been warned.
Ride out the storm of the Tsunami Challenge at none other than the WeatherVane located in Menasha, Wisconsin. You have to sign a waiver for this! The Tsunami is a seven-pound dish featuring an omelet, hash browns, pancakes, and toast. For $25 this dish’s omelet is stuffed with ham, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, four types of cheese, tomato, onions, green peppers, and spinach. Not so easy now, huh? If you love breakfast, can finish your plate in an hour, and are up for the challenge, order up. You’ll get massive bragging rights, a picture on the wall, and your Tsunami will be on the house.
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Copious amounts of Wisconsin custard? We’re in! Join the fun at Zesty’s Allouez location to try the Custard Challenge. The challenge includes a large bowl of custard, ice cream cones, cookies, whip cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and of course a cherry on top. You must single-handedly finish the bowl in one hour to received a t-shirt, a Zest gift card, a picture on their Wall of Fame, and bragging rights to be the FIRST to complete the challenge.
While this might not all be food, Sobelman’s Pub and Grill is home to a number of famously large Bloody Marys. Most famously known the Bloody Beast includes all the garnishes, sliders, bacon wrapped cheese balls, AND a whole fried chicken. Cough up $50 for the Bloody Beast. You can find five Sobelman’s locations in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas.
If you’re wondering why a 1955 traditional Milwaukee deli makes our list we’ve got three words for you—The Commish Challenge. Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” has even highlighted Jake’s Deli. At a cost of $75 the Commish Challenge begins with loaf of rye bread, topped with a mountain of meat and stuffed with Swiss cheese, jalapenos, sauerkraut, and sauce. Finish in 45 minutes and the cost is waived. Get a pair of Milwaukee Brewers tickets and a spot of their Wall of Fame if you can complete the challenge. Only three brave souls have successfully finished the over four-pound sandwich.