50 of the best tasting (but completely terrible for you) meals in every state
Ahhhh, #MURICA. Home of the deep-fried Twinkie, the Double Down (ew) and the Heart Attack Grill. We love our shitty food, don't we? Now that resolution season is officially done, we present to you Shitty Food Week: a look at the best bad-for-you food across America.
From hangover cures to drunk foods, booze-infused cupcakes to heart attack burgers, we rounded up the best diet-busting grub. Check out our picks for the best bad-for-you meals in every state in America.
The Big Baker with Pork at Full Moon Bar-B-Que - Birmingham
A huge baked potato stuffed with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, scallions, butter, sour cream, bacon bits and barbecue sauce.
Bacon Jam Burger at Spenard Roadhouse - Anchorage
Regulars never have to worry about the Bacon Jam Burger cycling off the menu. A dreamy flavor mash-up of ground beef, bacon jam, cambozola cheese, grilled apple, arugula and mayonnaise may cause you to lose your senses and wander off into the wild north. Wash down your meal with a specialty bourbon, the best liquor mate for the best meat ever. Read more.
Jalapeño Chili Cheese Pastrami Fries at Lenny's Burger - Phoenix
Nothing says "screw it" quite like eating chili cheese fries. Once you order them, you've pretty much let your worst desires overtake all rational thought. So you might as well go all out. Lenny's Burger allows you to do just that.
Chocolate Gravy at the Ozark Cafe - Jasper
There are worse-for-you breakfast in America, to be sure. But buttery biscuits dipped in a rich chocolate gravy is certainly up there.
Big Fat Fatty at Fat Sal's - San Diego
The Big Fat Fatty is a 27-inch hero slathered in garlic butter topped with cheese steak, multiple cheeseburgers, pastrami, chicken fingers, an entire package of crispy bacon, mozzarella sticks, basically an entire farm's worth of fried eggs, French fries, chili, marinara sauce and of course — signature fat sauce. Read more.
The Franklin at Denver Biscuit Co - Denver
The most drool-worthy, gluttonous biscuit sandwich for a hearty breakfast is The Franklin, a homemade biscuit with buttermilk fried chicken, Tender Belly bacon, and cheddar cheese drowning in sausage or mushroom gravy. Read more.
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cannoli at Russo's Bakery - Enfeld
They have 31 different kinds of cannoli, just look at them!
The Cake Shake at The Ice Cream Store - Rehoboth Beach
Pick any flavor of shake and they'll add a slice of red velvet cake, pound cake, cheesecake, apple pie, caramel apple crumb cake, or a warm brownie!
Frito Pie Melt at Ms. Cheezious - Miami
Frito Pie is normally a Texas thing, but in Miami, this Biscayne Boulevard restaurant has taken this Lone Star State staple and put their own devilish spin on it. Say hello to the Frito Pie Melt, a melt that is made up of house chili, American cheese, jalapenos, onions, and Fritos, all packed in between two slices of sourdough bread. It's basically a heart attack waiting to happen, but, you only live once, right? Read more.
Mac-n-Cheese at Community Q BBQ - Atlanta
Barbecue recommendations don't usually lead with Mac-and-cheese, but this is no ordinary side dish. This is rigatoni, cheddar, Monterey Jack, Parmesan, and heavy cream coated deliciousness. The restaurant provides counter service and has a casual atmosphere. The meat is good and cooked daily, but sometimes they will run out during the course of the day. The sides, however, are the biggest draw. Read more.
Loco Moco at Cafe 100 - Hilo
Enjoy a helping of rice with a hamburger patty and Hilo-style brown gravy topped with an egg. Add spam if you're feeling extra Hawaiian!
Ice Cream Potato at Westside Drive-In - Boise
Spoiler alert: it isn't a real potato.
Deep Dish Chicago Classic at Pizzeria Uno - Chicago
Chicagoans have a lot of opinions, particularly about their pizza. If you want to start a lively and perhaps even aggressive debate, just have someone tell you the best pizza in Chicago. Regardless of the big pizza argument, we are sure that eating an Uno's pizza could easily dash your New Year's weight loss dreams. Scarfing down an entire individually sized Chicago Classic is roughly 2240 calories, 50 grams of saturated fat (about the equivalent of four McDonald's Big Macs®) and 4890 mg of sodium. Opt for just one slice of a regular deep dish Uno's pizza and you'll still be packing in an additional 770 calories. Read more.
Deep Fried Kool-Aid at the Indiana State Fair
Do we need to spell it out for you? D-e-e-p-f-r-i-e-d- k-o-o-l-a-i-d. OH YEAHHHHHH!
Glazed & Gravy Nodut at Doughnut Lounge - Kansas City
Okay, okay this is on the Missouri side of Kansas City. SORRY NOT SORRY. You have to try this glazed donut smothered in sage and sausage gravy and topped with a fried egg. Take that, hangover! Take that, Kansas!
Acme Oyster Challenge at Acme Oyster House - New Orleans
If you like the feel of slimy raw bivalves sliding down your throat, then this challenge might be for you. Head over to Acme Oyster House. Read more.
World's Largest Lobster Roll at Taste of Maine - Woolwich
This might cost you an arm, leg and a pincher (ha, get it), but it will be well worth your calories!
The Dirty Boy at The Bun Shop - Baltimore
Yum. Yum. Yum. A cinnamon roll with salty, dark chocolate swirl with an espresso vanilla shell. It's as big as your head!
Blue Zone at Helen's Pizzeria - Medford
Buffalo fingers, blue zone sauce, mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese, topped with cheddar cheese. Made with fresh daily dough, house cut mozzarella, provolone cheese, white cheddar cheese & served with marinara sauce. This is the spot that all the Tufts University kids go to when they're drunk and/or high. So they obviously know what's up.
Iron Range Meat and Potatoes at the Minnesota State Fair
More fair food, comin' right up! Giggle's Campfire Grill serves a hearty portion of seasoned beef with a layer of cheddar cheese, topped with mashed potatoes, baked, and drizzled with a wild rice gravy.
Mississippi Mud Pie at Rowdy's Family Restaurant - Vicksburg
This might be the only piece of pie on the list so you better like it.
Lamb Shank Poutine at Square One Brewery and Distillery - St. Louis
Lamb shanks are braised in beer to create an intoxicated gravy that's poured over hand-cut French fries and locally-produced Marcoot Creamery cheese curds. Read more
The Stockman Pizza at MacKenzie River Grill - Kalispell
Steak. On a pizza. Yup. Order up this one with steak strips, pepperoni, bacon, hot Italian sausage, mozzarella, cheddar and classic tomato sauce.
Hangover Helper at Leadbelly - Omaha
The name alone should clue you in—this is best consumed after a night of heavy drinking. It's a fried egg, candied bacon, French fried potatoes, white cheddar, poblano pepper, sauteed onion and Bloody Mary sauce, on a pretzel bun.
Octuple Bypass Burger at Heart Attack Grill - Las Vegas
Might as well take an ambulance instead of a Lyft to this notorious Vegas spot. Don't forget the Butterfat Milkshake! Welp, it was nice knowin' ya.
Gallon of Clam Chowder at Collins Brothers Chowder Co. - Nashua
We're fairly certain you're not supposed to eat the whole gallon of clam chowder yourself, but we won't tell if you do!
Phat Lady at Hoagie Heaven - Princeton
Cheesesteak, mozzarella sticks, french fries, hot sauce, and ketchup. All on one sandwich!
Fried Ice Cream at Garduno's - Albuquerque
Dolce de leche ice cream is coated with crushed vanilla cookies, pecans, cinnamon and sugar and drizzled with dulce de leche sauce. Garnished with sweet tortilla strips and whipped cream.
Emmy Burger at Emily in Brooklyn
Take a break from Manhattan and head to Brooklyn for the Emmy burger. With dry-aged beef, Tom Cat pretzel bun, EMMY sauce, sautéed onion, Grafton cheddar, cornichon and fries, it's the creme-de-la-burger on this wild red-meat ride. Now, lose the belt and bite in. Read more.
Chicken 'n Cheddar Biscuit at Time Out Grill - Chapel Hill
Oversized biscuit, open 24 hours a day. Do it.
Meat Raffle at the Bismarck Tavern - Fargo
Meat. gambling. What is more American than that? You'll have to cook it yourself but who wouldn't want to win $25 worth of meat for a $1 entry fee?
3-Way at Skyline Chili - Cincinnati
Spaghetti + chili + cheese = heaven. Seriously, look at all that cheese!
Fried Chicken and Waffles at The Drum Room - Oklahoma City
Fried Chicken, bacon, and cheddar on a waffle bun—for only TWELVE DOLLARS! Take us to Oklahoma, stat!
The Kitchen Sink Sandwich at Otto's Sausage Kitchen - Portland
The Kitchen Sink Sandwich is - no surprise! - loaded with just about everything (except the kitchen sink): Hot pastrami, summer sausage, molinari salami, melted smoked mozzarella and Swiss cheese, pepperoncinis, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and cream cheese as a condiment option. All on a toasted French roll. There will be leftovers. Read more.
Whiz Wit Cheesesteak at Tony Luke's - Philly
Trying to pick a cheesesteak in Philly from this list is like trying to decide which child is your favorite—you just can't do it! Try one of Tony Luke's and you won't be disappointed.
Doughboys at Iggy's - Warwick
Fried dough. That's it really. What more could you ask for? This is Rhode Island's version of a beignet, and you're gonna want at least a dozen of these.
Fried Yellow Grits at Mr. Friendly's - Columbia
Fried grits are topped with herbed goat cheese, olive oil roasted garlic head, their famous bbq vinaigrette.
Chislic Stick at The Attic - Sioux Falls
Deer meat chunks on a toothpick, with a side of saltines. This might be one of these "you had to be there" items, but we heard from a real South Dakotan that it is legit good.
Hot Chicken at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack - Nashville
Fried chicken, extra hot with a pickle on top. Sign us up!
Ron Burgundy Donut Burger at Gourdoughs - Austin
Beef, bacon, fried egg, two slices of American cheese, cilantro, guacamole, tomato and mayonnaise served between a donut. That's right. Texans love upping the ante, though, and there's no better way to red-line it to near-instantaneous coronary than a trip to Gourdoughs. Read more.
Dirty DC at SWIG - multiple locations
You can't blame us for having one drink on here, right? Because these suckers have enough calories to be considered a full meal. Try a 44 oz Dirty Diet Coke - it's DC mixed with coconut syrup.
Big Fatty's Challenge at Big Fatty's - White River Junction
2 lbs of pulled pork, 1 lb of fries and 1 lb of buns. What could go wrong?
Ricky Bobby "Shake and Bake, Baby' Shake at Ray's Hell Burger Too - Arlington
Fired perfectly over an open flame and boasting over a third pound of steak cuts, these burgers will keep you going from monuments to museums and back. If walking really wore you out, add a boozy milkshake to your order. I recommend the Ricky Bobby "Shake and Bake, Baby', which is a vanilla shake mixed with chocolate, caramel, and bourbon with bacon on top. It will put a pep in your step. Read more.
12-Egg 'Triple Bypass' Omelette at Beth's Cafe - Seattle
Everything about Beth's 12-egg omelette screams cardiac arrest, but that doesn't mean you should opt for some fancy brunch with egg whites and gluten-free toast. If you want a brunch that sticks with you, there's no better choice than the 'Triple Bypass,' filled with bacon, sausage, ham, Swiss cheese and American cheese. Read more.
Pepperoni Roll at Country Club Bakery - Fairmont
These rolls have a cult following. Pick up a 12 pack and stuff yo' face.
Original Butter Burger at Solly's Grille - Milwaukee
So! Much! Butter! You might die of greasiness, but at least it will be good!
Chili Cheese Bison Burger at Terry's Bison Ranch - Cheyenne
A ½ lb bison burger patty smothered in bison chili. Bison smothered in bison - the DREAM!
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