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.



Alabama

Go big or go home. #bigbaker

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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.



Alaska

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.


Arizona

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.


Arkansas

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.


California

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.


Colorado

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.


Connecticut

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cannoli at Russo's Bakery - Enfeld

They have 31 different kinds of cannoli, just look at them!


Delaware

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!


Florida

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.


Georgia

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.


Hawaii

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!


Idaho

Ice Cream Potato at Westside Drive-In - Boise

Spoiler alert: it isn't a real potato.


Illinois

pizzeria uno's deep dish pizza #deepdishpizza #unopizzeria #pizzeriauno #chicago

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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.


Indiana

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!



Iowa

Ultimate Bacon Brisket Grilled Cheese at The Rib Shack in Des Moines

This crazy concoction can only be found at the Iowa State Fair.


Kansas

#nodut been dreaming of this for weeks. Sausage gravy and fried egg.

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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!


Kentucky

Double Southern Belle at Mussel & Burger Bar - Louisville

This 16-inch tall burger ranks as one of the best "ginormus foods" in Kentucky" so you know it's gotta be legit.


Louisiana

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.


Maine

Hello from #Maine How much do you think this #LobsterRoll cost?

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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!


Maryland

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!


Massachusetts

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.


Michigan

Chorizo Torta at Taquiera del Rey - Detroit

We know, we know—Mexican food in Detroit? Just look at it, though!


Minnesota

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

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.


Missouri


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


Montana

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.


Nebraska

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.


Nevada


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.


New Hampshire

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!


New Jersey

Phat Lady at Hoagie Heaven - Princeton

Cheesesteak, mozzarella sticks, french fries, hot sauce, and ketchup. All on one sandwich!

New Mexico

Super yummy fried ice cream #dessert #icecream #newmexico #albuquerque #gardunos

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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.


New York

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.


North Carolina

Chicken 'n Cheddar Biscuit at Time Out Grill - Chapel Hill

Oversized biscuit, open 24 hours a day. Do it.


North Dakota

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?


Ohio

Skyline Chili is an iconic Cincy lunch spot. #skylinechili #cincy #nace2017

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3-Way at Skyline Chili - Cincinnati

Spaghetti + chili + cheese = heaven. Seriously, look at all that cheese!


Oklahoma

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!


Oregon

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.


Pennsylvania

How I Whiz, How I Whiz You Were Here...

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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.


Rhode Island

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.


South Carolina

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.


South Dakota

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.


Tennessee



Hot Chicken at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack - Nashville

Fried chicken, extra hot with a pickle on top. Sign us up!


Texas

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.


Utah

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.


Vermont

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?


Virginia

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.


Washington

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.


West Virginia

Pepperoni Roll at Country Club Bakery - Fairmont

These rolls have a cult following. Pick up a 12 pack and stuff yo' face.


Wisconsin


Original Butter Burger at Solly's Grille - Milwaukee

So! Much! Butter! You might die of greasiness, but at least it will be good!


Wyoming

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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