The bay area is known as a haven for foodies, with small plates and stylish presentation in vogue, but sometimes those small plates just don’t satisfy your cravings. Eye on the Bay’s Liam Mayclem scouted the Bay Area to find big servings that are guaranteed to leave you and your dining companions stuffed.
1444 N. California Blvd.
The 521 Burger is 44 ounces of beef with all the fixings on a massive roll. The burger honors the 521 home runs hit by number 44, San Francisco Giants great Willie “Stretch” McCovey. If one person eats the whole burger, they get a cap, a shirt and the meal for free. But, the massive sandwich easily feeds four hungry baseball fans.
521 Burger – $29.95
The 49er Steak at Vic Stewart’s Steakhouse
850 S. Broadway
Vic Stewart’s Famous Steaks
This classic steakhouse in the old train station serves up a humongous 49-ounce steak. Customers who polish off the meal get their names on the wall.
49er steak with potato and salad – $85
The Kitchen Sink at San Francisco Creamery
1370 Locust St.
San Francisco Creamery
The Kitchen Sink dish comes piled with your choice of eight ice cream scoops, eight toppings and a pile of whipped cream and cherries. The mountain of ice cream serves up to ten people.
The Kitchen Sink – $39.95
The 5 Pound Burger at Valero Gas Station
4995 Mowry Ave.
Valero Service Center
This station features the ultimate snack bar, including five pound burgers, foot long sandwiches and deep fried twinkies. Challenge yourself to finish a burger nearly the size of your head.
The Belly Buster at Pizza Party
3581 Homestead Rd.
Just off the Lawrence Expressway sits this parlor that has gained its fame from the Belly Buster Challenge. If you’ve got the courage to take the challenge, you must finish a two-topping, 20-inch pizza that must be completed in one hour. The record finish time is just over six minutes! Veterans say you should eat fast before you hit the wall.
Burritozilla at Iguana’s
330 S. 3rd St.
Iguana’s is home to Burritozilla, a five pound 18-inch burrito with your choice of meat, beans and all of the toppings. Owners say champion hotdog eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut got his start scarfing down this massive wrap.
You might consider sharing one with three friends.
Burritozilla – $18.75
The Challenge at Pho Garden
2109 Clement St.
The challenge at Pho Garden is two pounds of noodles, two pounds of meat and four quarts of broth that is on the house if you finish in under an hour. You don’t have to finish the broth to win the challenge, but that won’t make it much easier. Fewer than 100 of the 2,000 people who have attempted the feat have waved a victory flag provided by the restaurant.
Pho Challenge – $22