Iowa’s Best Food Challenges

Food Challenges are full of delicious fun. You can find them for just about any meal and all types of foods. If you live in Iowa, are traveling through, or challenging yourself to attempt food challenges in every state, here are Iowa’s Best Food Challenges for you to devour!

Iowa's Best Food Challenges For Your Hungry Appetite

Iowa’s Best Food Challenges

Jethro’s BBQ Adam Emmenecker Challenge

Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Cost: $25
Time: 15 Minutes
 
Description: Finish a spicy pickle, bun, pork tenderloin, buffalo chicken tenders, white cheddar sauce, fried cheese cubes, Texas brisket, applewood smoked bacon, cheeseburger, and 1lb of waffle fries.

Prizes: Free Shirt, Free Meal, and mentioned on their Wall of Fame.  

Grandma Max’s Restaurant Burger Challenge (Urbandale)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Cost: $19
Time: 1 Hour

Description: Finish a huge burger patty topped with veggies on a very large bun.

Prizes: Free T-shirt and your picture on their Wall of Fame. (Meal not free or discounted.)

The Italian Pizza & Subs Pizza Challenge

Difficulty: 5 out of 5
Cost: $100
Time: 1 Hour

Description: Eat a 26″ pizza with 2 toppings by yourself within an hour. (Please give 24hr advanced notice and meal is not free or discounted unless you win.)

Prizes: Free Meal and $300 Cash, as well as mentioned on their Wall Of Fame.

Charlie’s Steakhouse Wing Challenge

Difficulty: 1 out of 5
Cost: $9
Time: 12 Minutes

Description: Eat a dozen of the spiciest wings in 12 minutes (1o minutes eating and 2 minutes sitting time)

Prize: Free Shirt and your picture on their wall of fame. (Meal not free or discounted)

Charlie’s Steakhouse Steak Challenge

Difficulty: 1 out of 5
Cost: $50
Time: One Sitting

Description: Finish off a 3lb prime rib.

Prizes: Free Shirt and your picture on their wall of fame. (Meal not free or discounted.)

Charlie’s Steakhouse Burger Challenge

Difficulty: 1 out of 5
Cost: $17
Time: One Sitting

Description: Finish off a burger that is about 2lbs of beef and topped with plenty of toppings.

Prizes: Free Shirt and your picture on their wall of fame. (Meal not free or discounted.)

Capital Pub & Hot Dog Hot Dog Challenge

Difficulty: 1 out of 5
Cost: $18
Time: One Sitting

Description: Finish a 2 half-pound Klement’s hot dogs topped with 2 half-pound beef patties, a half-pound of thin sliced beef top sirloin steak, 2 slices of cheese, and 2 hot dog toppings of your choice, served open-faced on 2 hoagie rolls.

Prizes: Your picture on their Wall Of Fame. (Meal not free or discounted.)

Keo’s Grill & Bar Burger Challenge

Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Cost: $20
Time: 1 Hour

Description: Finish a burger that has over 3lbs of beef, a huge bun with 1lb of fries.

Prizes: Free Meal and your picture on their Wall of Fame, as well as naming rights.

Rube’s Steakhouse Steak Challenge (Montour)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Cost: $53
Time: One Sitting

Description: Finish a huge 52 ounce sirloin that is served with 2 sides.

Prizes: Free Shirt and your picture on their Wall Of Fame. (Meal not free or discounted.)

Midtown Café Burrito Challenge

Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Cost: $14
Time: One Sitting

Description: Finish a huge burrito with lots of eggs, bacon, ham, potatoes, and plenty of other toppings

Prizes: Free Meal and your picture on their Wall Of Fame.

Blue Iguana Mexican Cantina Burrito Challenge

Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Cost: $40
Time: 30 Minutes

Description: Finish a 6 pound carne asada burrito with rice & beans and a 24 oz draft beer.

Prizes: Free Shirt and mentioned on their Wanna Iguana Hall Of Fame. (Meal is not free or discounted.)

International House of Frybread Breakfast Challenge (IHOF)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Cost: $20
Time: 45 Minutes

Description: Finish 5 pancakes, 4 eggs, 3 slices of bacon, 3 sausages, hashbrowns, and toast.

Prizes: Free Meal, Free Shirt and mentioned on their Wall Of Fame.

International House of Frybread Burger Challenge (IHOF)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Cost: $30
Time: 45 Minutes

Description: Finish a 4 pound Colossal cheeseburger with 12 slices of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickle spears, onions, sour cream, salsa, and tortilla chips on a fry bread bun with 1 lb of chili cheese fries and a milkshake of your choice.

Prizes: Free Meal, Free Shirt, and mentioned on their Wall Of Fame.

International House of Frybread Wing Challenge (IHOF)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5
Cost: $20
Time: 6 Minutes

Description: Finish 12 Ghost Pepper Bourbon Wings with a 5 minute “afterburn” period.

Prizes: Free Meal, Free Shirt, and mentioned on their Wall Of Flame.

Do you have a favorite Iowa Food Challenge to add to the list? Drop a comment below and let me know!


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