10 Best Places for BIG Food in Kansas

Whether it’s a burrito, burger, or otherwise, Kansans know how to savor a meal. All throughout Kansas, the call has gone out for those with the biggest appetites to take down the biggest food in the state. Forget about savoring—the following 10 big food items are all about you versus the plate. You can savor your victory later after you’ve taken home the crown. Read on to find out about 10 of the best big food places in Kansas. 

1. Papa Bar-B-Que, Bonner Springs, KS

Papa Bar-B-Que is known for many things, including their excellent food. But their number one claim to fame very well may be their Ultimate Destroyer—showcased on Food Network’s “Man v. Food” TV show. The sandwich comes on a 12-inch hoagie with a half-pound of pulled pork, another half-pound of hickory smoked sliced pork, and a humongous tray of fries. You have to see this thing to believe it. 

2. Amigos Grill and Cantina, Kansas City, KS

Are you a burrito lover? Are you sure? Prove it. Finish the Amigo’s El Gigante Burrito Challenge and put all doubts to rest. This thing, featured on the Food Network, is eight pounds of meat, cheese, and tortillas, served with another pound of beans and rice each. Finish it in 30 minutes for a free meal and t-shirt.

3. Speck’s Bar and Grill, Topeka, KS

In business since 1957, Speck’s Bar and Grill claims to be the “home of the original #3 hamburger.” While that’s all fine and good, the real attraction here is the three-pound Speck burger. This hearty dish is “three pounds of ground beef served with a generous portion of homemade French fries on a 14-inch bun.” They recommend you bring a team to eat it. So do we. 

4. Minsky’s Pizza, Multiple locations

Minsky’s is a local chain with 17 locations throughout the Kansas area. They serve a variety of food options, but we big food lovers are in it for the 26-inch pizza. Known as the “Gigantor,” this option can be applied to any of their pizzas.

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5. Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard, Multiple locations

Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard has locations in Kansas City and Leawood. They’ve been serving frozen treats since 1988. Big foodies, go for the three scoops—the portion size should do you just fine.

6. Double Nickel Bar and Grill, Olathe, KS

The Double Nickel Bar and Grill is home to the “Betcha-Can’t Burger Challenge.” This 6.5-pound burger comes with three pounds of meat topped with a cup of chili, ham, eggs, and sour-cream covered bun. Wash it down with two pounds of fries, included. Your arteries may hate you, but your taste buds will thank you.

7. Foody’s, Olathe, KS

Olathe is a big food-lover’s paradise. Not only is the Double Nickel Bar and Grill in Olathe, but so is Foody’s and their Royal Burrito Food Challenge. This particular challenge has never been beaten. What do you have to do? Consume 5.5 pounds of burrito within 45 minutes. Easy. Right? 

8. The Timken Hill Bar and Grill, Timken, KS

The Timken Hill Bar and Grill’s “King of the Hill” burger challenge is nothing to sneeze at. The 8 lb. meal comes with a five-pound burger adorned with 24 slices of cheese and homemade bun. Eat it plus two pounds of loaded fries within an hour or your meal will cost you $45.

9. Burrito King, Lawrence, KS

The king of burritos in Lawrence, Kansas, is undoubtedly Burrito King. Their “King” burrito challenge includes a burrito stuffed with every single meat and salsa option they offer, plus cheese, sour cream, guacamole, onions, peppers, and lettuce. Finish it in one sitting and you’ll earn yourself a free meal and t-shirt. 

10. Cosmic Castle, Parson’s KS

Cosmic Castle might be for kids, but their “Beast Challenge” isn’t. Consume the Monster T-REX hot dog, a 32-ounce malt or shake, and bag of chips within a certain time limit to win a free meal and score your picture on the Wall of Fame. Be warned: the meal clocks in at 4.5 pounds.  

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