10 Best Places for BIG Food in Virginia

If your eyes are bigger than your stomach, you’re going to love all of the delicious big food options Virginia has. We’re talking BIG food as in 6.5-pound steak subs, enormous cupcakes, 12-egg omelets, and so much more! Do you think your stomach is up to the challenge? Maybe you’ll get your meal free and your photo on the Wall of Fame. Here are the 10 best places for BIG food in Virginia!

1. The Route 58 Delicatessen, Virginia Beach, VA

The Route 58 Delicatessen has a simple motto: If you finish, we made a mistake! Their sandwiches are stacked a mile high with gigantic slices of cheesecake for dessert. Taste a sliver of New Jersey in this Virginia Beach deli.

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2. Brothers Pizza, Virginia Beach, VA

Think you can eat pizza? Try the Big Brother challenge. The titular Brothers invite any two challengers to eat their way through a 24-inch pizza with any three toppings. Finish in under an hour and it’s on the house.

3. Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Crozet, VA

The Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Crozet, Virginia, is a working monastery, known for their two-pound wheels of Gouda cheese. They make the cheese on-site from an old Dutch recipe.

4. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg, VA

Sycamore Deli has been “giving it to the face since ’95.” Can you eat the 12-inch Open Face Sub, toppled high with six meats, four-cheese, and tons of toppings? Eat it alone or take part in the “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” challenge to eat the entire sub plus a double order of chili cheese fries, bag of chips, fudge brownie, and pickle spear.

5. Family Pizzeria, Stafford, VA

Family Pizzeria is home to the 6.5-pound Steakosaurus sub. Only three people have ever eaten the entire thing. The sub is packed with sirloin and five toppings. Family Pizzeria challenges anyone to eat the entire thing in 45 minutes. Big food lovers should also check out their 28-inch pizza challenge.

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6. Chutzpah Deli, Fairfax, VA

This deli is a nod to all New York deli fans, serving up classic staples like kosher hot dogs, French bread pizza, not to mention their long list of humorously named sandwiches. Included in that list is the 40-ounce Rueben. Indulge in this classic corned beef sandwich and hand-cut fries in under 30 minutes and it’s yours free.

7. Station 2, Richmond, VA

This former fire house is a respectable place—their level of excellent service and quality can prove that. Aside from their variety of top-quality beer burgers there is a challenge called the Station Ladder. A sizable double-decker cheese burger loaded with onion straws, potato chips, bacon, and cheeses, served atop of potato chips, sweet potato tots, and fries shall be finished in under 15 minutes. Complete this and you’ll get a well-earned t-shirt as well as a complimentary dessert, if you can stomach it.

8. Guajillo Mexican Cuisine, Arlington, VA

This well-known flavorful Mexican restaurant serves up a legendary challenge: the El Cachudo Challenge. You are to finish a 15-by-6-inch flour tortilla packed with beans, cheese, rice, four types of meat and to finish it off their famous voo-doo habanero super spicy salsa. If you can stomach that then it’s yours for free!

9. The Don’s Wood Fired Pizza, Sterling, VA

It’s no secret that wood fired pizza is something special. The Don’s Wood Fired Pizza brings specialty pies to the table, including the Mexicano and Jimmy the Greek. Find all sorts of different delicious flavor combos here. The Don’s Pizza Challenge entails that you eat a thick Sicilian style pie with four toppings of your choice in under 20 minutes. Get your picture on the wall and the tab taken care of if you finish, if you don’t you’ll still walk away with a shirt and hat.

10. Charlie’s American Cafe, Norfolk, VA

This local favorite serves up stellar breakfast foods, particularly their “killer omelettes,” and doubles as a indie concert venue. The menu item that many anticipate is the Charlie’s Challenge, 12-egg omelette with plenty of meaty fixings, habanero salsa and eight (yes eight) pancakes. Finish your meal in under an hour and the breakfast as well as a t-shirt are yours complimentary to the restaurant!

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