Fun Restaurant Challenges in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak • July 26, 2016
Mako's Oceanfront Bar & Grill is home to the Jaws Burger Challenge.
Mako's Oceanfront Bar & Grill is home to the Jaws Burger Challenge.

Do you love food enough to take on an intimidating restaurant challenge? Test your willpower and your appetite by trying out one of these food challenges in Myrtle Beach. Who knows; you may even win a spot on a wall of fame!

Croissants Bistro & Bakery

The challenge at Croissants Bistro & Bakery isn't your typical restaurant challenge as it only happens once a year. Every July 4th, Croissants hosts a cupcake eating conest as a fun way to honor Independence Day. Along with the cupcake eating contest, Croissants provides gues with live entertainment, family-friendly games, and more. Those who want to participate in the contest must be 18 years of age or older, and must try to eat as many cupcakes as possible within 5 minutes. Contest winners will win over $1,000 in prizes, which includes up to $500 in cash!

Fox's Pizza Den

Grab two of your family members of friends and head on over to Fox's Pizza Den in Socastee to try out their restaurant challenge. The Big One Challenge features a large 30-inch round pizza cut into 52 squares. Particpants (up to 3 people per pizza) are allotted 45 minutes to finish off the whole pizza. If victorious, winners are awarded with a $10 gift certificate as well as their picture on the Wall of Fame and a t-shirt that says "I conquered the BIG ONE." Those who aren't so successful will have their picture put up on the Wall of Shame.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, & Fries

If you love burgers, then the Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries challenge is for you. Those who participate in The Big "A" Challenge must take on 50 ounces of burger meat nestled between a bun with at least four toppings. In addition to the burger, you must also chow down on a side of French fries and wash everything down with a 24 ounce soda. Hwy 55 will give you this meal for free if you finish it in less than 30 minutes. Also, winners will have their name listed on the Hwy 55 website!

Lucky's Pizza

Let's face it; everyone loves pizza! And if you're particularly hungry for pizza you can try to defeat the Lucky's Supreme Challenge at Lucky's Pizza in North Myrtle Beach. Those who are brave enough to tackle this challenge must finish the 16" Shamrock Supreme pizza which features ham, sausage, pepperoni, bacon, ground beef, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella & provolone blend, and parmesan cheese. This challenge must be completed by one person within 20 minutes, and if successful, winners will get the pizza for free and receive a free t-shirt as well as have their picture posted on the Wall of Fame.

Mako's Oceanfront Bar & Grill

Be sure to work out your jaw before trying Mako's Jaws Burger Challenge. The Jaws Burger Challenge consists of a two pound burger that is piled high with toppings such as bacon, chili, French fries, onion, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, a fried egg, cheddar, American, Swiss, and nacho cheese. Sounds crazy, right? Brave souls who complete this challenge within 30 minutes will get the burger for free along with a t-shirt!

O.D. Pavilion Ice Cream Shop

Beat the heat and indulge in a delicious cold treat by challenging yourself to the Waterdog Challenge at the O.D. Pavilion Ice Cream Shop. Those who take on the Waterdog Challege must scarf down 7 scoops of ice cream with 5 toppings and a waffle plate within 5 minutes.

Peaches Corner

Peaches Corner is a classic Myrtle Beach restaurant, so while you're in town give the Peaches Corner Challenge a try. The Peaches Corner Challenge includes five pounds of food that must be devoured in 20 minutes or less. Those who take on this challenge must chow down on a Peaches Double-Stacker with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, along with a foot-long hot dog topped with chili, onions, slad, and mustard. But that's not all! In addition to the burger and hot dog, one large order of chili cheese fries and an extra thick peach milkshake must be consumed as well. If you're successful at the Peaches Corner Challenge, then you will be refunded the $20 for the meal, receive a special t-shirt, and be featured on Peaches Corner's wall and Facebook page.

River City Cafe

While River City Cafe isn't neccessarily home to a "challenge," their Double Dog Dare 'Ya! burger platters are large enough to be considered a daring option. Guests have the choice between the "Kitchen Sink," which is a burger with two patties, hickory smoked bcon, Texas chili, mushrooms, jalapenos, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, Swiss, Cheddar, mustard and mayo, piled high between two grilled cheeses. The other burger platter is the "OMG," which features two burger patties with hickory smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, fried onion strings, Swiss, Cheddar, stuffed between two sandwiches made with fried eggs and cheese. Both burger platters are served with fries, onion rings, and slaw. Don't try this on a full stomach!