Eat the World’s Biggest Hamburger at Mallie’s in Southgate, Michigan

Mallie’s Sports Bar & Grill in Southgate, Michigan isn’t just your typical sports bar. Yes, the big game is most certainly on one of many, many, televisions. Yes, they have beer. And yes, they have food…even if that food might be more than you bargained for. In fact, this Michigan restaurant is known for its hamburgers. Its big hamburgers. If your stomach (and wallet) can handle it, you can order yourself the World’s Biggest Hamburger.

Mallie’s Sports Bar & Grill is restaurant located just outside of Detroit. On the menu is an eclectic selection of bad food: grande nachos, a southwest chicken salad, chicken parmesan, French dips. On the burger menu you can find a BBQ bacon burger, a jalapeno ranch burger, and a mushroom and swiss burger. Sounds reasonable, right? But, over anything else, Mallie’s is known for their particularly large quantities of food.

Amongst their typical selections are a few items that stand out: a colossal Ice Cream Sundae (an entire gallon and a half of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, cherries, and your choice of Oreo or Chocolate chip cookies) and a two-pound taco (two pounds of beef or chicken, topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, jalapenos and tex-mex cheese), and a ten pound burger ($75, or free if eaten in under an hour).

You’ve got to be super hungry to tackle any of those challenges. But, if you’re really, and I mean really hungry, they’ve got the burger to beat all burgers. You can order Mallie’s 1,800 pound hamburger. Yes, 1,800 pounds. It is the world’s largest commercially available burger and can be ordered for the bargain price of $10,000. You do have to give them a few days notice heads up though, it takes a bit of time to cook a burger that big. Not to mention shop for enough ingredients!

The current 1,800 pound hamburger at Mallie’s Sports Bar & Grill in Southgate, Michigan wasn’t the first time this Detroit restaurant broke the world record.

In 2008 Mallie’s broke an official Guinness World Record by creating an outrageous 138 pound hamburger. And this a road trip from Chicago to Southgate and was there in 2009 when they did it again, breaking their own record with a 185.6 pound hamburger. The world’s biggest hamburger made its debut in a fanfare parade that showed a succession of their burger fare. A mini burger came out first, a half-pounder, a double deluxe, their signature ten pound monster…

Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan
Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan
Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan
Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan

The crowd gathered around as each burger was escorted to the table with a huge scale on it. In anticipation everyone’s cameras were out. Finally, it was wheeled out: a burger weighing in at over 180 pounds.

Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan
Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan
Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan

It was hoisted onto the scale and the owners were presented with an official letter from Guinness declaring that a world record has been set.

Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan
Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger at Mallie’s Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan

Of course, now knowing that they are capable of creating a burger that adds over 1,000 pounds to the one we saw that day, a 185.6 pound hamburger seems deceptively small. Still, this giant hamburger was featured as an oversized eating challenge on Man Vs. Food.

In 2012 a the Guinness world record was snached away by Juicys Outlaw Grill restaurant in Oregon. Their 777 pound burger became the world’s largest commercially sold hamburger. Not to be outdone, Mallie’s set to work on what would eventually take home the title. But it was no easy feat.

It’s not an east task to create a unique hamburger like this. The current record holding burger is 3-feet tall, 5-feet wide, has a 250-pound bun, and is topped with 300 pounds of cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and onions.

It took 16 and a half hours to cook the monstrosity in a custom-made shipping container convection oven, with a custom-made 7.5-by-10 foot sheet pan, and a forklift.

So, if you have a really, really big appetite and ten thousand dollars to spare, order this gigantic hamburger from Mallie’s!

World’s Biggest Hamburger at Mallie’s in Southgate, Michigan (World’s Largest Commercially Available Hamburger)

Where: Mallie’s Sports Bar & Grill
Address: 19400 Northline Rd. in Southgate Michigan
Photos Date: May 30, 2009

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Eat the world's biggest hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan: an 1,800 pound hamburger you can order off the menu!
Eat the world's biggest hamburger at Mallie's Sport Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan: an 1,800 pound hamburger you can order off the menu!

VALerie BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!