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Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas (Menu, Cost & Hours)

Have you ever wanted to eat a 20,000-calorie burger served by a waitress in a nurse’s outfit? Do you love greasy cheeseburgers and wine served in an IV bag? Then the Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, is the place for you!

You can live large at the Heart Attack Grill, which serves excessively high-calorie burgers, fries, and shakes. This controversial Vegas restaurant has made headlines for years due to its unhealthy food and humorous name. It is open from 11 am to 10 pm, and menu items run between $7-$33 each.

Keep reading to learn more about the Heart Attack Grill, its history, what to eat while you’re there, how much it will cost you, and how you can eat for free. Plus, you won’t want to miss the photos!

The Heart Attack Grill on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

What Is the Heart Attack Grill?

The Heart Attack Grill is a burger joint located in downtown Las Vegas. It is a hospital-themed restaurant that serves burgers, hot dogs, and fries that come in at a whoppingly high-calorie count.

Customers of the restaurant are “patients” and receive a hospital gown when they arrive. From there, “nurses” serve the food and will even publicly spank patients who don’t finish their food.

Putting on a hospital gown at Heart Attack Grill
The first thing that happens after entering the Heart Attack Grill is a nurse suits “the patient” up in a hospital gown to be “admitted” to the restaurant.

The Heart Attack Grill boasts about its unhealthiness. The owner Jon Basso, refers to himself as the “Chief Surgeon.” Jon (who’s not a real doctor, by the way) has been very vocal about fast food and the adverse effects it has on people’s health.

Check out the Heart Attack Grill on Fremont Street in Las Vegas.

Having said that, the artery-clogging good time provided by the Heart Attack Grill makes it a standout for Las Vegas tourists. The gluttony of the patrons is on full display, and everyone revels in the experience.

How Much Does it Cost to Eat at Heart Attack Grill?

"Patients" at the Heart Attack Grill restaurant on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas
“Patients” enjoying a meal at the Heart Attack Grill restaurant on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

On average, it costs $25.40 for an individual to eat at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. This price includes a Double Bypass Burger, a side of fries, and a milkshake. The costs can go up from there if you want a bigger burger or choose to add alcohol or jello shots to your meal.

The Heart Attack Grill Menu

The entire menu is heart attack-themed, and the stars of the menu are the many Bypass Burgers. These range from the Single Bypass Burger, which has one patty, to the Octuple Bypass Burger, which has eight patties.

If calories are your goal, you can’t go wrong with the Octuple Bypass, which comes in at nearly 20,000 calories.

Heart Attack Grill menu page one
The Heart Attack Grill has a simple menu. The first side of the menu offers burgers and sides like flatliner fries.

Note: Click here to download a PDF of the Heart Attack Grill menu (303 kb)

No main dish would be complete without sides. At the Heart Attack Grill, you can enjoy a ½ pound (⅕ kg) coronary dog, some Flatliner Fries with or without chili cheese, and onion rings. All sides are deep-fried in pure lard. A pack of no-filter cigarettes to go is also an option.

Of course, you’ll also need a beverage to wash down all those calories. You can choose an ice cream float or a classic milkshake, but the whipped vodka is optional.

Heart Attack Grill dessert and drink menu
The flip side of the menu offers alcoholic beverages (including beer, wine, jello shots, etc.), sodas, milkshakes, and more.

You can also choose one of the many alcoholic beverages offered. Beers include:

  • Modelo
  • Stella Artois
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon (classy huh?)

If you are feeling dehydrated, you can also get your red or pink wine in an IV bag. There are also various spirits and liquors to choose from, but if doing straight shots isn’t your thing, you can get a Jello shot from a nurse that comes in a syringe and is ready to shoot into your mouth.

The price of your Bypass Burger will depend on how many beef patties you need.

  • Single Bypass – $12.78 (add 5 bacon slices for $0.92)
  • Double Bypass – $16.19 (add 10 bacon slices for $2.08)
  • Triple Bypass – $19.56 (add 15 bacon slices for $3.00)
  • Quadruple Bypass – $22.93 (add 20 bacon slices for $3.93)
  • Quintuple Bypass – $25.37 (add 25 bacon slices for $4.85)
  • Sextuple Bypass – $29.06 (add 30 bacon slices for $5.78)
  • Septuple Bypass – $31.46 (add 35 bacon slices for $6.70)
  • Octuple Bypass – $33.77 (add 40 bacon slices for $7.62)

You can add a side to your meal or a coronary dog for less than $10.

  • Flatliner Fries – $2.21
  • Chili Cheese Flatliner Fries – $7.00
  • Onion Rings – $8.86
  • Coronary Dog – $12.78 (add bacon for $0.92)
Watch this guy eat the 20,000 calorie “Octuple Bypass Burger” in record time! Now that’s a burger! I’m feeling a little sick just watching this. Unbelievable!

Family-friendly beverages range from $2.31 to $6.00.

  • Bottled Water – $2.54
  • Soda – $2.54
  • Dole Whip – $7.00
  • Milkshake – $7.00

The alcoholic beverages are a little more expensive, ranging from $5.54 to $17.32.

Heart Attack Grill milkshake with brownies and a pat of butter
I ordered a chocolate milkshake that came covered in brownies with a pat of butter on top. It was delicious!
  • Beer – $5.49 – $6.46
  • Jello Shots – $6.55
  • Wine – $18.45
  • Monster Shots 3.4 oz (100.6 mL) – $18.45
    • Jose Cuervo Tequila
    • Jack Daniels
    • Titos Vodka
    • Whipped Cream Vodka
    • Malibu Rum
    • Captain Morgan
    • Fireball

If you want a souvenir, t-shirts are $23.80.

Important Note: Be sure to stop at the ATM before you go because this restaurant is cash only.

guinness world record certificate heart attack grill
In case you’re wondering if the Heart Attack Grill is the real deal when it comes to the over-the-top calorie counts, this certificate from Guinness World Records is proudly displayed in the restaurant. It shows that the Quadruple Bypass burger is a whopping 9,982 calories and weighs over 3lbs!

Related: 9 Best Cheap Eats on Fremont Street (Downtown Vegas)

Getting Spanked at The Heart Attack Grill

One of the caveats for eating at the Heart Attack Grill (you have to agree before ordering) is that if you don’t finish your meal, you will receive a public spanking.

An unfinished burger at Heart Attack Grill means a public spanking is in order
Oh, oh, somebody bit off more than they could chew and couldn’t finish their burger. The watchful nurses at the Heart Attack Grill will make sure this patient receives their medicine.

Anyone not cleaning their plate has to hold onto the flogging bar and bend over to receive their swats.

heart attack grill spanking
A patient receiving their spanking from a qualified nurse at the Heart Attack Grill. Of course, every other patient in the restaurant is whooping and hollering.

How Much Do You Have to Weigh to Eat For Free at The Heart Attack Grill?

One of the most famous claims of the Heart Attack Grill is that all customers who weigh over 350 lbs (136 kg) and are willing to prove it via a weigh-in on their giant scale eat for free!

So the deal is that if you weigh over 350lbs and are willing to publicly weigh yourself in front of a rowdy crowd on a scale made for animal livestock, you can, in fact, eat for free.

Man checking his weight on the scale outside of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas
You can eat for free at the Heart Attack Grill if you weigh 350lbs or more. There’s a scale inside for getting an official weight with a nurse in front of the other patrons. There is also a scale outside (pictured) for checking your preliminary weight. Unfortunately, this guy didn’t make the cut and will have to pay for his food.

If you qualify, you can have an unlimited number of free Single Bypass Burgers, but you’ll need to order a drink with each one. To-go orders and meal sharing are not allowed with this deal.

Can You Make Reservations at Heart Attack Grill?

Heart Attack Grill does not accept reservations. It is first come, first served. You shouldn’t have much trouble getting in with a small party during the week, but during busy weekends or with large groups, you may want to eat at slightly off meal times when it’s less busy.

Is Heart Attack Grill Cash Only?

The Heart Attack Grill only accepts cash. No debit or credit cards will be taken. You can find an ATM machine close to the restaurant near the Fremont Street Experience before you head inside.

You can find directions to the closest ATM machine here (google maps).

wine iv bag heart attack grill
If you order wine, it will come in an intravenous iv bag. Don’t worry there are no needles involved. The end of the tube goes into your mouth and the bag hangs from an iv stand next to your table.

Heart Attack Grill Location and Hours

The Heart Attack Grill is open daily from 11 am-10 pm. It is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner before taking advantage of all the other things Fremont Street has to offer. And since they are open until 10 pm, you can fuel up before you head to the many 24-hour casinos.

You’ll find the Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas just before the entrance to the Fremont Street Experience (google maps).

funny movie poster heart attack grill
While you’re waiting for your order, take a few minutes to walk around the restaurant and check out some of the many hilarious movie posters featuring Dr. Jon and the nurses of the Heart Attack Grill.

History of the Heart Attack Grill

Jon Basso first opened the Heart Attack Grill in Tempe, Arizona, in 2005. A second restaurant opened in 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Both locations closed, and the Las Vegas location debuted in October 2011.

Before opening the Heart Attack Grill, Jon Basso was a franchise owner at Jenny Craig. His job was to help people lose weight and start an active lifestyle. Though you may think his turn to greasy food is a stark change of events, he claims the opposite.

Jon says that the restaurant is making a statement about obesity and coronary issues.

gain weight heart attack grill
The HAG provides a qualified program where you can gain all the weight you want.

Death at the Heart Attack Grill

It may not surprise you to learn that several people have had health issues and even died at the Heart Attack Grill. This death toll includes two of the company’s spokesmen.

Blair River, aged 29 and weighing 575 pounds (261 kg), passed away in 2011 due to pneumonia complications. John Alleman, a daily customer aged 52, died of a heart attack in 2012.

In addition to these two tragic events, another man had a heart attack while dining at the restaurant, and another woman collapsed while eating a burger and smoking a cigarette.

The Heart Attack Grill…Fighting Anorexia since 2005.

A Few More Heart Attack Grill Photos

Because there are so many cool things to look at inside the Heart Attack Grill, I couldn’t resist showing you a few more pictures.

prescription bottle heart attack grill las vegas
A giant prescription bottle hangs from the ceiling of the grill.
last supper heart attack grill
The Heart Attack Grill’s rendition of the Last Supper painting hangs above t-shirts for sale on one side of the diner.
heart attack grill nurse
A Heart Attack Grill nurse helps patients choose the procedure…er meal…that would suit them best.
jello shots heart attack grill
Even having a drink is more fun at the Heart Attack Grill than at most other restaurants.

Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas – Final Thoughts

The Heart Attack Grill is a one-of-a-kind restaurant. If you are looking for a full stomach, some hospital fun, and a good story to tell, be sure to stop by.

The Heart Attack Grill has truly earned its name. It is important to note that even the owner boasts about the associated health risks of eating at the restaurant regularly.

Have fun and enjoy a Quadruple Bypass next time you are in Vegas.

Disclaimer: While the food may be delicious, you should obviously eat these high-calorie and unhealthy meals in moderation and at your own risk or not at all.

Tip: If you don’t want to eat here but are still curious, you can see what’s going on inside the restaurant through the large front glass windows.

Looking for a healthier burger in Las Vegas? Check out Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood.

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