If you’ve got a powerful hunger, then Scottsdale’s got what it takes to fill you up. As the Food Network’s Adam Richman discovered, the city is home to some of the best – and biggest – food in the country. Here are four Scottsdale restaurants that excel in terms of both quality and quantity:


Scottsdale DiningThe Roaring Fork. It doesn’t take much to enjoy a great meal at the Roaring Fork. All you need are a few bucks and a big appetite to enjoy your very own Big A** Burger. The 12 oz. burger is one of the best in the city, and it comes with a cast-iron kettle of fries, just in case you’re still hungry.

Cowboy Ciao. Vegetarians can get in on some gut-busting action at Cowboy Ciao. The restaurant’s signature dish, The Exotic Mushroom Pan Fry, features 10 different types of mushrooms, all fried up and then topped with corn polenta and a tomato sauce. Sounds good? Well, one guest liked it so much that they’re now quoted on the restaurant’s menu. What did that person say? “I want to take my clothes off and roll around in it!”

The Lodge. Located just a few miles outside of town in nearby Phoenix, the Lodge is home to the famous Sasquatch Burger. This 2,000-calorie monster consists of a half pound of burger meat and bacon stacked between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The burger is so big, in fact, that it has to be impaled with a steak knife to keep it together. That’s one way to make sure you never leave hungry!

Los Sombreros. You can’t live in the Southwest without learning all about great, authentic Mexican food. Los Sombreros is known for its liberal use of meat and creative ingredients like hibiscus flowers. For less than $20 you can take a full tour of their pork dishes. Enjoy it, but remember: you’ll be too full to walk out the door.

If you’re a food fanatic who likes to plan your vacations around your stomach, Scottsdale is the place to be. And if your budget is tighter than your belt, don’t worry. With so many great deals on luxury vacation rentals and condos, the city of Scottsdale is a perfect place to get out and get full.