Heart Attack Grill

450 Fremont St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 USA

1,371 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Tue 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • No Wifi
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“hospital theme burger joint”

The Heart Attack Grill is an American hamburger restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada (formerly Chandler, Arizona). It serves high-calorie menu items with deliberately provocative names coupled with waitresses in sexually provocative clothing. The restaurant is a hospital theme restaurant: waitresses ("nurses") take orders ("prescriptions") from the customers ("patients"). Each patient dons a hospital gown before ordering and those who do not finish their meal receive a paddling by one of the "nurses" with the option to buy the tainted paddle afterwards. The menu includes "Single", "Double", "Triple", and "Quadruple" "Bypass" hamburgers, ranging from 8 to 32 ounces (230 to 910 g) of beef (up to about 8,000 calories (33,000 kJ)), all-you-can-eat "Flatliner Fries" (cooked in pure lard), beer and tequila, and soft drinks such as Jolt and Mexican-bottled Coca-Cola made with cane sugar. Customers over 350 lb (160 kg) in weight eat for free if they weigh in with a doctor or nurse before each burger. Beverages and to-go orders are excluded and sharing food is also not allowed for the free food deal. The Heart Attack Grill was founded in 2005 in Chandler, Arizona, by Jon Basso, with the declared intent of serving "nutritional pornography", food "so bad for you it's shocking".The idea came when writing a marketing thesis about fitness training studios, as he became inspired by stories about his clients cheating on their diets. A second Heart Attack Grill opened in Dallas, Texas in May 2011, but closed in October 2011. One of the restaurant's promotions is a reward for customers who finish a Triple or Quadruple Bypass Burger, after which they are placed on a wheelchair and wheeled out to their vehicle by their "personal nurse". The restaurant's spokesman, 575-pound (261 kg) Blair River, died on March 1, 2011, aged 29, from complications of pneumonia. The Arizona location closed shortly thereafter, on May 31, 2011. The Dallas location suffered a similar fate within a few months after that. According to a blog entry in the Dallas Morning News, as of October 12, 2011, the locks at the West End location were changed due to nonpayment of rent. Additionally, food critic Scott Reitz of the Dallas Observer reported being unable to reach the manager by phone and that the restaurant's official website had been "scrubbed of any Dallas location information". On February 11, 2012, a customer suffered what was reported to be an apparent heart attack while eating a "Triple Bypass Burger" at the grill. Restaurant owner Jon Basso called 9-1-1 and the customer was taken to the hospital. Reportedly patrons thought it was a stunt and started taking photos. Basso later said, "I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that." In February 2013, an unofficial spokesman and daily patron, 52-year-old John Alleman, died of an apparent heart attack while waiting at a bus stop in front of the Las Vegas restaurant. Other similar incidents include on April 21, 2012, when a woman fell unconscious while eating a Double Bypass Burger, drinking alcohol and smoking. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Attack_Grill

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Alan K.

If you are into cheesy novelty and spankings, this is the place for you. I should have done my research before coming here. My friend seemed way too eager to be here. Unbeknownst me, I didn't... Read more

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Sam H.

This place is quite the experience! I recommend everyone try it once. The burgers are good, but far from the best. The hot dog is just ok. The chili cheese fries were excellent but the onion... Read more

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Melissa L.

I had company come visit me and they were so set on visiting this place. I have wanted to check it out so figured why not? I loved the whole theme of the place it was super cute. You can get wine... Read more

Heart Attack Grill

450 Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada
89101 USA

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  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
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  • Drive Through
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
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