Xtreme Eatery aka Heart Stoppers Sports Grill – Delray Beach, Florida – CLOSED

Heart Stoppers Grill - Delray Beach, Florida

The front of their menu says “Over consumption of our food will definitely lead to obesity, at which point you should consult a physician before starting an exercise program.” At least they’re upfront about it.

Heart Stoppers Grill - Delray Beach, Florida

Heart Stoppers Grill - Delray Beach, Florida

Heart Stoppers Sports Grill has a hospital theme (hospital gear everywhere, waitresses dressed as scantily clad nurses). Yes, we’ve seen something similar (Heart Attack Grill) before but there are a whole bunch of clever ideas throughout which I really liked. I was with my friend Erik and we ordered a few appetizers or as their menu refers to them, Artery Cloggers. We had the Chili Chest Pain Fries (love this name), Sweet Potato Fries (with a Marshmallow dipping sauce) and the Brewzed and Battered Onion Rings. The Fries were crispy, the Chili was tasty and we both liked them. Erik isn’t a big fan of Chili and he was digging them.

Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

The Sweet Potato Fries were fresh cut and we loved them.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

The Onion Rings were great as was the dipping sauce (some Mayo mix with spice).

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

I forgot to mention the Chili Chest Pain Fries and the Brewzed and Battered Onion Rings were served in bedpans.

Artery Cloggers come in Bed Pans

Artery Cloggers are served in Bed Pans

So, what else did we get? We decided to share (something I don’t do often) The Heart Attacker (a 1/2 pound Burger) and the 1/2 lb. Ripper (a big-time 14-inch long dog, Hebrew National by the way). The main reason I don’t like to share is I end up having to negotiate for toppings.

14 inch Ripper

14 inch Ripper

We ordered The Ripper naked because we couldn’t come to an agreement.  The rest went rather smoothly. We agreed upon Mayo, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and an Egg for the Heart Attacker. All the toppings on the Heart Attacker including the bun (which was lightly toasted with a little bit of butter) were spot on. It was good, better than good and I look forward to trying their Triple A (1/2 lb stuffed with cheese). I forgot to mention that there are 30 toppings that can be added to your burger at no extra charge.

The Heart Attacker

The Heart Attacker

I just remembered we had also ordered 10 “Killer Wings”. The Flatliner Wings were tasty and had some good heat.

Killer Wings

Killer Wings

The Ripper was probably the best thing I had and I only added mustard to it. Finally, when our bill came we were surprised to be given a first aid box until we looked inside.

Heart Stoppers Grill - Delray Beach, Florida

Looky Looky

Looky Looky

I found eating at Heart Stoppers an enjoyable experience.

The Heart Stopper Challenge:

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame

Want to get your pic on the Wall of Fame at Heart Stoppers in Delray Beach? You can enter The Heart Stopper Challenge at any time. All you have to do is eat their 3lb Burger & Fries and beat the best existing time. You’ll replace the current champ on the wall, if not your picture may end up in their City Morgue. When we were about to leave 2 guys were doing the Heart Stopper Challenge.

The Challengers

The Challengers

It’s really a spectacle when they wheel out the burgers on a cart attached to an IV bag. The table you sit at has a giant light (operating room style) on you with a defibrillator right next to you (and you have the option to sit in a wheelchair). I honestly don’t know if those guys completed the challenge but there was another guy lining up to go next. A friend of mine was there the next day and mentioned that someone had just taken over the new record. It now stands at 31 minutes. Good luck to everyone who tries it.

1 of the 3 patties that make up The Heart Stopper Challenge

1 of the 3 patties that make up The Heart Stopper Challenge

Eat Up:

Heart Stoppers Sports Grill is CLOSED
1100 Linton Blvd, Delray Beach, FL


Comments (12):

  1. Joe @ Joe's Burger Search

    January 8, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    That burger looked pretty good. Loved the bacon and egg plus it looks like the bun was grilled with butter. Yum!

  2. Ivonne Berkowitz-Ward

    January 8, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    Looks like the Heart Attack Grill here in AZ has NOTHING on Heart Stoppers! Glad you guys had the opposite of our experience! Maybe the hospital concept CAN thrive after all.

  3. Anonymous

    January 9, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    This place is fantastic! The guy you have there in the picture is hilarious and obviously eats what he cooks. The food is out of this world and the atmosphere is great! All of a sudden people start cheering for others. It's an awesome place!

  4. Maria Lynch

    January 9, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Heartstoppers is amazingly fun and delicious!!!!! Big screen TV's offer all the good sports games while chowing down on amazing food…save room for desert!!!

  5. Anonymous

    January 13, 2010 at 4:06 AM

    Good luck. I cannot believe you cannot order a diet coke. Cant even order a chicken salad.

    • Tia Lazo

      April 3, 2011 at 3:51 PM

      DUH? A Diet Coke & Chicken Salad HELLO!!!!

  6. Mitch Rose

    January 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    I love this place! BTW, both records are mine. I set it, then did the challenge again & beat my own record for a commercial filmed for them. Kickass food!

  7. Anonymous

    January 20, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    How could anyone promote a place that is clearly a copy cat of the Heart Attack Grill! Enjoy this place while you can! I give them a month before they are shut down!

  8. Anonymous

    January 23, 2010 at 5:25 AM

    Not a copy of Heart Attack Grill in AZ….check out their menu then check out Heart Stoppers. Heart Stoppers has way more options. I've been there twice so far split the half pounder with garlic parmesan fries and onion rings on my first visit and on my next visit I had the veggie burger. Both times I was very impressed with the quality of the food…it was delicious!! Oh and like another poster said save room for desert…fried candy bars, twinkies and oreos!!! Try finding all these options at Heart Attack Grill. By the way they do have Diet Coke so I have no idea why someone said they don't.

  9. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Better change your name. It is going to cost this business a lot of dough. Do it now before lawyer fee$ come do. Think of something original.

  10. Waynesworld

    June 5, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    When me and my party of 18 walked in the door 9 of us tried the 3 lb. challenge, 2 of us beat it! My time: 25:12, my friend's time…a stunning 18:15. I think the grill should post a pic of every person that breaks the record for that day, not just the best record of the day. But hey, I know what I did, and I got two free meals out of it. (that one and the next one). Oh by the way, the food is absolutely delicious!

  11. Steve Stuart

    September 15, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    I went there today for lunch. there were only 2 other people there when my wife I arrived. It was not very busy. The French Dip was mircowaved beef and is was not very hot when it came to the table. The French fries were not hot and crisp. The food was marketed as big portions, may French dip was small. I was not impressed. My wife's BLT was good. I think the owner looked like a dirt bag. I wil not be back. Don't waste your time or money. Go to Steak n Shake for a better meal.