12 Restaurant Dishes With More Than 2,000 Calories

Watch out for these diet disasters, all of which clock in with at least 2,000 calories—as much as you should have in an entire day!
Uno pizzeria whole hog burger

We're all for indulging in taco Tuesday or sampling some cake at your friend's birthday. But when does a cheat meal cross the line into a full-blown food nightmare? These popular restaurant orders all contain over 2,000 calories each, which is on the higher end of what the average American should aim to consume in an entire day—the FDA recommends a benchmark of 2,000 calories a day, but that depends on height, gender, age, and activity level.

Want to know what menu items to avoid the next time you decide to splurge and eat at your favorite fast food or chain restaurant? These meals are the worst of the worst when it comes to nutrition information and calorie counts.

And while you're steering clear of these restaurant menu items, be sure to avoid these #1 Worst Menu Option at 41 Popular Restaurants.


Buffalo Wild Wings All Star Sampler with Crispy Tenders with Signature Sauce

Buffalo Wild Wings crispy chicken
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2,450 calories, 149 g fat (56 g saturated fat, 6 g trans fat), 7,170 mg sodium, 212 g carbs (18 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 64 g protein

Uno Pizzeria & Grill Chicago Classic Individual Deep Dish Pizza

Uno Deep Dish
Courtesy of Uno Pizzeria & Grill

2,220 calories, 157 g fat (49 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 4,410 mg sodium, 112 g carbs (5 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 92 g protein

Uno Pizzeria & Grill Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Unos Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
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2,200 calories, 133 g fat (58 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 4,310 mg sodium, 160 g carbs (6 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 98 g protein

Uno Pizzeria & Grill Whole Hog Burger

Courtesy of Uno

2,750 calories, 216 g fat (80 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 6,610 mg sodium, 43 g carbs (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 178 g protein

Uno Pizzeria & Grill Chicago Sampler Rib Platter

Courtesy of Uno Pizzeria & Grill

2,240 calories, 142 g fat (43 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 6,830 mg sodium, 112 g carbs (7 g fiber, 37 g sugar), 125 g protein

Bahama Breeze Island Grill Island Hopper Combo

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2,020 calories, 120 fat (29 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 4,670 mg sodium, 133 g carbs (10 g fiber, 29 g sugar), 101 g protein

Chili's Honey-Chipotle Crispers and Waffles

Chilis Wings
Courtesy of Chilis

2,480 calories, 125 fat (40 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 5,240 mg sodium, 276 g carbs (11 g fiber, 105 g sugar), 63 g protein

Sonic 24-Piece Garlic Parmesan Boneless Wings

sonic parmesean wings
Courtesy of Sonic

2,670 calories, 211 fat (57 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 6,070 mg sodium, 81 g carbs (8 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 119 g protein

On The Border Stacked Nachos

Renee T./Yelp

2,280 calories, 144 fat (57 g saturated fat), 3,970 mg sodium, 171 g carbs (24 g fiber, N/A g sugar), 78 g protein

Romano's Macaroni Grill Mama's Trio with Fettucine Alfredo

macaroni grill mamas trio fettucine
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2,110 calories, 129 fat (56 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat), 3,940 mg sodium, 140 g carbs (9 g fiber, 19 g sugar), 103 g protein

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Best Beginnings Appetizer Combo

Ashley C./Yelp

2170 calories (all other nutrition information unavailable)

Yard House St. Louis Style Ribs Full Rack

Howard L./Yelp

2,340 calories, 137 fat (52 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 4,350 mg sodium, 140 g carbs (9 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 92 g protein


If you want even more pointers on how to indulge in fast food without blowing your diet, be sure to take a peek at Your Survival Guide for 20 Fast Food Joints.

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