The Most Gut-Busting Chain Restaurant Desserts (Slideshow)

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12) Ruby Tuesday (820 calories)

Ruby Tuesday

A return to a more meat-centric menu (the veggie burger is no longer available and all entrées except one come with meat) indicates that Ruby Tuesday is not riding the wave of health-conscious dining options; meals are followed up with high-fat-and-calorie desserts.
Winner: Peanut Butter Dream Bar
Calories: 820
Fat: 44 grams
Carbohydrates: 97 grams
Runner-Up: Double Chocolate Cake
Calories: 793
Fat: 31 grams
Carbohydrates: 119 grams

11) Denny's (830 calories)

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If you find yourself at a Denny’s, be aware that their desserts hit a "grand slam" in calories.
Winner: Hot Fudge Brownie a La Mode
Calories: 830
Fat: 37 grams
Cholesterol: 65 milligrams
Sugar: 95 grams
Runner-Up: Banana Split
Calories: 810
Fat: 31grams

Cholesterol: 100 milligrams
Sugar: 95 grams

10) Olive Garden (920 calories)

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Known for their unlimited refills of salad and bread sticks, Olive Garden also offers desserts with nearly unlimited calories and fat!

Winner: Zeppoli

Calories: 920

Fat: 35 grams

Carbohydrates: 131 grams

Runner-Up: White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Calories: 890

Fat: 62 grams

Carbohydrates: 70 grams

9) Perkins (1,010 calories)

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A good old breakfast standby, Perkins also has full meals and desserts chock-full of calories — the top two hovering around and above the 1,000-calorie mark.
Winner: Chocolate Chipper Sundae

Calories: 1,010

Fat: 59 grams

Cholesterol: 120 milligrams

Sugar: 92 grams

Runner-Up: Peanut Butter Silk Pie

Calories: 960

Fat: 68 grams

Cholesterol: 145 milligrams

Sugar: 47 grams


8) TGI Fridays (1,270 calories)

TGI Friday's

Since its most caloric menu options involve a Jack Daniel's glaze (see Jack Daniel's Ribs and Shrimp, 1,910 calories) it stands to reason that Fridays would offer an accompanying whiskey-centric dessert also jam-packed with calories.
Winner: Tennessee Whiskey Cake

Calories: 1,270

Fat: 54 grams

Carbohydrates: 185 grams
Runner-Up: Brownie Obsession

Calories: 1,240

Fat: 61 grams

Carbohydrates: 160 grams

7) Red Robin (1,372 calories)

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With nearly all its burgers hitting the 1,000-calorie mark or higher, it seems that Red Robin wants to make sure that between dinner and dessert, you've reached your total caloric intake for the day — all with one meal. 

Winner: Mountain High Mudd Pie

Calories: 1,372

Fat: 58 grams

Carbohydrates: 193 grams

Sugar: 135 grams
Runner-Up: Monster Mint Brownie Milkshake

Calories: 990

Fat: 46 grams

Carbohydrates: 133 grams

Sugar: 117 grams

6) Chili's (1,430 calories)

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After indulging in the 1,850-calorie Bacon Ranch Steak Quesadilla, you probably would be wise indeed to skip dessert altogether, especially the top two offenders.

Winner: Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Calories: 1,430

Fat: 71 grams

Cholesterol: 115 milligrams

Carbohydrates: 187 grams

Sugar: 115 grams
Runner-Up: Molten Chocolate Cake

Calories: 1,160

Fat: 63 grams

Cholesterol: 140 milligrams

Carbohydrates: 145 grams

Sugar: 104 grams

5) P.F. Chang's (1,540 calories)

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The main menu runs the gamut from calorie-loaded entrées and appetizers to gluten-free options, but the "Signature Desserts" here are not for the faint of heart.

Winner: The Great Wall of Chocolate

Calories: 1,540

Fat: 72 grams

Carbohydrates: 220 grams
Runner-Up: Banana Spring Rolls

Calories: 950

Fat: 38 grams

Carbohydrates: 143 grams

4) Outback Steakhouse (1,574 calories)

Outback Steakhouse

After indulging in a steak dinner here (such as the 1,663-calorie New York strip with blue cheese pecan salad and a sweet potato), it's probably best to leave the high-calorie desserts Down Under.

Winner: Chocolate Thunder From Down Under (supposedly contains four servings, but is one brownie with a large scoop of ice cream and is presented as an individual dessert)

Calories: 1,574

Fat: 108 grams

Cholesterol: 352 milligrams

Sugar: 130 grams

Runner-Up: Oreo Mini Milkshake

Calories: 618

Fat: 33 grams

Cholesterol: 94 milligrams

Sugar: 61 grams


3) Applebee's (1,600 calories)

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This eatery strives to give a hometown vibe, but their dessert menu is a gut-buster. The Blue Ribbon Brownie is aptly named if only because it nearly takes top honors in stratospheric doses of fat and calories.
Winner: Blue Ribbon Brownie

Calories: 1,600

Fat: 77 grams

Carbohydrates: 212 grams
Runner-Up: Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae

Calories: 1,590

Fat: 75 grams

Carbohydrates: 217 grams

2) The Cheesecake Factory (1,679 calories)

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Their new "SkinnyLicious" menu notwithstanding, The Cheesecake Factory is noted for heaping calorie counts. Go figure, it isn't the cheesecake here that’s the worst offender, and of all things, the carrot cake has more calories than the cheesecake!
Winner: Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake

Calories: 1,679

Fat: 49 grams

Carbohydrates: 206 grams
Runner-Up: Carrot Cake

Calories: 1,549

Fat: 24 grams

Carbohydrates: 183 grams

1) Uno Chicago Grill (2,700 calories)

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From a restaurant that offers a deep-dish mac and cheese entrée clocking in at 1,980 calories and 134 grams of fat, expect a dessert that follows suit. Uno has it covered with a dessert that contains even more calories than the entrée, and it’s the unhealthiest chain dessert on the market right now. Who needs a food coma when eating the whole thing might send you into a real one!

Winner: Mega Sized Deep-Dish Sundae

Calories: 2,700

Fat: 130 grams

Cholesterol: 380 milligrams

Sugar: 244 grams

Runner-Up: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Calories: 1,330

Fat: 81 grams

Cholesterol: 115 milligrams

Sugar: 106 grams