Super Bowl XLIX is fast approaching, and whether you care about the game or not, everyone can agree that you'll need to lock down some killer food. Whether you're looking for a place to cheer alongside some like-minded fans, a spot with good enough food and company to compensate for the fact that you're stuck watching football in between the commercial breaks, or takeout options to make this year's party the best ever — the list below has you covered.Read More
Where to Eat on Super Bowl Sunday in Philly
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Smiths Restaurant & Bar
Back at the beginning of this season, Eater rounded up team bars in Philly, and found that Smiths is the official hang for a sizable group of Pats fans. So if you're hoping to watch the game surrounded by New England fans, this is your best bet. (Or check that map for plenty of other solid sports bars you might want to check out instead — sadly, our research never turned up any dedicated Seahawks bars.)
Di Bruno Bros.
DiBruno Bros. always has a massive array of game-day catering options, from smaller a la carte options to fully loaded feasts featuring hoagies, wings, roast pork or meatball sandwiches, and pretty much anything else you could dream up. (Full buffets for up to 8 people go for $195-$225 depending on what you pick; customizable options range from $15 for a soft pretzel tray to $190 for an impressive six-foot hoagie.) For the Super Bowl, however, they've come up with a couple of themed packages: for Seattle, there's a coffee- and coriander-rubbed salmon taco kit, and for New England, a mini lobster roll kit. Orders must be placed by noon on Friday, January 30; pick-up options include their Rittenhouse, Franklin, or Ardmore locations. Here's the full menu and all the details.
You can order wings for your Super Bowl party just about anywhere, but the only place you can get chef Peter Serpico's killer Korean fried chicken wings is at his eponymous South Street restaurant. Luckily, they're making them available for takeout for the big game. They'll cost you $20 per ten wings, and you should call to order them by 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 30. Pickup is at the restaurant, between 3 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Fat Ham
Thanks to new delivery service Caviar, you can order up a bucket of Kevin Sbraga's famous hot chicken for your Super Bowl party this year. OK, to be fair, we can't guarantee it'll arrive in a bucket, but you will get twelve pieces of the spicy fried chicken and all the crucial sides, delivered, for $100. (Sides include mac and cheese, collard greens, pimento cheese, and all the ranch dressing, bread, and pickles you need to dress up your chicken.) Pre-order here, at least 48 hours in advance.
If you're up for a little grilling on the big day, Wursthaus offers a Grill Pack featuring Bratwurst, Wiener, Hungarian Wurst, Bauerwurst, Speckwurst, potato salad, cucumber salad, spicy mustard, Bavarian sweet mustard, curry ketchup, and rolls. Serves 5-8 people for $59.95 or 12-15 for $115.95. Or, for $10 more (i.e. $69.95 for 5-8 people or $125.95 for 12-15) you can opt for the Haus Pack, which has all the same stuff, but hot and ready to go.
Cook and Shaker
The friendly neighborhood bar will, of course, have the game on — but perhaps more importantly, they will have TATER TOT SPECIALS. For $5 per order, you can choose from Port Richmond tots (with sauerkraut, kielbasa, and spicy mustard), pizza tots (marinara and mozzarella), or chili tots (beef and bean chili). Select drafts will also be half-off throughout the game, though, so you might want to use those savings to just get all the tots.
Typically, Zama only opens for dinner on Sundays, but in case you want to pregame with some sushi, they'll be opening up early for lunch before the Super Bowl (from 2 to 7 p.m.). Plus, they'll have sushi trays and beer available for takeout: Ten assorted rolls (including spicy tuna, spicy salmon, eel and avocado, and California) per tray, with an option to add on six-packs of Kirin or Sapporo Light for $15 each. Sushi trays are $45 each if you call ahead to pre-order, or $50 if you walk in to grab them day-of (while supplies last, of course).
The Fishtown barbecue essential is offering up a trio of catering packages for the game, ranging from $190 for a feast fit for 6 to 8 people, up to $656 for enough food to feed a small army of 18-20. Get the rundown on all the packages here, then call or visit the restaurant by Thursday, January 29 to place your order.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
All Iron Hill locations will be showing the game and are a good choice for those sticking around to watch, but if you're looking for takeout options, they've also got something for you: you can grab two pizzas and a 64 oz. growler to go for just $25. Various locations; details here.
Marc Vetri's pizzeria will close early on Super Bowl Sunday, at 4 p.m. But before they go, they'll be serving up trays on trays on trays of special pizza al taglio (that's their thicker-crust, "buy-by-the-inch" style) topped with sausage, peppers, mozzarella, and parmesan, with red sauce. The half-sheet pies yield 12 slices each and cost $45; you can call to order or just walk in and pick one up on Sunday.
Taco feasts abound! At Marcie Turney's newly revamped Mexican hotspot, the main game-day feast is a taco spread that will run $150, feed 8 to 10 people, and take care of vegetarians and carnivores alike. (Included are two pounds apiece of braised short ribs, carnitas, and a mix of potato, mushrooms and greens, plus a veritable slew of salsas, garnishes, guacamole, chips and tortillas to go with. If you still need more, there's also a full menu of add-ons (including margarita mixers, wings, taquitos, enchiladas, and more) to supplement with.
Percy Street Barbecue
You've also got barbecue options via Caviar's delivery service: Choose from brisket ($125) or pulled pork ($85), and enough meat, rolls, pickles, onions, and sauce to make 16 sandwiches will be dropped off at your doorstep. Order here, at least 48 hours in advance.
Here is a no-brainer: five whole fried chickens (in whatever flavors you want) and a dozen fancies for $99, and you can pick it up at any FedNuts location on game day. Just be sure to get your order in here in advance.
If you prefer to watch the game somewhere more lively and let someone else worry about the dishes, Wursthaus' sibling bierhall is hosting a party of their own. $20 gets you access to the game on the big screen and a plentiful buffet of snacks including pork rinds, wings, roast beef, and more. Plus, they're promising $5 drink specials.
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Poi Dog Snack Shop
It's entirely possible that "Super Bowl," for you, is not synonymous with "overflowing trays of Spam musubi" — but maybe it should be. Turns out, the folks behind the popular Poi Dog cart can help you live the dream, and they can also round it out with kalua pork sliders, pancit, and garlic Spam fried rice. (Email kiki@poidogphilly ASAP to get all the details and place an order.)
Sibling spots Jose and Sancho Pistola's are both offering up the same great package for the game, meant to feed six to eight people for $120. You'll get eight "freedom tacos" (i.e., hard-shell "gringo-style"), eight spicy pork tacos, 16 wings (smoked or hot), four chicken tinga burritos (sliced in halves), and a house salad. Order by Friday, January 30 by calling either restaurant or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Tap House
Tap House has a takeout deal (25 wings, 2 margherita pizzas, and a growler for $49), but you might want to consider hanging around. In addition to a couple of thematic food specials — a Seattle dog with cream cheese, sauerkraut, and mustard on a pretzel roll, or New England clam chowder crammed with quahogs, littlenecks, and razor clams — they'll have $5 drafts and some crazy prize packages to dole out from four participating breweries (Goose Island, Harpoon, Great Lakes, and Brooklyn Brewing). If you want to have a shot at the prizes, though, you do need to make reservations in advance.
The catering menu at Cafe Ynez leans more towards burritos than tacos (though fish tacos are an option), including pre-built options or a DIY burrito bar priced at $150 for ten people. From salads and sides to enchiladas and drink mixers, check out their full menu here, then get your order in by noon on Friday, January 30.
Taproom on 19th
During the game, all wings are half-off and beer specials will include $2.50 High Lifes, $3 Yuenglings, and Chesterfield in pints for $3 or pitchers for $10. Moreover, there are some crazy food specials running all weekend long, including pizza pigs in blankets, smoked pork belly "chicharrons," cheeseburger hush puppies, and a take on poutine involving smoked pork butt, pepper jack, pork gravy, and scallions.
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The game will be on at this West Philly izakaya, along with great happy hour pricing throughout. That means $2 snacks (various types of yakitori, grilled veggie dishes, spring rolls), $3 hand rolls, a $5 ramen special, and crazy $2 drink specials including canned beers, wine, sake, and cocktail choices.
2nd Story Brewing Company
Starting at 6 p.m., 2nd Story's Super Bowl watch party will involve $4 beers (Root Cellar Helles, Five Mile Ale, Evolve IPA and 117 Pale Ale), plus two special cocktails — the 'Boston Tea Party' and the 'Pike Place' — at $5 apiece. Food specials include corndogs ($3), 2nd Story tots ($4), braised pork fundido ($6), and coconut shrimp ($6).
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