Gridiron Grub: The 24 Top Picks for Super Bowl Eats (With a Map!)

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Super Bowl Sunday is a bad day to be a chicken. Photo: iStockphoto

For some, the Super Bowl is about watching two great football teams have at it in the culmination of a terrific season. And even though Grub Street loves football go Giants! the fact is: The Super Bowl is really all about the food. There's no other day when it's acceptable even expected for people to pile their plates with wings, chili, chips, salsa, guac, burgers, and hot dogs, most likely all at the same time. It's the American way! Lucky for us, chefs around the city are more than happy to help with the revelry. We've rounded up the two dozen most awesome-sounding football-food venues in the city (and even mapped them), so all you have to do is find your favorite, place your order, and enjoy the action.

Bark Hot Dogs
474 Bergen St., nr. Flatbush Ave.; 718-789-1939
The Package: Bark & Sixpoint Tailgate
Highlights: Unlimited Sixpoint ales, pre-game snacks, tailgate classics, choucroute garnie, shells and cheese, bark nachos, and more
Price: $75 per person
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: Sunday. Call 718-789-1939 or e-mail events@barkhotdogs.com

La Birreria
200 Fifth Ave., at 23rd St.; 212-229-2560
The Package: American Football Needs Italian Food & Beer at La Birreria
Highlights: Eight flat-screen TVs, unlimited traditional Italian dishes, and unlimited Moretti beer
Price: $100 per person
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: Sunday. Call 212-539-0204, Ext. 304; or e-mail privatedining@eataly.com

Blue Smoke
116 E. 27th St., nr. Park Ave. South; 212-447-7733
255 Vesey St., nr. North End Ave; 212-889-2005
The Package: Super Bowl at Blue Smoke
Highlights: $5 bottles of Brooklyn Lager, $5 bottles of Sam Adams, and $16 pitchers of draft beer
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: Sunday. Call 212-447-6058

Buttermilk Channel
524 Court St., nr. Huntington St.; 718-852-8490
The Package: Fried chicken and ribs
Highlights: Eight-ounce bag of maple & bacon roasted almonds ($10), fried half-chicken ($13), baby back ribs: half rack ($13) or full rack ($24), and sides by the quart ($6)
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Before Sunday; limited supplies. Call the restaurant or order in-store.

Clubhouse Cafe
155 W 46th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-354-3838
The Package: Clubhouse Café Kicks-Off with Kosher Cuisine
Highlights: Large, flat screen TVs, rib-eye sliders, chicken wings, mini-dogs in a blanket, fried chicken, chili fries, and an extensive burger menu
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: Call the restaurant for reservations

David Burke at Bloomingdale's
1000 Third Ave., at 59th St..; 212-705-3800
The Package: David Burke's Super Bowl Tailgating Package
Highlights: Ten pieces of fried mac and cheese, one quart of the general manager Evans family recipe scrumptious bar mix, one pound of buffalo-chicken-and-blue-cheese meatballs, one dozen pig-in-comforter with fresh mozzarella, and more
Price: $139 for package
Dine-in or Take-out:Take-out
Reserve by: Friday. Call the restaurant.

Dino
222 DeKalb Ave., nr. Clermont Ave.; 718-222-1999
The Package: Dinos Barbeque Super Bowl Package
Highlights: Jumbo BBQ chicken wings, racks of BBQ ribs, and celery with bleu cheese dip; additional la carte options available.
Price: $79.95 serves six; $159.95 feeds twelve-plus
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Before Sunday. Call 646-213-1709

The Dutch
131 Sullivan St., nr. Prince St.; 212-677-6200
The Package: Andrew Carmellini's Super Bowl Fried Chicken Feast
Highlights: Hot fried chicken (sixteen pieces) and sides of collards, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, honey-butter biscuits & AC hot sauce
Price: $99.95 and feeds 4-6 people
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Friday at 4 p.m. Call the restaurant for information about placing an order.

Épicerie Boulud
1900 Broadway, at 64th. St.; 212-595-9606
The Package: Daniel Boulud's Game-Day Take-Out Menu
HighlightsHouse-made hot dogs, Thai lime gaufrettes, "DB 5-layer dip," two-foot subs. Full menu here.
Price Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Order in store or by phone before 7 p.m. Saturday

Fatty Crab
2170 Broadway, nr. 77th St.; 917-727-0179
The Package: Super Bowl at Fatty Crab UWS
Highlights: Special dish of a half-dozen chili claws ($12) as well as happy hour at the bar during the game, featuring $5 draft beers and free shots for every Giants TD or FG
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: No reservations

Fonda Nolita
267 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St.; 917-727-0179
The Package: Super Bowl with Tacombi in Fonda Nolita
Highlights: Enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine at an affordable price from Tocombi while you watch the big game in Fonda Nolita
Price: Varies there will be game-day food and drink specials.
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: No reservations

GO Burger
1450 Second Ave., nr. 76th St.; 646-577-3762
The Package: Super Bowl Burger Showdown
Highlights: The Big Blue Burger ($14) is a six-ounce prime-beef patty topped with Maytag blue cheese, bone-marrow-shallot jam, and sea salt and black pepper potato chips. The Brady Bunch Burgah ($14) is served with maple-glazed double-smoked bacon, Vermont cheddar, Boston lager mustard, Boston lettuce and Old Spice-seasoned tobacco onions
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: No reservations

Hill Country
30 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway; 212-255-4544
The Package: HC Super Bowl XLVI Bash
Highlights: Big Blue Beer Special, a32oz. Labatt Blue ($15), the Big Blue shot special of twelve blueberry-moonshine shots ($65), and the Giant beer bucket of 24 assorted Brooklyn longnecks ($140)
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: Call 212-255-4544

Kutsher's Tribeca
186 Franklin St., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-431-0606
The Package: Super Bowl Giants Party Package
Highlights: KT Pastrami Sandwich, house-smoked turkey, chopped duck and chicken liver, vinegar slaw, and pickled veggies all served with a side of mustard and Russian Dressing
Price: $250 feeds 10; $525 feeds 25
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Friday. Call 212-431-2065 or e-mail info@kutsherstribeca.com

La Esquina Brooklyn
225 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 3rd St.; 718-393-5500
The Package: Super Bowl XLVI Fiestas
Highlights: $3 Tecates, $5 Tecate and shot, as well as $5 house margaritas
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in (catering also available)
Reserve by: No reservations

Lowcountry
142 W. 10th St., nr. Waverly Pl.; 212-255-2330
The Package: Lowcountry's Southern Super Bowl Take-Out Menu
Highlights: Fried chicken (entire bird in pieces), baked beans, mac 'n' cheese, and spicy scallion corn bread ($65 for all)
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Friday. Call the restaurant to order.

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue, nr. E. 21st St.; 212-777-2410
The Package: Pigskin Classic Superbowl at Maialino
Highlights: Roast suckling pig for pre-order to pick up on game day
Price: The half-pig feeds eight people ($180); the whole pig feeds up to sixteen people ($300)
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Saturday. E-mail JSymmons@maialinonyc.com

Mile End
97A Hoyt St., nr. Atlantic Ave.; 718-852-7510
The Package: Mile End Super Bowl Menu
Highlights: Smoked meat 'poutine' potato skins, and cows in a blanket (housemade mini-dogs wrapped in flaky pastry)
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out, with delivery ($25 for Brooklyn, $50 for Manhattan)
Reserve by: Noon on Thursday. Call 718-852-7510.

No. 7
7 Greene Ave., at Fulton St.; 718-522-6370
The Package: Super Bowl Fried Chicken and Party Subs
Highlights: Six-foot party sub of your choosing ($75), or ten pieces of fried chicken and a large broccoli salad ($20)
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-out
Reserve by: Friday. Call 718-522-6370

Parm
248 Mulberry St., nr. Prince St.; 212-993-7189
The Package: Let Parm Feed Your Super Bowl Party
Highlights: The Superbowl Heroes ($40) is an Italian combo three-foot sandwich; the Super Bowl platters ($80) include chicken parm or sausage and peppers and comes with ten rolls and fixings to make your own sandwiches
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: E-mail superbowl@parmnyc.com

RedFarm
529 Hudson St., nr. Charles St.; 212-792-9700
The Package: Super Bowl takeout menu for four people
Highlights: This weekend's game marks the Chinese restaurant's first foray into takeout. Take advantage with the four-person package, which includes pastrami egg rolls, chicken wings, dumplings, and other appetizers, plus a Creekstone steak, chili chicken, fried rice, and more and chocolate pudding for dessert.
Price: $188
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Call the restaurant

Salón Hecho
354 Bowery, nr. E. 4th St.; 212-937-4245
The Package: Saln Hecho Hosts Super Bowl Sunday
Highlights: Saln Hecho will be projecting the game on their thirteen-inch screen and serving traditional Mexican interpretations of tailgating classics
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: No reservations

Smith Canteen
343 Smith St., at Carroll St.; 718-422-0444
The Package: Smith Canteen Super Bowl Party Package
Highlights: Ready-to-assemble Frito Pie, four dozen hot wings, spiced tortilla chips and dip
Price: $150 feeds 8-10 people
Dine-in or Take-out: Take-out
Reserve by: Friday. E-mail canteensuperbowl@gmail.com, or stop by Smith Canteen

The Tea Set Bistro
235 W 12th St, at Greenwich Ave.; 646-476-8731
The Package: Special Champagne-filled Afternoon Tea Super Bowl Alternative
Highlights: Trio of sandwiches, assorted pastries and macaroons paired with a unique flight of three tea-infused champagne cocktails
Price: $40 per person
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: Sunday. Call 646-476-8731

The Windsor
234 W. 4th St., nr. W. 10th St.; 212-206-1208
The Package: Special Super Bowl menu
Highlights: Truffled grilled cheese on brioche, Guinness-battered cod, traditional English breakfast, turkey burgers, beef sliders, and chicken pot pie
Price: Varies
Dine-in or Take-out: Dine-in
Reserve by: No reservations