12 Spots Serving At-Home Super Bowl Tailgate Eats
Cheer on the Eagles with cheesesteaks, hoagies and South Philly tomato pie from these local spots.
Night Kitchen Bakery and Cafe cookie. Photo by Jackie Swain.
After Sunday’s big win, we know you’re busy putting up your favorite Eagles decor, buying beer and planning menus as you prep for your watch party. Whether you’ve already invited the neighborhood over or you’re organizing a quiet dinner with family, we’ve scouted out the best caterers around the Main Line to bring a taste of Philly to your celebration.
Hosting this year’s party? Don’t stress, because Carlino’s has got you covered with a Game Day Menu stocked full of good eats to get you and your friends through the kickoff, field goals, personal fouls, sacks and more. Dig into the popular Italian dippers tray, complete with hot Italian dips and homemade seasoned crostini, or the game day cheese and meat tray. Of course you can’t root for the Eagles without mini Philly cheesesteaks, buffalo chicken stromboli, hoagies, and mini chocolate-dipped football ėclairs and strawberries.
2616 E. County Line Road, Ardmore, (610) 649-4046; 128 West Market St., West Chester, (610) 696-3788.
As the slogan goes, Montesano Brothers of Chester Springs is guaranteed to “bring 9th Street to you” so you can enjoy that taste of Philly on game day. There’s a plethora of traditional and classic Italian appetizer platters to drool over, like the roasted vegetable display, South Philly tomato pie and garden-fresh tomato bruschetta, plus sandwich trays, pasta dishes, carved meats, soups and salads, and cannolis and cookies for dessert. We recommend the game day tailgate combo: Meatballs in tomato gravy or sweet sausage with peppers and onions, rolls, salad, baked penne pasta or mac and cheese, plus a dessert tray.
55 Seaboldt Way, Chester Springs, (610) 458-8065.
Looking for football-themed desserts that will wow your guests? Let Night Kitchen Bakery and Cafe in Chestnut Hill handle it for you. Check out the yummy football cupcakes, a winning end zone cake or, if you’ve got the vision, customize your own sweet treat, which can come gluten- and dairy-free. Just like the Eagles’ offense and defense, Night Kitchen is a double threat—not only does the bakery have made-to-order cakes, but the kitchen recently launched a catering menu. Think flank steak sandwich platters and tomato mozzarella baguettes, plus side dishes like pesto pasta salad and baby arugula salad. Orders must be placed by Jan. 30.
7725 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill, (215) 248-9235.
At Restaurant Alba, it’s a party to go with baked chicken wings with a choice of two sauces (chipotle and honey, blue cheese, mango and habanero, or buttermilk ranch) for $15 per dozen and sliders to feed four to six adults (slow-roasted Italian pork with provolone and broccoli rabe for $40, pulled beef in sweet onion gravy with creamy horseradish sauce for $58 or hickory and maple BBQ-roasted chicken for $36). Add hearty sides for $25 each. Orders must be placed by Jan. 31.
7 W. King St., Malvern, (610) 644-4009.
If you’re having a smaller get-together, then Anthony’s takeout menu is the way to go. For starters, choose from broccoli bites, chicken tenders, baked eggplant or jumbo wings with whiskey barbecue sauce, plus soups and salads. Then move onto the Hawaiian burger, taco cheesesteak, buffalo chicken pizza or hoagies, served on a South Philly Sarcone-style roll. And you can’t go wrong with Anthony’s famed, scratch-made pasta dishes if you’re craving homemade ravioli or lasagna.
78 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 873-5544.
With all sorts of fresh and delicious platters, sandwiches, antipasto and hot and cold deli trays, 320 Market Cafė in Media has game day necessities covered. Order 48 hours in advance and wow the crowd with the likes of quiche, chicken parmesan or beef meatballs from the deli, plus couscous salad and apricot thyme-flavored “bake-at-home” brie. Don’t forget a fruit bowl and fresh-baked pie for a sweet treat.
211 W. State St., Media, (610) 565-8320.
Score with tasty game time snacks from Ron’s Original Bar & Grille’s catering menu. Dig into these crowd pleasers at 10 percent off when ordered by 10 p.m. on Feb. 3: Standard hoagie tray (two Italian, two turkey, one roast beef and one veggie); standard wrap tray (two each of turkey bacon, chicken Caesar, ham and cheese, and veggie, with a side bowl of homemade chips); or any giant oval (choose from 22 varieties).
74 E. Uwchlan Ave., Exton, (609) 594-9900.
Game day means wing day. Score big at Kildare’s with 50 wings for $40. Choose from barbecue, buffalo, or Kildare’s famous BFG wings with blue cheese or ranch, plus carrots and celery. Place orders online by Feb. 2.
18 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 431-0770.
Photo courtesy of Waffatopia.
Fuel up for game day with Eagles-themed waffles. Indulge in the rich flavors of Waffatopia’s mint chocolate chip waffle. Signature pearl sugar gives these waffles a touch of sweetness, and the protein-rich brioche dough tackles any hunger pangs.
1050 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken, (484) 639-9327.
Another local favorite is bringing its A-game to the big game with a special menu to mark the occasion. You’ll be the champ when you serve jumbo shrimp, Philly cheesesteak “souper-bowls,” baked ziti, vegetarian lasagna, and turkey chili, plus must-haves like wings, cheesesteaks and a jumbo Philly-inspired pretzel.
325 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 725-0515; 16 E. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 947-0809.
Don’t have a game plan for the big day? Rino’s does. All day on Feb. 4, spend $20 or more on any individual order and receive one large plain pizza free. Bring home the win with calamari or fried ravioli appetizers, an antipasto salad, any number of pizzas, strombolis, calzones, sandwiches, hoagies or wraps.
327 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, (610) 363-0515.
You’ll be the hometown hero when you serve At The Table’s next-level game day menu. Options include chipotle beer and black bean chili ($18 per quart); chicken salad croissant sandwiches ($6 each); mini crab cakes with a spicy remoulade ($36 per dozen); Taleggio, caramelized onion and bacon nachos ($5 per person); or any of the other gourmet items, including wings.
11 Louella Court, Wayne, (610) 964-9700.