7 sure-to-score meals for your football watch party

January 30, 2019 | United States

Chips and dips are a great start for any football viewing session, but for the really big games, you need a larger spread. Here are eight meals to keep everyone at your football watch party super-satisfied. Because while you can't control the outcome of the game — no matter how many pieces of lucky apparel you put on — you can definitely win the food!

Wings and other tasty fried things

Wings are a must at any football watch party, and fortunately, there are enough kinds — from classic Buffalo to Jamaican jerk and creamy Parmesan — to satisfy everyone on your TV viewing team. If variety is what you're after, hit up Hurricane Grill & Wings, with multiple locations around the country, including several in Miami. With more than 30 types of sauce covering different heat levels, you’ll be sure to satisfy every taste, from timid to over the top. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, with two locations in New York City, specializes in frying up all parts of the bird, including wings, which you can order by the piece and in platters of up to 100 wings (or go for the "Hail Mary" with wings, tenders, and a "Sideline").

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If a classic fried chicken experience is more your thing than Buffalo wings, Church's Chicken — with locations around the country, including several in Atlanta — has you covered for fried chicken meals, tenders, and all your must-have sides, like biscuits, fried okra, and cheesy jalapeño bites. And for a wing name that's known all across the country, you can always rely on some craveable wings from Hooters.

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With so many types to choose from — beef, turkey, veggie, and even game — burgers are a sure crowd-pleaser for your party. Plus, since they're handheld, you don't have to take your eyes off the TV set to eat them. With locations around the country, including in Boston and Miami, Mooyah allows you to customize your burger with choice of Angus beef, turkey, black bean veggie, and chicken patties with a variety of buns, cheeses, sauces, and veggies — tomatoes, pickles, grilled onions, fried onion strings, jalapeño, you name it! With locations in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas Umami Burger is ready to fulfill all your burger needs. Its original Umami Burger, with shiitakes, roasted tomatoes, Parmesan frico, caramelized onions, and umami ketchup is a must-try for beef eaters, but there are plenty of other options, including fish, chicken, and vegan patties.

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Another spot with tons of burger options is Los Angeles' Burger Lounge, which serves up grass-fed beef, chicken, turkey, and cod patties. There are even Paleo and gluten-free options! And don't forget nationwide favorites like Fatburger, Jack in the Box, and White Castle, which are all ready to fulfill your burger, slider, and french fry fantasies.


What could be better for a game-watching party than a food you can cradle in your hand like a football? Just don't try to pull off any crazy throws with the burritos unless you're pretty sure of your ability to complete the pass. Dos Toros has your burrito needs covered in New York and Chicago, with tortillas stuffed with beans, rice, grilled chicken, braised pork, grilled steak, market vegetables, cheese, salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, and more. Meanwhile, national favorite Moe's Southwest Grill serves up its burritos with a side of humor, with names like the "Homewrecker" and "Joey Bag of Donuts." Fillings include rice, beans, chicken, beef, pork, tofu, mushrooms, peppers, corn pico, queso, and much more. Whoever you order from, don't forget the guacamole!

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For a fumble-free football party, you've got to have some meatballs. In Chicago, RPM Italian delivers the goods with their prime beef meatball antipasti and classic spaghetti and meatballs with tomato and basil. And if meatballs don't happen to be your thing, RPM has plenty of other Italian faves, including housemade pasta, pizzettes, elegant antipasti like lobster caprese, salads, steaks, and chops. There's even fried zucchini for your finger food needs.

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Mac and Cheese

Just in case things don't go your team's way, it's best to have some comfort food like mac and cheese on hand to drown your sorrows. And, come to think of it, who doesn't love mac and cheese even in the best of times? In Miami, World Famous House of Mac has the ultimate football-viewing mashup food — Buffalo chicken mac and cheese! — along with a dozen other mac and cheese offerings, including lobster mac, five-cheese truffle mac, and even a vegan mac.



Aside from maybe wings, is there a more iconic football watching food than pizza? As you cheer for your team to smoke the opponent, tuck into smoky wood-fired pizza from Matchbox, which has multiple locations around Washington, D.C. Go for a classic cheese or pepperoni pie, or heat things up with the "Fire and Smoke," which gets an extra dose of heat and smokiness from chipotle pepper puree. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Skinny Bitch Pizza has your pizza needs covered even if you have dietary restrictions, with options that include a vegan, gluten-free cauliflower crust and dairy-free, nut-based cheeses. And if you're looking for appetizers but you'd rather pass on traditional chicken wings, try Skinny Bitch's gluten-free cauliflower bites with vegan ranch dipping sauce. Elsewhere in the country, we've partnered with several beloved pizza purveyors, including Marco's, Jet's, and Blaze, all of which are sure to please, whether you're craving Marco's Hawaiian pie, Jet's chicken parm pizza (with a range of crust styles), or Blaze's pesto and chicken "Green Stripe" pie. Marco's and Jet's also do wings, too, in case you want to hit all the football viewing faves in one order.

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Grilled Cheese

Yet another cheesy way to carbo-load, grilled cheese has the benefit of being handheld and high on the comfort food scale. With two locations in Boston, Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese serves up classic melts, along with gourmet creations like the popular Green Muenster Melt with muenster, guacamole, and bacon and the Allston with herbed goat cheese, fig jam, arugula, and caramelized onions. Roxy's even has vegan grilled cheese options, so an order from them is sure to score with everyone on your viewing party team.

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