Best Places To Get Game Day Food

January 19, 2011 3:02 PM

Cheese Dog Hot Dog

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Whether you’re ordering in or going out, we’ve rounded up some of the best wings, pizza, BBQ, hot dogs and more for your game day needs. Score major points with guests and friends with these selections.


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Nothing says game day quite like wings. The best wings are usually served with baby wipes or a roll of paper towels instead of simple napkins. And almost as varied as the wing places themselves, are the varieties that they serve. From mild and just simply tasty all the way to sweat inducing heat, there truly is a flavor for everyone.

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Chicken comes in all styles, and it hard not to love them all. Whether it’s hot wings, BBQ, fried, broasted, or roasted, chicken is a go-to meal. It lends itself to so many possibilities. The skin gets nice and crispy, or you can coat it in practically any kind of sauce. There are no shortage of awesome chicken joints in Chicago. Here are some favorites. – Jeff Pearl

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Art of Pizza

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It’s no secret Chicago is known for its pizza. The pizza on these lists range from classic Chicago staples to off the wall toppings. Enjoy pizza and the game out or order in and feed your hungry masses.

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When thinking of food Chicago is most famous for, the Italian beef sandwich is definitely at the top of the list. No matter how you prefer to eat it, Chicago has some of the finest in Italian beef.

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Best Italian Sausage In Chicago

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Italian sausage is as Chicago as pizza. With a town rich in Italian history and areas such as Little Italy and Taylor Street, there’s no shortage of great Italian sausage in the windy city. Here are our picks for some of the Best Italian Sausage in Chicago.

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Cheese Dog Hot Dog

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Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are as game day as it gets. Perfect for feeding a large group, hot dogs are quick to order and affordable. Ordering in is also a great option when your grill is frozen shut!

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Craving a bowl of homemade chili without all the work? Head on down to one of these featured locations. Some restaurants on the list, also offer catering options to warm up hungry guests at home.

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Get out the wet naps and dig in! BBQ and football go together like yin and yang. Regional barbecue hot spots usually cater to one style, with a constant debate over the thickness of sauces and the balance between sugar and vinegar. Chicago on the other hand isn’t pigeon holed into any one style. Some fantastic chefs have taken styles from around the country to provide Chicagoans with the whole spectrum of barbecue flavor. – Jeff Pearl

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A Little Bit Of Everything


For restaurants catering to all types of appetites, Portillos and Philly’s Best have huge menu options and great delivery and catering packages.

Locations throughout Chicagoland

Portillo’s Home Kitchen is the catering division of Portillo’s Hot Dogs. Portillos offers a wide variety of signature products for your football needs; Italian beef, fresh pasta trays, gourmet salads, award-winning BBQ ribs and more.

Philly’s Best

907 W. Belmont


815 Emerson


769 W. Jackson

Philly’s Best Express

2436 N. Milwaukee

Philly’s Best will keep you on your A-game with party guests. With everything from grinders, meatball sandwiches, pizza, burgers, cheese fries and of course the signature Philly Cheesesteak, there’s something for every fan.

Lighter Side

Locations throughout Chicagoland

Break away from the same old wings and hot dogs you served at your last football party. Pockets serves up a fresh alternative to game day food.

Pockets Big Game Package includes; Fresh veggie platter, pockets famous chicken chili bar (w/cheddar & onions), large tray of (10) party pockets or catering calzones, tossed salad for 10 with choice of dressing, cookie & brownie tray. Pockets Big Game Package is just $129.99, a $25 savings.

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If you’re looking to get out of the house and watch the game, Chicago has plenty of great spots to watch the game.

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