Where to Go and What to Eat on Super Bowl Sunday

Party like Belichick with these take-home platters, wing-eating contests, and Pats specials around town.

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Where: Chopps American Bar & Grill
What: Chopps’ Super Bowl Touchdown to-go package for four includes giant Chopps tots, edamame-based guacamame with fresh tortilla chips, lobster BLT sliders, and fresh shrimp cocktail.
Cost: $70
Details: 1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington; 781-221-6643 or choppsamericanbarandgrill.com. Takeout orders are available for pickup from noon – 5 p.m. on Feb. 1. Orders must be placed at least 45 minutes in advance.

Where: Island Creek Oysters
What: Two dozen Island Creek Oysters and two dozen Hama Hama Oysters (Washington), which are available for delivery on Friday (1/30) and Saturday (1/31) only.
Cost: $99
Details: shop.islandcreekoyster.com.

Where: KO Pies (both locations)
What: KO package includes choice of KO Pies, Szechuan salt & pepper wings, mini sausage rolls or mini spinach rolls, and half-order of potato wedges with sweet chili and sour cream. Optional extras: A half mixed greens with lemon dressing ($2 per person); Aussie dessert platter ($2 per person).
Cost: $16.50 per person.
Details: 87 A St., South Boston, or 256 Marginal St., Bldg 16, Boston; kocateringandpies.com. All orders must be in by Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m.

Where: Pastoral
What: Pastoral in Fort Point will be offering a Super Bowl feast that feeds six people. The takeout package includes: 18 piece square Sicilian-style pizza, an order of balsamic glazed chicken wings, and pepperoni flavored popcorn.
Cost: $49
Details: Feb. 1, 6 p.m.-midnight, 345 Congress St., Boston; 617-345-0005 or pastoralfortpoint.com. Orders have to be called in by Saturday, January 31 and need to be picked up between 4 and 7 p.m. on game day.

Where: State Park
What: State Park is offering party platters that serve 6 to 8 people including their famous barbecue spaghetti ($70), fried chicken with collard greens ($90), chopped barbecue pork with chow chow slaw ($65), and a beef and bean chili ($65).
Details: One Kendall Square, Building 300, Cambridge; 617-848-4355 or statepark.is. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on January 29.

Where: Shake Shack
What: Available Thursday (1/29) through Sunday (2/1), Shake Shack Harvard Square and Chestnut Hill is offering customers that buy a pint of frozen custard, a second pint on the house. You pick the flavor, they pick up the tab. A free mini Shack football will also be yours―while supplies last (touchdown dance not included). The conversion is available at Boston-area Shacks, Chestnut Hill and Harvard Square, who will also air the game in honor of the fest.
Cost: $6
Details: 49 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, or 92 Winthrop St., Cambridge; shakeshack.com.

Where: West Bridge
What: Chef Matt Gaudet is offering two gameday platters with a variety of smoked meats and pickles. For $75, get a whole smoked chicken or a pound of brisket, to go along with ribs and guanciale. Or for $125, go to town on a whole chicken, two pounds of brisket, two racks of ribs, and guanciale with lentils.
Details: 1 Kendall Square b300, Cambridge; 617-945-0221 or westbridgerestaurant.com Place your order by 10 p.m. on Thursday, January 29. Pick up on Sunday at 3 p.m.


Restaurants & Bars

Where: Area Four
What: On Super Bowl Sunday, what could be better than Area Four’s The Carnivore, declared one of the“Best Ever” pizzas by the Food Network? The answer: elevated takes on classic tailgating fare like Yakitori chicken wings, a tuna taco pizza with lime chili sauce, and brown bean barbecue pork ribs. For viewing, the game will be broadcast on their bar-side flat-screen TV.
Details: Feb. 1, 5-10 p.m., 500 Technology Square, Cambridge; 617-758-4444 or areafour.com.

Where: Brass Union
What: For the best view in Somerville, guests can take in all the action on Brass Union’s new 70-inch TV that will be located in the back lounge area. To screen the big game, all of the leather couches will be pushed together for theater-like experience. As always, gaming enthusiasts can pass the time by challenging their friends to board games as well as on dueling shuffleboard courts.
Details: Feb. 1, 11-1 a.m., 70 Union Square, Somerville; 617-623-9211 or brassunion.com.

Where: Bronwyn
What: ​Chef Tim Wiechmann is holding an all-day Super Bowl bash that kicks off with brunch, then mid-day bar snacks, and finally, evening game-day specials like Wagyu sauerbraten chili, Ayinger doppelbock ​and paprika chicken wings, foot-long bratwursts with haus mustard, coriander-garlic kielbasas, and a white bean dip with pita bread.
Details: Feb. 1, 11am – 11pm, 255 Washington St., Somerville; 617-776-9900 or bronwynrestaurant.com.

Where: Bukowski Tavern Cambridge
What: While fans take in the game, chef-owner Brian Poe will serve up a special of “Game-Day Dawgs” for $10 (a trio of mini game-style hotdogs: alligator smoked sausage with cilantro creamed corn sauce; bison with a Sriracha ketchup and jalapeño Dijon; venison with a relish of chervil, basil, cucumber and tomato) at Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge from the coin-flip until the final second.
Details: 1281 Cambridge St., Cambridge; 617-497-7077 or bukowskitavern.net/cambridge-2.

Where: Clery’s
What: This ticketed event includes two beers, an appetizer sampler platter, and a pizza buffet, all for $25. Also, take part in Clery’s fourth annual wing-eating contest and get your name engraved on their coveted wing trophy.
Details: Feb. 1, 5:30-10 p.m., 113 Dartmouth St., Boston; 617-262-9874 or eventbrite.com.

Where: Highland Kitchen
What: Head to Somerville’s favorite watering hole, Highland Kitchen, to watch the game on a six-foot projector screen (with sound) and food specials like their Richard Sherman “JERK” spiced wings, “It Is What It Is” nachos, The Gronk spiked rum punch, and more.
Details: Feb. 1, 5 p.m.-1 a.m., 150 Highland Ave., Somerville; 617-625-1131 or highlandkitchen.com.

Where: La Brasa
What: Chef Daniel Bojorquez and the La Brasa team are rolling out all the stops for the Super Bowl. They will be showcasing the game on a giant projector screen (as they have throughout the entire playoffs) and offering specials like vegetarian chili, a meatloaf sandwich, and the new La Brasa hot dog. Signature La Brasa dishes like Bojorquez’s spicy Thai fried chicken and tacos de carnitas will also be available throughout the evening.
Details: 124 Broadway, Somerville; 617-764-1412 or labrasasomerville.com.

Where: Lord Hobo
What: Chef Nicholas Gardner has created a menu with dueling snacks: think Buffalo wings vs. Northwest teriyaki wings, clam chowder vs. crab bisque, beef chili vs. veggie chili, and lobster rolls vs. crab meat rolls. In addition, Gardner has also crafted a selection of $2 snacks such as taquitos, Buffalo nuggets, and corn dogs to buffer you while, presumably, you’re downing pint after pint of some of the best craft beer around.
Details: Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m.-1 a.m., 92 Hampshire St., Cambridge; 617-250-8454 or lordhobo.com.

Where: Olde Magoun’s Saloon
What: The Somerville suds hub is putting together an all you can eat buffet that includes pulled pork, smoked wings, hot links, country ribs, creamy coleslaw, southern, potato salad, smoked beans, jalapeño and bacon mac & cheese, biscuits & cornbread.
Cost: $14 per person.
Details: Feb. 1, 5-8 p.m., 518 Medford St., Somerville; 617-776-2600 or magounssaloon.com.

Where: Park
What: At Park in Harvard Square, the Super Bowl will be screened on a large projector screen with fan-favorite New England dishes all priced at five bucks: deep-fried crispy mussels, meat pies, and the beloved Park patty melt.
Details: Feb. 1, 5 p.m.-1 a.m., 59 JFK St., Cambridge; 617-491-9851 or parkcambridge.com.

Where: Pastoral
What: Pastoral is hosting a party called “Crafts for Kraft’s Team,” where football fans are invited to come watch the game and enjoy complimentary pepperoni-flavored popcorn, craft cocktails, craft beers, and of course, craft pizzas by chef Todd Winer. Just one of the many specials include a margarita pizza and Pastoral’s balsamic garlic chicken wings for $18.
Details: Feb. 1, 6 p.m.-midnight, 345 Congress St., Boston; 617-345-0005 or pastoralfortpoint.com.

Where: River Bar
What: For those looking for a twist on game day classics, River Bar at Assembly Row will be serving up a Scorpion Bowl meant for sharing ($24) along with other game day snacks including chef Patrick Gilmartin’s famous Ah-So Chicken Wings ($7) and a South Shore-style bar pizza ($9) with toppings like nduja and uni.
Details: Feb. 1, 11-1 a.m., 661 Assembly Row, Somerville; 617-616-5561 or river-bar.com.

Where: Row 34
What: Chef Jeremy Sewall will be offering all kinds of Super Bowl specials at his much-heralded Fort Point oyster bar: spicy chicken wings ($10), meatballs with marinara sauce ($8), Pierogi’s made by a real polish man ($8), broiled oysters ($12), stuffed clams ($12), onion dip with house-made potato chips ($5), and $2 oysters.
Details: Feb. 1, 5-10 p.m., 383 Congress St., Boston; 617-553-5900 or row34.com.

Where: State Park
What: Watch the game ironically at Cambridge’s State Park where chef Barry Maiden and his crew will be serving .25-cent chicken wings, as well as ribs by the pound, pitchers of cocktails, and magnums of wine. The regular dinner menu will also be in effect.
Details: One Kendall Square, Building 300, Cambridge; 617-848-4355 or statepark.is.

Where: Sweet Cheeks Q
What: Tiffani Faison and Dan Reia are hosting their first ever barbecue buffet with all the best selections from their menu; including their world class biscuits, choices meats, hot and cold sides, and dessert. Non-alcoholic beverage choices, sodas, iced tea, and lemonade are included in price. There will be a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar to complement Sweet Cheeks’ regular fully stocked bar.
Cost: $30 per person. $10 for kids 12 and under.
Details: Feb. 1, 11:30 a.m.-close, 1381 Boylston St., Boston; 617-266-1300 or sweetcheeksq.com.

Where: The Tap Trailhouse
What: On Super Bowl Sunday, fans can enjoy special game day grub and giveaways, including a combo of two Tap Trailhouse staples for $15: Chef Bill Brodsky’s Noble Dog, a half-pound beef hotdog poached in brown sugar and topped with Boston baked beans paired with one of the bar’s three New England craft beer flights. In addition, guests who arrive before the end of first quarter and remain throughout the game are automatically entered into a special gift card giveaway. If the Pats prevail, each table will score a gift card for the dollar amount equal to the Pats final score.
Detail: 19 Union St., Boston; thetaptrailhouse.com or 617-367-0033.

Where: Tony C’s (Somerville and Burlington)
What: Assembly Row’s massive new sports bar is offering specials like a bucket of 25 Buffalo-style wings ($25); the super slider sampler plate with a cheeseburger, Buffalo chicken sandwich, and turkey burger ($12); two foot-long hotdogs, one with chili, one with bacon cheese ($12); potato skins ($10); Pheonix Quesadillas; braised boneless short ribs; more.
Details: Feb. 1, 11-1 a.m.,699 Assembly Row, Somerville or 17 3rd Ave., Burlington; tonycssportsbar.com.