With just over a week to go until the Denver Broncos battle it out against the North Carolina Panthers the time has come to start considering your game day menus. For those who prefer to stay home and outsource the foodie component of your Super Bowl 50 Party, we've listed delicious game day takeout options across the board. Don't ruin a great game with soggy sandwiches and subpar pizza, to get you started here are ten recommendations for San Diego Restaurants With Killer Takeout Options.
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Game day grub to go.
1. Stehly Farms Market
From sliders with cheese and onion rings to buffalo cauliflower bites, this popular neighborhood green grocer can whip up plenty of ready-to-go dishes and sides for your game day grub needs. Stop by and sample some Super Bowl-worthy bites at their in-store foodie event on Sunday, January 31 between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2. Royal Mandarin
A party tray from this no-frills counter service spot in National City is great option for at-home football day feasting. Starting small (5-10 people) they run up to X-Large (40-50 people) and come with a generous menu of mix and match dishes. The vegetable egg rolls, crab Rangoons, plus their wildly popular salt and pepper chicken wings, all make great candidates.
3. The Smok'd Hog
In addition to their regular menu this Hillcrest BBQ joint (formerly known as the 'Whole Hog’) also has three killer catering packages available. Combos include smoked chicken/pulled pork, Tri-Tip/chicken and ribs/pulled pork, which run $16.65 - $26 per person. Sides (you get two) can be anything from mac n’ cheese to corn bread. Order online via their Facebook page –– all orders are free of service charge but do require a 48-hour notice.
4. Mariscos El Trebol
Deluxe nachos, marlin tacos and steak quesadillas (not to mention plenty of chips and salsa!) make perfect game day bites from this shop in Pacific Beach. Orders can be placed via their website or EAT24 for local delivery -- free within PB -- but expect to pay about $10 if you live in Bay Park, Bird Rock or the Bay Ho side of Clairemont. All first time orders can enjoy a 20 percent discount.
5. Urbn St. Brewing
When it comes to pizza URBN’s New Haven style thin crust pies are hard to beat. Enjoy $2 off all of their takeout pizzas come Game Day, plus specials like discounted URBN brew pitchers, pints and flights if you have some time to kill while you wait.
6. Carnitas' Snack Shack
Let Carnitas’ Snack Shack’s delivery package take care of things on game day. Highlights include carnitas by the pound for $10.50 per pound, and carnitas by the pound complete with tortillas, pico de gallo and guacamole ($14.50). Orders can be placed online or by calling ahead. You can also pick up your Super Bowl 50 grub from Snack Shack's Del Mar location at 12873 El Camino Real.
7. The Commons Bar
Load up on tater tots, pretzels, pint-sized sliders and popcorn chicken puffs to-go from this busy Gaslamp Bar. Don’t forget to throw some of their famous finger licking chicken wings into the mix. Orders should be placed several hours ahead for obvious reasons, and can be made online via GrubHub or calling ahead.
8. Balboa International Market
How about a Middle Eastern feast for Super Bowl 50? There are some great catering deals on chicken, shish and lamb kabobs at this specialty market in Clairemont, plus plenty of menu options at its food court including vegetarian mezze platters packed with dolmas, falafel, hummus, pita bread and more.
9. Gaglione Brothers
One of San Diego’s most popular purveyors of the Philly cheesesteak, this family-owned sandwich shop does a great line of platters perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. Catering anywhere from seven to fifteen people, Gaglione’s Philly platters start and cold sandwich trays (turkey club, ham, veggie etc.) start at around $52. Don’t forget to pair with their yummy garlic fries.
10. S&M Sausage and Meat
How do wild boar spare ribs, soft pretzel bites and pork wings sound for finger food? You can also get any of S&M’s delicious sausages delivered to your door on Super Bowl Sunday – either pre-prepared or a la carte. Pair them with salad or some hashtag fries. Order online via DoorDash, GrubHub or PostMates.