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Super Bowl 50 is Feb. 7.
Super Bowl 50 is Feb. 7.
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Super Bowl Food PSA: Chicago Restaurants With Killer Takeout Options

Put those stale chips away and save that party with some quality take out.

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Super Bowl 50 is Feb. 7.
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The most devastating blow on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, won't necessarily come from a helmet-to-helmet hit, or the fact that the Bears are sitting this game out for the ninth-straight year. Instead it could come from party guests after they deliver a nasty critique of that miserable spread left out on that coffee table. Don't fret, party people, for Chicago's restaurants are more than adequately prepared for some football parties, offering several tantalizing takeout options. Don't fumble this opportunity and check out this list of 18 great Super Bowl takeout specials.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bub City

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435 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 610-4200
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Lettuce Entertain You's Bub City offers barbecue wings, slow-smoked St. Louis ribs, hickory-smoked pork shoulder, fried chicken and more. Call to order.

2. Xoco

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449 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
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Rick Bayless' fast-casual spot (also in Wicker Park) is offering his famous loaded guacamole to go for $35, which is perfect for those who don't want to mash avocados. The full catering menu is also available, which can be seen here.
Xoco

3. Frontier

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1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772-4322
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Chef Brian Jupiter's restaurant is offering pulled boar sliders, sausage platters, wings, mac and cheese and more. Email Emily@PioneerTavernGroup.com for more info.

4. Publican Quality Meats

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825 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 515-7976
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Pick a sandwich or salad from Publican Quality Meats' menu, as well as charcuterie and cheese platters, along with homemade bread. Those Avec dates with piquillo sauce can be had, too. Call or email jessica@publicanqualitymeats.com for orders.

5. Lillie's Q

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1856 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-5500
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Lillie's Q is pushing their fried chicken buckets this year, but their barbecued meats are available as well. Call the restaurant to make your order.

6. Barn & Company

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950 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 832-4000
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Barn & Co. went through 900 pounds of wings last Super Bowl. This year they're offering Gary Wiviott's special wings in orders of 75 for $100 and 36 for $50. There's also a $150 package that feeds 10: pulled pork sandwiches, wings, mac and cheese, cole slaw, veggie tray and soda. A $400 package that feeds 25 adds brisket to the previous one.

7. Big Star

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1531 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-4039
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Big Star's DIY taco bar can be had for home use. This comes with taco fillings, tortillas and garnishes packaged separately for buffet usage. They've also got specials like the Big Star taco dip, a Poblano cheese dip with black beans, jalapeño, pico de gallo, chihuahua and aged cheddar cheese and cilantro. There's also queso fundido with chorizo and Big Star's classic margarita and michelada mixes. Call catering or email catering@bigstarchicago.com.

8. Green Street Smoked Meats

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112 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 754-0434
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Green Street's brisket, pastrami and other meats are available by the half-pound. The order deadline is Feb. 5, email contact@greenstmeats.com for more info.

9. Ada Street

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1664 N Ada St
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 697-7069
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Ada Street's got two options: A $150 package for 10 to 15 people and a $200 option for 20 to 25. Check out the crispy chicken wings (hot sauce or soy-ginger glaze), the crudite platter with shallot/dill dip, spinach and artichoke dip and spicy guacamole. Call or email jstachon@dmkrestaurants.com.

10. Buck's

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1700 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 384-9700
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The reborn Carriage House now offers take out. That includes their meal deal, an eight-piece whole bird, pint of macaroni and cheese, collards, broccoli slaw and four biscuits for $42.
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11. County Barbeque

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1352 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 929-2528
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County Barbeque is bringing the thunder with whole pork butts plus a half pan of two side orders (corn pudding, mac and cheese and garlic fries, plus others) that costs $185. Call or visit the website.

12. The Duck Inn

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2701 S Eleanor St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 724-8811
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Have a pun-tastic Sunday thanks to The Duck Inn's "Super Fowl" party packs. Bring home that legendary duck fat hot dog complemented by duck wings. Packs cost $60 to $150, call for details, or order through Postmates.com.

13. The Florentine

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151 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 660-8866
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This is for the lighter side of football fandom. The Florentine offers party baskets at $15 per person (four minimum) that are filled with artisan meats, cheese, house-made bread, crostini, marinated olives and more. There's also Blood Mary mix and celery bitters.
The Florentine

14. Honey 1 BBQ

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743 E. 43rd Street
Chicago, IL
(773) 285-9455
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Bronzeville's Honey 1 BBQ doesn't need specials, because every day their menu is a special at this gem. Enjoy baby backs and the regular smoked fare.

15. Honey Butter Fried Chicken

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3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-4000
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HBFC is prepping a limited amount (50) of party packs. That's 20 pieces of chicken, corn muffins, an original fried chicken sandwich party sub, 20 honey buffalo wings, fusilli pasta salad, smoked baked beans and 10 chocolate toffee cookies. Call or email catering@honeybutter.com.

16. Latinicity

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108 N State St
Chicago, IL
(312) 795-4444
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Taco Sunday, sports fans! For $100, the massive Latin food hall is offering a taco pack with with chips, guac, salsa, as well as tortillas and a choice of two taco fillings (carne asada, chicken tinga, al pastor, barbacoa, poblano peppers/corn). It also includes a dessert platter, and you can add on the michelada kit for $20. Call or email chicagoevents@richardsandoval.com.

17. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

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1927 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-4422
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This isn't an orthodox Super Bowl special, but the game just happens to fall in the window when Stephanie Izard's special Duck Duck Goat pizza (Szechwan pork sausage, pixian bean sauce, chives, Szechuan peppercorns, cheddar, mozzarella, red sauce) will be available. And 10 percent of sales will benefit the Pilot Light charity. Also, while you're there grab some beer in growlers. Possibly the special collaboration Cerveza da Cabra, "beer of the goat," made with help from Izard's husband, Gary Valentine.
Piece Pizza

18. Shake Shack

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66 E Ohio St, Chicago
IL, 60611
(312) 667-1701
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At all three Shake Shacks, they're offering the Big Game SnackPack through preorder. This includes 10 ShackBurgers, two pints of custard and a limited-edition Shack mini-football for $50.

19. Smoke Daddy

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1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-6656
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Smoke Daddy always brings the fire on game day with their traditional Super Bowl catering menu. Order up baby backs, St. Louis-style ribs, rib rips, rotisserie chicken and more. They also have drink options. Email catering@4srg.com or call.
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20. Parson's Chicken & Fish

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2952 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 384-3333
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Parson’s special Buffalo wings are available for Super Bowl Sunday only in 1-, 3- and 5-pound options, along with house-made ranch or blue cheese. Hush puppies and fritters are available via party pack, as are grilled and fried chicken and fish. For more info, click here.

21. The Goddess And Grocer

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1649 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Pick up or delivery is offered at any of G&G's three locations. They've got sliders, wings, soups and salads available. Email catering@goddessandgrocer.com or call for more info.
The Goddess And Grocer

1. Bub City

435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Lettuce Entertain You's Bub City offers barbecue wings, slow-smoked St. Louis ribs, hickory-smoked pork shoulder, fried chicken and more. Call to order.
435 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

2. Xoco

449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Xoco
Rick Bayless' fast-casual spot (also in Wicker Park) is offering his famous loaded guacamole to go for $35, which is perfect for those who don't want to mash avocados. The full catering menu is also available, which can be seen here.
449 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

3. Frontier

1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Chef Brian Jupiter's restaurant is offering pulled boar sliders, sausage platters, wings, mac and cheese and more. Email Emily@PioneerTavernGroup.com for more info.
1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

4. Publican Quality Meats

825 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Pick a sandwich or salad from Publican Quality Meats' menu, as well as charcuterie and cheese platters, along with homemade bread. Those Avec dates with piquillo sauce can be had, too. Call or email jessica@publicanqualitymeats.com for orders.
825 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

5. Lillie's Q

1856 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Lillie's Q is pushing their fried chicken buckets this year, but their barbecued meats are available as well. Call the restaurant to make your order.
1856 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

6. Barn & Company

950 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Barn & Co. went through 900 pounds of wings last Super Bowl. This year they're offering Gary Wiviott's special wings in orders of 75 for $100 and 36 for $50. There's also a $150 package that feeds 10: pulled pork sandwiches, wings, mac and cheese, cole slaw, veggie tray and soda. A $400 package that feeds 25 adds brisket to the previous one.
950 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

7. Big Star

1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Big Star's DIY taco bar can be had for home use. This comes with taco fillings, tortillas and garnishes packaged separately for buffet usage. They've also got specials like the Big Star taco dip, a Poblano cheese dip with black beans, jalapeño, pico de gallo, chihuahua and aged cheddar cheese and cilantro. There's also queso fundido with chorizo and Big Star's classic margarita and michelada mixes. Call catering or email catering@bigstarchicago.com.
1531 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

8. Green Street Smoked Meats

112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
Green Street's brisket, pastrami and other meats are available by the half-pound. The order deadline is Feb. 5, email contact@greenstmeats.com for more info.
112 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607

9. Ada Street

1664 N Ada St, Chicago, IL 60642
Ada Street's got two options: A $150 package for 10 to 15 people and a $200 option for 20 to 25. Check out the crispy chicken wings (hot sauce or soy-ginger glaze), the crudite platter with shallot/dill dip, spinach and artichoke dip and spicy guacamole. Call or email jstachon@dmkrestaurants.com.
1664 N Ada St
Chicago, IL 60642

10. Buck's

1700 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Courtesy of Buck's
The reborn Carriage House now offers take out. That includes their meal deal, an eight-piece whole bird, pint of macaroni and cheese, collards, broccoli slaw and four biscuits for $42.
1700 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

11. County Barbeque

1352 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607
County Barbeque is bringing the thunder with whole pork butts plus a half pan of two side orders (corn pudding, mac and cheese and garlic fries, plus others) that costs $185. Call or visit the website.
1352 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

12. The Duck Inn

2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL 60608
Have a pun-tastic Sunday thanks to The Duck Inn's "Super Fowl" party packs. Bring home that legendary duck fat hot dog complemented by duck wings. Packs cost $60 to $150, call for details, or order through Postmates.com.
2701 S Eleanor St
Chicago, IL 60608

13. The Florentine

151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
The Florentine
This is for the lighter side of football fandom. The Florentine offers party baskets at $15 per person (four minimum) that are filled with artisan meats, cheese, house-made bread, crostini, marinated olives and more. There's also Blood Mary mix and celery bitters.
151 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603

14. Honey 1 BBQ

743 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL
Bronzeville's Honey 1 BBQ doesn't need specials, because every day their menu is a special at this gem. Enjoy baby backs and the regular smoked fare.
743 E. 43rd Street
Chicago, IL

15. Honey Butter Fried Chicken

3361 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
HBFC is prepping a limited amount (50) of party packs. That's 20 pieces of chicken, corn muffins, an original fried chicken sandwich party sub, 20 honey buffalo wings, fusilli pasta salad, smoked baked beans and 10 chocolate toffee cookies. Call or email catering@honeybutter.com.
3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

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16. Latinicity

108 N State St, Chicago, IL
Taco Sunday, sports fans! For $100, the massive Latin food hall is offering a taco pack with with chips, guac, salsa, as well as tortillas and a choice of two taco fillings (carne asada, chicken tinga, al pastor, barbacoa, poblano peppers/corn). It also includes a dessert platter, and you can add on the michelada kit for $20. Call or email chicagoevents@richardsandoval.com.
108 N State St
Chicago, IL

17. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

1927 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Piece Pizza
This isn't an orthodox Super Bowl special, but the game just happens to fall in the window when Stephanie Izard's special Duck Duck Goat pizza (Szechwan pork sausage, pixian bean sauce, chives, Szechuan peppercorns, cheddar, mozzarella, red sauce) will be available. And 10 percent of sales will benefit the Pilot Light charity. Also, while you're there grab some beer in growlers. Possibly the special collaboration Cerveza da Cabra, "beer of the goat," made with help from Izard's husband, Gary Valentine.
1927 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

18. Shake Shack

66 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL, 60611
At all three Shake Shacks, they're offering the Big Game SnackPack through preorder. This includes 10 ShackBurgers, two pints of custard and a limited-edition Shack mini-football for $50.
66 E Ohio St, Chicago
IL, 60611

19. Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Neil Burger
Smoke Daddy always brings the fire on game day with their traditional Super Bowl catering menu. Order up baby backs, St. Louis-style ribs, rib rips, rotisserie chicken and more. They also have drink options. Email catering@4srg.com or call.
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

20. Parson's Chicken & Fish

2952 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Parson’s special Buffalo wings are available for Super Bowl Sunday only in 1-, 3- and 5-pound options, along with house-made ranch or blue cheese. Hush puppies and fritters are available via party pack, as are grilled and fried chicken and fish. For more info, click here.
2952 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

21. The Goddess And Grocer

1649 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647