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Food for Football Night

The College Bowl games, NFL playoffs, and the Super Bowl are looming before us. This means preparing the best food for football night before kickoff. Whether tailgating or hosting a football-watching party, having the right food combinations is just as important as the game itself. Cold takeout wings and a store-bought veggie platter just won’t cut it.

Cheesy, delicious food that’s sure to please a crowd is the way to go. From buffalo chicken to gooey cheese dips and other tasty eats, you need to serve delicious football foods that satisfy your guests’ cravings. Here are some of the best football food ideas to try out during football night. All are available at NY Firehouse Grille in Peekskill.

What Should I Eat for Football Night?

Not sure what to eat for football night? Don’t fret. Try out these drool-worthy foods for football night:

Pig Skins

These pulled pork stuffed potato skins are hearty snacks with lots of weight to fill your stomach for a game night. Top with a dollop of sour cream to make it a perfect meal for sitting on the couch and cheering your favorite team.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

This flavorful salad will be perfect for your football night if you love buffalo chicken. Mixed greens with carrots, pico de gallo, frizzled onions, avocado, and corn, then topped with boneless bites and ranch dressing, make it a well-balanced meal for a game day.

Big Steak Burrito

You can’t go wrong with a large grilled burrito. It comes stuffed with marinated steak, rice & beans, onion, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato, and a touch of cilantro. Enjoy your grilled burrito with yellow rice on the side.


This recipe is incredibly delicious and perfect for a football night. It is made with strips of seasoned lamb and beef with tomatoes, onions, and lettuce. With pita bread and homemade tzatziki sauce for dipping, and you’ll enjoy every bit of the game.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

You can’t go wrong with baked buffalo chicken wings. A quick run through the oven to make them crispy, or toss them in your crockpot to keep them warm. They are the perfect finger foods for a football night. Enjoy your buffalo chicken with plenty of blue cheese dressing on the side.

Marinated Chicken Wings

If you want to eat something that will keep you energized past halftime, then you can’t go wrong with the Chicken Wings.  They are incredibly tender, moist, and delicious. Add one flavor or a dozen to your table. Wings will keep your stomach happy. Toss them in the crockpot to keep them warm for the whole game (if they last that long!).

Good Food for Football Night

Good football foods are typically easy to pick up and snack on during game nights. A few examples include:

Chicken Parm Bites

These delicious boneless chicken bites include a topping of seasoned marinara sauce and a perfectly melted blanket of mozzarella cheese.

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wings

These flavorful chicken wings are sure to make your game day complete. Toss these buffalo ranch chicken wings into the slow cooker. Mix up ranch seasoning and buffalo sauce in a large tray. Then season with pepper and salt. Add the seasonings to the crockpot and stir to coat or leave it on the side for your guests to coat their own. You can serve with ranch dressing and sprinkle with fresh chives.

What Do You Serve at Game Night?

The tricky part about hosting a game night is deciding what foods to make and serve at your party.  Serving foods that are easy to pick up and snack on can be the perfect option. This will make serving at game night easy for you so that you can cheer on your favorite team or player.

NY Firehouse Grille has a menu that will please all your guests and offer variety. The best part is that you won’t have to do anything beyond picking up your order or answering the door for the delivery! Here are some easy game night foods that your guests will enjoy.

Marsala Bites

This luxurious yet simple dish is another great recipe to serve at a game night. It is made with the most succulent tender chicken bites tossed in delicious mushroom marsala sauce.  Topped with melted mozzarella cheese, this is sure to tantalize the taste buds of your crowd.

Greek Salad

If you have a vegetarian on your guest list — make sure to have types of food they can eat too! This Greek Salad is a fantastic choice for a game night. This recipe begins with simple ingredients, then adds a big flavor boost. This simple but flavorful appetizer is naturally low carb, gluten-free, and vegetarian! Order it on game day before kickoff to ensure the sliced cucumber doesn’t look dried out.

Kickin’ Fries

For those guests that love their French fries spicy, you can’t go wrong with kickin’ fries. Top them with Firehouse’s spicy kickin’ chicken cutlet, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, bacon, and chipotle mayo. It makes a great way to elevate your game-day dishes.

Food for Football NightMac and cheese

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese?  It is the ultimate comfort food to serve your guests. Order it as individual servings or ask about the catering options at NY Firehouse Grille.

Pulled Pork

This pulled pork shoulder makes feeding a crowd easy and hassle-free. Toss it in your slow-cooker to keep it warm until halftime! It frees you up to enjoy the game while it simmers.

Order Your Favorite Food for Football Night

As you’ve seen, there is no shortage of options for choosing food for football night. Don’t know what to serve at your game night? Use this list to prepare some delicious football foods to spice up the game day.

At NY Firehouse Grille in Peekskill, NY, we understand not everyone has the same dietary restrictions or tastes. And that’s why we offer a comprehensive menu of football foods for every type of eater. Contact us today for catering services or order your favorite football foods online, and we’ll have your food ready before the game kickoff.

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