So no area teams are in the Super bowl this year. That doesn’t mean true sports fans can’t rally around the teams that made it to the big game.
This year, local restaurants, bars and pubs will be helping us celebrate by offering special foods, drink specials, giveaways and prizes — and even takeout specials if you just want to sit around the flat screen at home and party.
It should be a good game. If not, there are always those commercials.
Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House & Sports Bar, 6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT, 609-272-1930. Menu includes: crabfries, crabby sweets, cutlets, wings, nachos, salad, roast beef, roast pork, cheesesteaks, cutlet sandwiches, pizza, mussels, snow crabs, fountain beverages. Drink specials: $2 Bud and Bud Light drafts (all day), $2.50 Bud, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light lime aluminums (all day). $2.50 Miller Light aluminums 6 to 8 p.m, $3 Three Olive drinks. Also boasting the largest TV in South Jersey, plus four 8-foot screens and 30 flat screens. Bud Lite Girls and giveaways during game. $39.99 per person (includes tax).
Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House & Sports Bar, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 609-344-1080. Super Bowl specials include $2 Bud and Bud Light cans, $3 Three Olives mixed drinks, $2.50 Miller Light cans from 6 to 9 p.m. and other various drink specials for the big game.
Broadway Burger Bar, The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort, 609-317-4660. Amazing five for $5 happy hour menu beginning at 4 p.m. includes sliders, quesadillas, chicken wings and chili. More than 20 craft beers on tap and great martinis and cocktails available.
Knife & Fork Inn, 3600 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-1133. Appetizer specials all evening. Extra flat screens for the big game. Reservations available for terrace tables; bar seats are first come, first served.
Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood, Bally’s Atlantic City, Park Place & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-431-0092. Serving team-inspired food specials. 14 flat screen TVs throughout the restaurant. Bud Girls will attend. Giveaways. Box-based contest with prizes at the end of each quarter (proceeds to Boys and Girls Club). No cover charge. Reservations accepted for parties of six or more.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, 609-927-2300. Opening at 12:30 p.m. Six 27-inch plasma HDTVs for unobstructed views of game. Specials served all evening including a three-course prime rib special ($17.95) and 25-cent wings. Complimentary halftime buffet. Happy hour drink specials: $4 well drinks, $4.50 house wines, $5 well martinis. All attendees receive a giveaway. Prizes and raffles and a chance to win a large Igloo cooler stuffed with gifts (proceeds Big Brothers Big Sisters).
Ducktown Tavern & Liquors, 2400 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-449-1212. 35-cent wings and tenders, $5 hamburgers, $5 beef or chicken steaks and $6 cheese pizzas. $2.50 domestic and imported drafts, $3 domestic and imported bottles, $4 Fireball shots, $5 Jack Daniels shots, $6 Jameson shots. TV giveaway and other prizes to be announced. Complimentary glassware given after the game.
Rio Station, 3505 Route 9 South, Rio Grande, 609-889-2000. Halftime Tailgating Buffet includes Rio Famous hot wings, certified Angus beef sliders, potato skins, Steel City chiliand chips and kielbasa & peppers. Happy hour drink prices 4 to 8 p.m. $2 domestic pints, $3 imports. Giveaways begin during third quarter, featuring a Heineken tailgating chair. Photos of giveaway items on Facebook. $9.99 per person includes wristband which enters purchaser in official Eagles NFL jersey raffle. 100 wing bucket with free 2-liter bottle of Coke for $47.99, for tak-out only from 3 to 6 p.m. Wear a shirt or hat from Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks to receive $5 in Super Bowl Bucks to spend.
Cabanas Beach Bar & Grill, 429 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-4800. 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 7th Annual Cigar Smokin’ Big Game Party presented by Cape May Cigars and Cabanas. Two event options available: $30 party package includes 4 premium cigars and halftime buffet or $10 party package with halftime buffet (tickets $15 night of event). 106.3 WJSE-FM Harley giveaway.
Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, 609-927-6665. Gregory’s has four 42-inch flat screens, three 32-inch flat screens, and one 6-foot projection screen. Famous for yearly “Venison & Wild Game Buffet” which begins at the start of the game. Samplings include venison jerky, smoked venison, fresh teriyaki tuna and smoked rainbow trout. Halftime buffet includes venison chili, sausage, roasts and roast duck, along with wings, pasta, salad and sliced roast beef sandwiches. Door prizes, t-shirts, hats and other prizes all game long. $2.50 domestic draft pints, choice of six on tap.
Scores Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 855-500-SCORES. Open 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Super Sunday VIP at The Spread sports bar. Eight 55-inch flat screens. $15 bucket of wings, $4 Coors Light pints, $6 Guinness pints, $7 Ultimat vodka mixers, $25 Coors Light buckets. Prizes. $20 per person. Black Box VIP package includes VIP table/premium seating, 12 by 6 foot LED screen, a lavish tailgate buffet which includes beef sliders, jalapeno mac and cheese, beef chili, hot chicken wings, hot dogs, hot and sweet sausage with peppers and onions, penne pasta with broccoli rabe, roasted garlic, and tomato and flatbread pizza. $4 Coors Light pints, $6 Guinness pints, $7 Ultimat vodka mixers. Prizes. $50 per person (up to four people). Ultra VIP Black Box option one includes one complimentary bottle of select premium liquor with mixers for up to eight guests. $500 per group (up to eight people). Ultra VIP Black Box Option 2 also includes two complimentary bottles of select premium liquor with mixers for up to 15 guests. $1000 per group (up to 15 people). Halftime performance by Scores exotic dancers in the Black Box Cabaret.
Dogtooth Bar & Grill, 100 E. Taylor Ave., Wildwood, 609-522-8383. Super Bowl Party begins at 6:20 p.m. 5-cent wings, $5 mini burgers, $7 burgers all day, $6.50 nachos, $6.50 volcano shrimp. $2 domestic pints. Halftime trivia game. Prizes and giveaways.
Tomatoes, 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-7535. Open for their first Super Bowl with a happy hour 4 p.m. until close. Patron Tequila is the sponsor with a selection of tequila cocktails ($9). Six flat screen TVs. Games and prizes. Two NFL jerseys awarded at halftime.
A.C. Bar & Grill, 1219 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-703-9963. Specials 11 a.m. to midnight. 20 flat screen televisions up to 60 inches. Wings, pizza, roast beef and roast pork, burgers and crabs. $2 and $3 beer specials, $5 mixed drink special. T-shirt and sweatshirt giveaways. Guess the weight of the lobster contest and guess the flip of a coin contest for special prizes. Special guest: Johnny Mac from the Rams.
Bally’s, 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-340-2000. Bally’s Celebrity Tailgate Party 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, hosted by football greats Shannon Sharpe and Marcus Allen. Traditional football foods. $10 entry fee.
Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars, Chalk Talk, Sunday, Feb. 2, with Joe Montana and Barry Sanders. Light brunch. $25 entry fee.
Eden Lounge, Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., 609-441-5000. Harrah’s Resort Big Game Party. Tailgate menu featuring thin crust pizza, wings and sandwiches. $3 Coors Light drafts, $5 craft drafts, $5 Fireball shots, $20 buckets of Coors Light or Miller Lite. DJ. Shot and drink specials for those wearing their team colors: $3 team shot, $9 Team drink pint glass. To reserve a table call Dave Landers at 609-743-0960.
X-Bar (Xhibition Bar), Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., 609-441-5000. Harrah’s Resort Big Game Party. $3 Coors Light drafts, $5 Patron XO Café shots, $5 Fireball shots, $20 bucket of Coors light or Miller Lite. To reserve a table call Dave Landers at 609-743-0960.
Mountain Bar, Bally’s, 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-340-2000. Bally’s Big Game Party. $6 nachos. $9 Miller Lite or Coors Light pint and 12 wings.
Toga Bar, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-4411. Toga bar at Caesars Big Game Party. Special Toga Tailgate food menu. Four drafts for $4 (Miller Lite, Coors Light, Leinenkugel, Blue Moon).
Worship Surf Bar, Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 800-621-0200. Showboat Big Game Party. $9 huge nacho platter. $3 Miller Lite or Coors Light drafts, $10 Coors Light pitchers.
Gallagher’s Burger Bar, Resorts Casino, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-340-6555. Serving noon until end of game. Appetizers: chopped salad ($6.50), vine ripened beefsteak tomato & onion salad ($5), baked oysters ($9), pork belly sliders ($6.50), mozzarella triangles ($4.50), clams casino ($7.50), chicken wings ($5). $4 draft beer, $6 house wine, $7 well martinis, $7 well mixed drinks, Patron specials.
Gallagher’s Steak House, Resorts Casino, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-340-6555. Serving 5 p.m. until end of game. Appetizers: chopped salad ($6.50), vine ripened beefsteak tomato & onion salad ($5), baked oysters ($9), pork belly sliders ($6.50), mozzarella triangles ($4.50), clams casino ($7.50), chicken wings ($5). $4 draft beer, $6 house wine, $7 well martinis, $7 well mixed drinks, Patron specials.
E.M. Hemingway’s, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-5611. Ultimate fan package includes super five-hour open bar with all-inclusive price from 6 to 11 p.m. Dinner buffet features tailgate favorites. Six flat screen TVs, 8-foot projector screen. $49 per person plus tax and gratuity. Stay the night for additional $49 per room, based on availability. Suites additional.
The Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-5611. Ultimate fan super package includes four days and three nights, Friday, Jan. 31, to Monday, Feb. 3. Breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Unlimited use of pool, Jacuzzi and fitness room. Friday and Saturday night, DJ Dance Entertainment. Plus Ultimate fan package at Hemingway’s (above) on Sunday. $165 per person plus tax and gratuity, based on double occupancy.
Maynard’s, 9306 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-8423. 13 HDTVs from 32 inch to 46 inch. Food specials available all day and all night. Large pizza with one topping and an order of 20 wings ($20), $2 off all sandwiches and burgers ($6 cheesesteaks/$4.50 8-ounce burgers), $2 off all orders of Maynard’s famous tenders. Complimentary halftime buffet. Drink specials: $1.50 Bud Light drafts, $2 Bud Light bottles, $3 Heineken and Heineken Light bottles, $6 Bud Light pitchers. Bud Light Girls promo starts at 7:30 p.m. with giveaways.
Dubliner Irish Pub & Grill, 325 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, 609-652-2210. Five 60-inch TV screens. Dine in specials: $5 wing basket with 6 wings and fries, $5 two sliders and fries, $9.99 beer burger (any domestic draft and any burger). Takeout: 30 wings $24.95, 50 wings $34.95, 10 sandwich or wrap combo tray ($59.99), appetizer combo ($29.99). Specials available all day.
Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-0544. Eight flat screen HDTVs. Free halftime munchies buffet. Drink specials: $2 Yeungling pints, $4 Absolute drinks, $4 house wines available all game long.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City. 800-777-8477. Super Bash Weekend begins Saturday, Feb. 1, with a performance by rap artist Nelly in Haven Nightclub, with Eric D-Lux spinning through the night. Free viewing parties on Sunday in Rush Lounge with food and drink specials. Super Bowl Bash contest includes unlimited food and Bud Light for the big game. Also win a 60-inch TV and a Bud Light couch. Enter on Facebook.
Mussel Bar & Grille, Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-225-9851. Eight 50-inch HDTVs. Specials all day 11 a.m. to close. 50-cent wings, $15 half sheet pan of “Disco” nachos topped with roast beef gravy, white cheddar, shaved cabbage, and horseradish sour cream. $25 buckets of domestic beer (five beers). Happy hour at the bar runs from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cattle ’n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, 609-522-3800. Free halftime buffet of Cattle specialties. Drink specials: $2 draft craft beers during the game. Giveaways all game long. Guest startender “Vinnie E.”
JD’s Pub & Grille, 45 South New York Road, Galloway, 609-404-9000. Super Bowl party 5 p.m. until after midnight. 49-cent buffalo wings and buffalo tenders. Drink specials: $2.50 Bud Light pints and $7 Bud Light pitchers. $2 Team shots-pick a team and when they score you get a $2 shot. Bud Light BBQ grill giveaway at the end of game. Prizes begin at kickoff.
Shuckers Bar & Grille, 9403 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 609-350-7478. Free Super Bowl buffet. Door prizes. $6 pitchers. $6 drinks. 25-cent Buffalo wings.
A Dam Good Sports Bar, Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-347-7770. $5 and $6 40-ounce bottles of beer, $9 bottles of wine, $5 Camarena margaritas, $2 pints of Rolling Rock, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller High Life, and Miller High Life light.
Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant, 800 Shore Road, Somers Point, 609-927-FOOD (3663). 13 LCD HDTV’s and 3 HD LED screens. Super Bowl Sunday specials: World famous wings single order (13/6.99), Chicken Little (35/$18.99), Rooster Jack (60/$31.99). BBTS (boneless breast tenders): (5/$6.29), 20 pieces $24, 40 pieces ($48). $2 domestic beer draughts, $3 domestic beer bottles. $4 import draughts or bottles. Charlie's entire menu available for takeout.
Gourmet Italian, 324 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, 609-748-2400. Free buffet until half time. Buy one get one for I/2 price meals ( equal or lesser value) all night in restaurant. $2.50 drafts: Yeungling, Coors, and Coors Light.
Crabby's Suds & Seafood, 1413 Boulevard (Belcoville) State Highway 50 Mays Landing, 609-625-2722. Free admission to Crabby's Super Bowl party includes $2.50 domestic drafts and bottles, AFC & NFC drink specials and a free halftime buffet. Guess the final score correctly and you could win a $100 Crabby's gift certificate.