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October 4, 2023

Where to get family-sized takeout meals for football season

Grab pizza and wings, cheesesteaks, and more for game day

By Ebony L. Morman 

It’s officially football season, which means it’s also time for tailgating and viewing parties. If you’re looking for a variety of food options at your next at-home or outdoor tailgate, these Charlotte area restaurants offer wings, pizza, Mediterranean street food, cheesesteaks, and more.

Bossy Beulah’s, multiple locations 

The party pack comes with four beauts, four orders of bossy bites, four orders of fries, and a jar of bossy sauce. $74. Additionally, boxes of wings and boxes of bites are offered in one to three pound sizes. Available for pick up or delivery. Order online.

Cheat’s Cheesesteaks, Chantilly 

The football party pack includes seasoned chopped ribeye, grilled onions, cheese whiz, and toasted liscio’s rolls. $70 for 10. Add-ons are available. A 48-hour notice is required. Email keisha@cheatscheesesteaks.com to order.

City Barbecue, multiple locations 

The restaurant offers several party packs that serve four to 24 guests. $54.99-$199.99. Menu offerings include beef brisket, pulled chicken, corn pudding, creamy slaw, sauce, and more. Order online.

Duckworth’s, multiple locations

The restaurant offers pizza specials for takeout only each day of the week. One large, one topping pizza and one 32-ounce crowler for $15. Two large, one topping pizzas and two 32-ounce crowlers for $25. One large, one topping pizza and 10 wings for $25. Two large, one topping pizzas and 24 wings for $50. Order online.

Geno D’s Pizza, uptown

Clockwise from left: A Super Special pizza, grandma pizza with mushrooms and meatballs, and a Caesar salad from Geno D’s. Kristen Wile/UP

Order one or more large, 16-inch pizzas from the shop, especially if you’re in uptown near the Market at 7th Street. Options include margherita, veggie, hot honey, buffalo chicken, and more. Order online

Hawthorne’s, multiple locations

The restaurant offers a variety of packages. The jumbo wings come with 50 chicken wings and your choice of sauce. It’s served with your choice of dressing and celery. Serves 16. $75. The family pizza kit has four personal pizza doughs, your choice of two toppings, sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Serves four. $25. Hot entrees include chicken parmesan and meatballs. $79 and $52. Serves 12. Order online

Midwood Smokehouse, multiple locations

Party packs include two meats and two sides. Menu options include beef brisket, chopped pork, collard greens, barbecue baked beans, and more. Packs feed from four to 24 guests. $50+. Add-ons are available. Place orders online.

Noble Smoke, Enderly Park

The touchdown package includes pulled pork, handmade potato chips, mac and cheese, smoked wings, one gallon of sweet tea, and more. Serves six to eight for $165+ and 12 to 15 for $325+. You can also add beef brisket or ribs. Serves six to eight people for $72+ and 12 to 15 for $144+. Order online.

The Roasting Company, Montford

The catering menu offers several options to meet your tailgating needs. There’s a hot buffet option that comes with a protein, a side, cornbread, and dessert. Menu options include pulled chicken, brisket, collard greens, mac and cheese, oatmeal raisin cookie, and more. There’s also a boxed lunch option for outdoor tailgating, which comes with either a sandwich, salad, or wrap, a side, and a dessert. Options include southern barbecue wrap, rotisserie chicken sandwich, smoked cheese and pasta salad, chocolate chunk cookie, and more. Additional options include snacks and stations, such as wing bar, taco, bar, nacho station, and build your own. Priced per person. Order online

Tony’s Pizza & Wings, Collingwood 

Meal specials include two large, two topping pizzas for $9.99, two large, two topping pizzas and a two liter soda for $22.99, and one large, one topping pizza, eight wings, and breadsticks for $21.99. Order online

Sweet Lew’s BBQ, Belmont

Sweet Lew’s BBQ serves barbecue packages fit for game day. Photo by Peter Taylor

The pig tailgate package includes two pounds of pork with BBQ slaw, pickles, and brisket baked beans. Serves six. Add-ons are available. $15+. Ordered each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 12 p.m. Order online. 

YAFO Kitchen, multiple locations 

The group menu offers options to pick an entree, base, up to three spreads, four or five toppings, and two sauces. Menu options include, Greek lemon chicken, falafel, cumin jasmine rice, romaine, hummus, tzatziki, tomato-cucumber salad, seasonal vegetables, and more. $70+. Small serves four to six and the large serves 10-12. Order online

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