The Ultimate Seahawks Super Bowl Takeout Guide

By Leslie Kelly  |  January 27, 2014
Credit: Geoffrey Smith

It's going to be tough to get anything accomplished the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII - which is 48, for those who aren't fluent in ancient Roman numerals. If you want to channel that nervous energy into something productive, how about planning a feast for all your 12th Man buds? Here, our by-the-neighborhood takeout guide, detailing our picks for where to score the best Super Bowl grub around Seahawk Town. Of course, it includes the fab bird, pictured here, from Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky in West Seattle.

  • Downtown

    Home Remedy, the nifty Tom Douglas general store at Via 6, is going full-on Beast Mode with its lineup of snacks and meals for the big game. Specials include Simon's buffalo chicken pizza (Frank's Red Hot, blue cheese, Mama Lil's, celery, parsley chicken and bacon), seven-layer dip with chips, pigs in a blanket (served with barbecue and honey mustard), fried chicken Cobb salad, five alarm chili with traditional fixings and meatloaf sandwiches. Buy a growler full of beer along with a whole pizza and get $5 off your bill. Bonus points for being able to order this feast online.

    2121 Sixth Ave.; 206-448-2001

    Market House is famous for its corned beef and pastrami between two huge slices of bread, but this deli also has meat-and-cheese platters that are perfect for DIY sandwich artists. You'll need to pick your order up on Saturday, as it's closed on Sunday.

    1124 Howell St.; 206-624-9248

    DeLaurenti at Pike Place Market has a staggering selection of imported and domestic charcuterie and cheeses, not to mention a completely drool-worthy antipasti bar. Don't miss the grilled artichokes and the marinated gigantes beans. This iconic store also has a spectacular selection of beer, wine and a deep assortment of bitters, if you're shaking cocktails.

    1435 First Ave.; 206-622-0141

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    Capitol Hill

    What better way to thumb our noses at land-locked Denver than to munch on some local fried fish? Even better if it's tucked into tacos from Pike Street Fish Fry, where seafood is either fried or grilled before it is tacofied. Take note: the tacos travel a little better than the fish-n-chips.

    925 E Pike St.; 206-329-7453

    Sure, there are a ton of pizza places from which to choose, but Big Mario's terrific New York-style pies – consistently good, thick crust, well-balanced red sauce, just the right amount of toppings – are worth the detour. And at $17 for an 18-inch pizza, with toppings priced at $2 a piece, they're pretty darned cheap as well. We crave the meatballs. Call in your order to avoid the wait. They also offer delivery.

    1009 E Pike St.; 206-922-3875

    Who's up for some oysters on the half shell? Pick up some gems - the Shoguku are particularly fine - to pop open at home at Taylor Shellfish near Melrose Market, which also carries wine and serves chowder to-go.

    1521 Melrose Ave.; 206-501-4321

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    West Seattle

    Ma'ono is fixing its famous chicken for Super Bowl Sunday, complete with all the fixings: rice, kimchi, macaroni salad, curry bacon-fried rice, Spam musubi, linguiça “Corn Dogs” and pineapple upside down cake. This flavor-charged meal feeds between three and six and goes for $79, plus tax. Order by 8 PM on Saturday for pickup beginning at 1 PM on Sunday.

    4437 California Ave SW; 206-935-1075

    PCC Natural Markets around the city have spent the season perfecting their 12th Man pizza with the numbers written on the pie in pepperoni. The deli is also well-stocked with healthy salads, sandwiches and all sorts of entrees.

    2749 California Ave SW; 206-937-8481

    Buddha Ruska serves some of the best Thai food in Seattle and while curry might not be the traditional Game Day dish, maybe it should be. It's warm and comforting and good to serve to a crowd. We're sold. 

    3520 SW Genesee St.; 206-937-7676

  • Fremont

    Dot's Deli makes dreamy corned beef and heavenly pastrami. The helpful staff is genius at putting together charcuterie plates, including the incredible house-made duck liver pate. They also sell a variety of sausage, including a foot-long hot dog that's got a smoky kick, to finish on your grill at home. 

    4262 Fremont Ave N; 206-687-7446

    Uneeda Burger's gourmet take on burgers draws big crowds, so it's good to build in extra time for standing in line. Order one of the outstanding salted caramel shakes to sip while you wait. It'll be worth it, especially if you go for the Medi-Terra, a lamb burger loaded with tempura fried lemon slices, charred peppers and onions and sharp Manchego cheese. 

    4306 Fremont Ave N; 206-547-2600

    The brand new Bourbon & Bones can fix your posse up with a mess of North Carolina barbecue, including ribs, pulled pork and brisket. They also serve fried chicken. B&B opens at 4 PM, so it's a good idea to phone in your order the night before.

    4350 Leary Way NW; 786-239-6657

  • Pioneer Square

    Rain Shadow Meats is more than a butcher shop specializing in sustainably-raised meats. The deli features big, juicy sandwiches. Clever combos include house-made porchetta slathered in salsa verde and roast beef topped with Romesco, pickled onions and arugula. It's open between 11 AM and 5 PM on weekends.

    404 Occidental Ave. S; 206-467-4854

    Showcasing savories from the meat-tastic Salumi requires a bit more advance work, as this wildly popular spot is only open for lunch, Tuesday through Friday. But phone in an order of some of the outstanding cured meat - the mole, hot sopresseta and finocchiona are among our many favorites - and pick it up Friday afternoon. Take a plate to any Super Bowl party and you'll be a big hit.

    309 Third Ave. S; 206-621-8772

    From Pioneer Square, it's just a few blocks to the International District and some of the best Peking duck and barbecue pork ribs in the city – at King's. Take a look at what's hanging in the window and choose. Take note: it's cash only.

    518 Sixth Ave S; 206-622-2828