By Liz Johnson

This weekend, local restaurants will watch thousands of chicken wings fly out their doors in anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday. At Chelsea’s Restaurant and Pub in Lebanon, the staff is bracing for 3,000 wing orders. At Finnagel’s Restaurant in Clinton, the demand will be about the same, say staff members. It’s such a dizzying effort, that Finnagel’s, a Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Wings, will close early to give staff a needed break! Several Hunterdon restaurants are actually choosing to close for the big game. But fear not! There are still plenty of places to go on Sunday to gather by the TVs, watch some football (and commercials!) while chowing down and throwing back some drinks. Below is a list of places that will be open, some offering delicious specials.

Pre-Game Tune Up

SuperBowl Breakfast

Where: Califon Fire Co., 41 Main Street, Califon
When: Sunday 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tickets range from $7 for adults, $4 for children. For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

3rd Annual Super Bowl BBQ

Where: Quakertown Fire Co. 91, 67 Quakertown Road, Pittstown
When: Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

BBQ ribs, chicken, brisket and an assortment of chicken wings are available for order. All meals come with baked beans, chips, apple sauce and a drink. Email for more info.

Be There By Kick-Off

American Spirits Roadhouse

1090 Route 173, Asbury
(908) 735-0101

This Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Music Venue is also a great place to watch the big game, with a bar surrounded by flat screen TVs. It also offers light beer specials on Sundays.

Chelsea’s Restaurant and Pub

1051 Route 22, Lebanon
(908) 437-0311

This Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Wings for the past 6 years will host a Super Bowl buffet for $35, which includes domestic beers, house wine, well drinks and food. The party starts at 6 p.m.Anyone thinking about ordering wings to go should call soon, as the restaurant expects that 3,000 wingswill go out the door by the time the game is over.

Harper’s Table

1316 Route 31 N., Annandale
(908) 200-7271

On Sundays, this popular restaurant featuring old barn beam siding offers $5 drink specials and half-priced wings. It’s a Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Beer Bar and Best New American Fare.


2 Beaver Avenue, Annandale
(908) 735-9915

This Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Irish Pub and Best Sports Bar will be doing T-shirt giveaways and hosting Bud light specials that include $14.95 for a pitcher of beer and pizza and $5 appetizer specials. If you can’t make Sunday, consider stopping in Ween Cheer’s star Kelsey Grammer will on hand to promote his new beer Faith American starting at 6:30 p.m.

Jake’s Restaurant & Bar

253 Route 202, Flemington

Television screens surround the bar, which offers $1 oysters and $5 craft beer during the Super Bowl. You may also want to try the burgers, which garnered it a finalist slot on the Hunterdon Happening List. Tip: Jake’s also offers Game Day catering!

Applebee’s Flemington

244 Route 202, Flemington
(908) 806-2231

This particular Applebee’s location has a great selection of locally made craft beers on tap. For the Super Bowl, it will have $2.50 Miller Light, Coors Light and Yuengling beer specials. It’s also a Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Onion Rings.

Chimney Rock Inn

41 Route 31, Flemington
(908) 788-8800

If you’re looking to take a party out, then stop by Chimney Rock Inn’s newest location on Route 31 in Flemington. The restaurant will offer five different party packages that include pizza and appetizers for the Super Bowl. The best news, you don’t need a reservation.

Mrs. Riley’s Publik House

6 Main Street, High Bridge
(908) 638-8382

This Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Irish Pub and Best Sports Bar will have a free buffet during the Super Bowl.

The Rail at Readington

157 Main Street, Whitehouse Station
(908) 534-0001

Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Wings

Artie’s Bar and Grill

1121 Route 12, Frenchtown
(908) 996-1203

Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Wings




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