10 Game Day Apps from Louisville Restaurants

Photo by Phillip Goldsberry

Whether you’re tailgating at Cardinal Stadium or pulling the lever up on the recliner, game day snacks are real. That’s why we asked our readers last week what their favorite to-go  appetizers + game day foods were from local area restaurants and your answers had us drooling.

Check out these 6 suggestions from readers + 4 more we think would make your next game day a winner.

🏈 Hummus Trio | Mojito Tapas Restaurant, 2231 Holiday Manor Center

One reader suggested this trifecta of hummus — black bean, chickpea + roasted red pepper — served with olives, almonds, pine nuts, tomatoes, onion, sumac, olive oil, parsley + pita bread.

How to order: Online carry-out or curbside pick-up

Hummus Trio at Mojito Tapas | Photo by @mojitotapas

🏈 Pretzels & Beer Cheese | Drake’s, 2651 S Hurstbourne Pkwy.

According to Molly M. via Instagram, pretzels and beer cheese will support the winning touchdown. Try these pretzel nuggies — perfect for sharing — with house mustard and beer cheese made from sharp cheddar + amber ale. 

How to order: Online carry-out or delivery 

🏈 “Best Queso Ever” | Taco City Louisville-Middletown, 11601 Shelbyville Rd. 

Reader Erin H., recently tried the queso from this Middletown taco joint and believes it to be the best she’s ever had ever. Give it a try at your next tailgate + let us know if it lives up to the cheesy hype. 

How to order: Online carry-out 

🏈 Cheesesteak | Spinelli’s Pizza, 614 Baxter Ave. 

While a giant, New York-style pizza may seem like the more sensible option for the big game, 1 reader swears the cheesesteak sandwich — only available at the Baxter Ave. location — is better than anything else on the menu + the most authentic Philly Cheesesteak in the city. 

How to order: Online carry-out or delivery

Cheesesteak sandwich at Spinnelli’s on Baxter Ave. | Photo by @spinellispizza_

🏈 Wings | Roosters, Multiple locations  

Wings are a must during any game and Sue O. believes Roosters is your go-to for to-go food. Order anywhere from 5-50 wings + choose from 10+ sauces at this fun, casual joint. 

How to order: Online carry-out 

🏈 Green Chili Wontons | Bristol Bar & Grille, Multiple locations  

No tailgating or home watch party would be complete without the ultimate Louisville appetizer, Green Chili Wontons. These fried wontons are stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese and green chilies + served with house-made guacamole sauce.

How to order: Online carry-out or delivery


🏈 Buffalo Chicken Dip | Saints Pizza Pub & SkyBar, 131 Breckenridge Ln.

Is it even a sports season without buffalo dip? Instead of firing up the oven, order this spicy dip served with tortilla chips to-go. 

How to order: Online carry-out 

🏈 Oskar’s Sliders | Oskar’s Slider Bar, 3799 Poplar Level Rd. 

Any number of sliders from Oskars Slider Bar will surely be a crowd-pleaser. We recommend the classic cheeseburger + ham and swiss. 

How to order: Online carry-out 

Slider + Hamm’s at Oskar’s | Photo by @oskarssliderbar

🏈 Zbar Glitter-Totchos | Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. 

Nachos are great and all, but you haven’t lived until you’ve tried these totchos. These garlic and herb tater tots are smothered in queso with layers of BBQ sauce, chicken, bacon, shredded cheese, smoked gouda, salsa + pickled red onion. 

How to order: Online carry-out 

Zanzabar’s glitter totchos | Photo by @that.elgin.lady

🏈 Crispy Mac & Cheese Balls | Feast BBQ, Multiple locations

Deep-fried and cheesy, these rich snacks are served with horseradish sauce, cotija cheese + cilantro. 

How to order: Online carry-out or delivery