Dining out for the Super Bowl

Appetizers at Croxley Ales in Rockville Centre.

Appetizers at Croxley Ales in Rockville Centre. Photo Credit: Michael E. Ach

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Before the Ravens and the 49ers take the field, you should find your seat. Here are some choices.

CROXLEY ALES, Farmingdale, Franklin Square, New Hyde Park, Rockville Centre, Smithtown

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Croxley Ales will prep you at several Long Island locations. The menus differ. In Smithtown, for example, you can take the biergarten approach and order wursts. But wings fly over all, and the beers on draft are first-class.


The Main Event kicks in with "field goal fries," topped with chili and mozzarella, brown sauce on the side. "Extreme nachos" turn huskier with beef or chicken. There's a generous supply of chicken wings, mini-burgers on pretzel rolls, full-size burgers, quesadillas, steaks, seafood.


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Rookies Sports Club is ready for you to eat in or take out. Plenty of chicken wings here, basic to boneless, with assorted treatments, including "hell fire" and "Buffalo blue." The "loaded NASCAR fries" take in chopped bacon, two cheeses, jalapeños, more. Many burgers.

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