Tiger Chow: These great local restaurants will have you leaving full of War Eagle pride.

Amsterdam Café
Outstanding! Creative appetizers, sandwiches, and pizzas. Affordable lunch, slightly pricey dinner (entrées $16-$29). Expect to wait on game day. 410 South Gay Street; (334) 826-8181. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Bizilia’s Café
Get fresh and tasty wraps and sandwiches, all for less than $10. Make a reservation, or call ahead for tailgate platters and box lunches. 134 North College Street; (334) 826-0080. Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Mike & Ed’s Bar-B-Q
Barbecue chicken to die for, with a tangy mustard-based sauce ($6.69 with two sides). Double up on their crispy, honey-sweet wings ($7.69 for 12). Barbecue plates $5.19-$10.59. Best bet is takeout. Place your order a couple of days ahead. 307 North College Street; (334) 501-1866. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Niffer’s Place
Family restaurant as big as a barn. The huge menu includes tasty hot wings and enough burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and dinner options to keep everybody happy. Most items are less than $12. Fun, quirky, and packed to the gills on game days. Dine in, or pick up. 1151 Opelika Road (334) 821-3118. Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

Tenda Chick
An unassuming little spot with fabulous chicken fingers and dipping sauce, ideal for tailgating. Call during the week to place your game day order. Seven-piece chicken fingers $6.79. 232 North Dean Road; (334) 821-8543. Game day hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; regular hours: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Sunday.

 

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