This year, football season looks a little different in Mt. Pleasant. Instead of the traditional tailgate and filled stadium, fans are left to root on the Chippewas from home. But have no fear as Mt. Pleasant businesses can bring the tailgating experience to you! Here is our guide to the best places in Mt. Pleasant to make your at-home tailgate one to remember! 

Step One: A Pizza from Pisanello’s
Location: 110. N Main Street

With being a Mt. Pleasant favorite for over 50 years, Pisanello’s is the perfect spot for a tailgate pizza. Pisanello’s is known for its amazing gourmet taste and reasonable prices for large groups and fun occasions. With a large variety of toppings and sides, Pisanello’s is always a crowd favorite. 

For more information on Pisanello’s Pizza click here.

Step Two: Ric’s Food Center 
Location: 705 S. Mission Street 

The best part about being in a smaller town are the local deli options in the area. With 43 years of service, Ric’s has earned its reputation as a local favorite. This makes it the perfect addition to the tailgate experience. From signature salads and dips, to delicious veggie and meat trays, Ric’s is ready to add some fresh flavor to your tailgate. 

For more information on Ric’s Food Center click here

A tailgate isn’t complete without something fun to drink. Stop in at the Summit Steakhouse and fill up a couple growlers with your favorite beer! Based on the beer, Summit only charges $14-$20 for a growler refill. From classic favorites such as Railyard Raspberry to fall brews like Oktoberfest, Summit will be the talk of your at-home tailgate. 

For more information on Summit Steakhouse click here.

Step Four: Gear from the CMU Bookstore  
Location: #202 Bovee University Center 

What better way to get into the CMU spirit then buying some new gear? The CMU Bookstore is the perfect place to do this. From hoodie sweatshirts to foam fingers, the CMU Bookstore should be your first stop for all things CMU. Make sure to stock up before the season starts to rock your at-home tailgate! 

For the month of October CMU Alumni will receive a discount through online order only. By entering the code “Alumni20” before check out Alumni will receive 25% off their order and free shipping. Make sure to take advantage of this deal while it lasts! 

For more information on the CMU Bookstore click here

Wanting to visit Mt. Pleasant for game day? Take your tailgate to one of Mt. Pleasant’s hotels and root on your Chippewas in style! Make sure to reach out to hotels in Mt. Pleasant and ask about their game day specials. For a list of hotels in the Mt. Pleasant area click here. Below is the schedule for the 2020 Chippewa Football Season.

Wednesday, November 4: CMU vs OHIO @ Mt. Pleasant

Wednesday, November 11: CMU vs NIU

Wednesday, November 18: CMU vs WMU @ Mt. Pleasant

Saturday, November 28: CMU vs EASTERN

Saturday, December 5: CMU vs BALL STATE @ Mt. Pleasant

Saturday, December 12: CMU vs TOLEDO

Meet Mt. Pleasant 

Make sure to plan your tailgate from home today and support local businesses around Mt. Pleasant. Be sure to snap a photo during your tailgate and use #meetmtp to help us share the experience. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest in Mt. Pleasant! Fire up Chips!

Featured Image is from The CMU Bookstore