What We Recommend at the Ballpark

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Take me out to the ballgame…for food!

Food options at baseball stadiums everywhere have come a long way from peanuts and cracker jacks.  While there is no shortage of the traditional ballpark favorites like popcorn, nachos and cotton candy, we’ve begun to notice a larger variety of food offerings at Nationals Park and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

These baseball stadiums have become giant food courts!  Whether you’re looking to keep it healthy, have a craving for something different, or can’t wait to grab a foil-wrapped hot dog, there’s something for everyone at our local baseball parks!

One important thing to note is that the lines for some of these specialty food items can sometimes take 15 – 30 minutes.  We advise getting your food when you first arrive at the park!

Nationals Park

Blue Smoke offers pulled pork, pulled chicken and ribs along with all of your favorite fixins’ like coleslaw and beans! Jammin’ Java BBQ adds a Carribbean spice to similar items.
blue smoke

Have a taste for south of the border? Stop by El Verano Taqueria or Bullpen Burittos!

Capitol South Sushi or Intentional Wok offer some spectacular choices if you have a taste for Asian cuisine.
intentional wok

The DC original, Ben’s Chili Bowl, has claimed its spot at Nats Park! Indulge in their famous half-smokes or chili cheese fries.
bens chili bowl

Rookies food stand, located right outside of the children’s play area, offers appropriately sized food items and meals for “the little sluggers.”

Cure your craving for something sweet at the Fluffy Thoughts Cakes stand. In addition to their gourmet cupcakes, they also sell brownies and Rice Krispie treats.

**If you’re a vegetarian, you have plenty to choose from: salads, portobello mushroom sandwiches, vegan crab cakes and more! Check out the vendors who carry vegetarian items.

**Fear not if you are allergic to gluten! The Gluten Free Grill near Section 136 will cater to you or stop by other venues that sell gluten-free meals or snacks as linked here.

For more food options, visit the National’s Concession Guide or check out 12 New Eating and Drinking Options In and Around Nationals Park in the Washingtonian.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Baltimore Sun’s food critic, Richard Gorelick, agrees that these are the hot spots for food when you attend an Orioles home game!  Check out his article that includes mouth-watering pictures of some of Camden Yards’ finest!

You can purchase Maryland’s signature crab cakes and other seafood at anyone one of the Old Bay Seafood stands.
old bay seafood

Enjoy your grilled favorites topped with Jack Daniel’s barbeque sauce at Jack Daniel’s Grill.  Do you love bacon? You can find bacon on a stick at this location!
jack daniels

Smoked on-site, Boog’s BBQ is the go-to place for pulled pork and chicken, ribs, and even turkey legs before the game. Make it a platter and enjoy a few sides of your choice!

Want to take a time out from the hustle and bustle?  Visit Dempsey’s restaurant located in the warehouse for a sit-down meal. Their menu has everything from salads to grilled entrees. The highly sought-after bacon-on-a-stick is also available at this location!

Visit Gino’s Burgers for the biggest and juiciest burgers in the park! Chicken tender baskets are also available here.

If you’re looking to add some flair to your average hot dog or sausage, Stuggy’s is the place for you!  We recommend the Crab Mac Dog!  Polock Johnny’s sells a local version of sausage sandwiches.  You must try one with “the works!”

If you’re looking for a little more than a regular sandwich, Baltimore Chophouse has its version of cheese steaks and ruebens!

Locate your favorite ballpark food at Camden Yards on the Amenities Map!

Are you hungry yet?  Contact your concierge for tickets to an upcoming Nationals or Orioles game and cure your craving!

Post by: Shelley W.

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