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MLB Ballpark Rankings: Food
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Milwaukee Brewers
Miller Park|Capacity: 43,000|Opened: 2001
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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0.5% 0.7% 15.3% 43.5% 40%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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2% 7.4% 50.4% 29% 11.2%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Brats! Need I explain?"
  • "The chorizo sausage is the newest addition to the menu at Miller Park. It is a spicy sausage covered in pico de gallo and wrapped in a flour tortilla. Absolutely awesome. It has just the right amount of spice to give you a kick, but not too much to make it inedible."
  • "A brat with the secret stadium sauce. It just is Milwaukee."
  • "The Klements brats with the secret stadium sauce, mustard and kraut! This is an excellent sample of the German heritage that is so deeply ingrained in Milwaukee's history. No one does a brat better than Milwaukee."
  • "You can't go wrong with the Bratwurst, but anything I get MUST slathered in secret stadium sauce! During the offseason, I crave the stuff."
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2
Chicago White Sox
US Cellular Field|Capacity: 40,615|Opened: 1991
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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1.3% 1.3% 5.8% 32.9% 58.8%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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7% 8.2% 60.5% 18.5% 5.8%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "There are so many items to choose from. For a substantial ballpark meal, I would recommend an Italian sausage with grilled onions and green peppers. The smell of this particular item being grilled is the first thing I notice as I enter the ballpark."
  • "Maxwell Street Polish. The sauerkraut with mustard make the heartburn worth it."
  • "They have a huge selection of foods; and, like a cruise ship, it never seems more than 50 feet away."
  • "Roast beef/corned beef -- served on rye bread on a bed of chips and a pickle -- for under $5 in 2007."
  • "There are 2 must-haves. The jumbo kosher dog is simply the best hot dog I have ever enjoyed, at a ballpark or anywhere else. The churros are also excellent. Chicago has a vibrant Mexican-American community, and this item is rivaled only by those in the desert Southwest."
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3
Pittsburgh Pirates
PNC Park|Capacity: 38,365|Opened: 2001
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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0.4% 0.4% 12.9% 50.2% 36.1%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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6.4% 11.2% 53.2% 19.7% 9.4%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "A delicious William Penn Beer. It's much better than your mass-produced brews."
  • "Quaker Steak and Lube Wings are simply must-haves. They are simpy the best wings offered in a ballpark in America."
  • "Primanti Brothers has great sandwiches. They originated in Pittsburgh and are world famous for the coleslaw french fry combo on a sandwich with your choice of meat."
  • "Manny Sanguillen's BBQ. It's right behind center field and is just great how Manny is there cooking every game."
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4
Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park|Capacity: 43,000|Opened: 2004
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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1.2% 1% 11.8% 41.9% 44%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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6.2% 13.6% 54.7% 20.8% 4.7%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Tony Luke's cheesesteak with wiz, onions and a Yuengling"
  • "For me, it's the vegetarian cheesesteak. Its price is comparable to those at outside restaurants, and it's great tasting"
  • "A schmitter. Very unique to the area. Nowadays all cheesesteaks are made the same in Philly, so it really tends to be the unique food. And some crab fries from Chickie & Petes."
  • "Local microbrews for less than it costs for standard domestics at most parks, satellite locations of two cheesesteak luminaries, a sandwich that owes its name to the best third baseman of all time and crab fries with provolone cheese sauce. All delicious, all reasonably priced [even if the lines get long], in a city that puts a premium on hometown favorites. I won't choose as a matter of principle."
  • "Turkey leg. It's huge and isn't that expensive -- you get your fill!"
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5
Seattle Mariners
Safeco Field|Capacity: 46,621|Opened: 1999
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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0.6% 0.9% 15.2% 47.9% 35.5%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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9.4% 18.9% 48.9% 18.3% 4.5%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Garlic fries! When someone in your section has them, the smell cannot be ignored, and when you get some for yourself, they're gone like that!"
  • "Barbeque with the 'Man.' The 'Man' is the hottest sauce you'll every try. I realize Seattle is not known for spicy barbeque, but trust me, nothing competes with the 'Man.'"
  • "Kobe burgers. Premium burgers at a ballpark -- a rarity."
  • "You can't go to Safeco Field without getting garlic fries. It's a pretty basic recipie, too: one part garlic, one part french fry, 100-percent delicious. Just make sure you get them before the third inning; otherwise, you'll be standing in line for the better part of the game waiting for them."
  • "Ichi-roll, because it celebrates food, culture, and an hometown hero."
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6
Cleveland Indians
Progressive Field|Capacity: 43,345|Opened: 1994
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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0.3% 1.8% 34.5% 46.1% 17.3%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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4.2% 10.1% 58.6% 20.8% 6.3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Chicken & waffles. It's tasty and unique soul foul not typically found at a ballpark. The dogs and mustard are pretty good too."
  • "Stadium mustard. Unique to Cleveland, there is nothing like it. While the new park doesn't have foot-long dogs anymore, the stadium mustard still brings back memories of the old Municipal Stadium."
  • "Strickland's Ice Cream. It's local and they change the flavors on a semi-regular basis."
  • "Cinnamon apple sticks -- you can dip it into caramel."
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7
San Francisco Giants
AT&T Park|Capacity: 41, 503|Opened: 2000
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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1.7% 0.7% 12.1% 44.6% 40.9%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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18.4% 28.1% 30.1% 19.7% 3.7%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "The Cha-Cha bowl at Orlando's BBQ. It's a filling and delicious dish, while deviating from the standard stadium fare. It's Caribbean jerk chicken over rice and beans, topped with a fruit salsa and your choice of chile and/or barbecue sauce."
  • "Garlic fries -- tasty, filling and great with beer. Also, something you don't usually eat anywhere else."
  • "Everyone thinks it's the garlic fries, which are good, but there's nothing like taking down a hot clam chowder bowl while standing up along the right-field pavilion. Feeling the cold winds can't help but remind you of Candlestick."
  • "Crab sandwich. Fresh Dungeness crab served on fresh San Francisco sourdough."
  • "The Subway sandwich I smuggle into the stadium. It tastes better, costs less and digests a heck of a lot easier than any food sold at the park. Plus, I hear Brian Sabean traded his for someone else's old stadium ham sandwich, so the Subway sandwich must be better."
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8
Kansas City Royals
Kauffman Stadium|Capacity: 39,000|Opened: 1973
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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0.5% 6.5% 48.1% 36.2% 8.6%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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3.2% 10.7% 45.5% 28.9% 11.8%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Super Nachos. Large portions, and the cheese and peppers are delicious."
  • "Gates Bar-B-Q. If you've never had Kansas City barbecue before, this a great way to become an addict. Try some Gates barbecue!"
  • "Frozen Malt. There's nothing like eating hard-as-a-rock ice cream with a peanut-shaped piece of wood."
  • "The 'beef on bun' sandwich at the Gates Bar-B-Q stand is not to be missed. Kansas City's barbecue restaurants are the GREATEST ON THE PLANET, period, and Gates is the best of the best."
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9
Colorado Rockies
Coors Field|Capacity: 50,381|Opened: 1995
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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0.5% 3.6% 32.8% 46.4% 16.7%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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7.8% 13.5% 56.8% 18.2% 3.6%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "The Rockie Dog with peppers or sauerkraut. It's bigger than a Dodger Dog and oh-so-much better."
  • "Sure, a Rockie Dog is a great choice, but the real must-have is the Rocky Mountain Oysters. They're not for the weak-stomached!"
  • "The Rockie Dog and a cold Coors Light! What else?"
  • "The Tornados, which are essentially donuts that can be covered with cinamon or parmesan. Very good."
  • "A Blue Moon beer. Blue Moon was invented at the brewery right there in Coors Field."
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10
Los Angeles Angels
Angel Stadium of Anaheim|Capacity: 45,050|Opened: 1966
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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2.7% 7.7% 35.5% 42.3% 11.8%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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10% 12.7% 38% 29.9% 9.5%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "The ginormous hot dogs out in center field. Why are they so good?"
  • "This is a ballpark that has no good food. And they charge very high prices for Taco Bell, Carl's Jr., etc. You can go across the street and pay normal prices for the same food. Arte Moreno brags about having lowered beer prices, but he raised food prices for inferior food and raised ticket prices more. And, take a look, the beer prices are no longer a bargain. The prices may not go up, but each year the cups get smaller."
  • "The Angels have amazing frozen items. Most stadiums offer an ice cream and some popsicles. However, Angels Stadium has those, plus frozen lemonades and sundaes."
  • "Ruby's garlic fries, because they're amazingly tasty and hot."
  • "They just opened a 'full' Panda Express on the view level, which is kind of nice. Ruby's is supposed to be pretty good, but has a LONG wait and is unbelievably expensive. The pizza will put you on the toilet within the inning [not fun toilets to be on]. Compared to the options at other parks I visited last year [including Houston, Philly, Pittsburgh, Boston, and more], the Angels [and Dodgers] are the worst."
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11
Baltimore Orioles
Oriole Park at Camden Yards|Capacity: 48,262|Opened: 1992
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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0.6% 5.3% 28.2% 46.4% 19.4%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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11% 16.3% 51.7% 17.9% 3.1%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Boog's Bar-B-Que! The food is great, and of course, the possibility of meeting the Boog is the sauce on this sandwich!"
  • "Crab cake sandwich. Nothing beats a good crab cake sandwich, and the ones at Camden Yards are as good as you'll get anywhere in Baltimore."
  • "I like Boog's pulled turkey sandwich with a double order of baked beans. At $8, it's one of the few worth-it food items in the park."
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12
Detroit Tigers
Comerica Park|Capacity: 40,950|Opened: 2000
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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0.7% 5% 41% 40.1% 13.2%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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8.2% 12.3% 57.5% 17.7% 4.3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "I eat the barbecue from the Cheli's Chili in the parking lot outside the ballpark. It's great because it has a tailgate feel to the entire scene."
  • "Little Ceasar's pizza. You've gotta support the Illitch family."
  • "I love the Nachos they are so huge and taste very good. Get in my belly!"
  • "Kielbasa. It is cooked on grill and tastes like it would at home. Burnt just right and full of flavor."
  • "Montgomery Inn ribs because I grew up in Ohio and attended college near Cincinnati, so, in addition to being the best ribs ever, they brings back great memories."
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13
Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium|Capacity: 56,000|Opened: 1962
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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2.2% 5.4% 28.9% 37.6% 25.9%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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18.8% 19.3% 43.9% 14.4% 3.5%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Dodger Dogs go without saying. They're average dogs, but you can't see the Dodgers without eating a few."
  • "Camacho Nachos, You can choose a topping of carnitas or carne asada with avocado, sour cream salsa. I almost go to the games just for that."
  • "For the nostalgia and the taste, you have to go with the essential item, the famous Dodger Dog. The wiener hangs off of the bun and they are grilled, which gives them the added flavor. Eat them with mustard and onions -- and only mustard and onions -- and you have yourself the perfect complement to a night at beautiful Dodger Stadium, the jewel of Los Angeles sporting venues."
  • "Gordon Biersch garlic fries"
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14
Cincinnati Reds
Great American Ballpark|Capacity: 42,059|Opened: 2003
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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1.4% 6.2% 43.8% 34.3% 14.3%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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10.5% 16.3% 50.7% 16.7% 5.7%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Skyline chili-cheese dog or Montgomory Inn barbecue ribs. The ribs are well cooked with the sweetest, tangiest sauce. Skyline is just classic Cincinnati. They have an unusual chili sauce that has some amazing ingredient which separates it from all other chilis."
  • "There are no vegetarian options whatsoever aside from popcorn, which of course rests under a heat lamp for God knows how long."
  • "Nothing beats a frozen lemon chill on a hot day at Great American. Those things really cool you down and they last for four innings."
  • "The Montgomery Inn ribs -- if you've had them you'd understand."
  • "Skyline cheese coneys. They're a hometown treat and are Cincinnati specific. They're great treat for anyone coming from out of town."
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15
Houston Astros
Minute Maid Park|Capacity: 40,950|Opened: 2000
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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2% 5.9% 37.1% 41.1% 13.9%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
12.7% 22.5% 44.6% 18.6% 1.5%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Steak burrito at Nine Amigos. It's better quality beef than any restaurant in Houston -- and they'll gladly supply extra guacamole. The quesadillas aren't too shabby either."
  • "The only really bad thing about Minute Maid Park is the food. The 'specialty' stuff is rancid, but luckily, nearly all of the choices are Aramark. The in-stadium restaurant is the worst I've seen."
  • "It used to be Dome Dogs, now they're just generic outsourced hotdogs. It makes me cry inside a little."
  • "Shiner Bock -- REAL Texas beer!"
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16
Tampa Bay Rays
Tropicana Field|Capacity: 45,000|Opened: 1990
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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4.2% 13.6% 39% 37.3% 5.9%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
11% 8.5% 53.4% 17.8% 9.3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "The cheese fries from Outback Steakhouse are amazing. The cheese is not your average stale nacho cheese. The Ray Dog, which is a chili and cheese hot dog is also at the top of the list of must-haves at the Trop."
  • "Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion. It is the same dish that's served at the restaurants and it doesn't cost anymore money at the stadium than it does at the restaurants."
  • "Bullpen Cafe's all you can eat buffet, because there's so much of it."
  • "Dippin' Dots. They are amazingly delicious!"
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17
St. Louis Cardinals
Busch Stadium III|Capacity: 46,861|Opened: 2006
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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2.1% 4.7% 42.5% 38.3% 12.4%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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14.4% 22.3% 40.2% 20.5% 2.6%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich behind the left-field bleachers. It's just gooey goodness. Except no green peppers!"
  • "St. Louis fans are very traditional when it comes to baseball and their baseball food. What is the must-have at Busch? I'd have to say let's keep it simple: cold Budweiser and jumbo hot dog."
  • "It used to be the nachos supreme, but last year they cut the container size in half and it no longer became a great deal. It still tasted good, but now you get the same ripped-off feeling you get with most other ballpark foods."
  • "Toasted Ravioli, a combination of fried and pasta is excellent."
  • "Love the Ben & Jerry's stands all over the place, but that's not specific to St Louis. It's the vibe and family atmosphere of the park that is the best. Toasted Raviolis are really a St. Louis item, but not really a hot summer night item if you know what I mean. Of course the Bud, Bud Light and Bud Select is always cold and fresh, and that's the most important."
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18
Texas Rangers
Rangers Park in Arlington|Capacity: 49,178|Opened: 1994
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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1.9% 6.9% 47.5% 26.9% 16.9%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
11.7% 18.5% 53.7% 11.1% 4.9%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "The nachos. Texas is the original place for the ballpark nacho. Gooey cheese and jalapenos can't be beat!"
  • "Homemade pretzels. They make the dough, roll it into pretzel shape and cover it in butter. I have about three when I go to the Ballpark."
  • "The fried catfish is a must-have when I go to the Ballpark."
  • "Ultimate nachos. It's like a massive taco salad, too much for one person, even through nine innings"
  • "The brisket. Slowly smoked, succulent and delicious. The filet mignon of Texas barbecue."
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Atlanta Braves
Turner Field|Capacity: 49,831|Opened: 1997
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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3.5% 6.7% 43.1% 36.7% 9.9%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
13% 16.5% 50.8% 16.5% 3.2%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Skip and Pete's Hall of Fame Barbecue. It has really good pulled pork sandwiches that are just sloppy enough to be fun, but not so sloppy that you look like a hot mess."
  • "Fantastic footlongs -- length AND girth! [Contrast with the footlongs at Yankee Stadium, which are so shriveled that the skin is wrinkling up; remember the 'Where's the beef?' lady?]."
  • "Large Coke, chili cheese fries, chili cheese dog, and vanilla Dippin' Dots."
  • "Moe's cheeseburger burrito; can't get it anywhere else."
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San Diego Padres
Petco Park|Capacity: 46,000|Opened: 2004
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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4.8% 9.5% 26.4% 45.5% 13.9%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
15.5% 23.7% 45.7% 12.1% 3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Randy Jones hot dog. It is a half-pound dog grilled on a actual barbecue and comes with all the fixins that a traditional barbecue would. It's not just any dog that is cooked on those rollers."
  • "Veggie hot dogs and hamburgers. Nice options for vegetarians."
  • "Rubio's fish taco. It's a classic San Diego establishment and has a unique taste. Very addicting!"
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Arizona Diamondbacks
Chase Field|Capacity: 48, 569|Opened: 1998
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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5.7% 8.6% 40.7% 27.9% 17.1%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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16.9% 21.1% 40.1% 19% 2.8%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Everyone needs to try one Diamond Dog in their lifetime. It is the perfect ballpark frank."
  • "Gotta say its this little stand that offers frozen coffees. Tasty, cheap, but a good bit out of the way. Definitely beats paying $7 for a soda at one of the more trafficked concession stands."
  • "Peanuts that I buy outside and take in saving about $5 bucks a bag!"
  • "I haven't found anything I can't do with out. The cost of food at the park is so high I just wait until after the game. The price of beer puts it in the realm of expensive wines."
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Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field|Capacity: 41,118|Opened: 1914
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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4.7% 10.1% 42.5% 28.6% 14%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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15% 18.8% 48.2% 13.7% 4.3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Old Style, and if it has to be explained, you should go there and try it for yourself."
  • "Wrigley Field is known for its lousy beer and lousy baseball, and there's honestly nothing on the menu that's a stand-out. That's what makes Wrigley a fine opportunity to partake in a personal stand-by: pizza. Connie's pizza is good, even at the ballpark concession stands, despite the fact that it's not the unique and wonderful heart-attack-on-a-carrier you find in other parks. I skip the Old Style for a microbrew (something dark) if it's not too hot."
  • "Two things: the $2.50 hot dog, and the grilled hot dog at a kiosk, with only grilled onions. They are hot, fresh and what the ballpark is all about."
  • "The food at Wrigley Field is so mediocre, this is hard to answer. The best of a bad bunch is the Italian sausage sold from a cart under the right-field stands. There is always a huge line because it's nearly the only edible item in the park. The sausage itself, accompanied by grilled peppers, is great, but the experience is marred by their use of buns, which closely resemble cheap, stale Wonder Bread."
  • "Frosty malt -- a frozen malted milk cup. It's still there 40 years after my first game at Wrigley!"
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Oakland Athletics
McAfee Coliseum|Capacity: 48,219|Opened: 1966
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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5% 17% 48% 23% 7%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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9% 19% 55% 13% 4%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "The chicken strips behind Sec 110 aren't bad, but there's nothing so superior and unique that a trip to the Coliseum is wasted without it. I do like the ice cream cookie sandwiches, though."
  • "Nachos with jalapenos. You gotta have that cheesy burn when watching baseball."
  • "I usually bring my own food, but I like the barbecue counter. They grill it right there, and the sauce is good."
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Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park|Capacity: 39,605|Opened: 1912
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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3.5% 6.1% 42.1% 34.8% 13.5%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
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35.2% 27.5% 26% 9.1% 2.1%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Fenway Franks. Don't worry, they're not made from the Fenway Friends (rats) that live behind the Green Monster."
  • "Kettle corn. Five bucks for a large bag. Best deal in the park."
  • "El Tiante's Cuban sandwich just outside the park. Luis Tiant is often there overlooking the operation and greeting customers."
  • "RemDogs. Probably the best hot dogs anywhere. They're all beef, I believe, and have a distinct taste that you can't get anywhere else. And they're really really big, too, so once you've waited 45 minutes to get it, you're happy for the whole game."
  • "Legal Sea Food chowder. It's chowda!"
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Minnesota Twins
Metrodome|Capacity: 55,883|Opened: 1982
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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11.9% 23.4% 50.6% 12.3% 1.9%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
11.2% 20% 53.8% 13.1% 1.9%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Dome Dog. It's just a classic, not much different than a normal hot dog except for its larger size."
  • "Hormel Dollar Dog Nights on Wednesdays. They are big hot dogs. They are also a dollar."
  • "Famous Daves barbecue. The only food item that has any sort of uniqueness whatsoever. And it's barbecue. Not exactly unique."
  • "Eat before you get there. Everything is overpriced and not outstanding quality. The good aspect is that little league programs and nonprofit groups do some of the selling, and they get to keep some of the proceeds."
  • "Mini Donuts. You can't mess up Mini Donuts."
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Washington Nationals
RFK Stadium|Capacity: 45,016|Opened: 1961
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
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13.3% 24% 41.3% 14.7% 6.7%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
20% 18.7% 44% 12% 5.3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Once the new stadium opens, Ben's Chili Bowl will be the must-have food. Ben's is the iconic grease joint for D.C. locals, like the Varsity for Atlanta or Pat's for Philly. The fact that its food is perfect for a ballgame only helps."
  • "Hard Times Chili -- fabulous! Talking about the new park of course!"
  • "Red, Hot, and Blue Barbecue."
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27
Toronto Blue Jays
Rogers Centre|Capacity: 50,516|Opened: 1989
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
9.2% 22.5% 53.3% 11.2% 3.8%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
22.1% 27.4% 32.2% 16.8% 1.5%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "That's the problem with the Skydome...er, I mean the Roger's Centre. It's like eating at a high school cafeteria. There is not one 'must-have' and plenty of 'avoid to save your bowels.' The worst food I've had at the dozens of pro sport venues I've been to."
  • "Icees [slushy], except they do not have them on the second deck, which is where I typically sit. I have to watch the game watching those below me enjoy them."
  • "Ice cold beer, bought from the vendor along the first base line in the 100 level. It's regular beer, but the way the vendor says it has made him legendary: 'Ice....coooooold...BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER,' with about a half-second between each word."
  • "Labatt's Blue... Canadian beer!"
RANK
28
Florida Marlins
Dolphin Stadium|Capacity: 42,531|Opened: 1987
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
6.3% 23.8% 56.3% 10% 3.8%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
30% 21.3% 35% 12.5% 1.3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Arepa. It's an authentic Cuban dish that is one of the few things at the park that lets you know you are in Miami."
  • "None, because the Dolphins' owner Wayne Huizenga controls concessions."
  • "Chicken in a pita. I don't know what makes it good, maybe because it costs $12."
RANK
29
New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium|Capacity: 57,545|Opened: 1923
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.3% 16.3% 49.1% 18.7% 7.7%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
41.5% 27.6% 16.1% 12.6% 2.2%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "It's not actually inside the stadium but outside of it: the sausage and peppers are out of this world."
  • "A N.Y. knish or a black and white cookie."
  • "I try not to spend a month's paycheck for food at the ballpark. I usually spend $15 on a hamburger, fries and the smallest diet soda they provide. It doesn't even come with a lid, which just serves to aggravate me even more. They have a captive audience. I eat because I get hungry after spending two hours in traffic, another two hours waiting for the game to start, sit through a three hour game, and spend another two to three hours getting back home. Don't forget, this is New York we are talking about, you can't just leave an hour before game time. You still have to go up the NJ Turnpike, get over the bridge and try your best to park in the same zip code."
  • "If you go to Yankee Stadium, you have to try the popcorn. It is almost as good as the popcorn you get at the movie theater."
  • "Yankee Stadium allows fans to bring food and plastic bottles. We grab sandwiches from a fantastic deli just outside the stadium and a few liter bottles of soda or water. Three of us eat and hydrate for a total of $25. We'll get the occasional beer inside the stadium, but we'll do without more often than not. It's a great food bargain because of their policy allowing food from outside."
RANK
30
New York Mets
Shea Stadium|Capacity: 55,601|Opened: 1964
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
14.2% 25.4% 44.2% 12.7% 3.5%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
41.3% 30.9% 16.1% 10.5% 1.2%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Something brought from home. It's the only thing in the entire park that's affordable."
  • "Nathan's Cheese Fries. They make me happy in my mouth."
  • "Carvel ice cream. It's so good because it tastes like it does when you get it at a Carvel store. The Nathan's fries, for example, taste nothing like what you'd get on the Coney Island boardwalk."
  • "The beer. It makes all the other crap taste better."
  • "You're kidding, right? This is Shea you're asking about."

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