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Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park
For the hungry Nats fan, there are plenty of reasons to leave your seat
There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball. Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate thousands of crave-worthy items at each concession stand and there's even a signature farm-to-table program, with several locations across the park. And new for 2017: the Nats' "Ballpark" app for iPhone and Android allows fans to order concessions and access promotions as well as in-game activities, all without leaving your seat. All of this amounts to a unique experience you can have no place else.
As the tater tots craze continues to take over the nation’s capital, See. You. Tater. is here to fill up hungry Nats fans with plenty of gourmet tots, including backyard barbecue and Chesapeake crab-inspired options. The tots-focused concession stand located near section 106 also serves up five different types of chicken wings. After tots and wings, you’ll need dessert. Head over to section 114 for the new Babka Ice Cream Sandwich Cart from the team behind popular deli On Rye. In addition to babka ice cream sandwiches, the cart will offer black & white cookie and bourbon & cinnamon babka ice cream push-pops.
Naturally, the offerings aren’t complete without the fare that made DC famous – crab cakes and half-smokes. Get yours by way of Chesapeake Crab Cake Company (sections 114 and 306) and a whopping three on-site Ben’s Chili Bowl locations (sections 110, 141 and 317). The epicurean scouting report also includes seasonal sandwiches from Mike Isabella’s G Sandwich Shop in section 136, which churns out delicious chicken parms. The former Top Chef contestant has two other concepts in the park, both of which can be found in section 301. Kapnos at the Park serves up Greek fare — think gyros with sides of hummus, tzatziki and falafel — and Catchfly, which features Southern-style cuisine. Meanwhile, burger lovers keen on Shake Shack can get their fix outside section 240. The outfit's signature Angus beef patties and special Shack sauce attract legions of fans, and for good reason, so get there early.
Nationals Park is full of new and improved options for craft beers and inspired cocktails. Looking for local spirits? The new Distilleries of the DMV stands in Sections 112 and 135 will offer on-draft cocktails from spirits distilled in the District, Maryland or Virginia. Popular Virginia-based brewery Devils Backbone is making a foray into Nats Park with the rustic Left Field Lodge, complete with craft brews and picnic tables located at the Section 301 lookout. There’s also the Captain’s Cove located in Section 132, which gives customers the opportunity to order a variety of Diageo’s premium brands, cocktails on tap and draft beer at a spacious bar.
Situated smack dab in centerfield, this popular hangout is open to all fans — no reservation required! Above the restaurant is a bar featuring premium drinks and local brews, as well as a view that can’t be beat.
Featuring decadent macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches, this stand in section 130 offers an assortment of items for the dedicated cheese connoisseur. The stand offers three different types of grilled cheese, including the Triple Play, Throwback and the Heater. Homemade tomato bisque soup is also available.
This stand located in section 114 was so popular that a second location was added last year in section 315. Here you’ll find a selection of homemade Virginia biscuit sandwiches, including ham and fried chicken biscuits — not to mention chicken fried steak new for the 2017 season. The stand also features local Virginia wine and beer, as well as peanuts. Each sandwich is made to order, and adds to the local flavor in the ballpark like the Chesapeake Crab Cake Co. across the concourse.
A fan favorite that debuted at Nats Park in 2016, Haute Dogs & Fries are purveyors of gourmet hot dogs and sausages with creative toppings. Head to section 106 for creative sausages and sandwiches made with local ingredients and hand-cut Idaho fries with seven different dipping sauces.
Enzo’s Pizza offers New York-style thin crust cheese, pepperoni and in-season specialty pizza slices. In addition to pizza, each stand sells a selection of wines. Fans can find Enzo’s at sections 115, 214, 228 and 311.
For all things Washington Nationals, check out these reasons to catch the District's boys of summer. And be sure to check out the official concession guide to find all vendors and visit nationals.com to purchase your tickets.