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Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park

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For the hungry Nats fan, there are plenty of reasons to leave your seat and grab a bite to eat.

There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball, although these are great reasons to catch a game. Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate crave-worthy items at each concession stand and there's an emphasis placed on locally sourced food made form high-quality ingredients.

When you go to a Nats game, don’t forget to download the Ballpark app for iPhone and Android, which 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.

1 What food options are new to Nationals Park this year?

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With so many food and drink options at Nats games, it’s hard to know where to start. New food options for the 2018 season include Knotted Up, a gourmet pretzel stand dishing out soft pretzels with dipping sauces ranging from sweet cinnamon brown sugar cream cheese to savory chipotle honey mustard (sections 130, 315); travel the world without leaving section 113 at Street Skewers, which serves up globally inspired kebabs stacked with meat and veggies from around the world; Old Hickory BBQ makes its debut in section 301 with melt-in-your-mouth brisket sandwiches, pulled pork nachos, pork rinds and more. There's also Grace's Kitchen, named after big-time baseball fan and former first lady Grace Coolidge, which offers hungry Nats fans an ever-changing menu of items curated by local female chefs and restaurateurs in section 136.

2 Thirsty? Try local libations or adult juice boxes

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Nationals Park is full of new and improved options for craft beers and inspired cocktails. Looking for local spirits? The Distilleries of the DMV stands in sections 112 and 135 offer on-draft cocktails from four DC distilleries – look for a rotating cast of baseball-themed cocktails like the Curly W Tonic and Ground Mule Double. Sip suds from popular Virginia-based brewery Devils Backbone at the rustic Left Field Lodge, complete with craft brews and picnic tables located at the Section 301 lookout. New to Nats Park for 2018 is District Coolers, which serves refreshing adult-style juice boxes in section 108.

3 Sample some only-in-DC favorites

Naturally, the offerings aren’t complete without the fare that made DC famous – crab cakes and half-smokes, DC's take on a hot dog. 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). 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. New for this year, all sausages in Nationals Park will be supplied by local purveyor Encore Sausage, who specializes in succulent Italian sausage. Getting tired after all that local grub? DC coffee roaster Compass Coffee serves Nitro Cold Brew in sections 142 and 216.

4 Budweiser Brew House

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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.

5 Haute Dogs & Fries

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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.

6 Shake Shack
 

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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.

7 Enzo’s Pizza

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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.

8 Virginia Country Kitchen

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Here you’ll find a selection of homemade Virginia biscuit sandwiches, including ham and fried chicken biscuits — not to mention chicken fried steak. The stands (located in section 130 and 315) 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.

9 Throwin’ Cheese
 

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Featuring decadent macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches, this stand in section 114 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.

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