Eating at Maryland Sports Stadiums: Why Oriole Park at Camden Yards is Best
News November 2, 2022
Which Maryland sports stadium has the best food on offer? We think Oriole Park at Camden Yards is best, and here’s why.
When attending a professional sports game, we all have this dilemma: Do we eat before, during, or after the game?
Eating before means you likely save some money, but you may get hungry again during the game. Eating after is fine, too, but you don’t want to risk getting “hangry,” especially if your team takes a loss.
However, eating at the game can be pricey. Especially if you enjoy an adult beverage or two. And the lines can be long, but you may find some food you don’t often run into.
That’s the key – food you may not run into. And that’s what we’re here to discuss today.
Maryland has three professional sports teams—the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, and Washington Commanders. Each stadium has unique food offerings, and today, we’re going to preview a few available at each stadium.
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Baltimore Ravens – Food at M&T Bank Stadium
Location: 1101 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Inside M&T Bank Stadium, fans are actually allowed to bring in their own food if they’d like. But it has to be in a clear, plastic bag.
Here, though, we’re looking at concessions inside the stadium, which features an array of sandwiches, chicken, burgers, fries, shakes, and more.
Oh yes, shakes! M&T Bank Stadium has a Shake Shack on site, which has a variety of burgers, hot dogs, and, most importantly, milkshakes. When you think of a football game, a milkshake may not be something you initially considered, but it’s offered at M&T Bank Stadium.
Next up, you may want to consider trying Frank’s Buffalo Chicken Burger. This burger comes with some good spice, but you can help even it out with the lettuce, cheese, and other sauces.
Lastly, we’re fans of when stadiums have places to eat and relax on-site. It can sometimes get rowdy in the stands, and with how much stadium food costs, we cannot risk any precious bites becoming victims of the dreaded knockdown. Or, if you get popcorn, someone walking by and kicking it.
At M&T Bank Stadium, you can head over to Devil’s Backbone Bar. It’s located in section 128, and there, you can enjoy some craft beer and multiple televisions.
Baltimore Orioles – Oriole Park at Camden Yards Food
Location: 333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201
While the Orioles didn’t make the playoffs this year, based on their food options, they’d win the World Series if that had anything to do with it.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards does a great job of offering your traditional comfort foods but also hosts several local restaurants, which can be exciting for fans of the team traveling from out of state.
One of those locals is Charm City Chicken Shack, which offers exciting options such as buffalo mac and cheese and a chicken tender basket served in a souvenir helmet. You can also turn up the heat with one of their signature sweet-heat chicken sandwiches.
Another local to highlight is Stuggy’s, which offers multiple styles of hot dogs. These go far beyond your traditional relish, mustard, or ketchup dogs—you can get mac and cheese, crab meat, and even jerk chicken.
Lastly, we have to highlight 1729 Pizzeria. Not only can you get excellent slices, but there are also cannolis available as a nice dessert.
Washington Commanders Food Options – FedEx Field
Location: 1600 Fedex Way, North Englewood, MD 20785
While the team has the name “Washington,” the Commanders stadium, FedEx Field, can be found in North Englewood, Maryland.
There’s quite a nice variety of food to choose from here, including Casa de Avila, where you can get yourself quite the array of tacos, including chicken, beef, and shrimp. It’s located near section 234.
This is a family-owned restaurant that also offers quesabirria, al pastor, carne asada, and carnitas. So, while you’re enjoying your Commanders gameday meal, you can also feel great knowing you’re supporting a family-owned, non-corporate food business.
If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional but something that’s also uncommon at a stadium, FedEx Field has KitchenCray. At KitchenCray, you can get wings, sure, but you can also treat yourself to lobster mac and cheese and even crab cake BLTs.
If you want to avoid the typical pizza, burgers, or hot dogs, there are some exciting options at the Commanders’ home stadium that you may need to go more out of your way to get.
Summary: Which Maryland Sports Stadium is Best for Food?
Personally, we would go for Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The variety of food options is immense, with the added perk of literally eating your food out of an Orioles helmet. This definitely adds value to the eating experience for those hardcore Baltimore baseball fans out there!