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There's no need to settle for a mediocre hot dog or an $8 Bud Light at AT&T Park; some say they've got the best stadium concessions in the country. Peanuts, Cracker Jack boxes and other typical snacks of baseball, are all within reach. But so too are rock cod tacos from Mijita, gruyere panini from the farmer’s market cart, ice cream from Humphry Slocombe, and fresh strawberries with whipped cream. Of course, you can also find that above-average hot dog made with beef from 4505 Meats at chef Traci Des Jardin’s Public House.
Now, leading into the Giants' home opener against the Pirates next Friday (4/13), here's a guide to what to eat at AT&T Park and where to find it.
AT&T Park's Five Standouts
Public House: Traci Des Jardin has raised the standards for stadium feasting, and this season there are new gourmet options from her new chef Chris Wade. Here, they serve snacks like gruyere mac and cheese, deviled eggs topped with salsa and bacon, and cauliflower with raisins and pinenuts. The hot dogs and bratwursts come from 4505 Meats, the fish and chips is made with fresh Pacific cod, and for dessert there's a double stout float using Humphry Slocombe's best. [Willie Mays Plaza]
Crazy Crab’z: Located at center field is a sandwich that Giants fans crave every season. Sweet and fresh Dungeness crab between two slices of garlic butter-brushed grilled sourdough. A crab salad and crab cocktail also grace the menu. [Center Field]
Orlando’s Caribbean BBQ: This outpost is know for the Cha-Cha bowl. Rice, beans, grilled chicken, pineapple-zucchini salsa all mixed together like a Caribbean incarnation of bibimbap. It’s one of the most filling and satisfying meals in the park. [Promenade Level and View Level]
Farmer’s Market Cart: A nice break from the hot dogs and fried goods can be found at the Ferry Plaza’s farmer market stand. Seasonal produce is available as well as a gruyere grilled cheese, fresh strawberry shortcake and a blackberry cabernet sorbet. [Club Level]
Mijita: This Mexican restaurant, also from chefs Jardin and Wade, serves chicken tamales, jicama salad with grapefruit, avocado and pumpkin seeds and an assortment of tacos, like carne asada and crisped carnitas. [Willie Mays Plaza]
* indicates special Eater recommendations
Anchor Grill: Serves up ahi tuna and portobello mushroom sandwiches, burgers, kielbasa.
*Pier 44 Chowder House: Warm clam chowder served in a bread bowl, the San Franciscan way. Other seafood items on the menu include calamari and fish and chips.
*Pipkins Pit BBQ: An array of southern specialities like beans, beef brisket sandwiches, cole slaw and pulled pork. And one of the best commercials for a concession stand ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye3yHsX4XqQ
*Say Hey! Sausage Specialties: A large selection of sausages, bratwurst and hot dogs. And everyone’s favorite, Kozyshak pudding.
Stormin’ Normans: Well known for their Fry Bread - fried dough topped with powdered sugar. Or cinnamon. Or honey. The options are endless. And, according to their menu, free whooopie [sic] pies.
California Cookout: Offers a hefty sized kielbasa sausage sandwich topped with onions, pepper and sauerkraut. Other options include chicken sandwiches, and polish sausages.
Clam Chowder: Warm chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl.
Derby Grill:A selection of burgers, chicken tenders, BBQ brisket sandwiches, veggie dogs and corn dogs.
Edsel Ford Fong: The one and only Chinese concession in the park serving beef & broccoli, Thai beef skewers, Chinese salad, chow fun and Thai yellow curry.
Gourmet Sausages: Serves bratwurst, hot links and kielbasa.
McCovey's 44 BBQ: Offers classic BBQ items like BBQ chicken and baby back ribs.
*Murph’s Clubhouse Pub: Their sweet potato fries dusted with curry are a nice change from the stadium's never ending supply of garlic fries. Also on the menu, Irish quesadillas and corned beef brisket sandwiches.
Saag’s Deli Sandwiches:Roast beef, turkey and ham sandwiches, as well as fresh fruit salads.
*Tres Agaves Mexican Kitchen: The go-to place for margaritas and a bacon wrapped hot dog. Other standard mexican fare such as nachos, tacos, tamales available.
A Taste of North Beach: A medley of local North Beach dishes, like the forty clove garlic chicken sandwich from Stinking Rose, tiramisu from Victoria Pastry, meatball sandwiches and cheese-stuffed ravioli.
First Base Carvery: Offers carved turkey, beef brisket and corned beef sandwiches, panini and s'mores.
Outta Here Cheesesteaks: A place where Cheesteaks come in various forms. From the classic Philly, to a Nor-Call Veggie and San Francisco chicken.
*Ghirardelli:Where one can indulge on their famous hot fudge sundae, plus the much anticipated s’mores sandwich - melted chocolate and marshmallows between two slices of bread.
Giuseppe Bazurro:Named after the famous San Francisco restauranter from the late 19th century, this stand offers Italian eats like pizza and chicken parmesan.
Joe Garcia’s: Soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other Mexican dishes.
Long Taters Baked Potato:The baked potato bar offers unlimited toppings ranging from cheddar cheese and grilled onions to bacon and grilled corn.
Mashi’s Sushi Bistro: A refreshing change from the heavy meat and cheese laden delicacies popular at ballparks. With a selection of fresh sushi rolls, sashimi and edamame.
*Doggie Diner Stand
Offers the much loved Sheboygan bratwurst, served on a sourdough roll with sauerkraut and onions.
Also widely available throughout the stadium: beer and wine from Bayside Brews, Mission Creek Cantina, Budweiser, Left Field Bar, Right Field Bar, Lexus Clubhouse Bar, Widmer Brew Haus, California Wine Bar, The Anchor Taproom and Cable Car Bar. Coffee and espresso from Cafe Juma. Ice Cream from Dreyers and Haagen-Dazs. Hebrew National hotdogs. Pizza from Port Walk Pizza. Sandwiches from King Street Carvery. Fresh Popcorn. Gilroy Garlic Fries. Nuts from Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, Hot Roasted Nuts & Cervesas. Peanuts and cracker jacks from Doggie Diner. Sno cones, cotton candy and lemonade.
- Chloe Schildhause