Great American Ballpark Food choices are delicious! You can pretty much find anything you want! GABP is mainly known for our Cincinnati Reds – America’s first baseball team – but trust me – from Opening Day to the Playoffs – the food at the ballpark is just as good as the baseball!
Goetta is a Cincinnati favorite – and if you’re visiting from out of town and aren’t familiar – it’s a mixture of oats and sausage. So then – the folks at the Fry Box paired it with a cream gravy and ladled it all over top of crunchy tater tots and topped it with shredded cheddar cheese. At $12.75 – it’s not cheap – but it’s definitely share-worthy!
The menu changes seasonally – so if you can’t find the tots – go ahead and get the GABP Burger – you won’t be sorry!!! It’s a Glier’s Goetta (a German sausage) topped with American cheese, cage-free over hard egg and bistro sauce. Served on a pretzel bun. Sold at Food Bar locations.
You also might find Goetta Pretzel Bites – Glier’s Goetta Bites and Mini Pretzel Bites mixed together and topped with Queso!
WHERE TO FIND IT: The Fry Box, Section 112, 137 & 434
You can find alcoholic drinks everywhere – but what about something girly and fun?! This year – they got our backs with something they’re calling Frose! A frose is white wine and juice that is frozen. It’s not cheap but it’s yum and comes in a take-home glass!
If you’re more of a Beer drinker – they have a beer finder so you can make sure and get your favorite more quickly!
WHERE TO FIND IT: 130, 515, Scouts Club
Smoke It Up with the Montgomery Inn! If you’re an out-of-towner – Montgomery Inn is our legendary barbecue restaurant. They have their own smokehouse restaurant at the GABP! Their menu changes every season – but it’s always delicious and smoked perfection.
WHERE TO FIND IT: Montgomery Inn Smokehouse, Section 137
There are so many foods at Great American Ball Park that are truly Cincinnati favorites from Skyline Chili to Frisch’s Big Boy and finally – LaRosa’s Pizza. It’s the pizza of Cincinnati and while I like it – it’s always better at King’s Island or at the ballpark. We had a kid in our group and he was hell bent on pizza. You’ll find piping hot cheese and pepperoni pizza by the slice at the LaRosa’s booth and it won’t disappoint!
WHERE TO FIND IT: LaRosa’s, Sections 113, 133, 519, 523
There are all kinds of unique sandwiches. I’ve had a loaded fried bologna sandwich featuring Queen City Sausage bologna, loaded up pulled pork sandwiches and many many cheeseburgers! (or make your own fried bologna)
The new addition to GABP is 50 West. They’re a popular micro-brewery in town and they are known for their burgers. They feature burgers that highlight different regions of the country like their Kansas burger with barbecue sauce!
Most of the burger places also have the toppings like ketchup, mustard, relish, lettuce, pickles, etc.
WHERE TO FIND IT: 50 West, Section 118
Now, we’re getting to snack time. You’ve had your meat and drinks – and you want either something salty or something sweet and I have both for you! First up – the salty! Right outside the Kroger Sweet Spot you’ll find Cheetos Popcorn. SAY WHAT??? Yes! they have a tumbler that heats up cheesy popcorn and Cheetos and for $10 – they pile it in a bucket for you and send you on your way. It’s a steep price for popcorn – but IT IS WORTH IT! This is very sharable and addictive. Once you try it – you’ll get it every game you go to!
WHERE TO FIND IT: Kroger Sweet Spot, Section 114
Now for the sweet tooth – there are ice cream sundaes in little helmet cups which are very popular – or you can get some Hot Fudge Cake from the Frisch’s booth – but the one I had to try was the Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cone. This is a little hidden at Section 131 around the corner from LaRosa’s out by where a lot of the kids stuff is. This was like $7 and is a waffle cone that’s topped with cotton candy and you can add soft serve and any sundae toppings that you want. It’s a bit messy but the cotton candy is a fun addition – it’s sweet and adds a different texture from the cone and the vanilla ice cream.
WHERE TO FIND IT: UDF Ice Cream, Section 131 (around the corner in Fan Zone)
There you have it! My favorite food at Great American Ball Park! While you’re in town – you can also check out my Best Bites of Cincinnati!
Now – trust me – there is much more than just these items. Every year they get new specials – here are some others to check out:
- Buffalo Chicken Fries – Sections 109, 139, 534 (or make your own!)
- The Split Finger – Grilled, split Glier’s bratwurst topped with sauerkraut, bistro sauce and mustard. Served on a toasted Italian roll. Available in Scouts Alley, Grill & Fry Stand at Section 415 and Food Bar locations.
- Skyline Chili Nachos – Tortilla chips topped with Skyline Chili, nacho cheese sauce and shredded cheddar cheese. Available at the Skyline locations at Sections 115 and 418.
- Redlegs Soft Serve – Vanilla ice cream with fruit punch Kool-Aid flavoring, choice of toppings and served in a miniature Cincinnati Reds helmet. Available in Scouts Alley.
- The Big Cheese – All-beef burger topped with pimento cheese, bacon, crispy onions and pickles. Served on a pretzel bun. Available in Scouts Alley and Grill & Fry Stand at Section 415.
- Smoked Porkloin Sandwich – Smoked porkloin topped with pickled jalapenos, onions, cucumbers and barbecue sauce. Served on a brioche bun. Available at the Montgomery Inn Smokehouse.
- The Curve Ball – Veggie burger topped with iceberg lettuce, grilled onions, pickles and Thousand Island dressing. Served on a brioche bun. Sold in Scouts Alley and the Porkopolis Stand at Section 117.
They also have All You Can Eat Stands at the baseball game. These stands offer unlimited soft drinks, popcorn, peanuts, chips, and five (5) hot dogs for just $25 per person.
Stands are located behind section 144 on the Terrace Level and behind section 428 on the View Level.
What’s YOUR favorite food at the Great American Ballpark?