The Best Food at Yankee Stadium

By Billy Lyons  |  April 2, 2014

From new look lounges to dynamite dining experiences, the Yankees have set us up for a season of great expectations - from a food perspective. Though we don't know what might happen after 162 games, we do know where we can dine for 81 of them. Here's a look at Yankee Stadium's most enticing places to grab a ballpark bite. With a mix of new goodies and traditional classics, there's no reason to leave the ballpark with an empty belly.

  • New: A brand new line up isn't the only upgrade this year in the house that Ruth built. In addition to the new Field MVP Club Lounge available for season ticket holders, the Yankees brought in just about as many new dishes and concession stands as they did players. BBQ smoked ribs and a bacon cheddar stuffed burger are a few new snacks available at the stadium's Malibu Rooftop Deck.  Also stepping up to our plates for the first time: chicken and waffles, empanadas, and a build your own nacho bar. For drinks, fans can enjoy the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar's new menu, which offers a selection of mojitos and margaritas that are bound to take the edge off - especially when the Red Sox come to town. For a full interactive map of all food at the stadium, read more here.

  • Stadium Classics: We know there's nothing like an old standby, which is why Derek Jeter's last year in pinstripes may cause a few of us to eat our feelings. Thankfully, beloved butcher Lobel's of New York is firmly planted as a concessions stand stalwart and carves up steak sandwiches that are just as popular as the Yankee captain. There's also the option to dine on Italian American sandwiches at Parm's stadium outpost or stain our shirts with some Brother Jimmy's BBQ. Those of us looking for the full service treatment can dine on dry-aged steaks and king crab legs at NYY Steak.

  • Pre/Post Game Dining Options: We know a trip up to the Bronx wouldn't feel complete without a pre-game drink before heading inside. Fans looking for a few bars with some Bronx Bombers history can grab a cold one at nearby Yankee Tavern or Stan's Sports Bar, both of which are located steps away from the field and feature plenty of memorabilia inside.

    If dining outside the ballpark gates is of interest, there's plenty of diverse options in the neighborhood, particularly when it comes to Latin and Caribbean food. The Feeding Tree offers diners Jamaican jerk chicken and curried goat, while Molino Rojo fries up plantains and pig ears. Since prices at ballparks can be higher than a Mark Teixeira home run, there's always a few game day deals worth seeking out. To celebrate the return of baseball, the midtown location of NYY Steak is offering 27 percent off our entire food bill for those of us who brings opening day ticket stubs to the restaurant, which might be the only right way to close out a game now that Mariano Rivera is retired.