The Top 10 Football Stadium Foods -- No Hot Dogs on This List!

Heinz FieldOnce upon a time, the best food that you could expect to get at a football game was overpriced stale hot dogs and Velveeta cheesed nachos. But stadiums have really stepped up their culinary game in recent years and provide concessions that fans and foodies can both appreciate.

Here are 10 stadium foods that are so good, it might make you forget you're at a football game.



crab fries

Philly may be known for their cheesesteaks, but the one thing that sticks out in Eagles' fans minds (and their taste buds) are the famous crab fries made by Chickie's & Pete's. The crinkly fries are sprinkled with a special blend of crab seasonings and served with a side of cheese sauce. And hell, get a cheesesteak as well (be a true local and douse it in ketchup).

cheese curds

The cheeseheads love cheese curds (aka Wisconsin cheddar deep-fried in oil). What else can you expect from Green Bay? Locals eat them plain, but if you ask nicely, you can get ranch as a dipping side.

peach cobbler

Peach cobbler may not be considered a football staple for most, but in the land of peaches (aka Georgia), peach cobbler is a stadium favorite.

garlic fries

Qwest Field in Seattle is known for high quality concessions, but the one that all fans swear by is the Grounder's World Famous Garlic Fries. The potent garlic can be smelled from rows away.


capicola & cheese sandwich

Steelers fans apparently like to pack as much deliciousness as they can between two slices of bread. The famous capicola sandwich from Primanti's is stuffed with fries, cole slaw, tomatoes, capicola, and provolone cheese.

skyline chili

The concession of choice at Paul Brown Stadium is the Cincinnati Hot Dog -- topped with caramelized onions and mustard (no ketchup ... how odd), but the real local delicacy is the Skyline Chili. It's chili served on top of a bed of angel hair pasta, topped with a mountain of shredded cheddar cheese.


Bell's Chili

For those cold winter games up in Baltimore, Ravens fans enjoy Bell's Famous Turkey and Black Bean Chili. It a concoction of turkey, black beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet onions, and custom seasonings.

gates bbq

Lucky for Chiefs fans, Kansas City's famous Gates Bar B.Q. has several locations inside Arrowhead Stadium.

victory knot

The Detroit Lions may not see a lot of victories, but that doesn't stop them from chowing down on the Victory Knot -- a two-pound gourmet pretzel topped with sea salt and served with three dipping sauces: spicy mustard, beer cheese, and sweet cream cheese.


Down in Miami, along with standard stadium foods, they offer a nice variety of Hispanic menu items, including arepas, which are a combination of grilled cheese sandwich and pancakes. The mozzarella cheese is melted between two cornbread cakes.  two circular corn bread cakes

Where have you had the best stadium food at?


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