What and Where to Eat at Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies

July 28, 2022

Known for its diverse restaurant scene – and iconic cheesesteaks – Philadelphia is home to some nationally recognized places to eat and the city’s ballpark is no exception.

Home to the Philadelphia Phillies – a two-time World Series-winning team (1980 & 2008) – Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia has won some awards of its own.

Citizens Bank Park was awarded Best Ballpark Eats by the Food Network, was ranked among the Best MLB Ballparks for Eating, by USA Today and consistently lands on the list of Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Ashburn Alley copyright Philadelphia Phillies.

You can cram a whole week’s worth of iconic Philadelphia foods into a beautiful nine-inning symphony spent dancing around the concourses of Citizens Bank Park. The power move is to carb load with Chickie’s & Pete’s famous Crabfries (those plump and golden crinkle cut fries, dusted with Old Bay and served with their signature melted American cheese sauce) — sorry newbies, there is no actual crab here — and wash them down with a cold Philly Pale Ale from hyper-local Yards Brewing. Other traditional foodie favorites include: Campo’s hoagies (a multi-meated sandwich with a history in Philadelphia), and cheesesteaks from Tony & Nick’s (formerly Tony Luke’s), Rita’s Water Ice, Federal Donuts, Hatfield Grill and Bull’s BBQ.

The ballpark is adding some tasty new options for 2022. Don’t miss out on the chance to try Colbie’s Southern Kissed Chicken, partly owned by Phillies World Champion Ryan Howard, created in collaboration with Celebrity Top Chef Fabio Viviani along with founders Craig and Michael Colby. If you’re craving some crispy fried chicken and Southern style chicken sandwiches, this is the spot for you.

More mouth-watering goodness awaits at P.J. Whelihan’s where Wicked Chicken Nachos are hitting the menu. KYLR Rum – distilled in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania – also joins the lineup of alcoholic drinks offered at Citizens Bank Park.

Citizens Bank Park. Photo by G. Junyi for PHLCVB.

Pass and Stow, named after the makers of the Liberty Bell, is the stadium’s hangout featuring the first Shake Shack inside of a ballpark, plus Goose Island Brewhouse, a casual outdoor beer garden pouring up hoppy suds brewed less than a mile away.

Pro Tip: Head out to Ashburn Alley, in the center field bleachers, and take in all the sights and smells next to the bronzed statue of Richie Ashburn, the team’s greatest center fielder.

Boardwalk Eats copyright Philadelphia Phillies.

Straight from the boardwalk to C.B.P., indulge in some Jersey Shore favorites at the ballpark. Boardwalk Eats offers crispy French fries, burgers, and sweets including soft-serve ice cream that comes in a mini-Phillies helmet (which doubles as a great souvenir, by the way). New for 2022 is Boardwalk Eats’ Peanut Butter & Jelly Burger, a special “Boardwalk Burger” topped with peanut butter, Jalapeno jelly, American Cheese and bacon, all on a brioche bun.

Another boardwalk favorite that’s new to C.B.P this year is Manco & Manco Pizza. The popular pizza joint made a name for itself in Ocean City and Somers Point, New Jersey. A shore tradition since 1956, Manco & Manco has hopped across the bridge to bring its famous thin crust pizza to Ashburn Alley.

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There are also plenty of healthy options such as the Vegan Cauliflower Cheesesteak at Harry the K’s (a late beloved announcer) Broadcast Bar and Grill. A gluten-free dedicated stand is also available. A fan favorite are special nights deemed Hatfield Dollar Dog Night — as the name suggests, hot dogs are only a dollar.

Pro Tip: For special service, download an app and order delivery to your seat without missing a pitch!

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