What to Eat at U.S. Cellular Field
There are a lot of great choices for food at U.S. Cellular Field, but the place doesn’t get as overly fancy as some ballparks do. As of this writing there still isn’t sushi or lobster rolls or other things that make you wonder why they’re sold in a ballpark when no one can even afford the hot dogs. This is the South Side of Chicago. There probably isn’t a market for Gouda soup.
The Stadium Club is the upscale, white tablecloth restaurant; it’s located in the right field corner on the club level. It’s a multi-level restaurant with fine views of the ballpark; on the lower level is the sit down restaurant with the high end fancy food entrees, while the upper level is a tavern-style area with a buffet.
You need an expensive pass just to get in and there’s a private entrance, so this is the kind of place where people do things like “hobnob”. The menu for the Stadium Club is available at the Levy Restaurants website.
There is also an outdoor beer garden area that doesn’t require a ticket and is popular on game days. The menu is tavern-style grub, Angus burgers, baby back ribs and hand cut fries. We all know adjectives make food taste better.The Bullpen Sports Bar is the party area on the field level in right field; it is open to all ticket holders so if you have a rotten seat this could be an alternative. It’s a full bar inside and there is indoor and outdoor seating.
You need to be 21 or older to get in, however, so you can’t bring the kids for a better seat. For food, you can get typical bar/ballpark items—dogs, nachos, sandwiches, pizza, etc. And they’ll bring it to where you’re sitting, which is always cool at a ballpark.
BBQ fans can get their fix at the Vienna Beef BBQ stands, one each in the upper and lower concourses, and if you’re hankering for a Philly cheesesteak, try the Sox steakhouse sandwich at the Vienna Beef kiosks on the lower level. Or get a pressed Cuban sandwich at the Cuban Comet carts.
If you’d prefer a burger, there is a Burger Barn kiosk on the upper level; Burger Barn has beef burgers but also turkey and sausage burgers. Very juicy; you’ll need some napkins for that one.
For pizza, DiGiorno’s is still the official pizza of the White Sox, so if you’re familiar with their excellent frozen pizza you know what you’re getting. The pizza stands are also named for Sox greats like Al Lopez.
The Corn off the Cob (which, when you think about it, is just “corn”) stands sells corn elotes shucked off of the ear with crazy additives like mayo and cayenne pepper. The elotes are fairly popular at the Cell, and I can’t say I’ve ever seen them at another ballpark, so you might want to give them a try.
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