Everyone knows that half the fun of going to a Red Sox game is indulging in ball park fare. From pretzels to iconic Fenway Franks and even a meatball cone, we rounded up your must-eats at the ballpark and a few nearby in case you’re hungry before the game.

Strega Meatball Cones

Don’t miss an Italian taste of Boston when you’re at Fenway Park thanks to Strega’s new meatball cones. The Boston restaurant is serving its homemade meatballs inside a cone of fresh crispy pizza dough topped with red sauce and ricotta. The cone is available at three concession stands throughout Fenway Park and on the 5,600-square-foot Strega Deck.

Tully Tavern

Have your ball park food and sip on fantastic craft cocktails at the same time thanks to Tullamore D.E.W.’s new 2,450-square-foot Tully Tavern in the Right Field Grandstand. Open to all ticket holders, guests can dine on concession food while sipping a whiskey cocktail, like the signature Monster Mule.

Bleacher Bar

This is a fantastic way to get into Fenway Park without a ticket. Located under the bleachers in Center Field, Bleacher Bar offers sandwiches and snacks like stuffed cherry peppers and cheesy bacon fries.

Fenway Franks

You’ll smell Fenway Park before you’re actually there, thanks to the vendors loading up sausages with grilled onions and peppers right outside the gates, but you can also save your appetite for the iconic Fenway Franks. Find them throughout the park, including the Right Field Roof Deck, Coca Cola Deckand Home Plate Deck.

Tasty Burger

You can grab a meal to-go from the neighborhood location of this burger joint or wait until you’re inside the Park to order a Big Tasty (lettuce, cheese, pickles, red onion, tomato, and Tasty Sauce) thanks to the three Tasty Burger stands inside Fenway.

El Pelon

Mexican fare might be harder to find at Fenway Park so head to this small restaurant in the shade of the ball park for burritos and their soft tacos, stuffed with delicious ingredients like grilled steak and crema. El Pelon: 92 Peterborough St., 617-262-9090

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

This bar and restaurant is hopping throughout the year thanks to great small plates (buffalo style cauliflower and spicy pickles) and helpful bartenders mixing up tasty cocktails, but shines brightest in the spring when baseball is in season. Snag a patio seat and sip on a Bocca al Cantaloupe while staring at Fenway Park. Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar: 13010 Boylston St., 617-450-9000


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