Peanuts and Cracker Jack may be immortalized in song as the snacks of choice for American baseball, but fans longing for something more filling have plenty to choose from at Petco Park this year. On April 7, the San Diego Padres host their first home game of the 2017 season. Not counting a few new entries to be announced on Opening Day, here’s a current guide to the ballpark’s culinary offerings, which promise to make game days a home run (even when the home team doesn’t).
San Diegan Phil Pace opened his first Phil’s outlet in Mission Hills in 1998 and has since expanded to six locations, including Petco Park in 2012. Phil’s is most famous for its homemade BBQ sauce, which it slathers on beef, pork and chicken.
Field Level, #113 (There’s also a Phil’s kiosk in Park at the Park just north of the stadium.)
Randy Jones BBQ
Retired San Diego Padres All-Star pitcher Randy Jones launched this restaurant concession known for its sauce, a sweet/spicy concoction first developed by Jones’ grandfather. Try it on beef brisket, hot dogs and other grillables.
Field Level #124; Upper Deck #304, #309, #320.
San Diego’s favorite homegrown burger joint is known for its big, fat messy burgers, where too much is never enough.
Field Level Mercado and #131; Upper Deck #300, #306.
The Baked Bear
San Diego pals Rob Robbins and Shane Stanger founded Baked Bear, which serves gourmet ice cream sandwiches on fresh-baked cookies.
Field Level #104
The Philadelphia-born soft-serve ice cream chain arrived at Petco in 2016, serving its creamy frozen deliciousness in miniature plastic helmets and floats.
Field Level #104, #115, #121; Toyota Terrace #215; Upper Deck #311, #320.
California-based Yogurtland has opened two soft-serve yogurt locations on Petco’s Field Level. One serves six varieties and toppings; the smaller outlet carries two flavors.
Field Level #107, #121.
Gourmet hot dogs by a vendor to be announced.
Toyota Terrace #223; Upper Deck #315, #326.
Cardiff Seaside Market
Coastal North County’s favorite supermarket opened an outlet at Petco in 2014. Head there for the market’s famous marinated tri-tip (otherwise known as “Cardiff Crack”). Or check out the flatbreads, sandwich bar, hot bar, cold salads and fruit, as well as fresh juice, organic sodas and craft beers.
Field Level #107.
Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop
Named for the colorful Mexican sport of masked wrestling, this family-owned San Diego-born eatery is known for its TJ dog, an all-beef hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with grilled veggies; and its enormous Surfin’ California burrito, stuffed with steak, shrimp, fries and chipotle sauce.
Toyota Terrace #211.
From the Brigantine family of restaurants, this Mexican eatery is famous for its fish tacos and white sauce.
Field Level #104.
Cafes & grills
Burgers, beer and carne asada fries.
Field Level #107; Upper Deck #323.
Hall of Fame Bar and Grill
Overlooking left field, this open-air bar and restaurant has beer on tap and a buffet.
Western Metal Supply Co. building.
K Street Grill
Burgers, chicken sandwiches, beer and hot dogs.
Field Level #131.
Located on the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. building, this quick-service outlet serves the San Diego chain’s famed rotisserie chicken, fresh fish tacos, wok bowls and burritos.
Wraps, burgers, grilled tuna sandwiches and veggie burgers.
Toyota Terrace #206, #215.
One of San Diego’s first craft breweries, this Solana Beach-born chain serves its own beer, pizza and ever-so-delicious Beer Buddies - tasty pizza crust bites brushed with garlic or Cajun spice and served with ranch dressing or marinara sauce.
Field Level #104, #121; Toyota Terrace #213; Upper Deck #311.
Board and Brew
This San Diego chain serves gourmet sandwiches, including the popular Turkado, a turkey, jack cheese and avocado sandwich on sourdough bread.
Field Level #109; Toyota Terrace #207.
In 2004, San Diego brothers Joe, Andy and Tony Gaglione launched this family-owned company known for its cheesesteaks served on imported Philly rolls. Sandwiches, including “The General,” have names inspired by family members.
Field Level #125; Upper Deck #319.
Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar
Raw bar, grilled and fried seafood and shellfish, gourmet sides.
Toyota Terrace #206.
Enjoy sushi rolls with beer, wine and a view of left field. Roll options include the salmon roll, albacore roll, crunchy roll and more.
Toyota Terrace #224.
What’s on tap at Petco Park this season
Mike Hess Brewing