Cincinnati Reds have the best food options in baseball at Great American Ballpark

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After spending the first few years in GABP with standard baseball fare, the Cincinnati Reds have added options from the local community.

The Cincinnati Reds are not lacking for food options from their city.  They have followed the lead of many ballparks and moved to healthier options, but not at the expense of good tasting food.  While salads are all of the rage, GABP has even better options.  This goes great with the best announcing duo in baseball.
What is widely considered the best barbecue in Cincinnati, Montgomery Inn, is now available at GABP.  They sell the chicken and pork at all of the games.  They also added a chopped brisket sandwich in 2016.  There were other changes in 2016, too.

An addition that was made for the 2015 All-Star Game was made a full-time feature in 2016.  That was the UDF ice cream bar.  UDF (United Dairy Farmers) was one of the companies that allowed Charles Lindner to buy the Reds from embattled owner Marge Schott so many years ago.

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Then there’s the classic Cincinnati chili option that must be available everywhere in the city.

The Reds have five, that’s right FIVE, Skyline Chili locations in GABP.  The coney is the best ballpark fare.  “Two with” is how they’ll call out your order. (That’s two coneys with mustard and onions.)

Another Cincinnati classic is LaRosa’s pizza.  Founder Buddy is a westside icon and opened his first pizzeria right down the street from where Pete Rose went to high school.  Now he sellls the best pizza by the slice at GABP.

We’ve already mentioned the full menu offered at Mr. Red’s Smokehouse above, but you can also get Montgomery Inn ribs elsewhere in GABP.  This is what Montgomery Inn is really known for in Cincinnati.  The sauce is so popular that it is sold in Kroger stores throughout the area.

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This is the best collection of local food at any ballpark in the country.  Do you know that the local fare stands in Minnesota’s Target Field have?  Tacos and burritos.  Nothing says Minnesota like fish tacos and shredded beef burritos.

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The only place that has something so special outside of Cincinnati that it makes you think is Oklahoma City, home of the Triple-A Dodgers.  They have Good Ole JR’s Barbecue.  That’s right, they have a stand based off of the condiments sold by former WWE play-by-play man Jim Ross.  The sauce and ketchup is exquisite and the slow cooked meat is the best in OKC.

Cincinnati is still king, or rather queen, as it is the Queen City.  All of the best food options at GABP are truly local and unique.  The product on the field may be bad right now, but the food selection is the best in the business.