What to eat at PNC Park

The BallParkGuide.com What to eat at PNC Park
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • Pittsburgh institution Primanti Bros. has a concession stand at PNC Park
  • Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club in left-center is a popular spot
A Pittsburgh institution, Primanti Brothers sandwiches are sold at PNC Park.

When you meet people who’ve been to several MLB ballparks and the topic of PNC Park comes up, they’ll often tell you how it’s near the top of their list because of its views. What might not immediately come up, however, is PNC Park’s food selection. This isn’t because the dining scene is poor — rather, it’s just because that view is so gorgeous.

PNC Park has an impressive selection of food that will certainly leave you satisfied. You can’t miss the opportunity to check out the Primanti Brothers concession stand, found near Section 110. Primanti Brothers is a Pittsburgh institution that dates back to 1933, although the restaurant has since expanded and has locations in several states. Perhaps the most notable feature of Primanti’s sandwiches is that the french fries are stuffed inside the sandwich itself, alongside your choice of meat, tomatoes and even coleslaw.

If you’re inexplicably still hungry after your sandwich, be sure to check out the Quaker Steak & Lube concessions around Section 109 and Section 322. This chain offers several flavors of tasty chicken wings, fries and onion rings. The Riverwalk area, directly below the famous PNC Park sign made of enormous blue letters that is visible from the Allegheny River, has an extensive selection of concession stands that you can hit for standard ballpark fare other items that are a little more noteworthy. Concessions in this area include Rita’s Italian Ice, the Riverwalk Grill and plenty more to satisfy your appetite. At the center field end of the Riverwalk, you’ll find Manny’s BBQ, which is named after longtime Pirates catcher Manny Sanguillen. He’s a fixture at most Pirates games and signs autographs and poses for pictures in this area.

The Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club is a sports bar-style eatery above the seats in left-center field. Its menu is extensive, offering notable items such as pierogies, soups and salads, loaded mac and cheese, fish and chips, and all sorts of burgers and sandwiches. It provides a perfect view of the action on the field, too, although you’ll want to get to this spot early because of its popularity.