What to eat at Huntington Park

The BallParkGuide.com What to eat at Huntington Park
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • BBQ fare, including sandwiches are ribs, highlights the menu
  • Wings are part of the scene up on the AEP Power Pavilion
The City Barbeque stand has a variety of delicious items, including juicy, smoky ribs.

Being located in Columbus’ Arena District means you’ve got a wealth of choices for pre-game dining – but it's a smart choices to visit Huntington Park on an empty stomach. The home of the Clippers boasts one of the best menus in the International League, and whether you favor traditional ballpark fare or items that you’d be thrilled to eat at a restaurant, you can’t go wrong here.

Most notable is the City Barbeque concession stand in the right field corner. Here, you can feast on pulled pork or beef BBQ sandwiches, ribs and traditional BBQ sides such as corn bread. Keep an eye out for the “Buck a Bone” promotion, in which ribs cost just $1 a piece. If you favor chicken, be sure to visit Roosters on the AEP Power Pavilion building in left field. Roosters sells a variety of flavors of chicken wings and has frequent 50-cent wing nights throughout the season. One hte ground floor of the pavilion, look for the Bob Evans concession stand.

If you’d rather go the traditional route, concession stands throughout the park sell such mainstays as hot dogs, burgers, nachos, sausages, pretzels, pizza, fries and chicken fingers, as well as dessert favorites including ice cream, brownies and sundaes. Other noteworthy items to check out include salads, sandwiches and subs.

I was lucky enough to visit Huntington Park on a “Buck a Bone” day, which made my choice of food easy. Even though it was a 10:35 a.m. game, I was thrilled to be snacking on the ribs at City Barbeque. Whether there’s a promotion or not, be sure to check out this stand for some BBQ that you’ll remember for a long time.