What to eat at Dutchess Stadium

The BallParkGuide.com What to eat at Dutchess Stadium
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • Park offers extensive healthy menu
  • Check out the beer garden in the concourse
Dutchess Stadium's Healthy Hut concession stand offers a number of lighter food choices.

Some ballparks in the New York-Penn League have a limited selection of things to eat, but that’s not the case at Dutchess Stadium. It’s impossible to leave a Renegades game with an empty stomach.

Standard concession items include hot dogs, burgers, boneless wings, corn dog bites, nachos, fries, mozzarella sticks and pretzels. Eben’s Eatery, named after Renegades GM Eben Yager, sells a variety of burgers, hot dogs, sausages and specialty sandwiches like the pulled pork sandwich or brisket sandwich.

If you’re on a multi-day baseball road trip and your meals have mostly consisted of hot dogs, nachos and popcorn, something a little lighter and healthier can be just what the doctor ordered. The Dutch’s Healthy Hut concession has salads, sandwiches, wraps and vegetarian options, as well as Redbridge gluten-free beer.

For those with a sweet tooth, Dutchess Stadium has the standard stadium dessert items that will satisfy on a sunny afternoon. Look for Rascal’s Ice Cream stand, which sells ice cream cones, bowls and sundaes, root beer floats and even make-your-own ice cream sandwiches. For something sweet but a little more forgiving to the waistline, consider an Edible Arrangements fruit cup, sold at multiple concession stands.

Finally, if a ballgame just isn’t a ballgame for you without a brew in your hand, you’ve got plenty of options at The Dutch. The park’s beer garden is most notably worth a stop. Located in the concourse, it’s got a small bar, a high-def TV screen to keep you updated on other games and a beer list longer than your arm containing such varied options from Stella Artois to Saranac Blueberry to Sam Adams to Brooklyn Summer Ale.

Food prices range significantly across the minor leagues, but it’s impossible to ignore Dutchess Stadium’s high prices for food – not to mention tickets and parking. Premium items always cost a little more at the ballpark, but $6 for a house salad or fruit salad seems a buck or two too high. That said, it's refreshing to see so many healthy choices and the beer selection at The Dutch is outstanding.