What to eat at Whitaker Bank Ballpark

The BallParkGuide.com What to eat at Whitaker Bank Ballpark
by Malcolm MacMillan
Highlights
  • BBQ, chili-related items are notable
BBQ items are among the highlighted fare in Lexington.

Whitaker Bank Ballpark’s food menu is extensive, ranging from traditional ballpark classics to impressive selections of BBQ and more. There’s no getting away from Kentucky’s close association with bourbon, and it’s possible to find the beverage included in such concession items as the Backwards Bourbon Sammie, which is a trio of bourbon-glazed meatballs on a hoagie roll.

If you enjoy BBQ fare, look for the Wagon Bones Grill BBQ concession. Here, you can choose from such items as beef brisket or pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, corn on the cob and classic sides including coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad. Lexington is less than 100 miles from Cincinnati, and if you can’t get enough of Cincy’s chili and Coneys, you won’t go without at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Look for the Gold Star Chili/Flavors of Cincinnati concession for chili, fries, Coneys and chili cheese fries. You can also find all your ballpark favorites, including hot dogs, peanuts, pretzels, popcorn and nachos – for a twist on traditional ballpark nachos, however, try the Monster Chicken Nachos.

I visited Whitaker Bank Ballpark toward the end of a long road trip in May, which meant I didn’t feel like digging into a pile or ribs, chili or pulled pork. Seeking something on a semi lighter side, I opted for a small order of boneless wings, and they were awful. Dry, slightly burnt and absolutely flavorless. I should’ve tried one of the park’s more popular items.