Take Me Out To The Ballgame And Top Nationals Park Area Restaurants

Home to the Washington Nationals, you can find a bevy of amazing food venues inside the confines of Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Ben's Chili Bowl, G Sandwich, Shake Shack and Chesapeake Crab Café are some of our favorites. But let's be honest...when Bryce Harper hits a home run or Stephen Strasburg strikes out a heavy hitter, we want to be able to clap both hands and scream without a ton of food ready to fly out.

Grabbing a meal before or after the game is a great option in the Navy Yard. Once a culinary wasteland, this neighborhood has been transformed by the ballpark into a great and ever growing culinary destination.

Looking for dishes from around the world? Head to Agua 301 for authentic modern Mexican cuisine including a selection of empanadas, tacos and mouth watering entrees. You will find a taste of Spain at 100 Montaditos. Like it's name sake, you'll have 100 different options to chose from for your meal. Ostertia Morini offers hearty Italian dishes in a welcoming atmosphere.

Summer days can get pretty toasty in the district so grab a cold one at local breweries like Gordon Biersch or Bluejacket to quench your thirst.      

You won't strike out on taste at any of these Washington, D.C. venues near the Nationals ballpark.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC
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A cold beer on a warm summer day goes with baseball like peanuts and Cracker Jacks. This venue crafts beers onsite in small batches that are big on flavor. Beers rotate but guests are sure to find one that suits different palettes whether its...  Read More

100 Montaditos
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With a mission to bring Spain to the masses, this worldwide restaurant chain helps patrons discover this historic county through multiple touches. Each restaurant is fashioned after 15th century Spanish taverns with a menu rich in ancient...  Read More

Ice Cream Jubilee
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There is only one thing sweeter than when the Nationals win – a sugary treat from this Southeast destination. You'll find around 20 different flavors to chose from – staples like bold vanilla and chocolate chocolate to Thai iced tea,...  Read More

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TaKorean first served hungry Washington, D.C. residents, tourists and business folk as a food truck. Today, the fast, casual venue has spread to three brick and mortar locations throughout the district. One you will find close to Nationals Park...  Read More

The Big Stick
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When your favorite player hits a game winning home run or your team scores a much needed touchdown, most friends will yell, cheer and scream. The Big Stick takes it to the next level. You and your friends can drink a shot off at the same time...  Read More



Looking for modern Mexican fare? Head to Agua 301 which showcases a contemporary take on the cuisine with infusions of modern flair. This is not a Tex-Mex venue so know before you go. Start off the meal with bocaditos (small bites) or try their...  Read More



Walking into the brewery's nearly century-old building, your first reaction will probably be to look up. Known as 'The Boilermaker Shops,' the building was part of the Navy Yards ship and manufacturing complex. The only thing more impressive...  Read More



This neighborhood hangout was one of the first to pop up when the Washington Nationals moved to the district in 2005. Over a decade later, the venue still brings baseball fans and food lovers in to sample a simple yet delicious American menu...  Read More



The word 'osteria' in Italian means a place where a person hosts guests. Diners will get that vibe as soon as they walk in the door at this Navy Yard-based casual eatery which features an open kitchen so patrons can see what each chef is working...  Read More

Scarlet Oak
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Located just a block away from the Navy Yard Metro station, this restaurant serves modern American fare that is both upscale mixed with ballpark ready dishes. Just look at the dinner menu which features a mix of entrees such as Peking duck,...  Read More


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