The Best Stadium Food Across The Country

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All across the country, sports fans pour into stadiums every day to cheer for their favorite teams. Jumping up and down and coming up with clever smears against the opposing team can make even the burliest sports fanatic hungry. It used to be the case that America's stadiums could offer little more than generic ballpark staples like hot dogs and beer. But with the current influence of fine dining on classic American dishes, stadiums across the country are benefiting from a new era of gourmet-sports food.--Nicole Campoy-Leffler

From classic Philly cheesesteaks to sushi and fried fish sandwiches, going to a ballgame no longer means having to choose between starving in the 7th inning and munching on mystery meat. Here are The Daily Meal's picks for the most mouthwatering stadium meals, followed by picks for junkiest.

No list of best stadium foods would be complete without the famed Gilroy garlic fries or Ghiradelli's hot fudge sundaes at San Francisco's AT&T Park – both local treasures in themselves.

New York's new Citi Field went a similar route, offering burgers and hot dogs from Shake Shack in New York City. The "Shack-cago" dog is one of their most popular offerings with Rick's Picks Shake Shack relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, pepper, and celery salt.

At Seattle's Safeco Field, there is fresh sushi available as well as the much-lauded "Ivar" dog, which is a fried fish sandwich with signature slaw.

Baltimore's Oriole Park is home to retired first baseman Boog Powell's popular BBQ stand. Situated just outside the park's entrance, Powell serves up Boog's Barbecue to hungry Oriole's fans who love the hickory-smoked beef with beans and slaw.

Another local legend serving at the stadium is Tony Luke at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park. Locals and visitors to Philly line up for Tony Luke's cheesesteaks in town, but now they're also served up special for Phillies' fans.

Last, but certainly not least in this short-list, is the peach cobbler at the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons. Clearly plenty of stadiums have savory foods down, but few serve up well-done desserts like warm peach cobbler (a local favorite).

On the other side of the coin, we've listed the worst stadium foods in the U.S. By "worst," we don't mean those stadiums who have been hit with food safety violations. (We are too scared to look, really.) These "worsts" are foods that might make your heart beat a little slower or make you feel like you've taken on a Man vs. Food-style challenge.

To see the worst of the worst – from a Krispy Kreme burger to a half-pound hot dog – visit The Daily Meal.

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