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Top Stadium Food In South Florida

October 4, 2013 8:00 AM

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A general exterior view of Sun Life Stadium prior to the Clemson Tigers playing against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

A general exterior view of Sun Life Stadium prior to the Clemson Tigers playing against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Stadium food has long been as much as a draw to big sporting events as the sport itself. The classic staple of peanuts and crackerjacks was even immortalized in the infamous “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” chant that so many baseball fans sing at stadiums across the nation. However, those old staples just don’t cut in anymore. Now fans expect gourmet meals and unexpected twists on the standard hot dog. The Miami Dolphins and Marlins have heard their cry and they have begun offering your classic favorites along with some uniquely Miami treats. Scroll down and find out which of these ballpark bites are a must.

Everglades BBQ Pork Nachos
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 623- 6100
sunlifestadium.com

When you think Miami, the first thing that comes to mind is great Cuban food. That’s why it comes as a shock that one of the best items served at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, is the Everglades BBQ Pork Nachos. This spicy and decadent concoction is topped with a jalapeño cheese sauce, chili, jalapeños, a citrus-chipotle barbecue sauce and smoked pork. Be sure to order a drink because your watering mouth will not be enough to quench the fire that this meal delivers.

sun life stadium Top Stadium Food In South Florida
(Sun Life Stadium / Credit: Niema Hulin)

Helmut Ballpark Nachos
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 480-1300
miami.marlins.mlb.com

Not to be outdone, Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins, also offers a great spin on nachos. Its cheesy chips and dip comes in a souvenir Marlins helmut and is topped with pico de gallo and shredded cheese. This ballpark snack is a bit pricey but it’s well worth the cost and any avid fan should try it at least once. You can find this snack at the FanFeast concession area inside Marlins Park.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 623-6100
sunlifestadium.com

The best barbecue isn’t just for tailgaters anymore. Like the Everglades Nachos, the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich is also a little-known star at Sun Life Stadium. This sloppy sandwich is topped with up to three signature sauces: the Citrus Chipotle, the Carolina style and Everglades BBQ sauces. Try one sauce or blend all three. You’ll be pleased either way.

Related: Best Sports Bar/Grill in South Florida

Sobe Hot Dog
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 480-1300
miami.marlins.mlb.com

Here’s a Miami twist on a classic ballpark staple. The Sobe Hot Dog is your standard grilled beef hot dog topped with mango coleslaw and chipotle mayo served on a toasted bun that closely resembles a roll in texture. It’s a refreshingly fruity surprise that still satisfies the old-time baseball fan while pleasing the avid foodie. This hot dog can also be found in the FanFest concession area but if you’re looking for an alternative hot dog, Marlins Park also serves a Kosher Dog and a Gluten Free Dog in Kosher corner and the gluten-free sections, respectively.

Related: Best Places for Sports Fans to Watch the Game

Welcome to the Show
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 480-1300
miami.marlins.mlb.com

Located in the Lexus Legends area of Marlins Park, Welcome to the Show brings a delightful surprise to every game. Watch through a fish-tank-like glass as chefs prepare food from the opposing team’s menu. For example, when the Marlins play the Philadelphia Phillies, you might actually get to try an authentic Philly Cheesesteak without ever leaving Miami. Call Guest Services to find out what the stand is serving on your next visit to the Park.

marlins stadium Top Stadium Food In South Florida
(Marlins Stadium / Credit: Niema Hulin)

Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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