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Best Things to Eat at Sox and Cubs Ballparks

Best Things to Eat at Sox and Cubs Ballparks

We ate every food item at Guaranteed Rate Field and Wrigley Field to determine which Chicago ballpark has the best roster, as the White Sox and Cubs prepare to face off in the City Series next week. Here are the best dishes at both parks, the items you shouldn't miss.

Guaranteed Rate: Comisky Dog

Comiskey Dogs (Sections: 114, 151, 544)

This is the hot dog you want at Guaranteed Rate. The Vienna beef dog is snappy and beefy, and it's outfitted with all the classic Chicago dog toppings (that is mustard, relish, onions, tomato slices, dill pickle spear, sport peppers and celery salt). Even the bun was soft. Though you can order a hilarious footlong version, the bun splits by the second bite, leaving you with an arms-length of mess. $7.

Wrigley: Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's (Bleacher platform No. 14, mezzanine level center field)

The three sausage options we sampled at Hot Doug's are the three best bites in Wrigley. In fact, they are the three best bites you can score at either ballpark. My favorite is probably the Ray Burris, shown here, a Polish sausage covered in spicy brown mustard, sweet caramelized onions and salty cheddar. This is as good as ballpark food gets. A close second is The Dave Rosello, an Argentine pork and bacon sausage topped with a bright green chimichurri and smoked Swiss cheese. It's also hard to find fault with The Pete LaCock, an extra meaty concoction featuring a rib-eye steak sausage with nostril-clearing horseradish cream and funky blue cheese. About the only negative I can note is that sausages aren't quite as flawless as they would have been at the original, and now shuttered, Hot Doug's — the buns aren't as soft and pillowy and some of the sauces are chaotically drizzled on. That's nitpicking. Plus, Hot Doug's doesn't exist any more outside the Friendly Confines. In fact, you can score these sausages only if you have bleacher seats. Each sausage is $9.50. ​

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Who has the best ballpark food in Chicago, Cubs or Sox? Find out here.

Find our interactive guide to all the food in Wrigley and Guaranteed Rate fields here.

What are the worst things we ate at both ballparks? See the items you should avoid here.


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


Wrigley Field Guide – Where to Park, Eat, and Get Cheap Tickets

Wrigley Field is one of the last two true historic ballparks left standing. Known as the "Friendly Confines", every true baseball fan should make a trip there at least once in their lifetime.

The Old Time League Scoreboard Keeps You Updated - via Flickr user Niklas Hellerstedt

Things You Shouldn't Miss

    If it's your first time around the stadium, get pregame brews and check out the cool Cubs memorabilia at this famous watering hole.
  • Stop by Wrigleyville Dogs and eat a Chicago dog.
  • Don't miss the bleacher seats: it's an honor to sit by the ivy walls of a stadium that's been there since 1914.

Ways To Save Money

  • Take Uber instead of parking. Click here to get a free ride
  • Stay close by and save $35 on AirBnb rentals by clicking here
  • Click here to reserve a cheap parking spot in advance.

Parking

The parking rates vary greatly depending on your flexibility, but cheaper lots are available via Spot Hero. There is free street parking within a mile of Wrigley, but good luck on getting a space. Pay attention to meters and street signs when parking.

Tickets

Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest to find deals, but you can get excellent value on sites like SeatGeek or StubHub for a midweek game. If possible, splurge for better seats. You might even see celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, or Vince Vaughn.

Carrying your own food in isn't a bad idea at this park: the food options aren't great, and the prices are Windy City skyscraping.

And now that the curse has been lifted and Wrigley hosted the 2016 World Champions, tickets are all the more in demand.

Hosting the Cubs since 1914 - via Flickr user Sam Howzit


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