There aren't too many remaining home games for the Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the beloved Boston Red Sox, so get your tickets now if you haven't been yet this season. Hadlock Field may not have the myriad gourmet food offerings that are found at major league stadiums, but it also doesn't command obscene prices for parking, tickets, and concessions. Here's a guide to the edible options:
HADLOCK FIELD DINING BY LOCATION
The ballpark dining fare include all the standards: hot dogs, pretzels, and beer, with some specialty offerings such as the famous Sea Dog Biscuit from Shain's of Maine (a jumbo ice cream sandwich made with chocolate chip cookies), clam cakes, and a solid selection of local craft brews.
Home plate — The largest concession area is right as you enter. Here you'll find clam cakes, lobster rolls, and Sea Dog Biscuits from Shain's of Maine (a jumbo ice cream sandwich made with chocolate chip cookies), as well as standards like hot dogs and french fries. Locally-grown fried potato wedges are new this year. Wine and beer (Bud products and locally made Geary's Pale Ale) can be had here, too. The 2016 season brings Barefoot wine spritzers and Not Your Father's Root Beer to the beverage selection.
There's also the Oakhurst Dairy Stand, with local milk, jumbo chocolate chip cookies, and soft-serve ice cream. Wash down your snack with new Fizz Floats, ice cream "fizz cups" or bottle toppers that will turn any 20 oz. root beer or cream soda into a float. The nearby Dunkin' Donuts Stand offers the ubiquitous chain's hot or iced coffee.
Third base line — A little way up the third base line is the fried dough stand, which also offers soft drinks; continue toward left field for two more stands offering hot dogs, fried food, snacks, and beer. Keep going in that direction to find the Shipyard Brew Pen, with Shipyard beers on tap plus sausage, steak and cheese, and barbecued chicken sandwiches, burgers (including veggie), and wraps. New this year to the tap line up is Shipyard's Island Time IPA, becoming available in May.
First base line — Back the other way is the Microbrew Stand, with the largest selection of local beers. Baxter Brewing, Geary's, Sea Dog Brewing, and Allagash represent Maine, with Redhook and Goose Island also on draft.
Right field — All-You-Can-Eat seats are available in the right field pavilion for $25. Modeled after the Monster Seats at Fenway Park, the counter top seats are the only ones at Hadlock that offer the chance to catch a home run ball. Tickets are limited to 100 per game and allow for two hours of unlimited burgers, dogs, Sea Dog Biscuits, pulled chicken sandwiches, and Coke products.
Bonus: Conveniently, the stadium is little more than a long foul ball away from the airport; consult Eater's Airport Dining Guide for pre- and post-game options in the vicinity, like Pizza Villa and Salvage BBQ.