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Fedex Field Redskins anything to eat?

Ericandblueboy Oct 6, 2008 05:00 PM

Been there in the past. Never did find any hidden gems to eat. Is there something that we're missing or is Fedex Field really a chow wasteland? We will be going to the Browns game, with upper level seats.

  1. crackers Oct 6, 2008 08:55 PM

    One word: tailgate.
    Up there you'll be getting such offerings as Dan Snyder's $6 cups of water (ice included, since he's so generous).

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    1. re: crackers
      Ericandblueboy Oct 7, 2008 04:03 AM

      LOL! MIL is in town that day and we're going out for dim sum before and then Ray's burgers after. I guess I'll just stick to drinking some of Dan's $10 beers at the stadium.

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      SheriS Oct 7, 2008 07:48 AM

      Agree -- tailgate is the only way to go. There is nothing within 15 minutes of the stadium that is exceptional.

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        tfbrennan Oct 7, 2008 08:36 AM

        Not hidden gems but how about Jerry's Seafood on Lanham-Severn Rd (564) in Lanham or Negril on Central Ave (214) in Mitchellville? Oops, I see Negil is closed on Sundays, and Jerry's Sunday hours are only 1-5.

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        1. re: tfbrennan
          jcwexler Oct 7, 2008 09:10 AM

          I was going to suggest Jerry's Seafood as well - didn't realize the hours though. They make the BEST crabcakes and I'm thrilled to see that they've expanded to Bowie and Annapolis. Love the cream of crab soup too. The touch of curry powder makes all the difference.

          1. re: jcwexler
            Chownut Oct 7, 2008 09:19 AM

            How about swinging by Largo for some Chicken & Waffles. They open 10am on Sunday.


        2. DC_Convert Oct 7, 2008 06:15 PM

          okay, given there's not many options, what are the best bets INSIDE the field?

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          1. re: DC_Convert
            SheriS Oct 8, 2008 04:50 AM

            Nothing is very good and it is all expensive. That's why everyone is suggesting that you tailgate and bring your own food. If you absolutely have to eat there I would go with the grilled sausage with onion and green peppers. Avoid the pizza and nachos.

            1. re: DC_Convert
              DCYankee Oct 9, 2008 10:31 AM

              The best food vendors I have seen are actually on the Club Level. There is a relatively expansive food court (for a stadium) that has everything from BBQ to a gourmet sausage stand, etc. If you end up going to another game, I would definitely recommend trying to spring for the Club Level seats given that the level is open 2 hours before AND after games for your eating and drinking enjoyment!

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              4X4 Oct 8, 2008 06:38 AM

              The problem with eating near the stadium is there's so much traffic before and after games, any place woth going will take forever to get to. Tailgating is cheaper, you can cook and eat what you want, and after the game, you can continue tailgating while the traffic dies down. That is, you can if Snyder still allows it. I haven't been to a game since the late 90s.

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              1. re: 4X4
                Chownut Oct 8, 2008 07:23 AM

                Get a couple of buckets of KFC to go, get to the parking lot early, and pig out.

              2. DC_Convert Oct 21, 2008 06:36 AM

                Update: went to the game last week. As our tickets are not on Club level, I roamed the main level. Best bet I could find was the Johnny Rockets. The onion rings were crispy, and my son's vanilla shake was thick and huge. It's not great, but it's better than the generic dog and pizzas. The other item of note was the kiosks - some selling vitamin water and Ben and Jerry's. Buyer beware, I needed an extra cup to split a water between my children and was charged $5 for it. Explanation: have to account for the cups, "it's an inventory thing". Bring your own small cup if you want to split a drink!

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                1. re: DC_Convert
                  nickdanger Oct 21, 2008 09:26 AM

                  Reminiscent of movie theatres, where the popcorn and sodas are accounted for by cups sold. Security guards search almost anything you bring in, but I guess a cup would make it through. If you can get up to the suite/loge level (suite owners get suite passes in addition to a set # of tickets, so make friends wisely), the loge areas up there have an all you can eat buffet for $25. Last Sunday, there was free wine tasting from Loudon County vineyards.

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                    Lokan May 23, 2009 10:00 PM

                    Best bet I could find was the Johnny Rockets. The onion rings were crispy, and my son's vanilla shake was thick and huge

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