Places to eat around Navy Yard?
is it too far to go to ted's bulletin, on 8th st. se? we enjoyed it for lunch recently. http://tedsbulletin.com/
it was busy, but service was very good. the food was very tasty! i had the country fried steak, and both it and the sides were nicely executed and flavorful: http://tedsbulletin.com/index.php/men...
I must have gone on an off day, because I found the CFS poorly executed: a wafer thin sirloin with all the flavor cooked out. The crust and white gravy were just right, but both really belonged around a fattier piece of beef. And I had to send the chicken soup back because it was inedibly salty. But I didn enjoy the milkshake.
I'm confused - you're looking to grab lunch, but game time is 7:05P tomorrow night...
Will's right about the Five Guys and Subway. If that's what you want, definitely grab outside the park - the Five Guys stand in the stadium is nearly twice as expensive.
You're allowed to bring individual meals into the park, but only sealed water bottles (1L/person max) for drinks. We've definitely grabbed Subway on the way in before.
In the park, BBQ is awful, the park standards are, well, park standards. There's a Ben's Chili Bowl stand, and a Max's Kosher Grill (falafael, schwarma) that are decent, both just 100 steps to the left when you come in the center field (main) gate.
Ben's Chili Bowl
1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Max's Kosher Cafe
2319 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD 20902
The Circulator bus takes you from Eastern Market station there and back for a buck each way along 8th Street SE - TONS (ok a lot) of choices that can fit your price point. Levi Port Cafe? Cava? Popeye's? Thai? Texi-Mexi? Turkish? some of the choices aren't exactly stellar but a bit more than has popped up near the park.
re: hill food
Agreed. I see no reason not to stuff myself with a hot dog and peanuts at the game, but if I wanted a sit-down, I'd wander up and down 8th and see what appeals to me. There's so much there. Matchbox is an old favorite, and though I haven't eaten there, we stopped into Molly Malone's for a pre-game pitcher a few weeks ago and really liked the vibe.
There is almost nothing to eat around the actual park. My usual preference is to grab a burger and fries at Five Guys before the game (about $10-15). Take the "other" exit at Navy Yard metro (opposite the directions to the ballpark), walk a block past CVS and take a left on 2nd street. There's also a less crowded Subway next door.