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Where to Eat at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, Home of the Charleston RiverDogs

Go RiverDogs!

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Lowcountry-based minor baseball league, Charleston RiverDogs, has their first home game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park (The Joe) on Thursday, April 11. To many fans, baseball in the Holy City means boiled peanuts and cheap beer, but, as always, the Dogs are bringing more eating options this year.

All Star Menu Items at The Joe

The RiverDog: The RiverDogs' most popular meat in bun item is their signature, eponymous hot dog. It's an all-beef dog topped with cole slaw, mustard BBQ sauce, and pickled okra. This item is located at the Dog House and Dog World concession stands.

Beer Shakes: Introduced in 2013, these boozy beverages quickly became one of The Joe's best-selling items. It's a milkshake minus the milk and with the addition of a specialty beer, flavored syrups and ice cream. Check the interesting flavors, like the strawberry lemonade beer shake.

Other Stadium Highlights

At The Joe, there is one general concourse area where all the food locations are open to the public. There are private picnic areas, with menus for large group outings, located on the third level. The fancy, private Riley Park Club is located on the fourth level.

Brews and ‘Que: What's a better combination than barbecue, baseball and beer? Brews and ‘Que menu includes brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, a sweet-n-sour duck wing bowl served atop ramen, burnt ends nachos, and multiple drafts with plenty of locally-made options from Palmetto Brewing.

Scoops Concession Stand: The first concession stand on the right side of the concourse includes menu items for ball aficionados with a sweet tooth. At Scoops, patrons will find hand-dipped ice cream, milkshakes, candy, and the stadium's kid's meal (peanut butter and jelly, applesauce, and a Capri Sun). Scoops also offers adult grilled cheese sandwiches, like a pesto spread with Havarti cheese

Boiled Peanut Stand: Boiled peanuts and baseball are a Lowcountry tradition.

Pie House Concession Stand: Get your slices of pizza at the Pie House. Also, look here for the beer shakes and spiked beer shakes (beer shakes with a shot of booze). Flavors include the new Angry Apple Pie Shake with Angry Orchard cider, fresh apple pie, cinnamon, and vanilla ice cream. Apple and pecan pies will also be available.

Grab-N-Go: As soon as fans walk into the park, they'll find this stand stocked with Pepsi, water, beer, and ballpark snacks.

RiverDogs’ State Fair: Seek out this spot if you're hankering for funnel cake fries, dessert nachos, or popcorn.

Dog World Concession Stand: At the end of the concourse, on the Marsh side of the stadium, is Dog World. The specialty hot dog stand includes all the stadium specific meat treats, like the RiverDog, the Yankee Dog, the Homewrecker, a pimento cheese option, the Pickle Dog, and the Southern Kimchi Dog. New this year: a Silver Anniversary Dog, which is an all-beef frankfurter wrapped in edible silver leaf and topped with pork belly, and lobster; a roasted carrot dog topped with honey Sriracha and cilantro slaw; and a vegan dog with black bean and roasted corn relish.

Craft Suds & Spuds: Grab a ShockTop beer at Craft Suds & Spuds, along with the new She-Crab Sweet Fry, a she-crab soup inspired topping adorning a basket of sweet potato fries.

Bowls and Strikes: Look for loaded bowl options at the brand-new Bowls and Strikes stand, Fill up on the chicken and waffle bowl or mashed potatoes.

Dave's Sausage World: Located up front in Joe’s food court beside Grab-N-Go, this stand will offer alligator sausage topped with a Cajun remoulade, bratwurst, an Irish banger sausage, and a smoked lumber jack sausage.

Landshark Island Burger Shack: New addition Landshark Island Burger Shack offers the Wagyu Island Burger topped with Spam bacon and pineapple. The Coastal Shrimp Burger has a seafood patty and avocado aioli. The Beyond Burger is a vegan option that imitate and looks like a real beef burger with an infusion of beet juice.