Oriole Park at Camden Yards is spicing up its food offerings with a new restaurant, Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant, named after former Orioles Hall of Fame catcher Rick Dempsey, and adding items from Stuggy’s in Fells Point and franchise Gino’s, originally founded by Colts Gino Marchetti and Alan Ameche.
Dempsey’s, which will be located in the bottom of the Warehouse on Eutaw Street, will be open on a limited basis, starting Friday for Opening Day. A full opening is planned in late April. After that, the restaurant will be open year-round on game days and non-game days.
The menu will be “Baltimore centric,” said chef Josh Distenfeld, pictured, the ballpark’s facility chef, promising local products like seafood, produce, and Roma sausage.
“We’re trying to go upscale in the quality of the food, but keep it down to earth,” he said. “It’s going to be cool.”
Beer will also be brewed on the premises, the chef said.
The restaurant’s namesake will also be “very visible with some of the other Orioles greats making appearances, too,” he added. “It will have a baseball feel and a local flare.’
Gino’s will be adding its imprint at Camden Yards with a Camden Giant, a crab cake on top of a burger, in addition to chicken tenders, fries, and milkshakes.
Stuggy’s will offer an assortment of hot dogs, including its poplar crab mac ‘n’ cheese dog and Chicago-style dog.
No matter what the O’s do this year, it promises to be a winning food season at the ballpark.