It’s finally baseball season again at Braves Truist Park (formerly SunTrust Park) located at Battery Atlanta in Cobb County. And the Braves kick off the 2022 season as Major League Baseball’s reigning world champions after clinching the title in 2021.
Despite the stadium rebranding prior to the pandemic in 2020, the biggest names in local food on the roster of concessions found at Truist Park remain, including H&F Burger, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, and Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co.
But it’s outside the ballpark at the Battery where folks attending Braves games or concerts can partake in a few local restaurants found on the Atlanta food scene, like Tex-Mex spot Superica owned by Ford Fry, Latin restaurant and bar El Super Pan from Hector Santiago, and mini food hall and bar Ph’east.
Order and pay for food and drinks from your seat through the MLB Ballpark app.
Best local food bets inside Truist Park
There’s much more than just hot dogs and peanuts at this ballpark, including craft beer, pizza, tacos, ice cream, and kettle corn. While the pandemic caused a bit of a shakeup in concessions at the stadium, with several stalls and kiosks closing over the last two years, there’s still plenty to eat and drink when taking in a game or concert at Truist Park.
A longtime Braves hot spot for fans hoping to pound some brews during the game, the Chop House features two large patios overlooking right field. There’s also a “Below the Chop” section, which hosts private events and allows fans to view the action through the outfield fence.
It’s fitting that the most popular smokehouse in Atlanta would be included as part of the Braves stadium. Jonathan and Justin Fox are serving up their celebrated Texas-style barbecue at the ballpark.
Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co., a subsidiary of MillerCoors, has a taproom and “brew lab” accessible from inside Truist Park on game days and outside on non-game or event days. Thirsty baseball fans will find Terrapin staples and new brews concocted at the adjacent lab, and Fox Bros. provides smoked meats for snacking.
The beefy creation that made Atlanta fall in love with the double-stack cheeseburger isn’t as hard to come by as it used to be, but it’s still delicious. For those who opt to skip C. Ellet’s, the Truist Park-adjacent steakhouse from Linton Hopkins at Battery Atlanta, the chef’s burger and fries are located in a stand next to the lawn, directly across from C. Ellet’s. The restaurant, open year-round, can be accessed from inside the ballpark on game days or via a door outside on the lawn. The much larger H&F Burger includes seating inside and on the patio, and two walk-up windows.
Keep an eye out for this roving popsicle stand, especially on hot Georgia days (and nights). King of Pops sources locally and uses all-natural ingredients for its frozen treats.
New food to try at Truist Park
The 2022 season brings in a few new food options at the ballpark, including an over-the-top (and super pricy) half-pound wagyu beef burger topped with cheese, gold leaf-wrapped foie gras, and grilled lobster tail for $151. The Braves baseball park now features expanded mobile food and drink ordering options, too. People can download the MLB Ballpark app to order and pay for food and drinks from their seats. Orders are available to pick up at the Slice in section 107, 1871 Grille in section 113, Ballpark Classics in section 135, and the Slice / 1871 Grille in section 343.
The World Champions Burger
A wagyu beef burger topped with cheese, a fried egg, gold leaf-wrapped foie gras, and grilled lobster tail, the World Champions Burger comes paired with either a replica championship ring for $151 or limited edition ring for $25,000.
Big RiBi Sandwich
A country fried smoked rack of ribs topped with Alabama white sauce, pickles and slaw. 1871 Grille near section 141.
Smoked pulled pork atop cornbread with caramelized onions, pickles, fried onions, and barbecue sauce. Smokey Q near sections 116 and 242.
Double Play Quesadilla
Smoked brisket quesadilla wrapped in a smoked chicken quesadilla. Taco Factory near sections 313 and 151.
Funnel Cake Fry Sundae
Funnel cake fries topped with cookie dough ice cream, caramel, and fudge. Fry Box near section 320 and Potato Cutter near section 138.
Gold Glove Chicken Sandwich
Pickle-brined, country-fried chicken breast topped with pickles and mustard cheddar cheese. Fry Box near section 320 and Potato Cutter near section 138.
Blackened Shrimp Tacos
Blackened shrimp tacos with cilantro rice, queso blanco, salsa roja, and pico de gallo. Taco Factory near section 151.
Buffalo hot, medium, Buffalo hot honey, chipotle honey, and parmesan garlic wings served with fries. Hoots Wings outside section 311.
Two Chick-fil-A locations are now open at Truist Park. Near sections 143 and 326. (closed Sundays)
Best local food bets at Battery Atlanta
Dining and drink options abound just outside the stadium gates at Battery Atlanta, with local restaurants serving everything from Tex-Mex, oysters, and prime cuts of steak to Cuban sandwiches, Thai food, ramen, and pizza. The Battery is an open-container complex, which means many spots here offer to-go drinks. Below are the best bets for local dining at the Battery, before and after a Braves game or concert at Truist Park.
Owned by Atlanta chef Hector Santiago, this full-service location of El Super Pan brings Latin American fare to the Battery, including Cuban sandwiches, pastelitos, mofongo, ceviches, and coconut shrimp pasta. Order a frozen margarita, caipirinha, or a beer on draft and relax in the breezy dining room or on the patio.
This steakhouse and oyster bar from chef Linton Hopkins (Holeman and Finch, H&F Burger, Hops Chicken) includes a patio and walk-up window for drinks and snacks located right outside the ballpark gates. Expect steaks here like a bone-in, dry-aged Kansas City strip weighing in at 20 ounces to smaller cuts of eight-ounce flat irons as well as lobster steamed to order. Pair with cocktails, wine, and beer. There’s also a jazz brunch on the weekends. Reservations encouraged.
The all-day restaurant and cocktail bar takes its name from the Southern lifestyle magazine. A cocktail bar greets people as they enter Garden and Gun Club, which focuses on bourbon and whiskey and classic brown spirit drinks, like the Old Fashioned. Expect food here to lean Southern, with pimento cheese and buttermilk crackers, smoked fish dip, fried chicken, and fish and grits. Reservations encouraged.
This mini food hall includes five food and drink stalls, including Lifting Noodles Ramen, 26 Thai Kitchen, Kung Fu Tea, and Fan t’asia Cantonese from the owners of BoBo Garden Chinese on Buford Highway. Order from multiple stalls and then grab beer and cocktails from Taps at Ph’east before finding a seat at one of the communal tables.
For folks who didn’t get tickets to the game, but still want to be close to the Braves baseball action, this two-story sports bar just outside the stadium isn’t lacking in ways to watch games on one of its many giant screens. That includes a 30-foot, high-definition LED screen. Beyond the pub grub and drinks here, people can play skee-ball, table tennis, and air hockey.
Ford Fry brought Superica (formerly the El Felix) to the Battery in 2019, adding another Atlanta location to the growing collection of his Tex-Mex restaurants born from the popular Krog Street Market original. Serving lunch and dinner, expect chile con queso, loaded nachos, tacos, and sizzling cast iron plates of steak and chicken fajitas served with fresh tortillas. Make sure to order a margarita here, including the OG classic margarita and spicy habanero margarita. Another drink worth ordering is the Vampire Weekend cocktail made with horchata, spiced rum, and cinnamon.
Giovanni DiPalma’s popular Home Park pizzeria expanded to the Battery in 2018 offering Braves fans and concert goers a chance to partake in his wood-fried, Neapolitan pizzas without the drive into town.
A Battery location of the popular Atlanta whiskey distillery opened at the complex in 2020 at the corner of Legends Place and Battery Avenue. It includes a tasting room and still house production facility. ASW distills vodka and gin from its Battery outpost, but whiskey products are also available here.
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