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 Waffle House, 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.
Best 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.
America’s greatest diner chain, which just so happens to be headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, is back for Braves games this year. Fans won’t find the full Waffle House menu at this scaled-back outpost, but there are a few favorites available on the menu. It’s also the first Waffle House to sell beer. Look for waffles (obviously), hash browns, and the Texas Philly sandwich.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
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.
King of Pops
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.
Check back for an updated section-by-section breakdown of food and drink options inside Truist Park once the concessions information is made available by the Atlanta Braves organization.
Best 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, too. Below are the best bets for dining at the Battery, before and after a Braves game or concert at Truist Park.
El Super Pan
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.
C. Ellet’s Steakhouse
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.
Garden and Gun Club
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 also 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. Also 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.
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