What to Eat at Turner Field
So you want to know what to eat at Turner Field? Well like most ballparks, there’s something for everyone, but you’re not likely to find sushi or spring rolls or tofu burgers like you find at some ballparks these days. If you want a hot dog, you’ll be just fine at Turner; if you’d like something different like a BBQ pork sandwich, you can get that too.
We’ll start with the sit down restaurants at Turner Field, one for the folks willing to pay half a grand just to be a member and one that’s available for anyone with a ticket.
The Chop House is the restaurant in right center field, with the big neon “Budweiser” sign on top. The Chop House is a multi-level sit down restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating and views of the field if you’re willing to stand. There’s a full menu for a complete meal: salads, soups, appetizer, entrees and desserts, even kids’ meals. The full bar serves the popular “Tomarita”…which is a slight variation on a margarita.
Around the rest of the ballpark there are the baseball essentials, but there’s also a variety of other choices, especially in the huge center field concourse area. This is the best place if you’re looking for something different, but there are some good choices in the lower level concourse especially.
The Dugout Diners and Atlanta Grills are where to go for sausages and brats too.
In the center field area is the Smoke House BBQ, the go-to BBQ area of Turner Field; this is where you down some brisket, ribs, pulled pork or pit beef sandwiches, with the meat cooked in a smoker right there in the plaza for 18 hours. Choose from four different BBQ sauces. No piddlin’ chicken sandwich, this.
New in 2012 was Kevin Rathbun's Steak, named for the famous Atlanta chef. The Rathbun stand makes a high quality steak sandwich with au jus dripped on the bread and a horseradish sauce on the side. It's quite pricey, so decide for yourself if you want to go premium.
Like Coca-Cola, Chick-Fil-A is an Atlanta-based institution, so you can find a few stands around the ballpark with the popular chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. You’re probably familiar with Chick-Fil-A, so you know what you’re getting, but obviously it’s not at fast food prices.
Turner Field also has a food item I’ve not seen at a ballpark before or since…crepes! Yes, you can get thin pancakes with steak or chicken or cheese (which I suppose makes it something like a burrito), or fill them with a dessert filling like chocolate dream. No kidding.
And as far as I know, you can still get a Yicketty Yamwich...
So Turner Field has most kinds of dogs and burgers covered, with extra selections of upscale stuff and a restaurant or two if you’d like more variety. In the past few years especially the food selection has greatly improved...let's hope they bring all of this stuff into the new ballpark.
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