Braves Food Guide: 8 Best Bites at Turner Field

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  April 6, 2016

Today is opening day for the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, their final season playing at what we affectionately call the Ted. Forty-two years after Hank Aaron hit his milestone 715th, Babe-Ruth-record-shattering home run, it's time to bid adieu to the stadium. The team decamps to Cobb County next year. And whether you're heading to the Ted this week or swinging by later in the season, don't settle for hot dogs and chips. Here are some of the best bites in the stadium. (And take note, Turner Field gives a food-and-beverage discount of about one-third to season-ticket holders!)

Do you have favorites we didn't mention? Or are some of these strikeouts in your opinion? Let us know in the comments or via Twitter @ZagatAtlanta

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    The Bite: The shrimp roll at the 755 Club is a serious step up from typical ballpark fare and a light, refreshing break from fried calorie bombs. Shrimp salad is tossed in mayo with dill, arugula and diced roma tomatoes, served on a toasted New England-style roll.

    Where to Find It: The 755 Club

  • The Bite: Chef Linton Hopkins' notorious, double-patty Holeman & Finch burger is available all day long at the Ted with hand-cut fries. (The portion's not quite as big as what you'd find at the restaurant or its Ponce City Market spinoff, however.)

    Where to Find It: H&F Burger Stand, Fan Plaza & Field Level, Sections 104 (burgers only), 150, 151

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    The Bite: Buffalo chicken and waffles offers a spicy take on the classic mash-up. Sauced chicken tenders arrive sandwiched between a warm buttermilk waffle, served with blue cheese dressing and a maple slaw.

    Where to Find It: The 755 Club

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    The Bite: This perfectly-cooked, sliced-to-order, medium-rare New York strip steak sandwich comes on a brioche-style bun with au jus, horseradish cream and potato chips. Kevin Rathbun was one of the first to open a chef-driven stadium outpost two years ago, and this sandwich is a version of what he has available at Kevin Rathbun Steak.

    Where to Find It: Kevin Rathbun Steak at Turner Field, Section 205

  • The Bite: Atlanta-based Frozen Pints sells its most popular craft-beer-infused ice cream flavors, including Malted Milk Chocolate Stout, Vanilla Bock, Brown Ale Chip and Peach Lambic. They come in individual serving sizes with a built-in spoon.

    Where to Find It: Frozen Pints cart, Field Level, Section 118

  • The Bite: Munching on a double-smoked turkey leg means you get something meaty, delicious and fun to wave around as you're cheering — whether your seatmates appreciate it or not. Pipe on a little peach BBQ sauce too. Or go for BBQ nachos or the Sausage Sundae, a smoked sausage topped with items like mashed potatoes, mac 'n' cheese, and pulled pork (seriously).

    Where to Find It: Smoke House BBQ, Fan Plaza & Golden Moon Casino Level, Section 317

  • The Bite: The nachos at La Taqueria are a step up from gloppy neon-cheese-sauce standards, offering toppings like chicken mole or tomatillo-braised pork.

    Where to Find It: La Taqueria, Golden Moon Casino Level, Section 321

  • The Bite: Hash browns as you like 'em — scattered, smothered, covered, topped, chunked and more — are a happy addition to the Ted, though this is the world's only Waffle House not open 24/7.

    Where to Find It: Waffle House, Section 128