What to Eat and Drink at Truist Park in The Battery Atlanta

Next time you’re cheering on the Atlanta Braves, don’t miss out on the best restaurants and bars in Truist Park.

Footlong Hotdog at Truist Park
Footlong Hotdog at Truist Park | Mike McGraw/Flickr
Footlong Hotdog at Truist Park | Mike McGraw/Flickr

With a new season of the MLB finally upon us, Truist Park in The Battery Atlanta has become the place to be, whether you’re a fan of the game or just someone looking for some good old-fashioned fun. This ballpark has everything you could hope for—a field housing a World Series-winning franchise (chop on, Braves!), a variety of restaurants that can satisfy anyone’s taste buds, and an exciting atmosphere filled with lively entertainment. Since there are so many amazing spots to choose from, here’s a list of the best places to eat and drink while you’re hanging out at one of the coolest stadiums around.

Punch Bowl Social (Atlanta)
Punch Bowl Social (Atlanta)

Cost: $$
This 25,000-square-foot establishment overlooking The Battery has games galore and a menu that caters to any situation. Hungry? You can chow down on their Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp & Polenta, or enjoy a southern favorite, Chicken ‘N Waffles. Each dessert item will only cost you about $7 or $8, and the drink list includes specialty punches, traditional cocktails, fancy wines, and almost any beer under the sun.

Cost: $
Baseball, beer, and barbecue: the holy trinity of the south. A lot of places have either-or, but you can get all three—and for a great price. Only a hop, skip, and a jump from Braves Stadium, Terrapin Taproom & Fox Bros. has some of the best wings in the city, as well as a unique selection of barbeque, such as Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, and Smoked Ribs. After devouring their signature dish, “The Lopez”—tater tots smothered in chili and melted cheese—you can hit the Brew Lab to test its many baseball-themed beers.

Superica Battery
Superica Battery

Cost: $$
This restaurant takes Tex-Mex to another level. Before going into the game, stop by Superica for a top-notch menu of margaritas, along with some perfectly seared meats and seafood. If you’re craving tacos, take your pick from either hard or soft shell, with as option of chicken, steak, or their crispy, Guava Glazed Pork Belly. The Pescado Al Carbon is a favorite with many customers, and if you’re in the area for brunch, the Tamales & Eggs pair well with one of their $9 classic mimosas.

Goldbergs Fine Foods
Goldbergs Fine Foods

Cost: $
This New York-style deli company is like heaven for sandwich lovers. Goldberg’s famous Po’ Boys has been one of its staples since 1972, and they can put just about anything you can think of between two slices of bread. To start, the Bagel Beignets always hit the spot and the Brooklyn Rueben provides the perfect combination of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and rye. The outdoor patio is famous for its people watching on the weekends, so grab a seat.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Cost: $
With the summer months steadily approaching, you can never go wrong with a nice, cold scoop of ice cream. Jeni’s has $12 pints of all types of assorted flavors, and for under $6.50 you can purchase up to three scoops of your favorite ice creams to take with you as you walk The Battery. If you’re thirsty, take a sip of Boylan’s many drink selections (soda, root beer, ginger ale, and seltzer), and this ice cream shop also offers cold brew from Slingshot and Groundwork.

Cost: $$
Located in a prime location just beyond the entrance of Truist Park, this swanky establishment has hundreds of wine choices, and a stellar brunch menu to set off your Sunday Funday shenanigans. On Mondays CRÚ offers a free pizza when you cop a bottle of wine, and on Thursday is the establishment’s infamous “Champagne Social,” where you can get half-off Champagne from 4 pm to close. Their International Cheese Flights are second to none, and the charcuterie board will fill you up after indulging on the restaurant’s extensive drink menu.

Wahlburgers
Wahlburgers

Cost: $
Owned by brothers Donnie, Mark, and chef Paul Wahlberg, this burger joint is delicious and easy on the pockets. The OFD—a half-pound slab of ground meat with cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and tomato jam—brings a taste of Massachusetts to the South, and their house made shakes come in flavors of chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, mocha, and more. Wahlburgers has some of the best appetizers around, such as the Bacon, Chicken, or Truffle Tots, and the popular Chicken Tenders Glazed with Sweet Chili. Finger food at its finest.

Yard House
Yard House

Cost: $$
Yard House has everything you can hope for in a restaurant. Tacos, salads, burgers, pizza, desserts, and an entrée list stacked with cuisines from all over. There’s even a Gardein section for the non-meat eaters out there. The Poke Nachos are only $14, and the Korean Ribeye rivals any chophouse in driving distance. If you’ve got tickets to the Braves game, there’s a to-go bar featuring a variety of alcohol, but if you don’t there’s enough hi-res TVs in the building to catch any sporting event.

Ph'east - Atlanta
Ph'east - Atlanta

Cost: $
With a collection of six different vendors—Kung Fu Tea, Lifting Noodles Ramen, Poke Burri, Taps, Fan T’Asia, and 26 Thai Kitchen—PH’EAST is fashioned after Asia’s hawker markets. The spicy seafood bowl at Lifting Noodles is a great mix of sweet and sour, and Poke Burri’s unique Burrito Rolls cost about $11. The weekly live music matches the outside vibe of Truist Park, so step on over to Kung Fu Tea, grab a strawberry lemonade and enjoy the sun.

Cost: $
Antico Pizza Napoletana has a delectable list of pizzas and calzones on its menu, and some Meatball Lasagna that will make you feel like you’re back in the Old Country. On game days, Antico is where it’s at, because the staff rolls out the big kegs, and they stay open late.

El Super Pan at The Battery
El Super Pan at The Battery

Cost: $$
Created by award-winning chef Hector Santiago, this lively sandwich bar puts a different twist on classic Latino bakery foods. The Crab Queso and Smokey Mussels are both fire appetizer choices, and the Coconut Shrimp Pasta has a nice mix of spicy vegetables in it to jumpstart your flavor palate. The outside eating area is a prime location for the spring, and a nice place to sit and sip on one of their $15 frozen drinks.

Garden & Gun Club
Garden & Gun Club

Cost: $$
Opened in 2018, the upscale restaurant provides a culinary experience like the magazine of the same name. Upon entry, The Garden & Gun Club features a beautiful cocktail bar, and the menu includes dishes such as the Seared Diver Scallops served with Carolina Gold rice risotto, sweet peas, and salad, and a pork chop entrée, fried country-style and smothered with peppercorn gravy.

Live at the Battery Atlanta
Live at the Battery Atlanta

Cost: $
If you’re a fan of sports and really, really, really big screen televisions, check out Live! It’s basically a one-stop shop. On the lower level, you can find some really good eats at The Tavern and drink the night away with friends at the bar located right by the front door. If you’re feeling adventurous, go upstairs to PBR or Sports & Social, where there’s live DJ’s, $6 House margaritas, and 50% off select starters.

C. Ellet's
C. Ellet's

Cost: $$$
Founded by the couple Chef Linton and Gina Hopkins, C. Ellet’s has prime cuts of USDA meats, and traditional American meals such as their Cheeseburger, Surf & Turf, and a New England Lobster Roll. Staying true to its southern roots, this steakhouse serves Fried Shrimp Po’ Boys, Soft Shell Crab, and Dirty Rice. At the bar’s “Oyster Window” you can enjoy specialty drinks and handcrafted cocktails as the live jazz band plays on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 3 pm.

H&F Burger
H&F Burger

Cost: $
Home to the widely acclaimed Original H&F Cheeseburger this Hopkins couple-owned restaurant has a menu that has been praised both near and far. If you’re not into “normal” burgers, you can add toppings ranging from bacon, avocado, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and jalapeños to spice things up. There’s also your pick of Hop’s Chicken Sandwiches, and a shake list made with Mayfield Creamery ice cream.

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Okla Jones is an Atlanta-based journalist who writes about food, fine arts, and entertainment. His work also appears in ESSENCE, Creative Loafing Atlanta, and Consequence of Sound. Follow him on Instagram at @coolhandoak.