Where (and what) to eat in and around Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Ahead of the stadium’s opening, we take a first-look at and hear from the creators of the food and beverage offerings. (Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)

If Monday’s game is your first opportunity to check out Mercedes-Benz Stadium, you’ll notice an upgrade from the old Dome’s dining options.

First, there's reasonable pricing on core concession items: Soft drinks and water are $2 and come with unlimited refills. Popcorn and hot dogs are priced at $2. Waffle fries, a bag of peanuts, a slice of pizza and nachos with cheese all run $3. A cheeseburger is $5; a basket of chicken tenders with fries is $6.

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Looking for more than a burger at your next Falcons game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium? A brisket grilled cheese, with braised beef, barbecue aioli and fontina cheese on Texas toast, plus a side of kettle chips, will be served at Hot Press Express portable carts in sections 104, 226 and 307. CHRIS HUNT / SPECIAL
Looking for more than a burger at your next Falcons game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium? A brisket grilled cheese, with braised beef, barbecue aioli and fontina cheese on Texas toast, plus a side of kettle chips, will be served at Hot Press Express portable carts in sections 104, 226 and 307. CHRIS HUNT / SPECIAL

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

Better food

Out of a massive kitchen come more chef-driven menu items. Items include a brisket grilled cheese sandwich of braised beef, fontina cheese and barbecue aioli on Texas toast with a side of kettle chips.

Burgers are hand-packed, and meat, like the brisket piled on an order of burnt end nachos or the barbacoa beef for tacos, is smoked in-house. Pickles, dressings and other condiments are made on-site.

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More beer

The number of beer taps has grown from 30 at the Georgia Dome to 1,264 at Mercedes-Benz. And the types of beer on offer range from mass-market brands, such as Bud Light and Stella Artois, to specialty brands, such as Goose Island and Ballast Point, plus a half-dozen Georgia craft brands.

But what may be the best news of all is the pricing. A 12-ounce domestic draft is $5, a 12-ounce premium draft is $6, a 20-ounce domestic draft or a 16-ounce can is $7, and a 20-ounce premium draft or a 16-ounce premium can is $9.

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Atlanta brands

Need your daily dose of Chick-fil-A? You can get that here.

In total, nearly a dozen and a half area restaurants and food producers have a presence at the stadium. This “Best of Atlanta” group includes Antico, King of Pops, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Delia’s Chicken Sausage, Farm Burger, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Gamechanger, Iberian Pig, Jim ‘N Nick’s, Miss D’s Popcorn, Snackology 101 Market, Sublime Doughnuts and the Varsity.

Specialty items from these partners can be found on each concourse throughout the stadium, either at a dedicated concession stand or a portable pop-up cart. In addition, items are priced the same at the stadium as at their brick-and-mortar restaurant or on retail shelves.

Bob Townsend contributed to this article.

LOOKING FOR FOOD?

Mercedes-Benz Stadium restaurant partners and where to find them in the stadium:

Antico Pizza: Delta Sky 360 Club and Mercedes-Benz Club

Bruster's Real Ice Cream: 100 level (southwest and northwest sides), 200 level (northeast and southwest sides), 300 level (southeast, southwest and northwest sides)

Chick-fil-A: 100 level (northwest and southwest sides)

Delia's Chicken Sausage: 100, 200 and 300 levels

Farm Burger: 200 level (northeast side)

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q: 100 level (east side), 200 level (north side), 300 level (north side); Fox Bros. Tex Mex-a-Cue stand is located on the 300 level (south side)

Gamechanger: 200 level (west side)

Golden Brown & Delicious: 100 level (southwest side)

Iberian Pig: 200 level concourse (club level, north and south sides)

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q: 100 level (southwest side), 200 level (southwest side), 300 level (south side)

King of Pops: roaming carts on all levels

Miss D's Popcorn: 100 level (southeast and west sides), 200 level (south side) and 300 level (southeast and west sides)

Molly B's Kitchen (the concession stand next to Molly B's restaurant): 100 level (northeast)

Papa John's: 200 level (southeast side), 300 level (north side)

Snackology 101: 100 level (southwest side), 200 level (south side), 300 level (northeast side)

Sublime Doughnuts: Delta Sky 360 Club and Mercedes-Benz Club

The Varsity: roaming vendors in stands on every level

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