Editor’s Note: This article was originally published September 15, 2021 and last updated May 2, 2022.
Metro Atlanta’s The Battery Atlanta complex has only been around for a few years, but is already one of the City’s favorite restaurant destinations. That’s why it’s long past due for us to share our ultimate restaurant guide to the Battery. If you haven’t been yet, let us tell you – there’s nothing better than a summer or fall afternoon at the Battery with your friends and the World Champion Braves on deck. Check out our list, prioritize your favorites and head to the Battery today!
When the Battery opened, they promised to bring the best restaurants in Atlanta to Cobb County, and it all starts with Antico Pizza. The Nationally recognized Neapolitan Pizza restaurant has taken their formula for incredible pizza from the Westside to the Northwestern part of Atlanta.
Atlanta’s best distillery is fiddling around with a new location at The Battery. Famous for their mouthwatering whiskeys, they’re getting into the vodka and gin game. The location will also have a tasting room and a production facility, along with a patio walkup, so if there’s a crowd and you’re just looking for a quick taste, you’ll have options.
Burn by Rocky Patel
Sometimes it’s good to have a smoke before watching the Braves smoke the competition. Burn by Rocky Patel is the best place to do it. With a world class humidor and cigar bar, tobacco enthusiasts can find whatever they’re looking for. And with a high class cocktail menu and wine list, they’ve got the perfect aperitif to go with your stogy. The food menu is nothing to scoff at either – they’ve got delicious dinner options like Rosemary Herbed Chicken Skewers, Grilled Salmon with White Wine Butter Sauce, and Creative pizzas and sliders.
It may be the Battery’s most high end restaurant and with good reason – it’s the brainchild of one of ATL’s most popular chefs, Linton Hopkins. Chef Hopkins has basically created an urban steakhouse with every high end amenity and decor choice you can imagine. Yankees and Mets fans won’t feel out of place at this restaurant that feels like it jumped straight out of Manhattan and into the Battery.
This wine forward bistro has the best selection of red, white and bubbly at the Battery. The menu is created to pair perfectly with these options. Between Artisan Cheese flights and a chic charcuterie board, there’s plenty to pick at for a group just starting their night off. For a group sticking around a little longer, they have delicious shareable, tapas style plates with lobster and shrimp potstickers, grilled cheese with tomato soup, wagyu meatballs, New Zealand lamb lollipops and more. And for a night of one on one dining, there’s delicious entrees like Pan Seared Branzino and Braised Short Rib, along with indulgent desserts like their molten chocolate lava cake.
Before a day of beer and baseball, it’s probably wise to carbo load as a way to manage the buzz. And no one does carbs better than Italians. EATaliano is a family owned pizza and Italian food focused restaurant, with great pastas like Pappardelle Prima Vera, their Lobster Ravioli, Veal Chop Milanese, Eggplant Parmesan and more. They also may make the best salads in the entire battery for those looking for lighter fare.
El Super Pan
Chef Hector Santiago is no stranger to the beautiful game of baseball. As a native Puerto Rican, he’s seen tons of his fellow islanders make it to the bigs. That’s why it makes perfect sense that the second location of his Latin focused restaurant, El Super Pan, makes its home at the Battery. With mouthwatering sandwiches, deliciously crunchy plantains, and full plates of the best Puerto Rican food in the area, every meal at El Super Pan is a jonron (homerun for the non-Spanish speakers).
Garden and Gun Club
When you think of Southern food what do you think of? Surely boiled peanuts, Pimento Cheese and Fried Green tomatoes are on that list. At the Garden and Gun Club, you can get all of that and more. Plus, they make incredible old fashioned cocktails including a proper old fashioned, a mint julep and a succulent southern whiskey sour.
The Goldberg’s at the Battery might be the coolest Jewish deli on the planet. They have all the delicious breakfast faves you head there for, plus a full bar. So whether you’re looking for a pint or a pancake, Goldberg’s has got you covered.
One of the Battery’s newest additions is also one of the Battery’s most fun. They have entertaining suites for golf simulation in partnership with Top Golf, along with the option to use the simulators to play football, pitch a baseball, hit zombies with a dodgeball (yes, really), play carnival games, hockey, soccer and more. But all that fun works up an appetite, which is why GoodGame has a great menu of classic appetizers like a Giant German Pretzel with Beer Cheese, Nachos, Hummus, Wings and more, along with mouthwatering entrees like their BBQ Bacon Burger, Greek Lamb Tacos and Steak Frites. We were big fans of the flatbreads, too – they’ve got everything from a smokehouse BBQ to a Pesto Chicken.
One of the City’s most iconic burgers, you may have seen Chef Linton Hopkins’ H&F Burger has been featured on Netflix’s The Chef Show. He’s been making it since 2008 and ATL has been in love since with their double stacked griddled burgers. Everything about the burger is top notch – they make their buns in house, and their patties are an mix of chuck and brisket. It’s all topped with house made pickles and red onion, and made with the ideal bun to burger ratio – if you haven’t tried it, you need to add it to your Battery checklist. They are only open on game days though, so between October and April you’ll have to head to their other location in Ponce to get yours.
Jeni’s, the Ohio based, quickly ubiquitous ice cream shop (stores have been popping up everywhere in Atlanta over the past few years!) has opened its doors in the Battery. It’s popular for a reason though – their ice cream is SUPER creamy and smooth, and they have adventurous flavors like Brambleberry Crisp, Brandied Banana Brûlée, and Sweet Cream Biscuits & Peach Jam.
Live at the Battery/Sports and Social/The Tavern
This restaurant may be better known for their enormous TV or the wild crowds who gather to watch the Braves and the rest of the biggest sports events of the year. But don’t sleep on the food – they’ve got incredible bar bites, particularly inside the Tavern space within Live at the Battery. They’ve got great burgers and sandwiches like the Shrimp Po Boy and Chicken Parm, along with great appetizers like the Spinach and Artichoke Dip and Smashed Avocado Dip. You may want to avoid eating around there during a game, however – otherwise some beer is liable to splash in your food during a big homer or another moment in the game.
A true Irish pub to keep Braves fans eyes smiling, Mac McGee’s has a great menu of your favorite gastropub grub with an elevated approach. We loved the hand cut chips, sausage rolls and shepherd’s pie on our last visit and heard great things from other diners about the burgers and sandwiches, particularly the Reuben. Grab a Guinness and give it a try at your next Braves game.
The Battery isn’t just your pre-game place – there’s plenty for post-game, too. Park Bench has live music nearly every night of the week. Whether it’s a national act dropping in to Atlanta or live, dueling piano shows, or DJ’s playing songs you love, there’s something fun happening at Park Bench. And if you’re still hungry after having a little too much fun that day, grab a pie of Antico from their pizza window and split it with your friends before calling your Uber and heading home.
This Asian food hall opened in 2020 and while a lot of folks may have missed their chance last season, they’re back and ready for 2021. It’s essentially a collection of Atlanta’s most heralded Buford Highway Asian restaurants in one food hall. Whether you’re looking for Fan T’asia’s cantonese, Bubble Tea from Kung Fu Tea, a bowl from Lifting Noodles Ramen, inventive poke bowls and sushi from Poke Burri, or skewers from 26 Thai Kitchen, it’s all in one place. Plus, they have a full bar with Taps at Ph’east – so you can spend a little while pre-game there if you want to try a little something from everyone.
Punch Bowl Social
The Battery was built with the idea that you could spend an entire day there before heading into the stadium for the Braves game in the evening. Thanks to the activity-packed Punch Bowl Social, there’s plenty to do before first pitch. With bowling alleys, table games, an arcade and karaoke, you and your friends will never be bored before a game. Plus, their food is perfect for sharing with your group. Split some nachos or dig in to their blissful buffalo fries before watching your favorite players punch homers past the warning track.
Another thing we really miss is going to the movies, but at the Battery, you can catch a flick before watching a catch. Silverspot Cinema, a movie theatre chain with a restaurant style menu and large cocktail offerings, is opening very soon. Some of the great looking dishes they offer in other locations include miso-glazed salmon bites, great flatbreads and a mouthwatering 5 layer cake – so we’re excited to see what the menu looks like in Atlanta when it opens.
Ford Fry’s famous Tex-Mex sensation has come to the Battery. They have all the favorites you know and love if you’ve visited a Superica location, including Queso Funded, Nachos, Tamales, Flautas and more. For dinner, their sizzling fajitas and incredible Enchiladas are some of the Battery’s best dinner options, along with their street style tacos of course. But if you’re really looking to treat yourself, get a big protein on the grill – their Pescado al Carbon (blackened NC catfish) and Tampiquena (skirt steak) are must-orders!
Terrapin Brewery is one of the state’s largest and most popular microbreweries, with incredibly popular beers like their Terrapin Hopsecutioner, Recreation Ale, Luau POG, Los Bravos and more. You can experience all of their offerings at the Battery’s Terrapin Taproom, but you can also delicious BBQ and Southern inspired foods that go great with a pint – all made by Fox Bros BBQ, one of ATL’s top BBQ restaurants. Dig in to fried pickles, a heaping plate of totchos, and BBQ smoked ribs when you’re ordering your next round.
The national burger chain run by the Wahlberg family – yes that Mark Wahlberg, his New Kids On the Block brother Donnie and their restaurant industry oriented brother Paul – makes a hearty Angus beef burger topped with a delicious brioche bun. With an interior packed with TV’s, you won’t miss a moment of any games – whether it’s the Braves or the football game that afternoon before you watch. They also make incredible shakes, including a couple of boozy options – the Funky Monkey and the Irish Pick Me Up.
With locations all over the country, visiting teams will be happy to find something familiar at Yard House, thanks in part to their creative and extensive menu. With everything from Poke Nachos to Avocado Toast to Grilled Korean BBQ Beef, whatever craving hits you can happen with the menu at YardHouse. Plus, the drink options are just as extensive – they have brewer collaboration series, seasonal and rotating beers, and delicious house options. Order a flight (or two) and try as many as you can.