Turner Field unveiled a new food option Friday night, the first non-24 hour Waffle House. The new stand, located at Aisle 130 near the visitor's bullpen, offers the restaurant's signature waffles and hashbrowns with a variety of toppings.
A plain waffle will run you $5.75, and adding peanut butter or chocolate chips bumps it up to $6.50. Plain hashbrowns are $5.25, with onions, cheese, ham, and jalapeño peppers an additional 75 cents each. Topping it with chili costs $1.50, and to go "all the way" and add every topping is $9.00. The stand does not have fountain sodas but does sell some bottled options.
I luckily already had tickets to the game Friday, so I decided to try it out. I ordered a chocolate chip waffle, and my companion ordered hashbrowns with cheese and jalapeños. The service was friendly and speedy, although they were getting ready to close soon after the seventh-inning stretch. Although it wasn't listed as it is on other food stand signs, the season ticket holder discount of 33% off food and beverages applied.
Both items are things I've had several times at Waffle House, and they tasted just as delicious at Turner Field. My main issue was that the chocolate chips were added after the waffle was done, instead of cooked inside with the batter. My guess is this makes the timing and cleanup faster and easier, so I can't complain too much. In fact, this is the first time I can recall ever completely finishing one of their waffles without getting bored first.
All in all, I think this is a brilliant addition to the Turner Field dining options. Of course the prices are much higher than at a traditional Waffle House, but in the scheme of already way-too-high stadium prices, it seems pretty reasonable. Personally as a vegetarian, I'm super excited to have a new option that isn't a fancy burger or steak sandwich. It's different enough from other food stands to make it an interesting option, so the popular restaurant should be successful at Turner Field.