Whether fans prefer NFL football or MLS fútbol, CenturyLink Field, the shared home of the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders, is an impressive place to watch sports. The venue has steadily stepped up its food game as well, adding some heavy hitters to the lineup for the 2019-20 NFL season. From barbecue to Thai to tacos, there should be something for every fan craving. Below, Eater breaks down the stadium’s noteworthy gameday destinations.
We’ve noted the new food offerings for the Seahawks season with an asterisk (*). Note that a few of these new concessions, including Taco Time and Pecos Pit BBQ, will not be open during Sounders home games. A rep for CenturyLink Field explains that this is due to the difference in event sizes.
Beardslee Public House
Items from renowned chef John Howie’s upscale Bothell, WA, pub and brewery (sections 204, 240) stay true to the old-fashioned tailgate with cheeseburgers, ultimate bacon burgers, pretzels with gouda sauce, french fries, beer-battered onion rings, and mushroom brie burgers. Locations also feature craft beers from the well-respected Beardslee brand.
Beecher's Mac and Cheese
This is usually a fan favorite on a cold CenturyLink Sunday: bubbly, melty, and hot, and without the Pike Place lines? Beecher's is found in sections 305 and 335.
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More local favorites make an appearance in section 323: Thai Curry Simple’s Thai basil chicken, Pho Cyclo’s pho-stuffed burrito, and a pork belly sandwich with firefly kimchi, pickled vegetables, and mirin lime aioli.
Brougham Beer Hall
The selection here in section 128 is small but indulgent: loaded tater tots, various local beer and wine, and kettle corn.
A riff on the Tom Douglas restaurant, Cantina slings street tacos, a fiesta bowl, and nachos in section 339.
Chicken and Biscuits*
Last season, Ezell’s Famous Chicken was stuffed between two waffles. This year, it’s being served between biscuits and drenched in gravy. Either way, it’s hard to go wrong (126, 321).
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung has three spots (sections 208, 236 and 332) to sling its popular pork buns, spare ribs, and chicken wontons.
This walk-in bar in Section 309 from one of Washington’s most well known breweries has IPAs, pale ales, and wines on tap, plus landjager sausages from Pike Place’s Bavarian Meats.
Great State Burger
The growing local chain specializes in polished, organic fast-food staples: single and double burgers, veggie burgers, crinkle-cut fries, and milkshakes. They're available in section 122.
Ivar's is located in sections 118 and 133 with its famous Seattle standards: fish and chips, clam chowder, clam and chips, french fries, and garlic fries.
Smoked meats galore are in section 115, including hickory-smoked brisket, baby back ribs, and smoked hot links. All dishes here come with coleslaw and chips.
New this year in section 341 is a jumbo baked russet potato loaded with a choice of broccoli and cheddar sauce, chili and cheese, along with other toppings.
The Pioneer Square-based Manu’s sets up shop in section 303, with chicken tinga tacos, al pastor, and nachos.
Pecos Pit BBQ*
This local favorite (on Eater Seattle’s list of best barbecue restaurants) will be slinging its beef chopped sandwiches, pork sandwiches, bacon potato salads, and signature spicy baked beans in section 105.
This concession in section 113 will feature rotating sandwiches and gryos. But the main event is the cheesesteak: shaved beef on a hoagie roll with herbed cream cheese, grilled peppers, and onions.
Seattle Dogs and Oberto Hot Links*
Seattle’s strangest signature item, cream cheese and grilled onion-topped hot dogs, are offered with beef or vegan versions. There are even gluten-free buns available. Meanwhile, local favorite Oberto will be slinging up its signature hot links right alongside, which comes with apple sauerkraut. All are available in sections 109, 124, 135, 149, 313, 324, and 331.
More barbecue is never a bad thing; Smokehouse’s take, sold in sections 120, 131, 305, and 335 includes pulled pork sandwiches, brisket sandwiches, and nachos. This vendor also sells Beecher’s mac and cheese, a perfect pairing for all that meat.
This outpost of the well-known local Mexican food chain will serve crisp and soft burritos, crisp and soft tacos, white chicken chili, and crustos. Located in section 116.
Uli’s Sausage House
Uli’s sells its locally made smoked jalapeno cheddar sausages with onions and Seattle Mustard Company deli mustard in sections 103, 138, 306, and 336.
Where to Drink
There are dozens of Washington beers, wines, and ciders poured by various vendors throughout the stadium, including the likes of Bale Breaker Brewing (109, 128, 210, 234), Black Raven Brewing (104, 130, 209, 235), Fremont Brewing (109, 111, 137, 309, 312, 331, 337), gluten-free Ghostfish Brewing (109, 111, 112, 113, 204, 240, 309, 315, 330), Modern Times (111, 130, 141, 204, 240, 315, 330), Reuben's Brews (111, 112, 122, 130, 204, 240, 315, 330), Seattle Cider (just about everywhere), and more.