During the long (long) spell when the Mariners were a bad baseball team, T-Mobile Park still gave fans a reason to visit by featuring some of Seattle’s top restaurants, including Marination, Ballard Pizza Co., Just Poké, Lil Woody’s, and Pure Acai. They’ll be joined by a surprising new local addition this season: Moto Pizza, the relatively new takeout spot with West Seattle and Edmonds locations that sells out months in advance. Fans at T-Mobile Park will be able to score a personal-sized version of Moto’s Filipino-inspired Detroit-style pizza simply by walking up to the kiosk. Yes, the most immediate way to get one of Seattle’s most sought-after pizzas will be to attend a Mariners game.
Elsewhere in the stadium, executive chef Javier Rosa of the Mariners’ hospitality partner Sodexo Live! (formerly known as Centerplate) makes some enticing menu updates at Mexican food spot Edgar’s Cantina and barbecue stand Holy Smoke. The Mariners are also bringing back the Value Menu, which will include more nutritious choices like carrots, apple slices, and hummus and pretzels, in addition to ballpark standards like hot dogs. And both Marination and Ballard Pizza Co. are expanding their menus with a couple of intriguing items.
New food this year
Moto Pizza [Section 109]
The T-Mobile Park menu will include Moto bestseller Mr. Pig (topped with Filipino lechon-style pork belly, longganisa, mango-cilantro chimichurri, and garlic banana ketchup), Kissed (hot honey-drizzled sausage and pepperoni), Root (featuring seasonal foraged mushrooms from local company Wild Foragers), MOTO Pepperoni (with pepperoni from Ezzo Italian Meats), and Cheese (featuring a lacy-crisp frico crust). Pizzas are individually but substantially sized in a narrow rectangle, a shape that holds two advantages: it’s easily transported, and it’s essentially a long all-around edge slice.
Ballard Pizza Co. [The ‘Pen and Section 241 Terrace Club]
Ethan Stowell’s New York-style slice joint introduces a calzone named for Mariner catcher Cal Raleigh, called (naturally) the Cal-Zone. It’s stuffed with Italian sausage, pepperoni, and mozzarella, and served with red sauce for dipping. For fans who want to stick to pizza, specialty slices Ballard Bridge (pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, black olives) and Staple & Fancy (pepperoni, pineapple, and jalapeno) join the menu, adding to mainstays cheese and pepperoni.
Marination [Section 119]
Grilled miso ginger chicken is now available as a protein option for the Luau Plate, which includes rice, Hawaiian-style macaroni salad, and signature slaw. Satisfying snacks like Spam musubi and Kalua pork sliders are back to round out the rest of the lineup.
Edgar’s Cantina [T-Mobile ‘Pen and Section 212]
Mariners executive chef Javier Rosa has updated the menu with bay shrimp quesadillas and crispy fish taquitos filled with Pacific cod. The quesadillas are now folded closed on three sides for portability. This makes the quesadillas a little more burrito-esque, but no less delicious.
Holy Smoke [Sections 105 and 313]
T-Mobile Park’s barbecue stand adds a smoked beef short rib sandwich, sweet and tangy barbecue sauce-glazed pork “wings” (trimmed mini pork shanks) garnished with pomegranate, and a loaded baked potato topped with smoked pulled pork, jalapeño cheese sauce, Tillamook cheddar, salted butter, crema, and green onions.
Major Venues to Hit
There are several major concessions venues at T-Mobile — some with multiple locations — plus additional stands scattered throughout the park. Here are some of the best bets.
Din Tai Fung [Section 132]
The Chinese dumpling expert serves vegetable and pork wonton soup, vegetable and pork wonton with spicy sauce, chicken-fried rice, spare ribs, steamed traditional bao buns filled with pork, or a vegetarian option with bok choy, tofu, mushrooms and vermicelli noodles.
Lil Woody’s [The ‘Pen]
The local mini chain features Royal Ranch grass-fed beef, and offers two classic quarter-pound ballpark burgers: the Big Woody (with Hill’s bacon and the works), and the more simply topped Lil Woody. Other items include an Impossible burger, chicken tenders, and regular or garlic fries.
Way Back Crab Shack [Section 187]
Chef Ethan Stowell’s toasted Dungeness Crab sandwich, crab fries, Old Bay fries, and clam chowder pairs with the rotating selection of draft beers including local and craft brews.
Pure Açaí [Section 132]
The Just Poké owners are behind this spot for acai bowls, which could be just the thing during hot summer games. Along with a variety of acai bowls, the shop will be offering Nutella toast topped with banana, coconut, and granola and a sweet matcha drink.
Hit It Here Cafe
The sit-down restaurant in right field will introduce an updated menu from Ethan Stowell this year. While specifics on the new menu weren’t available, we expect the cafe to remain a dependable choice for fans who want a full restaurant experience with a view of the action on the field.
Where and What to Drink
Batch Cocktails [Tito’s in The ‘Pen, Section 338 Boxscore Bar, section 349 Trident Deck]
Seattle-based Scotty’s Juice offers three batch cocktails: spiked strawberry lemonade, spiked raspberry lemonade (both with vodka), and a paloma made with tequila and grapefruit juice.
The Chateau by Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Bar [Section 126]
While wine options are available throughout T-Mobile Park, this dedicated wine bar offers the largest selection. Along with multiple Chateau Ste. Michelle varietals, you’ll also find wines from other estates such as Drumheller, H3, Erath, and Born of Fire.
1st Base Bar and 3rd Base Bar [Club level, first and third base sides]
Both locations offer a full bar experience, with cocktails in addition to beer and wine options. (Partnerships for these bars aren’t set in stone and they may be known by different names as the season progresses.)
The T-Mobile ‘Pen
Open two hours before first pitch with $5 draft beer the first hour, the ‘Pen offers the earliest entry into the ballpark. Also within the ‘Pen is the full-service cocktail bar Caught Looking Lounge, and the Coors Light Rail Bar.
Throughout the ballpark, there are beers from Washington State producers like Bale Breaker Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, gluten-free Ghostfish Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, and more. On top of that, the Value Beer menu returns with a selection of 12-ounce cans from 12 local and national brands, priced from $5 to $6. The T-Mobile Park Beer Finder lists the full selection of drafts, bottles/cans, and where to find them all.