This What To Eat At The Crown Complex During A Fayetteville Marksmen Game post is semi-sponsored. Drugstore Divas received press passes to attend a game, but purchased everything inside out of pocket.
I can always eat. I’m serious. There have been so many times when I’ve said, “I’m not hungry, but I can eat.”
If you’re going out for food, invite me. I will come with you and I will eat with you, even if you text me while I’m already eating.
It’s a gift.
What I’ve started doing — and completely blame my mom for this one — is I look at the menu of somewhere I’m going before I go and then I decide what I want to eat.
She can’t be the only one who does that. But, if she was heading to a Fayetteville Marksmen game at the Crown Coliseum, she wouldn’t be able to Google a menu. Don’t worry. I’m here to help.
Pete and I went to the Fayetteville Marksmen home opener earlier this month and ate our way through the game. For your benefit, of course.
What To Eat At The Crown Complex During A Fayetteville Marksmen Game
The Fayetteville Marksmen are a professional minor league hockey team that plays in the Southern Professional Hockey League. The team plays its home games in Fayetteville, NC at the Crown Complex (1960 Coliseum Dr.).
There are a couple options for eating at the Crown Complex. There are concession stands built into the concourse itself, kiosks on the concourse, and then staff members who walk around selling snacks during games.
We’ve broken our list down into those categories.
Concession Stands at The Crown Complex
Uptown’s Chicken & Waffles
Uptown’s Chicken & Waffles is the newest option at the Crown. The first Uptown’s Chicken & Waffles opened in February at the Stryker Golf Course, so it makes sense that US Army veteran Judith Cage (Chef Judy) and partner RaShawn Moore would open at another sporting-themed venue.
Uptown’s Chicken & Waffles opened at the Crown Coliseum the week before the Fayetteville Marksmen season opener, and of course, we had to try it. Pete loved the waffle and I loved the strawberry butter we dipped it into.
The Uptown: 4 chicken wings and a buttermilk waffle
Judy’s Shrimp & Grits: Buttered cheese grits topped with sauteed tender shrimp and andouille sausage in Cajun gravy
Moore Fried Chicken: 3 chicken wings and two handmade sides
Waffle Sandwich: Fried chicken breast between a half waffle *This wasn’t available for the Fayetteville Marksmen home opener
Sassy’s Basket: 5 sweet and spicy chicken drummettes with french fries
Classic Waffle: 1 buttermilk waffle
Homemade Sides: Mac and cheese; basket of fries; collard greens with smoked turkey
Fulfill your fried food dreams at the Golden Roost. Nearly everything on the menu is perfectly fried or at least has a fried component. Each basket order comes with fries, or you can order a French fry cup separately.
You can also order drinks, including beer if you’ve over 21 here. Limit one alcoholic beverage per transaction.
- Hot Chicken Basket
- Chicken Tenders Basket
- Chicken Sandwich Basket
- Crispy Chicken Salad
- Nachos with Cheese
- Corn Dog
- French fry cup
The Crown Complex has a food court, and Fresh Classics is the center of the three restaurants (sandwiched between Golden Roost and Grill Masters, just as it is in our list). The highlight is that the pizza comes in three variants: cheese, pepperoni, and there’s a signature pizza offered for each event as well.
You can buy drinks and beer here (again, if you’re 21+). And, as with Golden Roost, there’s a limit of one alcoholic beverage per transaction.
- Pizza Slice
- Barbecue Nachos
- Nachos with cheese
- Hot dog
- Soft pretzel
The majority of the food items here are made on the grill, hence the name Grill Masters. All the basket options are served with fries.
This is the only restaurant in the food court that, for some reason unbeknownst to me, doesn’t serve beer.
- Cowboy Chili Burger Basket
- Master’s Burger Basket
- Black Bean Burger Basket
- Chili Dog Basket
- Chili Cheese Fries
- French Fry Cup
- Cowboy Nachos
- Nachos with cheese
On the concourse options at The Crown Complex:
If you walk around the concourse, there are some free-standing kiosks where you can grab a bite to eat. These include:
There are free-standing kiosks where you can buy beer, if you’re 21 or older. You can buy regular or tall beers and are allowed to purchase one per transaction.
You get the popcorn in a souvenir popcorn tub. Then, refills are at a discount. You can also buy soda and water here too.
Walking Doritos Taco
I ate this delicious creation, of course. You choose from either Fritos or Doritos, then it’s topped with (your choice of) meat, beans, lettuce, onions, salsa, and jalapenos.
Inside the arena options at The Crown Complex:
If you don’t want to miss one minute of the Fayetteville Marksmen action, you can wait for vendors to walk around the stands and come to you. Those that do sell:
Which of these Crown Complex food options would you eat first?
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What To Expect At A Fayetteville Marksmen Game At Crown Coliseum