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What To Eat At The Crown Complex During A Fayetteville Marksmen Game

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.

A person holding a Doritos Walking Taco in the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina

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

Fried chicken and waffles in a basket in the foreground with a hockey rink in the background

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

People waiting in line for concession stands at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Golden Roost

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
  • Peanuts 
  • Candy
Fresh Classics

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
  • Peanuts
  • Candy
  • Popcorn
Grill Masters

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
  • Peanuts
  • Candy

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.

A kiosk selling popcorn at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

You get the popcorn in a souvenir popcorn tub. Then, refills are at a discount. You can also buy soda and water here too.

Dippin’ Dots

Two people waiting on line at a kiosk selling Doritos Walking Tacos at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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:

Man selling sno cones at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Sno Cones

Cotton Candy

Which of these Crown Complex food options would you eat first?

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Genny Gall

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

for sure, my fave one is going to be a corn dog, and they are famous when we talk about fast food.


Tuesday 5th of November 2019

Looks like a full entertainment package. Food looks great and I love that they have veggie options. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Ingalls

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

I like that more stadiums are carrying vegan and veggie options. It makes a little bit easier to find something to eat while you're watching the game.


Saturday 2nd of November 2019

I always intrigued by the places that offer a wide range of food. Great fun and food together.


Saturday 2nd of November 2019

This is a great combo - good food and sports. A great destination to spend time with family and friends.