Last updated on January 22nd, 2024 at 10:16 am
Ford Field is the NFL stadium of the Detroit Lions out on 2000 Brush St, Detroit, Michigan 48226. In addition to NFL games, Ford Field hosts NCAA bowl games, wrestling championships, NCAA basketball games, Monster Jam, and more. Here are some of the best food options to consider at the venue to get during a football game or any event.
Also, I share my recommendations on what to get via food for your next visit!
Food to Highlight
Classic Ford Field Food Choices
- The Kroger Cooler: Fans looking for quick snacks and drinks can go to the Cooler. This concession stand is ideal for any fan that does not want to wait in a long line to grab a drink during the game. You can find this area at sections 112 and 234
- Kickoff Classics: Standard stadium food like hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, potato chips, soda, water, beer, and more at section 208
- Paradise Deli: Serving up sandwiches and more at section 105
- Tailgate Grill: Serving up classic stadium food like hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, soda, water, beer, and more at sections 135 and 242
- Little Caesars Pizza: Fans can pickup cheese and pepperoni slices of pizza at sections 111, 123, and 131
- Uncle Joe’s Chicken Fingers: Chicken fingers, fries, soda, water, beer, and more at section 235
- Portable Beer Stands: There are numerous beer stands throughout the venue to grab a drink from during the game. Fans will find water, beer, seltzer, and more
New Foods to Enjoy During a Detroit Lions Game
- Bar 35: Signature cocktails and more at sections 106, 121, and 124
- Big Boy: Head to sections 108, 127, and 230 if you want to grab old fashioned hamburgers and fries
- Bar 35: Signature cocktails and more at sections 106, 121, and 12
- Berts BBQ: Head to section 210 if you want BBQ sandwiches and more
- Detroit Bloody Mary Bar: Head to section 209 for boozy bloody Mary drinks
- Coppercraft Distillery: Signature drinks and more at sections 106, 121, and 222
- Great Lakes Burger: Head to level 3 if you want to grab signature burgers and fries
- Nacho Factory: Nachos covered in toppings at section 204
- One the Roll Next Level Egg Rolls: Fans looking for egg rolls can head to level with at the Comerica Gridiron Club (must have a valid ticket to get here)
- Lefty’s Cheesesteak: Serving up the classic cheesesteak sandwich and more at sections 103 and 136
Classic Desserts to have on Game Day
- Ben’s Pretzels: Warm pretzels and more at section 177
- Candy: Fans can pickup candy at most concession stands at the stadium
While I have never been to Ford Field for a game, I have been to many different stadiums that have the express checkout lane to grab drink and food from. Whenever I need to grab a drink (or chips) during the game, I tend to go to an express checkout line since the line moves fast. Therefore, my recommendation for anyone going to Ford Field for a game is to head to The Kroger Cooler concession stand to pickup drinks during the game.
Can you Bring Outside Food into Ford Field Stadium?
According to the Detroit Lions’ official website, all outside food and liquids are not allowed inside the stadium. You can check out the entire list of prohibited items with this link.
Also, be sure to visit the Ford Field Bag Policy guide to see what you can and can’t bring into the venue.
Can you Tailgate and Eat Before a Game?
Tailgating events occur before the kickoff during a Detroit Lions home game. The best place to tailgate is the Eastern Market and Greektown near Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers play baseball. Check out the Comerica Park parking if you are looking to save money when catching a baseball game.
Also, check out the Ford Field parking tips to save money on your next visit!
Conclusion: Ford Field Food
In summary, Ford Field is famous for its annual Thanksgiving game in the Motor City each season. The stadium updates it’s food and drink offerings each season, so there is always something new to try. My recommendation is that if you only want to pickup drinks during the game, head to an express checkout station so you won’t miss the action.
Greg Kristan, owner of The Stadium Reviews, LLC and TM Blast, LLC, brings his extensive experience visiting over half of the MLB ballparks, along with numerous MLS, NHL, NBA, and NFL venues, to provide in-depth coverage on the bag policy, food options, and parking. He has also been interviewed about his experiences on several sports podcasts.