PNC Arena Food

Food at the PNC Arena

Home to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, PNC Arena, which opened in 1999, hosts NHL hockey and other sporting events.  The sports arena is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and also hosts NC State Wolfpack hockey and basketball home games.  The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, commonly referred to as March Madness, has used PNC Arena as one of its sites several times.  VAB Catering provides all of the food, dining, and drinks inside the arena.  This includes concessions, grab and go, casual, and fine dining options throughout PNC Arena.  The gameday experience is a great one for local Carolina Hurricanes fans and visitors from out of town who go to PNC Arena for any of the team’s home games.

PNC Arena Food & Concession Stands

North Carolina is famous for downhome, country flavors, and that carries over to the offerings at restaurants and concessions inside PNC Arena.  Carolina Hurricanes fans can enjoy fresh, never frozen chicken tenders from PDQ, pulled BBQ sandwiches with a sweet tea from the North Carolina BBQ Company, tasty tacos from Tres Tacos, nachos and quesadillas form The Hideout, tons of snacks and candy from the Gameday Marketplace, and hot dogs, Italian sausages and bratwursts from Kayem Sausage Stop.  Around the venue fans can also grab popcorn, nuts, coffee, pizza, pretzels and beer.  Concession stands at the area have gone 100% cashless and guests can use Apple Pay, Google Pay, debit cards, and credit cards at Carolina Hurricanes games, NC State matchups, concerts, and other events at the venue.

Classic Food at PNC Arena

There are definitely some specialty items that you’ll want to try at a Carolina Hurricanes game.  Some of  these include a cheddar bacon roll to go with your hot dog or sausage from Kayem or Prime Rib carved sandwiches from 0.  If there’s something you absolutely have to try inside the PNC Arena it’s certainly the hand-breaded buttermilk chicken tenders with fresh Belgian waffles served with Sweet Pete Sauce or Maple syrup available at Sliced, near sections 114 and 318.    River’s Edge Lodge – Deep River Brewing is where you can find some of the best draft beer around.  PNC Arena is always looking to improve on the concessions offered at the venue, so if you want more information on their latest updates, check the arena website before attending an event.

Food Near PNC Arena

Some of the local restaurants and watering holes near PNC Arena that are popular before a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game include Backyard Bistro for traditional American favorites and local beers, Spring Rolls Parkside for a bit of Asian fare, and Pam’s Farmhouse Restaurant for Southern style comfort food that is often what fans are looking for on their way to an event.  Some local bars and eateries will have specials before concerts, games, and other events at the venue.


PNC Arena Food & Concession FAQs

How much does food cost at the PNC Arena?

Traditional arena items like pizza or a burger will run you $8 to $10 with specialty items adding a little more to the bill. Don’t forget to bring your Apple Pay or Google Pay devices, debit cards or credit cards to any games or concerts at the sports arena as cash will not be accepted.

Can you bring food into the PNC Arena?

You cannot bring outside items into PNC Arena.

What restaurants are inside the PNC Arena?

The Arena Club Restaurant and Ledge Lounge are both available to fans at the arena.

How much does a beer cost at PNC Arena?

There are a good amount of beer choices at the arena starting at about $8.

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