Game-changing dining options at Hard Rock Stadium

 Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins and MIAbites

Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins and MIAbites

Get ready for some MORE football! It was just announced that the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl will feature the Miami Hurricanes vs the Wisconsin Badgers on December 30th at 8 pm (get tickets here). And with a couple more home games for the Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium is the place to be.

This season, in addition to the $500 million-plus renovation that Hard Rock Stadium recently underwent, the Dolphins and their hospitality provider, Centerplate, have completely revamped and enhanced the stadium’s food service operation making it one of the most advanced sports and dining venues in the entire nation.

Hard Rock Stadium’s roster went from 16 foodservice concepts in 2014 to a total of 38 this season, and it’s a total game-changer.  It may actually have you rethink your tailgate plans. Whether you attend a Dolphins or Hurricanes game, a concert, soccer game, or the Orange Bowl, make sure to bring your appetite and prepare for an elevated and winning culinary experience.  As invited guests, we got to tour and sample the food service with a team from both Centerplate and the Miami Dolphins management. 

The 2017 additions include Coyo Taco, Fuku, O-B House, grown, Los Ranchos, Jackson Soul Food, Shorty’s BBQ and upgrades to their two Tap Rooms.  These additions join returning concepts such as Shula Burger and Sushi Maki to provide fans with a true taste of South Florida while making Hard Rock Stadium an incredibly delicious destination.

Kevin Mitchell, Centerplate general manager at Hard Rock Stadium, said it best:  “Win or lose on the field, what we can control is giving fans an authentic slice of the diverse South Florida food scene when they come join us here.  We take great pride in curating a food and beverage experience that offers something for everyone.”

Outlined below are some of our favorite stadium bites and beverages aka tasty touchdowns sure to make you do a victory dance:


James Beard Award-Winning Chef, David Chang of New York’s Momofuku Restaurant, has brought his casual chicken concept, Fuku, to Hard Rock Stadium.  Don’t miss the spicy fried chicken sandwich, Ssam sauce, Fuku fries with jalapeno seasoning, and the peach margarita Fuku slushie. #winning

Coyo Taco

Miami’s authentic Mexican street food experience by Scott Linquist is hard to beat.  Who can resist handcrafted tortillas and smashed to order guacamole on game day?  Be sure to try Coyo’s signature guacamole, conchinita pibil, carne asada and pollo carbon tacos, in a burrito or an oh so super burrito bowl.  Wash it all down with a Mexican beer and save room for a homemade paleta.

Shula Burger

Named after NFL Legend Don Shula, who is synonymous with perfection, Shula Burger features chef crafted, chargrilled, premium burgers made with a perfect blend of Black Angus, short rib, and brisket.

Whether you go for the juicy Shula burger or the Shula BBQ burger, which features smoked bacon and BBQ sauce, don’t forget to go for two with sea salt fries and their sweet potato tots -- you’ll thank us later! Fun Fact: Over 3000 burgers on average are sold at each game.


Former NBA star Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon, founded this 100% organic-certified fast food concept, which is the first full organic restaurant within a sports facility.  If you’re looking for a healthy yet mouth-watering game day dining option, this is just the spot.  Their motto is, “Game Days don’t have to be Cheat Days”.

Be sure to order the free range panko crusted chicken tenders, the Havana Wrap and a “love greens” fresh-pressed juice.  Pro tip: adding the panko crusted chicken tenders to the Havana wrap is a victory in itself.

O-B House

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and now you can have it all day at Hard Rock Stadium.  Fans can enjoy the best breakfast in South Florida from O-B House knowing it’s thoughtfully sourced, always fresh, and made from scratch.  O-B House is famous for their thick and rich 8” oven-baked buttermilk pancakes available in three flavors: plain original, andouille and corn or fresh blueberry.  They also serve fresh coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice and mimosas and mango Bellini’s, which are sure to be a fan favorite.

“Thirst and 10”

With over 1,090 tap handles, it’s impossible to go thirsty at Hard Rock Stadium.  Both the north and south sides of the stadium feature the upgraded Tap Rooms, which serve a winning combination of Florida craft beers, domestic craft brews, and even two gluten-free craft beers.  This selection allows guests to have a shorter wait in line and get right back into the action while staying “hydrated.”

Hard Rock Stadium and Centerplate make quite the winning team, and their enhanced food and beverage concepts cannot be beat. 

Huge flat screen TV’s dot the dining areas, so you can still watch the game with friends while enjoying these creative food options. 

Regardless of the final score, one thing is certain, you’ll feel like a champion after trying their new food and beverage offerings!