Cardinals Nation

3.8
529 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cardinals Nation offers fans of all ages a one-of-kind, world championship caliber experience unlike any place else. The best fans in the game will come to play here all year round because the baseball season never ends at Cardinals Nation. Cardinals Nation is the ultimate Cardinals headquarters.

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TiffanyC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was better than I expected drinks wasn't that great that was our purpose for going but service was terrible the place wasn't full of people she took 20 minutes to take our order 25 minutes to bring our drinks 35 minutes to bring food we didn't eat until hour after arrival than orders and checks were messed up in the end

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DarrellM
Springfield
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pork chop was best I have had in along time. Server was excellent.

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JennM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The location is the best! Love the ballpark view, service was great (although hostess was a bit grumpy), and food quite good! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cardinals Nation is a very nice restaurant. Our server was fantastic! The only complaint I would have is the grilled cheese was not good at all. Chef should revisit that recipe. Also, I got a regular Bud Light and then asked for a tall and essentially got the same size. Overall a nice meal but couldn’t been better.

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Raye
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Like many restaurants, they are suffering from lack of staff. I felt sorry for our waitress on a Friday night. She had so many tables to handle, and she'd only worked there a month. People roll in from touring Bush Stadium or many of things around that area. But the manager or whatever she was at the front desk told us like three times, "we only have two people on staff right now and you'll have to wait." She was grumpy." Our food, however, was great -- a turkey club on multi-grain toasted bread with a cranberry aioli and all the fixings. Loved it. My hubby had a blackened chicken sandwich, which wasn't very blackened, but the seasonal vegetables with it were great. I just feel sorry for restaurants that can't get help, so I really don't know how they handled the crowd the 4 nights before when the Cubs were in town and people crowd every restaurant in that location. Best of luck to them in finding new help. But with that crabby manager, I don't know why anyone would work there. She needs to smile and be better to those who walk in the door. Explain that you just can't take any more customers at that hour or whatever she can say instead of making people feel like it's their fault they walked into the door.

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vipbigeater
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went before a Cardinal game. Making the reservation was definitely the right way to go. Those without reservations had to wait up to an hour. Our food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Our waitress did not ask us once our food was. I had to go ask where my meal was. We had to ask for more drinks. She did not come to the adult end one time, stood by the kids. Extremely poor service

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DJKams
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My biggest complaint is that the menu online (everywhere your menu is found!) was not
the menu at restaurant. When I asked the waiter he said its never changed! Yes, it has, I have had several of the items from the online menu that is not there now. We had already
decided on what we were going to have at home and had to rethink everything, we almost left at this point. Everyone in our party swears the server was high. He had some
real problems getting us taken care of which was kind of ridiculous considering how few
people were in the place at the time. The food was pretty good but the cheese curds were
way too spicy for some strange reason. There was nothing pretzel about the pretzel bites
they were just bread balls. It was my sons 21st b-day and just wish it could have been made alittle more special for him instead of the "just OK" that we got.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We had poor service all night. Our server was not very attentive, we had to flag him down when we wanted something, and was bussing the table while we tried to order and would then walk away. He asked us to cash out early because he was leaving and had the wrong items on our tickets. We got the checks taken care of and then we had to ask someone to come wait on our table because no one was reassigned after or serve left. I had a discussion with the replacement server, saying I don’t like walnuts and when a salad was brought out it had walnuts on there. Poor service all the way around.

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KKOZ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every worker there was super crabby and did NOT care about customer service. Speaking of service.. it was AWFUL. Super slow and our food was cold. This was for mine and my brothers 30th birthday and it was honestly the worst experience I’ve had a ballpark village. Then when my husband left his debit card there he called the very next day, spoke with Anthony and they said they would keep his card in the safe until we got there Monday afternoon. We drove from st. Charles to St. Louis to have the very same AWFUL waitress tell us that per policy, his credit card was shredded. UNBELIEVABLE. We will NOT be back.

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GoCubs
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was good. Price was a little too close to ballpark pricing, especially when it wasn't during a game.

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charleso
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere got to watch the game and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Everyone was following safely guidelines. Restrooms was clean.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great, as for the price I wish they would have offered a better menu. Not much to
Choose from.

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vipEdwardO
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and casual bar food that was in par with everyone! Mac and cheese side was pretty good!

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NatalieW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We really enjoyed the pretzel bites appetizer. The burgers and Mac and cheese were great too. Our waiter, Nick, was very attentive and personable. The view of the ballpark across the street wasn’t too bad either. Overall great experience! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We had a bad experience even with a reservation. Food was not good, waited 45 minutes, then part of the meal didn’t arrive.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was allright blackened shrimp pasta was lacking flavor biscuits were tough. shrinp was watery cocktail sauce again lacked much flavor. bread pudding overcooked. hashbrowns no very good potatoes were ok and the bacon was great but that dose not justify a 45 dollar brunch the prime rib wasn't even warm. truely disappointed in cardinals nation $100 fir sub par food i could come better at the golden coral. the vote was awsome or server was great. Oh i. left off warm champagne for mimosas.

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carolk
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love the selections and varieties of food and beverages

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WilliamP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Very disappointed in the Valentines Sunday brunch for we regularly dine at ballpark Village restaurants and enjoy the food however the Sunday brunch was not close to the usual standards. Choices of food was extremely poor. The beef was severely under cooked and the omelet was poorly prepared and cooked. The Bread pudding was hard and probably prepared a day or two before the brunch. Very disappointed in the very limited choices available. The best item was the shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was good except service was slow. Had to ask hostess if we had a server.

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vipSharpMedicine
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a fantastic experience. We attended a Valentine's Brunch and I have to say the service was without a doubt the best I have ever received at this restaurant. While the menu could have been more comprehensive and diverse, the presentation, complete with ice sculpture bowls, was perfect. Great job to all!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food selections were great, everything tasted fantastic, and the service was wonderful! We had a great time!

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CorinneS
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service slow overall; had to wait to be seated (one 1 person seating from 2 lines/different locations), server very slow bringing drinks (especially mimosa refills), but did get our daughter a hot cocoa.

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WayneM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was horribly slow. There were 30min at a time that we could not find our server & would ask others servers to help us. You had to wait 15-20min for refills on drinks. You had to order bottomless alcohol drinks, wait 15-20min for your server to bring you a glass with alcohol in it, then go to the bar and finish making your drink yourself. Chocolate covered strawberries were advertised as part of the buffet, but you had to ask your server to bring them to you & only 1 per person. The food on the buffet was good quality. Summary: Having made reservations weeks in advance, the event was poorly staffed or poorly planned. I will not be returning, and would not recommend this to my friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

We went enjoy dinner during the Allstar Game and had a poor experience. There were young adults potentially minors intoxicated and falling into our table. One even dropped a drink all over my aunt as we eating a meal. No ids were ever checked of any youth at the bar and no one was cut off and multiple were falling into other patrons and the bar won’t the tables were even close to being full. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The place was not busy when we arrived however we had to flag down a manager to get a server after waiting 20 mins. After ordering we then had to ask where our bar drinks were since they took forever as well. The server was super sweet and accommodating once she got to us however several tables had people looking around not getting helped.

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vipSharpMedicine
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This visit was for a special holiday event. It was very well planned and executed by the venue and crowd control was innovative and effective. The buffet was very high quality and to value and the service was outstanding.

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vipCardsfan4
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Each year the food seems less impressive. We were there at noon and only 2 pieces of pie were left. I would recommend this event to families with kids under 8. My son is 8 and was the oldest one there. Seeing Fredbird and Santa and making reindeer food were a fun time. They also had a face painter and a balloon design station.

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We loved the Fredbird brunch! It would of been nice to get a bit more time with Fredbird, but we understand it’s not possible with everyone wanting pictures with him. The kids loved getting pictures with him, faces painted and having balloons made. They thought making reindeer food was pretty neat too, and enjoyed listening to Mrs. Clause read a story. My son is picky eater, so we didn’t have as many food options for him. The other 3 of us enjoyed our meals. We plan to come back next year for this experience.

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vipSheilaK
St. Louis
36 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast with Santa but, I must say that they ‘knocked it out of the park’!! Large variety of breakfast & lunch selections. Desserts for days....The service team also met every need before we could ask. Highly recommend and will attend again:)

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DM80
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were there for the brunch with Fredbird and Santa. Buffet food was good but cold.

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MyraD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fredbird and Santa brunch is worth every penny!

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1234
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We attended the Brunch with Santa and Fredbird. The photo op and the children’s activities were great, but the construction situation and the quality of food were not. We parked in the garage and had to trek around construction and through makeshift walkways that were very shady, with a two year old. The food was awful. It was a buffet so I didn’t expect five stars, but for $45 per person, it was not worth it. The prime rib was cold, the food was either too salty or too bland. Also, it was an event geared towards kids and the menu did not reflect that. My two year old doesn’t eat eggs Benedict or prime rib. Chicken tenders or something of that nature would have been good to see. We had to stop for food on the way home because my two year old didn’t eat.
It was $140 with tip and I was extremely disappointed with the restaurant part, but the photo with Santa & Fredbird is priceless.

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MARYS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time, though our Boys were older 13 and 11 years, Fredbird and the Photographer were able to get them into the Spirit of the season! I have a picture I will cherish of my Boys truly smiling with FredBird! I appreciate everyone we met and enjoyed the experience immensely!

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JuliaK
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

For the price of the brunch, I expected a higher quality of food. Several of the dishes that were supposed to be hot, were actually very cold and very unappetizing. The Shrimp and Crab Claws were not just cold, but actually frozen. The amount of water contained in the frozen shellfish made it very unappealing and frankly very bland. Even the prime rib that was sliced in front of me was very cold and very bland.
I feel your chef's should have been a little more aware of the quality of food they were putting out.
The overall experience was very enjoyable for my grandkids, but we will not be returning due to the quality of the food and the cost. If the food had been upto the standard I believe the Cardinal organization prides themselves on, we would definitely return for other events like this one.
But again, I was extremely disappointed in the brunch buffet.

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SullyM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The coordination by the team at Cardinals Nation made the experience very enjoyable. Our server Dee was attentive and made the experience enjoyable. There were a lot of choices with food and most of it was warm. This is our second year attending and really enjoy the event that is put on.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Service was spotty and burgers were overcooked to death. Never brought the mayo I asked for, and I had to track server down to get my parking ticket validated even after i had asked him about it at the beginning. Amazing space, but the food is tourist trap expensive.

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Shannon
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We like kids eat free but there were no games as indicated online. The kids liked their food and my potato skins were good. My husband did not Iike the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. He thinks they were a mix. The server was nice but it took a long time to get our food and the salad came out with the meal.

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Cardinals Nation is rated 3.8 stars by 529 OpenTable diners.

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