Reviews of Cardinal Restaurant and Bar (Restaurant)

2920 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, United States

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To this day the firm receives a rating of 4.3 stars over 5 and the rating is based on 738 reviews.

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This Restaurant is classified in the category of American restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Cardinal Restaurant and Bar IN Minnesota

George Juarez

Where to begin with this wonderful place, wanna play some pool and grab a cold one? Yes! wanna get some crispy saucy wings and fries to go? Yes! wanna get scuzzy and dance the night away? Yes! there is nothing that is bad about this place everything is solid!!! Tots and chilly cheese yummy! P.s They have a sweet breakfast as well.

Beth Miller

Excellent all-around. Great food. All the staff are constantly asking if you need anything. If you love fish, try the Friday all you can eat fish fry

frizell rucker jr

Service is Unsurpassed. A simple Menu prepared to Perfection. A Genuine helping of

Libby Sullivan

Really great local bar! Staff is super nice and hard working. Fun spot to grab a beer of 5 with friends! Food is super good bar food! We love stopping by with friends to hang out and have a pitcher. Good for all ages looking to enjoy a good old Minnesota time! Not to mention the prices are great too!

Brian Farley

I was sitting down for 2 minutes and had 3 people come up and ask me if I needed anything. Fantastic service and good atmosphere. Great wings

John Kasper

Great burgers! Girls running the show are the best too!


I'd post 10, 100 stars if I could. The friendliness is genuine so join in.

Jon Windholz

Running short on waiters, but service was still friendly and quick. Keep up the good work!

Justin Kettner

Quaint. Good spot for a no frills juicy Lucy and a pitcher of beer.

Manny Miner

A local staple with pool, beer and tasty food.

Tou Lee

Any Burger & Fries, you can't go wrong. Hehe personally ketchup with frieesss!!!!!

Alexis Varvares

The staff here is super friendly and very attentive. The food is always hot and they've got some bar staples. Burgers and Frys wings and anything you could ever want battered and fried.


Good Drink

Bree Sieplinga

A great neighborhoody dive bar and restaurant, with pull tabs, pool and video games and some screens to watch sports. Food is what you'd expect- not gourmet but good, standard burger and fries fare.

Ashley Smith

I went there late at night because there weren't too many places open. The place smelled strongly of beer like a frat house. I got a burger and fries and the food was good. Probably a little above average.

Joseph Blaney

Awesome dive bar

Billy Francisco

I personally never been in the place i always notice itvis a very hoping joint it is always busy so if i was to rate it i give it 4 stars it probably deserves a 5 star so i decided to give it 4 & 1/2 stars

Caleb Zimmermann

Surprisingly good food. Slightly weird vibe when I first walked in. But ended up enjoying my time here!

Joyce Young

Do not order the juicy Lucy! I've been to Matt's and the 5-8 Club (all 3 of them). The Cardinals juicy Lucy is extremely plain. Other than that it is a great bar. Sharpen that burger up guys!

Sheena Curry

Their food is pretty good and they have a decent happy hour. It seemed like a good mix of regulars and newcomers. Their patio is where everyone goes to smoke, so if you don't enjoy smelling cigarette smoke avoid their patio.

Peter Johnson

Great place and very family friendly. They have events quite often during the week (bar bingo, karaoke, etc.)

Robert Westcott

Nice bar area, but the highlight for me is the burger selection. They have a take on the Juicy Lucy, but my favorite is the mushroom and Swiss. Great atmosphere in the summer when the big doors are open and there’s a nice breeze.

Emil Baker

Neat little joint, no liquor but plenty of beer.

Chad Berg

Great service! The food was good but not great but that's expected at a dive bar with such reasonable prices.

DuuDaa TheGreat

Good food & service....low prices

KA Baum

always decent!

Char Frenchman

Best burgers and the Cole slaw is TDF!!! You can't go wrong here! The family vibe makes me feel happy. Can't explain it. It's just good energy here. The entire menu is tasty. Try and get the daily special before they run out, which they usually do. Especially on hot beef night!

Alison Ritten

Great food, great service. We love the Cardinal!!!

aaron cohn

Was ok good food and beer and atomosphere

Heather Peterson

Great neighborhood local bar. The bar itself is a little too small but it's a fun place overall. They could use a bigger bar.

Tamara Gootman

Best prices in town on Burgers & Beers and a great spot if we're late railing to the game.


Always awesome. I live downtown Minneapolis and frequently light rail to the MOA. The Cardinal is a small place with big heart. There are always regulars there but first and some timers are always welcome with open arms. This is a just try place. I am excited to visit for taco Tuesday!

Brad Bush

Great neighborhood joint! Lots of locals and a lot of character in this place, and it's family-friendly to boot! Great burgers and "bar food", various specials, bingo/trivia/karaoke in the evenings. Right at the 38th St. light rail stop. Family owned and run, they make everyone feel welcome.

Wendy Solnitzky

Great service and delicious burgers. Try the Stevie wings. You won't regret it. Great place to watch sports too!

Jeff Goodman

This is a really popular place in the neighborhood that offers a menu of comfort food and hospitality that is warm and genuine. Great for parties or a burger at the bar. The host events such as bingo, pool and darts, so you could find yourself walking into a crowded, fun scene. So check ahead.

Gabrielle Ulan

This place has the best waitresses around. Literally 3 people checked on us within minutes of sitting down and their attentiveness and prompt service continued through our visit.

Greg Vesey

Great service...we had a server named Kayla one of the best and friendliest I've ever had...I had the mushroom and swiss burger, excellent with tator tots .they also have an excellent local and national beer selection.

Ellen Sandeen

Good food. Reasonably priced. Great employee's

Michael Gifford

Good no-frills bar setting with much better than expected food and service. It shows too, because it'll fill up outta nowhere. Thanks for the good experience.

J. Stephen Hu

Fun dive bar with pool and darts, great location right next to the light rail, decent food, higher beer prices for a dive bar

Tahj Flores

The food feels like it comes from a actual grill

Que Daddy

Nice people


Great food, great service, great location. I've been coming here since i was a kid and the people that work here are always super friendly. The place is a south mpls staple, if your lucky you might even spot Viva and Jerry. The only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is because they are strictly beer and wine, so if you want any of the hard stuff you have to bring your own.

Bread Wilson

An awesome little corner of the world


Best onion rings I've had in a bar "EVER"

Colin McGowan

Classic Minneapolis haunt, wings were super crisp and happy hour crafts were under $5. Good place for trivia too!

jessica bjorgo

They have all types of fun activities to do in this bar and every Tuesday they have a deal for cheeseburgers and french fries that you can't pass up

greg wagoner

Relaxing neighborhood dive bar. The tater tots are some of the best in the city. Easy to get to as it is on the Light Rail at 38th street station. Decent beer selection...something for everyone. I will post a photo of the tots next time. Cheers!

Lindam M

Top food and services been going there 30 years

Emanuel Sas

I like this place a lot. The drinks are well priced and the chicken fingers and fries are perfect. I initially went there because it has pool tables and darts. The staff has always been friendly.

Jason Sachs

Nice bar on the light rail. Great food.

patty schwerr

Had very enjoyable breakfast with sibling. Food was good and prompt. Service was great too.

Paul Bosman

Great burgers. Try the party melt


We went to the Cardinal for trivia (hosted by Donna, of Trivia Mafia, who is outstanding). This place is packed, probably because it's a really fun time with solid dive bar food and beer. We sat at a pool table with plywood on top of it and had a wonderful time.


The wait staff was friendly. It's a laid back casual atmosphere. I had fried green beans for the first time and loved them!

Jennifer Michalec

Amazing burgers with amazing service!

Brynn Smithson

Ordered food from here and was expecting it to be okay but it was definitely better than okay and I’m really happy about the food I ordered. definitely recommend you go here especially if you’ve had a few drinks :)


I LOVE the Cardinal! I had the stevie wings. Even though the special looked yummy (beef sandwich with mash and gravy) my waitress was lovely like always! She suggested to me and my guy that we put the phones down and talk (very nice and jokingly of course) but we did! We ended up having a very nice convo.

Becky Jo Weitgenant

Noel and his mother are always so polite and curious!#!

Chris Hamilton

Good bar food

Scott Johnston

Gotta have the deep fried mushrooms- great bar food. Beer/ wine only

Eric J

Food is ok, space is a dive (in a good way), service is inconsistent. They do a story of "zone defense" strategy, so you'll have 4 different people checking in on you and helping with your order, but they'll all come by at once and then ignore you for an hour.

Don Rudser

Great food , Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner !

cindy chinis

Best burgers for the right price. Newly remodeled and just great service. Love this joint!

Sherry Campbell Holman

Prices are great - the food is good. You get a lot of food for a good price. And most of all the service is very good and they are so nice.

Ryan Zigler

More of a neighborhood bar that also happens to offer food. Food choices were average neighborhood bar style American food. Burgers were OK; nothing amazing but nothing horrible. Some odds choices though considering the food such as no mayo (they only have Miracle Whip). This is a place to go to grab a drink and then decent to eat rather than go there just to eat.

Dan Chrostowski

The food was pretty tasty and had a nice beer selection for a casual place. My only complaint was that it was a bit loud and noisy.

Sarah McPherson

Really good bar food. Waitress was on spot. If you go there try the Stevie wings.

Jo Mo

Always good bar food. Great staff too

chantel jackson

Friendly and delicious

John Ryan

Great food. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Rory James

Good food and good atmosphere! I'll be back!

Tim Bohmer

They may not have a full Liquor Bar but they have great cold beer great service and the food is exceptional

Crafty Santa

Great value. Great deals.

Jay Johnson

Friendly staff and vibe. Great burgers!

Robyn Campbell

Great bar and people...and kid friendly!!

Aaron Dyer

Good food and atmosphere and the service was prompt and friendly.

Steven Lundeen

Always good food.

Michael Peterson

Great service! Pretty good food. Good environment and very reasonable prices on both food and drink.

Trinh Luong

Pretty good wings

Austin Ross

I feel the Cardinal offers something for everyone. They have good beer on tap, and good food. They host trivia and have pool tables. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Whether it's a family dinner, trivia night with friends, or a late night get together with the boys you won't be disappointed.

Amber Hedrick

TERRIBLE CLIENTELE. Her name actually rhymes with clientele.

Laura Schwarz

We go here for happy hour a lot, and the staff is wonderful. You can hardly finish a drink before three people offer to bring you another one! Good drink prices, good craft tap list for a dive bar, and good bar food -- try the deep-fried pickles! They have karaoke, pool, and trivia, too.

Erin Chevon

Great food good price fast service

niC Krane

The Cardinal has never let me down. Extremely friendly staff, casual environment, cheap and a surprisingly vast variety of comfort foods. Portions are WELL worth what you pay. Sometimes a little busy, but wait staff keeps up with the flow very well. People are used to bad service these days, but the Cardinal is a great exception and will leave you happy, full and you'll leave with extra cash in your pocket. The best is the all you can eat fish fry on Fridays!

Judy Winslow

Good burgers, great service! Parking can be a problem if their small lot is full due to restricted street parking..due to light rail being right there.

Matthew Batesky

Great classic breakfast special. Coffee was even included! South Minneapolis institution!

Randy Streed

Stopping in for a quick lunch is always a great choice. The staff is awesome, and the food is great. They have good daily specials. The burgers are always a good choice too.

Charles Davis

My first time there but I think I'll be returning many times

christine brown

Great time at Monday night bingo

natalie woods

I never been there i want to go so bad the food smell so good

Lauren Sundahl

Neighborhood bar, almost everyone sitting at the bar knows each other so lots of conversation and you most likely make a new friend. Good bar food

Robert Deni Denison

Great. As usual.

Sheldon Bolstad

Best bar burger in town!

Pete O'Grady

This place is completely awesome. Friendly crowd, good food. What more could you ask for!

F.J. H.

Great folks, good value, nice neighborhood bar.

Don Siler

I enjoy their wings A LOT. Also the trivia night is pretty fun. Service can be a little sketchy - often asked by 3-4 different servers about drinks as soon as we show up, but then rarely get service again. Even with that, a 5-star experience.

Tash Angus

Great food and drink!

Stacia Marlett

Great service and events at this taste of rural Minnesota townie bar in Minneapolis. No liquor, though.

melanie nilsen

Surprised how good it was! The burgers and the sweet potato fries were very delicious and fresh! Waitress was very friendly and food were served fast. Free parking is right across the street.

matthew quiel

Very friendly people. Great atmosphere and decent prices

Deb Kibby

Cardinal is always great. Terrific servers and food

Andrew sension

Great for bar food and atmosphere

Katie Coombes

Great atmosphere and awesome staff!

Paul Salzer

Decent fair. Good service. We spill beer everytime we come here due to the old chipped plastic pitchers. Invest in some new pitchers!

Matt Bork

My experience here was ordering to go burgers for a crew. 14 burgers where ready in a half an hour and they were excellent. Take out boxes had all fixings on the side making it easy for everyone to decide what they wanted or didn't want to put on. Customers and workers were all satisfied. Burners were juicy and lots of cheese. Even after sitting for thirty minutes until everyone was ready to eat.

Chris Sangren

Good food good food specials almost to good of service ever 5mins a different waitress is asking if u need anything

Jay Lee

Awww the best place to take a date eat good an have a drink... an some of the best service i know thanks. I love to eat taco Tuesdays yummys

Jason Groholski

Fast service, great establishment, food was delicious.

Sarah M

Went to get a drink with my friend. He used his Colombian ID and the women working would not accept his ID. We said that was fine and we walked back to play pool and big buck hunter and she followed us and told us we HAD to leave because he did not have an ID. I saw children in there with their family and we were not drunk and I just paid for my beer. She was clearly being discriminatory and forcing us to leave. Will never go back.

Sean James

Good food great service

Darren O'Dwyer

Family run with delicious burgers. Great neighborhood bar.

Charles Depietri

The owner went out of his way for me on Christmas eve making me a meal that was not on the menu. The staff and atmosphere are very peaceful and welcoming. Blessings to the Cardinal Staff.. Thank you, Chuck

Jesus Herrera

Next to light rail and good pancakes

Dan Brandt

The Cardinal is my favorite dive in the city. I love their burgers, tots, wings, and service. It's a fun place to go to watch games, play trivia during the week, shoot pool, play pull tabs, drink, etc. I'm a big fan of The Cardinal if you're looking for a good dive.

Chad Anderson

Great burgers as always!

Marcus Berdan

Great food and awesome waitstaff. Right off the light rail

Keri Jones

Literally one of my favorite divey bars. Pool, darts, TouchTunes, and cheap booze. Love the environment and the one bartender that’s usually there!


I was treated to a very tasty Sunday breakfast, including good coffee. The servers were friendly and attentative. Although my friend picked up the tab, I couldn't help but notice the prices for items on the menu were quite reasonable. Although it's a bar with a restaurant inside, it is more of a family/neighborhood oriented type of gathering place. Definitely recommend checking the Cardinal out for breakfast.

Mike Kaiser

Local bar. Not quite dive quality. Subpar food. I can cross it off my list of places to go back. *In response to Cardinal Bar* Jalapeno poppers and the deep fried mushrooms both came out of a food service box. Wipe the ice crystals off them and throw them in the deep fryer. Not terrible, but a step above. The burger was flavorless. Throw some salt and pepper on there. The food wasn't bad, but it was not memorable either. Makes it hard to come back when there is so many choices out there.

Wuan Garcia

Missy was really nice and the environment was great as well as the vibes!¡!

Justin Lee

Great food ! Sat down for a few burgers and fries. Great place on a nice day to enjoy the fresh air. They have a roll up window letting in fresh air. This is a great place as the service is friendly. They have real filling burgers. Overall a great spot for lunch

Katie Paulson

Basic bar food. Good atmosphere. They only have beer and wine for alcohol, no mixed drinks. It's a nice place to stop off the light rail. If my bus is going to be late, I sometimes stop in for a beer.

Mikky Daub

A solid, no frills, hole in the wall kind of place. Nice tap beer selection and they have veggie burgers!

Adam Beyer

Great dive bar. 4 nice pool tables. Friendly staff

Michele Shultz

Great food, exceptional service and atmosphere. I enjoyed a nice evening of food and beverages

Amanda Quade

The Cardinal s a total neighborhood bar, conveniently located along the blue line. This place is probably the closest thing Minneapolis has to Cheers, with patrons walking in and being familiarly greeted by the crowd at the bar, and servers knowing exactly what couples planned to order. The menu is standard, greasy spoon meets super club. The bar is limited to beer and wine (no liquor here). But the staff will check on you around the clock, even if they're not your server. Filled glasses, Saturday night karaoke, pull-tabs... This place feels like home.

Ray Hirte

Friendly staff and great food. I had the grilled cheese with bacon

Tattooed Goddess

My son n I love this place. Everyone that works there is awesome.

Wayne Butt

Friendly and helpful staff! Good burgers and loved see children during dinner time.

Zakkariah Rogers

Their happy hour is unbeatable. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm for $4.95 appetizers! The wings are amazing, fall off the bone with some good crunch and if you like extremely spicy stuff then the Carolina Reaper wings are perfect.

kimberly peters

great family atmosphere good food

Kathy Hacmac

Really hard to rate. Inside is updated dive bar which is not a bad thing. Outside is an interesting mix of smokers and dogs with a direct view of the LRT. Basic feel of 3.2 bar but they do have wine and spirits. Worth a visit - may be exactly what you are looking for or an interesting one-time interlude.

Tommy5 Williams

A happy environment with great breakfast food and staff!

Nicholos Meyer

Great burgers. Would definitely come back next time we're in the area.

Rory Merlino

Great food

Anita Hit

They just serve beer and wine, no hard alcohol. They had a good DJ when I was there and I'd like to check out taco Tuesdays.

wayne J

Good food and beer. On light rail station.

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