St. Louis sports fans rejoice. One of St. Louis’ most popular restaurants is expanding with a new location at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in the A Concourse. Mike Shannon’s Grill will be the third location for the family owned steak and seafood restaurant, which is named for the former St. Louis Cardinals player and the team’s long-time radio and TV broadcaster.  It will open by early summer.

The signature Mike Shannon’s near Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis has been an institution for 25 years because of its menu and its stunning collection of Cardinals and baseball memorabilia.  The Airport location will carry a similar theme and a variation on the menu featured at Mike Shannon’s Grill in nearby Edwardsville, Ill.

 “This will be upscale comfort food with some of our signature steakhouse cuts,” said owner Pat Shannon-VanMatre.  Menu items will include salads, wraps, soups and burgers.  Petite filets and ribeyes, along with fish and chicken, round out the meal selections on the menu.  A breakfast menu will also be available at the airport location.

The restaurant, to be located adjacent to gate A12 at the location currently operated as The Local, will also feature one-of–a kind Cardinals and baseball memorabilia collected by Mike Shannon over decades.

“We hope people coming through appreciate that St. Louis is the best baseball town in the country,” said Shannon-VanMatre.   

 The new Mike Shannon’s Grill is part of a partnership with HMSHost, Lambert’s master food and beverage concessionaire. The new restaurant will feature nearly 90 seats in the dining and bar areas. The space will be renovated in the coming weeks with dark leather upholstered seating accented by wood finishes and rounded out with a custom display of some amazing baseball history.