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Bennigan's

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American, Irish, Contemporary
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2023 7th Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA 50428
16413572366
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups
Description: Bennigan's restaurant and bar at the Best Western hotel off I-35 in Clear...
Bennigan's restaurant and bar at the Best Western hotel off I-35 in Clear Lake, Iowa is an upbeat and relaxing place to kick back and experience
the genuine spirit of Irish Hospitality! Enjoy craveable, crowd-pleasing food, ice cold beers,
specialty drinks and wines. Our restaurant offers longtime Bennigan's favorites like our Kilkenny’s Country Chicken Wrap and decadent Monte Cristo with innovative new American fare selections and famous Burgers! Check out our daily Food and Drink Specials!
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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very good burgers

I met my dad and brother for a late lunch. My brother and I both got a cheeseburger and fries while my dad got fish and chips. All the food was great. The server kept up on our drinks and checked on us a few times. The only complaint I have is my brother and I ordered our burgers medium... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ames, Iowa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of a 13 hour work day it was great to sit and relax with a margarita and fresh prepared dinner. Food was fresh hot and delicious, wait staff were prompt, friendly and efficient

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met my dad and brother for a late lunch. My brother and I both got a cheeseburger and fries while my dad got fish and chips. All the food was great. The server kept up on our drinks and checked on us a few times. The only complaint I have is my brother and I ordered our burgers medium... More 

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Derek F, Manager at Bennigan's, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us here at Bennigans. I'll sorry your burgers were not prepared the way you ordered them we would have gladly remade them for you. I'll glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the look of our newly remodeled restaurant. Thank you again for your comments and please keep... More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We came here to eat basically because it was attached to our hotel and we got a discount. However; food and drinks were good, and reasonable. The Monte Crisco my husband had was HUGE and very good, my club and french onion soup was good, the other couple had a french dip and a half monte crisco and the potato... More 

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Thank Minnes0taSue
Mason City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I don't always review a restaurant online, but I am so dissatisfied I will put this up. We went to Bennigans of Clear Lake for supper tonight. The gin and tonic was mostly tonic....we told our waitress ( hard to figure out who was the waitress as we had 4 of them). She said "Well, I have no control over... More 

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Thank LBKennedy52
Hastings, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The burger was great! Fries were seasoned well too. (thicker type and perfectly done and crispy on the outside). My wife's Monte Cristo was perfectly done as well. We would definitely eat here again! Perfect for singles, couples or even groups as they have a nice room for that as well.

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Thank Revwarnut
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I didn't realize the quality was so poor or I wouldn't have gone to this place. I ordered a salad with chicken (can't remember the name ). The lettuce was all iceberg. Tomatoes and egg were minced into tiny pieces. I don't know if the bacon pieces were real, they were also teeny tiny. I would expect this poor quality... More 

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Thank MPLSLynn212
Clear Lake, Iowa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This place is located next to a Best Western which makes it nice for travelers, but it is a chain restaraunt and the food remains the same as Bennigans. Service is okay nothing outstanding to me when I have dined there.

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Thank Roadwarrior196818
Walt Disney World, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We arrived fairly early for dinner, about 5:30, on Saturday. We two ordered the same items: chicken and rice soup followed by "Danny's Chicken," which was blackened chicken breast, mashed potatoes, and sautéed broccoli. Firstly, the soup was good and served at a pleasant temperature. When the main course was served the chicken was warm, the broccoli barely warm, add... More 

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Thank Cal103
Wetmore, Michigan
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I guess these places aren't all out of business. This one survived, for good reason. Had a sampler plate, very good. Draft craft beer was also good. Good service too.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We stopped her on our way to DesMoines. Quick and easy access to and from the freeway. The food was good and plentiful. Reasonably priced and the service was great. The world famous monte cristo is a must try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2023 7th Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA 50428
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake
  • Phone Number: 16413572366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Bennigan's restaurant and bar at the Best Western hotel off I-35 in Clear Lake, Iowa is an upbeat and relaxing place to kick back and experience
the genuine spirit of Irish Hospitality! Enjoy craveable, crowd-pleasing food, ice cold beers,
specialty drinks and wines. Our restaurant offers longtime Bennigan's favorites like our Kilkenny’s Country Chicken Wrap and decadent Monte Cristo with innovative new American fare selections and famous Burgers! Check out our daily Food and Drink Specials!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?