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2023 7th Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA 50428
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Ranked #23 of 43 Restaurants in Clear Lake
Price range: $7 - $16
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Irish, Contemporary
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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!
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This definitely looked the place I remember going to as a kid and almost had the same menu. It was good and we enjoyed it but not much along the lines of change.

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Cassville, Wisconsin, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I've never been to Bennigan's before, but I will for sure be back. I had the half Monte Cristo sandwich and it was incredible! Unless you have a HUGE appetite, the half sandwich and soup or salad is plenty!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Our food took forever, when it finally came out my food was wrong so they offered to fix it. My family was mostly done with their meal before my food came back undercooked and cold still. Our server ignored us, didnt refill our drinks once. To top it off there was a layer of dirt and grease along with some... More

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Dubuque, IA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had a grilled chicken sandwich. Very nice on a pretzel bun. Sub a salad for the fries. Customer enjoyed the fish and chips. The fish was very crisp and had a very nice thick piece of fish in it. Quick service and nice iced tea. Could use a little attention to the decor. Getting a little old.

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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125 reviews 125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I stop here quite a bit when traveling and have reviewed this before. I went again just a couple days ago. It is one of the places easy to get to and with lots of options that aren't fast food. I'm especially fond of the apple pecan salad. The place was quiet but we went mid afternoon, between meals. There... More

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Hobe Sound, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had the fish and chips - thinking that would be one of the better meals since they are an "irish" type restaurant. Was the worst fish & chips I've ever had. The french fries seemed like they were done in old grease....the fish was terrible. I barely ate two bites. My co-worker wasn't impressed with her meal either. Very... More

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Manhattan, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Help wanted signage should have given some warning that service would be a bit slower. Just the same, nice selection of food on menu, and food was very good. The pot roast was falling apart delicious, the cottage pie much better than some shepherd pies tried at other restaurants. Dining area available separate from bar area. Thought the staff, including... More

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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Typical Bennigan's, but below Appleby's and Chili's standards. The service/food was OK, but all in all, the whole experience was nothing to write home about. It's attached to the Best Western, and I think the majority of the people in there were hotel guests...it was convenient for us.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I ate here purely because it was convenient as it's attached to the Best Western Hotel. Service was reasonably good and quick. The meal was spoiled a little by a bunch of rowdy young men at the bar loudly extolling the virtues of some cheerleaders they had seen at a football game. My wife had loaded potato... More

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Clear Lake, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have been here a few times. Sometimes okay, but not much more than that. In addition, be careful about bringing coupons - they don't always accept.

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