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Bennigan's

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American, Irish, Hamburgers, Contemporary
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2023 7th Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA 50428
641-357-2366
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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
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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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Good food; friendly service

Even though they were short handed the night we were there, we did not have to wait long for our meal. My flat iron steak was done just as I like it. My husband had the cottage pie that he described as tasty. Our waitress was friendly and made good suggestions as to the meal and dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Janet C
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Beatrice
Good for:
  • Large groups
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stayed at the adjoining Best Western hotel on our way through Clear Lake and enjoyed dining that evening at Bennigan's. The meal was delicious. My husband ordered the Cajun pasta and reported it to be the best dish he's had in months. To which I was offended until he clarified he meant restaurant food. My steak... More 

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Beatrice
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Even though they were short handed the night we were there, we did not have to wait long for our meal. My flat iron steak was done just as I like it. My husband had the cottage pie that he described as tasty. Our waitress was friendly and made good suggestions as to the meal and dessert.

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Duluth
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Nice that a person can walk through the Best Western hotel without having to go outside. The food was excellent, I had the Reuben/fries, and the fries were the best. My husband had the Monte Cristo (?) sandwich which he said was out of this world, I did taste it, and it was awesome. Actually the portions were large..for us... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were traveling home, and wanted to stop for dinner, but wanted it to be quick, without being fast food. We were checking Trip Advisor ratings from car as we saw what cities were coming up. This had decent ratings, and we were tired, so decided to try it out. What a great surprise! The food was delicious! I had... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had 11 people and the food was great. the price was very reasonable. the service was slow but the wait staff was very nice.

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Clear Lake, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went for a work meal with the others in my department. The menu is more limited than it used to be but the food was good if not stellar. I would eat there again if my boss is buying.

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Clear Lake, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After doing a major facelift for the restaurant, the company needs to make sure they finish the job. Many of the booths are unfinished and not finished where they don't fit their location. The backs of the booths are exposed framework - just looks cheap and careless. As for the service, it is mediocre at best. We were in when... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on a road trip. It was not advertised by the road signs, but we had noticed it on way by. Hostess friendly and seated promptly, slow late lunch. I had the famous monte cristco, they had a half sandwich special with soup or salad. I had the clam chowder which was great. Sandwich was okay,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Visited Clear Lake to meet up with my cousin. Wanted to try a "local" cafe but found they only served breakfast. Bennigan's filled the void so well I would definitely go back. Great food, service was fantastic and the bartender was very accomodating.

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Houston
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Clean and nice atmosphere connected to the Best Western hotel so nice and convenient. The ribs are very good! Nice bar to sit at and unwind after work, friendly people.

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Additional Information about Bennigan's

Address: 2023 7th Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Phone Number: 641-357-2366
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
Cuisine: American, Irish, Hamburgers, Contemporary

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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: 641-357-2366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Hamburgers, 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?