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2023 7th Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA 50428
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Ranked #21 of 44 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Clear Lake, Iowa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Salads, soups and roast beef are really good! They have a nice selection to choose from depending on your mood. Reasonably priced, too!

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Mason City, Iowa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

After reading some of the reviews I was a little apprehensive on coming here. The place was being remodeling when I visited so the appearance of the place added to the "why did I even come here" thought. Overlooking the appearance of the place (which will obviously be better in a few months) I was quit surprised on how good... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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, Hamburgers, Irish, Contemporary

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