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Bennigan's

2023 7th Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA 50428
641-357-2366
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Ranked #25 of 43 restaurants in Clear Lake
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Irish, Contemporary
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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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
Excelsior, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Sarasota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Elkader, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My hubby and I visited the Bennigan's in Clear Lake only because we stayed at the Best Western connected to the place and it was convenient due to the location. The experience was bad from the start. Our arms stuck to the table as we slid into the booth. The waitress we were assigned was too busy flirting with a... More

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Minneapolis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I stopped at Bennigans while on our way to Des Moines. The restaurant was fairly dead but it was 3:00 in the afternoon. We walked in and the bartender came down to greet us very cheerfully and seat us. She informed us of the specials then took our order. I can't remember her name but she was... More

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

For a week night, this place was dead. The hostess had to locate a waitress for us. My wife's soup was extremely running - lots of vegetables. Our sandwiches were so-so, nothing to write home to. Next time we will go to Mason City when in the area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I'll start by saying the food we had from the standard Bennigan's menu was ok. However, the service was extremely slow and really too casual. I don't expect it to be stuffy or formal at a place like this, but our server's dress and interaction with us just didn't show any professionalism. Worse than that, the restaurant is old, dated,... More

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