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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 - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Good for:
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
It'll do.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
BendAar
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Clear Lake, Iowa
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Iowa
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
46 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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wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

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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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
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?