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Bennigan's

1810 Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315-5413
515-309-3110
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English first
Aitkin, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was 8:30 pm in on a Thursday night in Des Moines, IA, and we had just checked into our hotel. Few places near the airport side of town were still open, but according to Trip Advisor this restaurant was open until 10 pm. We were seated very fast & asked if we wanted something from the bar and told... More

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Elk Horn, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had never been to a bennigans before food was great service was good they were training someone so it was ok price was really inexpensive great value for the amount of food would go back again

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Farmington, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped in to the bar to get a couple of drinks and order some food to take back to our room. When we arrived there was a group of four at the bar and only two people eating. One of the group was very drunk (not funny drunk, just loud and drunk). They had the Teevee's turned up way... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a burger and the Monte Cristo sandwich. The food was flavorful, the restaurant clean and the wait staff was good. Not particularly memorable, but it was good.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Chose this establishment because it was close to our hotel. Loved the Irish flare but I've been to Ireland and this is not irish food. Our meals were average to good with the exception of one in our party (didn't like the deep fried sandwich they ordered). Our waiter was average at best. All in all, I would look around... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wasn't exactly nostalgic for the Bennigan's brand and was surprised there was a location still open. However after eating here maybe they should have shut this place down as well. Slow service, rubbery chicken and poor television in the bar. Neck tattoos on the female bar staff added to that welcoming hospitality (sarcasm). I'd recommend eating and drinking elsewhere.

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Iowa
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328 reviews 328 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate dinner here during a recent trip to Des Moines. We picked Bennigans because it was within walking distance of our hotel. I ordered the monte cristo. It was good, but certainly not the best monte cristo I've had. My kids ordered steaks. The menu said they were some sort of fusion steaks, cooked in soy sauce. None of... More

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Reservations had been made for a large group. The restaurant had only two waitresses & were totally unprepared. It took close to two hours to get our food, and it was cold on arrival.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are here eating right now and the good is great. The game is on the tv and the place is warm and inviting. We don't come here often but we will come here more

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germantown, md
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Was there a year ago and was singularly unimpressed. Glad I decided to give them another try. Food, service, staff... All outstanding. Had the 1/2 order of ribs and they were done perfectly. Fries and slaw also excellent and complemented the ribs properly. The server was tied up with a large table, so the hostess came over and took the... More

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