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Bennigan's

1810 Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315-5413
515-309-3110
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Ranked #155 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish
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English first
Farmington, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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327 reviews 327 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Des Moines
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went there with a restaurant.com coupon after driving 25 miles over to it. The ditzy girl say's, "45 minute wait" when half the tables are empty. She said it's because they don't have enough cooks. So they make you wait to be seated until they are caught up. We left and exchanged our restaurant coupon for somewhere else. I... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was our yearly trip to the Goodguys Car Show in Des Moines. Tradition has it to visit Bennigans for fine food and a tv to watch the Daytona race. Great accomodations for the 10 of us. Good food and service.

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