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Bennigan's

1810 Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315-5413
515-309-3110
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Ranked #89 of 496 restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish
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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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3 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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The food was great as is always the case with Bennigan's, however the restaurant was humid (as was the hotel it is connected to) and the tables were sticky. Not dirty sticky, but guessing it was because of the humidity. Our server was wonderful and did a great job.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stopped here a little after noon on a Sunday. Evidently, only 1 waiter/bar tender and the hostess were on duty. We were seated promptly, but never were served. We rarely get impatient and leave a restaurant, but sitting in a mostly empty restaurant and not getting service was unacceptable. There were several tables ahead of us, so we could... More

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IA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Going to Bennigan's means Turkey O'Toole for me. The Pretzel roll is unique and always good. Think they have changed their fries though ... use to be they had a peppery taste to them. This last visit they seemed to be ordinary and not very warm. My wife had the Reuben and a side salad ... she enjoyed both. Our... More

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Munising, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I used the room service while staying at the Magnuson hotel. I ordered the steak salad on arugula greens with mashed potatoes. The mased potatoes were cold and for some reason crusty but didn't taste bad. I did enjoy the steak salad.

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Ames, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We were staying overnight and just wanted something quick so we could get some sleep before we flew out in the morning. So we stopped here...it was close to the airport hotels, the service was pretty good, the food was good and it was not hard to find our way back to the hotel.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very friendly waitress gave us ideas what to get and what to avoid, I got the chicken salad it was really good. Kids thought the burger was just OK. The onion rings were very delish, Will come back in the future.

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