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Bennigans Grille & Tavern

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4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
15152767777
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern, Bennigan's is...
A high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern, Bennigan's is relentlessly focused on the people, food and experience that define it. Every member of the team "bleeds green" to go above and beyond the casual dining expectations of today. Our new restaurant design is warm and inviting, putting the focus on the food, the drinks and, as always, the Irish Hospitality. Bennigan's has always been a neighborhood favorite - not just for food and drinks, but as a place to meet friends and kick back for a while. Stop in today!
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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Food was ok. Kind of pricey. This is with a Holiday Inn. The bar was poorly run. When they was told the carpet ramp was wet do to water leak they did nothing. My husband slid and hurt his knee. They only worried about filling out an accident report then how his knee was. It's been since June and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Cindy Y
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Clinton, Iowa, United States
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Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate here twice once for breakfast and again for a late lunch, both times the staff was very nice and helpful. For breakfast we had the buffet and it was good food and priced below average buffets. I had a Turkey O'Toole for lunch and it was delicious just like others in the chain. Overall the restaurant was Clean... More 

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Clinton, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Food was ok. Kind of pricey. This is with a Holiday Inn. The bar was poorly run. When they was told the carpet ramp was wet do to water leak they did nothing. My husband slid and hurt his knee. They only worried about filling out an accident report then how his knee was. It's been since June and nothing... More 

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Milford, New Jersey
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140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went to Bennigan's because it was attached to the Holiday Inn, and we just did a 13 hour car trip. Typical pub fare, but very good. Our server was very good and glad that we didn't have to search for a place to eat after a long trip.

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Springfield, Ohio
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was hoping to use a bennigans Gift card that someone gave us a while back however the would not accept it so we went somewhere else to eat. Maybe There is a reason Bennigans are closing all across America Y'all

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Des Moines
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This Bennigan's location is close to home. It's a good place to grab a bite when we just wan to get out of the house. Food is always good, staff is always friendly. Even though it,s attached to the Holiday Inn, it is not usually crowded in the evenings. My family and I have probably dined here 5-6 times per... More 

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luv2travel0829, Public Relations Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this review

Adam, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are glad to hear you enjoy our food and that our staff is friendly. Thanks for being a loyal customer. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Guest Service Manager Bennigan's More 

Boulder, Colorado
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ok food and service, IF they pay attention to their own menu. I don't eat fake eggs and prefer real butter to poison vegetable oil/fake butter...not easy to come by unless to ask and specify. Just trying to stave off cancer as long as I can, call me crazy!

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Gardner, Kansas
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good restaurant for family fun and parties, food is standard for chain restaurants. I always get the roast beef, really good.

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luv2travel0829, Guest Relations Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this review

Dear aanderson_II, Thank you for taking the time to write a quick review about your visit. We are a family friendly social place. We hope you return the next time you are in town. Please consider liking us on Facebook at, facebook.com/BennigansOnMerleHay. Sincerely, Guest Services Manager Bennigan's More 

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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We wanted to watch the Cubs play, and it wasn't available in our hotel room, so we went down to the Bennigans attached to the hotel. They were more than happy to put the game on for us in the bar, and they were very friendly and accommodating. The service was outstanding, and the food was plentiful and tasty. They... More 

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luv2travel0829, Guest Relations Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Carla K, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you were able to stop by and see the Cubs play on our TV's in the restaurant. We love being accommodating especially when it comes to our guests! We are glad you enjoyed the food and the service. We hope you return... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Average at best. Early Saturday evening, server wanted us to eat and leave for the next party. Food okay, nothing special.

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luv2travel0829, Guest Relations Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Mark M, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about the quality of your server. Thank you for letting us know. We will bring this issue up to our entire team. This is not how we want our customers to feel. We hope you give us a try again. Sincerely, Guest Services Manager Bennigan's More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had burgers, fries and finished with a BIG piece of excellent cheesecake! Service was fast friendly and efficient. Compliments to Bennigans! We'd definitely visit again.

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luv2travel0829, Guest Relations Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this review

Dear HB808BostonMN, Thank you for the kind words in your review! We are glad your enjoyed the cheesecake. It is a favorite of many guests. Looking forward to having your visit us again. Be sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BennigansOnMerleHay. Sincerely, Guest Service Manager Bennigan's More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: 15152767777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, American, Pub

Description

A high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern, Bennigan's is relentlessly focused on the people, food and experience that define it. Every member of the team "bleeds green" to go above and beyond the casual dining expectations of today. Our new restaurant design is warm and inviting, putting the focus on the food, the drinks and, as always, the Irish Hospitality. Bennigan's has always been a neighborhood favorite - not just for food and drinks, but as a place to meet friends and kick back for a while. Stop in today!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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