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“yearly trip to des moines” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bennigan's

Bennigan's
1810 Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315-5413
515-309-3110
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Ranked #201 of 472 Restaurants in Des Moines
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Sioux City, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“yearly trip to des moines”
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.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Food was good”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“No servers??”
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 see that we were not going to be enjoying lunch anytime soon.

I don't know if employees didn't show, or if this is normal for a Sunday. Regardless, we could have been alerted of the wait time by the hostess instead of being immediately seated. We wasted a good 30 minutes sitting and watching the one unfortunate waiter try to serve his customers. We won't be going back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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IA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Same thing every time”
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 server was pleasant and attentive.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Munising, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food ok. Service good”
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.

Visited February 2013
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