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Bennie's Italian Foods

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309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Marion, IL
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love everything on the menu But seem to order the Italian Beef And phillycheese steak sandwich the most. Great quality and quantity Eat in or carry out both delicious

Thank Jerri V
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice little Mom and Pop place. Smothered Chicken and the Hot Sicilian is so good. The Italian Nachos are best nachos around... Don't miss this place!

Thank Steve F
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon Bennie's over 6 years ago on a quick vacation to Southern Illinois. It's now become a "must visit" place for dinner whenever we're in that part of the state. The portions are large, well presented and for sure a great value. My daughter had the Toasted Ravioli, which was not dried out and very flavorful. I had... More 

Thank Mark L
Marion, Illinois
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I love garlic; saying that I adore their salad which is strongly seasoned with garlic- the strength does vary at times but it is a defining aspect of Bennies. I crave this salad regularly!! I am particularly fond of the Italian beef. It's better than any other I have tried. The fries are the best- crinkle cut.... More 

Thank reedfam5
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bennie's chili has been around for years. They make the best baked chili Mac & I get a tamale on top. They have a garlic dressing for a lettuce salad that is very strong. If it's a date, both need to order it. LOL. Very nice casual atmosphere & service.

Thank Mom2Gram
Carbondale, Illinois
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

So I have eaten here twice in last month and both times got the fettuccine Bisteca because it's my favorite thing there. However last two times the meat has been chewy and the Alfredo sauce has been greasy. The salad was delicious but there's not much you can do wrong there. My husband had the ribeye and it was really... More 

Thank JReece2005
Waterloo, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Wait staff is friendly and accommodating. Food was good but not something I would drive any great distance for. The building attire was great however with a very nice atmosphere.

Thank Tim S
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The wife and I have been going to Bennies for years and have never been disappointed. She loves the spaghetti but I'm all about the canoloni dishes.

Thank ron j
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Make sure to have a salad with the Bennie's dressing. The lunch specials were affordable and they offered delivery.

Thank Nicole R
Marion, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This is the 5th or 6th consecutive carry out order that has been bad. Either wrong, spoiled tasting or burnt. The owner has tried making it right with more food but the next time it's just as bad. Today I ordered chicken cannelloni and when I called to say it tasted and smelled spoiled I was told it's probably because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 618-997-6736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?