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Bennie's Italian Foods

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309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
+1 618-997-6736
10:30 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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Herrin, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for our weekly date night. We had heard mixed opinions on their food. Everything we had was very good, very authentic italian food, at very reasonable prices. My husband is italian and pretty picky about sauces and he absolutely loved their meat sauce, which is really saying something. The restaurant is big and the... More 

Thank richsgirl0210
Carterville, Illinois
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Went to Bennie's in Marion Il today October 1, 2016. Had been quite a while since we had been there. Ordered chicken stir fry and the chicken was over cooked and dry. Bennie's famous garlic dressing tasted more like vinegar. Waitress poured wife coffee but walked away with coffee pot after I sat my cup down for refill. Service and... More 

Thank W8631WZgeorger
United States
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I love coming here. They have THE best house salad dressing. I love garlic though. I wish I lived closer, but always visit when I'm in the area!

Thank Trips4Me83
Marion, Illinois
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant that many S.I. consumers go to. I try Bennie's usually twice a year to see if it improves. It doesn't. Food is average, pasta is always over cooked. I wonder if anything is made from scratch. Best thing is thin crust pizza, salads are okay,use to be better. For as long as they have been in... More 

Thank Melissa N
Marion, IL
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

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
Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 618-997-6736

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