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“Probably won't return”
Review of Benjamin's - CLOSED

Benjamin's
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

It wasn't terrible, just not a great experience. Server needs a refresher course. Reuben was two small slices of meat, lacking flavor. I ordered the grilled Ham and cheese which was OK. Ordered an expensive martini and again, just OK. Should have continued down the road.

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4  Thank jhd1966
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I hate giving bad reviews. This place is too small for what they are trying to do. The service is slow. I mean SLOWWWWW. We were showered by water as the bartender flipped a glass to empty it. From my vantage point, no one was helping the next employee to make things run faster / smoother. We left feeling slighted. Somewhat over priced. It may have been a bad day for Benjamin's, as everyone has them.
It was clean, but the service and attitude was a major turn off.

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3  Thank Outdoors4ever
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great bloodymarys. Stop in to have one and relax. Large drinks with Shrimp and vegetables, or just vegetables. Also serves pretty good breakfasts, lunch, dinner.

Thank kas22
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Benjamins is a bar restaurant with friendly staff and good food.
Do not expect gourmet dining but value for money

Thank Jonboy16
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We have eaten at Benjamin's a variety of times over the past 10 years. While they have added new sandwiches, appetizers, etc. to their menu, they are STILL charging extra for substitutions. Even though a choice of potatoes was available if one ordered a rather overpriced dinner entree, no substitutions could be made for french fries without an additional fee when ordering a sandwich.

The Sloppy Joe sliders were a bit salty, but OK. My husband's BBQ pulled pork sandwich was very good. Of course, both sandwiches came with rather greasy thin fries...no substitutions without additional charge.

The server was friendly, but being new, was still learning just how much time to spend at a table talking with the guests. However, he was trying very hard to please.

Galena is a town with fairly overpriced EVERYTHING, but I would hope after being in business for years, Benjamin's would at least substitute a different potato without charging extra.

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Thank MaryWisconsin
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