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Benchwarmers Sports Bar & Grill

Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
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705 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3526
11:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Hubby invited me out for happy hour. We went here and found it had been given a nice facelift. Hot popcorn machine still there. Chicken wings were the special. They were yummy and crispy. Service was good. Prices good. Nice local hangout.

Thank Marsha O
Ankeny, Iowa
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

New ownership end of 2016 or beginning of 2017 and it is completely different. Menu has changed completely which isn't terrible. However, if you are looking for traditional favorites you will have to start over. We always enjoyed the Sunday special of 2 large pizzas any toppings for $20. Under new ownership it isn't near as good. The crust is... More 

Thank Randy W
Ankeny, Iowa
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

They offer 2 large any topping pizzaa for $20 and tall boy specials on Sunday. They have great pizza and a sports friendly atmosphere. Additionally, it is family friendly if you visit early afternoon to dinner time. They also have the best philly in town in a sandwich or wrap.

Thank Randy W
Iowa City, Iowa
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183 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Stopped here to watch some football and have lunch. A little more bar feel than restaurant, but still fine for kids. The food was a notch above regular bar food, so we were happy. Plenty of TVs to watch our game, so that made us happy. If you like craft beer, you won't get them here. I survived without my... More 

Thank Dan K
Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Group of us went there to watch Monday Night Football and eat dinner. hard to listen to the game when there is a Trivia Night contest going on. Maybe Tuesday night for trivia is better in a SPORTS BAR

Thank mikesnowman
Ankeny, Iowa
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Our family loves the pizza and all the great sandwiches. My kids would go here every time if we would allow. The wait staff is very friendly and beer is always cold. The food is always hot and delicious. My only complaint is the wings. They changed from breaded to naked. Loved the wings the way they used to be.

Thank paddywhack13
Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

Met a few co-workers here after work. It has a fun local feel to it with Ankeny memorabilia everywhere and the items on the menus named after local coaches. We ordered a few drinks and half price apetizers since it was happy hour. We ordered the House Chips and they were so salty we didn't even eat them all. A... More 

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25 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

Great sports bar with great variety of food and drink choices. Lots of large screen TVs so you can watch your favorite game. They recently added a nice patio and they have a large party room. Their free popcorn is made fresh and is delicious. My favorite item on the menu is the cavatelli. It comes from an old recipe... More 

1 Thank Ginny2Dsm
Elkhart, Iowa
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Used to be a big Benchwarmers fan under previous ownership/management. Entire experience was below par. There was an ammonia stench in the hallway leading to the restrooms which were dirty and in poor repair. The appetizer, salads, pizza and remaining food all came to the table at once. Food was room temperature. Sent pizza back which was warmed a little... More 

Thank Pescador59
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Went here to watch Iowa State game with Cyclone fans. Had just eaten dinner so was not really hungry. Lady behind bar ignored me for 5 minutes. Finally I said "Can I Get a beer?" Special was on A-B bottles. I ordered Bud Lite and asked for a menu. She never came back to ask if I wanted to order... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 5159652556

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?