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Bennigan's Grill & Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Ave. Balboa, Extreme Planet bld, 3rd Floor, Panama City, Panama
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Loxley, Alabama
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great food and great service. We drive 300 round trip to go there. We live in Alabama. Monte Cristo sandwich is to die for.

Thank matchrace
Cambutal, Panama
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

I was disappointed with the food and the service. Their prices hurt the budget. Not like the quality you find in the US.

Thank TimR4444
Panama City, Florida
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

The staff if very nice but they are way understaffed. Wait time for food continues to grow longer and longer... and wait staff is hard to find. Best bet is to sit at the bar. The food is great so we continue to go back... when we are not in a hurry to go anywhere else that day. This location... More 

Thank Megan_Knap_88
San Jose, Costa Rica
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

The menu and the place is outdated. Not a franchise as the brand bankrupted years ago. Many other options in Panama.

Thank lazytravel
Seattle, Washington
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

With 4 friends who had come through the Panama Canal with my husband & me, we celebrated our sailboat's arrival on the Pacific Ocean side with a nice, leisurely lunch at Bennigan's. The stunning ocean & marina view setting was worth it! The restaurant was attractive and our drinks and food (mostly, seafood) were good. The service was typical south... More 

Thank Cathy S
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Service is horrible, This was a terrible experience, staff is so rude, drinks were thrown on the table, didn't wait for the food, stood up and left. Such a shame, Bennigan's is one of my favourite spots but I WILL NEVER COME BACK TO THIS ONE. Stay clear of this one.

4 Thank Carlos C
Highland Park, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

About the same as the US. Second visit for me which just amplified the first time...Burgers are great, typical bar food. Located on Amador , so a short trip from downtown. Service always needs improvement, but this is Panama. If you are heading to Amador, great place to eat (along with about a dozen more).

1 Thank arttepfer
The Netherlands
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

Food quality was terrible, service was not attentive. We went to the Bennigans down by the Causeway, maybe it's different to the other Bennigans.. But this was not a great experience. My husband ordered a Irish Coffee and being in a bar that promotes "Irish" you would assume they know how to make it. Well after 20 minutes he ended... More 

2 Thank Mall_2013
Panama City, Panama
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

Good average american food. Good service. Be prepare to wait for your food. Parking might be difficult. Good location.

Thank Kenu08
Panama City
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

Bennigans in Panama is not equal to Bennigans I have been to in the USA. The food is overpriced and frozen pre prepared food for the most part. Nothing unique or great to eat. Cocktails etc are expensive for Panama. Best thing about Bennigans....especially the one on Balboa...is during sports events. Lots of big screens and lots of locals here... More 

Thank Srsuerte

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Balboa, Extreme Planet bld, 3rd Floor, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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