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American, Bar, Irish, Contemporary, Pub
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2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428
+1 641-357-2366
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Ankeny, Iowa
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363 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bennigan's s part of a hotel out on the highway. There is free parking on the North side of the building. Our oldest family member loves the food there. When she has a birthday party every year, she insists that we go there. It is in early August so it is the end of the lake tourist season. We still... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
Mansfield, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Iowa for the memorial service of a family member and the main reason we stayed at Best Western was that Bennigans was just a walk down the hall and it since it was March , one never knows what to expect weather wise . As it turned out our group had six rooms and for the most... More 

Thank Linda F
Sioux City, Iowa
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The title should be all that needs to be said. The service sucks. Was here on business 3 years ago...same bad service. It doesn't matter if it's morning, afternoon, or evening---the service sucks. The servings are big, the prices moderately high, the food marginally flavorful....but mostly, the service sucks.

Thank John H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped while passing through town for work, passed lunch time 2:30pm. It was dead until after I ordered. Turkey burger was dry and over salty, the greens and tomatoes were cheap, felt like I was eating at McDonald's but paying $14 for this meal. Fries and water were the best of the meal, didn't complain was in a rush and... More 

Thank RedSoxsFanMan
Lomax, Illinois, United States
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Was encouraged to eat here by a local. Restaurant was nothing special. We are around 2 in the afternoon. Only 1 person there, was drinking at the bar. The bartender was our server, she was the best part of the experience. I ordered the Bennigan club. Sandwich was good size for me. Taste... Well it could have been better. The... More 

Thank Jack S
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Driving to family funeral and had to stop at Bennigans for supper. Our first time (last November) was so impressive we knew we needed to stop again when we got the chance. They are open late which is great for weary travelers and the food and drinks are great. They also have a glutten free menu which is important to... More 

Thank 5858falu
Ankeny, Iowa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had a new server for the night. Very nice gentleman. Slow with service and only refilled my water once. That was a bummer but he did a great job making sure that everything was correct. Food was great I had the Cajun shrimp and chicken pasta. For his first night on his own he did a great job. Place seemed... More 

Thank Jonathan N
Des Moines, Iowa
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I was surprised at the wide variety of choices including, salads, sandwiches, main courses and appetizers. The food was reasonably priced, and the staff was friendly.

Thank iowaer
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very good service, very good food clean place to eat! Plenty of parking! Good drinks!smart employees!,

Thank Mike D
1 review
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I come into town a few times per year and try to stop at Bennigans. I had the club and baked potato soup. Always delicious. I like it that one of the managers always comes out to see how the food is.

Thank Kim F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
American, Bar, Irish, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 641-357-2366
Bennigan's restaurant and bar at the Best Western hotel off I-35 in Clear Lake, Iowa is an upbeat and relaxing place to kick back and experience
the genuine spirit of Irish Hospitality! Enjoy craveable, crowd-pleasing food, ice cold beers,
specialty drinks and wines. Our restaurant offers longtime Bennigan's favorites like our Kilkenny’s Country Chicken Wrap and decadent Monte Cristo with innovative new American fare selections and famous Burgers! Check out our daily Food and Drink Specials!

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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?