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Bennigans Grille & Tavern

$$ - $$$
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
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4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
+1 515-276-7777
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Lombard, Illinois
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here because we were traveling and it was right across the street from our hotel, just off Interstate 80. We had a terrific server. She was attentive enough to tend to our needs, but did not hover. We sat in the bar and there were televisions on. This would be a great place to watch a game. My... More 

Thank Crys N
Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very convenient to the hotel, serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. Food is well made and service is very good. We had the steak & a burger & they were made perfectly as ordered. The hotel had a special coupon for this restaurant for lodgers.

Thank 90kmeyer
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Was curious about the broccoli bites, and have now they are among my all time favorites. The nachos are a meal - not a snack. Their Famous Monte Crisco earned it's reputation. The selection of craft beers is excellent. Will most definitely return for more.

Thank Joel R
Joplin, Missouri
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Conveniently connected to the Holiday Inn just a few blocks off Interstate 35 Bennigans serves The want and need of the weary business traveler and the local populace with your hamburger, rib and crock of onion soup fare delivered in a timely fashion at a reasonable price. Service was excellent and this chain serves one of the better Monte Christo... More 

Thank Olaf H
Kansas City
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A group of 25+ parents and daughters ate on a Saturday night and had zero troubles with the service we received. In fact, we had a waiter and waitress taking care of us and they certainly had their procedure down as to how to get the job done. In a group that large, you kind of expect some things to... More 

Thank TC_in_KC
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187 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I ordered skirt steak with sides of broccoli and rice pilaf and it was just fine. This is a sports bar so atmosphere is not great. Decent wine. Good service.

Thank northwoodsgal61
Carlsbad, California
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391 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

but the food was not outstanding. The portions were huge, but you really had to find something you likes on the menu and stick to that.

Thank floribel1
Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have been there several times recently, each time more than met our expectations. The service is very efficient and the food was excellent. We have tried several of their menu items. The ribs are supreme as is their salmon. The sandwiches were excellent as well.. We would not hesitate to tell our others about this place. We plan on... More 

Thank Gin249
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Never thought a regular grill would do such a great job with ribs. Flavor, meaty, hot, meat falling off the bone! We went for ribs on purpose cuz in Spring we had same great meal! Cold beer too with over a dozen draft tappers. Got to go back soon

Thank Jerry U
Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Ribeye steak was excellent tonight . Beer was cold and bartender was friendly . Food came fast and cooked perfectly . I will definitely be back

Thank kevin48_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-276-7777
A high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern, Bennigan's is relentlessly focused on the people, food and experience that define it. Every member of the team "bleeds green" to go above and beyond the casual dining expectations of today. Our new restaurant design is warm and inviting, putting the focus on the food, the drinks and, as always, the Irish Hospitality. Bennigan's has always been a neighborhood favorite - not just for food and drinks, but as a place to meet friends and kick back for a while. Stop in today!

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