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Bennigans Grille & Tavern

4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
+1 515-276-7777
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“monte cristo” (3 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
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Irish, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So that’s what we mostly go here for. Awesome Monte Christo sandwiches, see pics. The sautéed broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes are also very good. Prices are ok. Friendly staff. Very family friendly. Parking lot. There is a full service bar here. We got the...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed the weekend at the Holiday Inn that is connected to this Bennigan's and so I ate one breakfast and 2 dinners there. The food was really very good. I loved, loved and more loved their famous Monte Cristo sandwich and our burgers and...More

Thank Marie715
Emily K, Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Marie, Thank you for sharing your experience at your recent visits to our restaurant. We value you opinion and will be taking additional steps to ensure the staff is providing the exceptional service you deserve. We're glad you enjoyed the food.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place on Merle Hay Road and one of the only....Good pours of Bourbon and super service at the table...Good menu and great location after shopping at the Merle Hay Mall....

Thank Rex Z
Emily K, Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rex thank you for your 5 star review! We're glad you found our location convenient and enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the holiday inn this weekend. We dined there both Friday, and Sunday evening. Everything is always great. Staff is caring as well.

Thank swreptile
Greg F, General Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visits over the weekend thank you for the kind review! Greg

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Whelp, yes! We had the Monte Christo and smothered chicken here yesterday and both meals were WONDERFUL! Great food, good prices, wonderful wait staff, clean place. Plenty of parking. The servings are large. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. Dana was our waitress and...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I had the boneless wings with sauce on the side and french fries. Thank god the sauce was on the side because it was horrible. The fries were cut way to thick, I'm just not a fan of thick fries but to be fair I...More

Thank markgU8628IT
Greg F, General Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Mark very sorry you was not happy with the Sauce or FF next time your in please ask your server what other side options we offer. Hope to see you again soon. Greg

Reviewed 24 January 2018

We ate here impulsively for dinner on a random Tuesday night. There was a group of 8 of us and we didn't want to eat at the Ramada Inn where our friends were staying. We walked over and were seated within 5 minutes or so,...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Been here many times and have never had a bad meal or bad service.They can get busy at times but they handle it pretty good. This is a great go-to place anytime. we will be back.

Thank rather-be-camping911
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I tried the Cajun chicken and shrimp pasta. It was very tasty, though not hot at all. Still excellent. My wife's chicken salad was fresh and great as well. Two home runs for this visit.

Thank William O
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Excellent dining experience. We had sandwiches and a Full Slab of Ribs which were perfect. The side dishes were hot and tasty. We loved our meal and we were so full and we had some leftovers to take home. The waitress was very good and...More

Thank williamfA5824TS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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