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“Loved it!”
Review of Bennigan's

Bennigan's
Ranked #19 of 47 Restaurants in Clear Lake
Price range: US$7 - US$16
Cuisines: American, Irish, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups
Description: 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!
Minneapolis
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

My husband and I stopped at Bennigans while on our way to Des Moines. The restaurant was fairly dead but it was 3:00 in the afternoon. We walked in and the bartender came down to greet us very cheerfully and seat us. She informed us of the specials then took our order. I can't remember her name but she was a pretty yound blond and such a sweetheart. We both ordered a salad and rueben. Our salads came less than 5 minutes after we ordered and the sandwiches soon followed. The food was fresh and tasty. Service was fast and very friendly. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Plymouth, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“You be eating by yourself as the place is very quiet”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

For a week night, this place was dead. The hostess had to locate a waitress for us. My wife's soup was extremely running - lots of vegetables. Our sandwiches were so-so, nothing to write home to. Next time we will go to Mason City when in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Poor service and environment”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I'll start by saying the food we had from the standard Bennigan's menu was ok. However, the service was extremely slow and really too casual. I don't expect it to be stuffy or formal at a place like this, but our server's dress and interaction with us just didn't show any professionalism. Worse than that, the restaurant is old, dated, and not very clean. The carpet was filthy and the tables were sticky. Try one of the many other options in the area before going here.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank RH641
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Dubuque, IA
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Big Burger and Delicious”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Every visit to Clear Lake, IA, I stop and eat a Guiness burger at Bennigans. The haystack onion rings and sauce on the burger is excellent. The fries are medium sized and crispy. Iced tea is fresh brewed and very good. We waited at an empty greeter station too long on our visit. Once we were greeted, service was fast and friendly. I will be back on my next trip.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Goodscout
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Minneapolis, MN
1 review
“July13th”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We must have been there the same time as another review on this date. Waited well over an hour for a Bloody Mary and cup of soup. Server repeatedly forgot this very simple order. If in the area drive the extra few miles towards mason city and eat at a restaurant that values it's patrons.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jkunkel822
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