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Bennie's Italian Foods

309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
+1 618-997-6736
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (10 reviews)
“italian beef” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We are staying in Marion for the weekend. After a long day of work plus travel we decided to order in. Per the suggestion of an employee at our hotel (Marriott) we ordered from Benny's. Our son got the dbl bacon cheeseburger and fries, sufficient,...More

Thank Janeranae
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Bennie's is a standard Italian restaurant. It's nothing amazing, but it is good. The price is good, but there's nothing about the food that sets it apart from any other local Italian joint in any other small Midwestern city.

Thank AandE_G
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I grew up on the REAL Bennie's tamales--yes, I know it's an Italian restaurant--and their salad. Bennie came to America from Italy and sold tamales his wife made on the square in Marion. Tamales are still on the menu, but not quite the same as...More

Thank Psyprof51
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited the restaurant for my sons birthday and will definitely return..friendly service, reasonable prices, good food and super fast. Extensive menu...something for everyone.

Thank JulieandDane
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had reunion lunch with two friends and just don't see the appeal. Italian beef very dry xcar fries greasy, salad disappointing. For $12 could have done a lot better.

Thank sundancegroup
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Two old friends, southern Illinois basketball coaching legends Rich Herrin and Bob Dallas, lived in Marion at one time and both of them at one time recommended that I should stop at Bennie's Italian Foods at 309 North Market Street in Marion if I wanted...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I love trying new places and found this one almost by accident. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was tasty, and the service was good and pretty quick. Certainly worth a try if you're in the area.

Thank revjones13
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was our first visit to Bennie's. We went on a Saturday evening and were seated right away. Our waitress showed up promptly with menus and took our drink order. The menu offers a wide variety of Italian foods. They also have some American meals...More

Thank Honey1721
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Above. This restaurant has been in town for years and people like returning to it, especially for large groups as family reunions, birthday parties, etc. Lots of menu items and lots of private spaces.

Thank Marlene S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Italian beef special is outstanding. Known for Benies salad dressing. Great family atmosphere. Food a good value. Service is always outstanding. Room for one for twenty one. Can call ahead for for p seating. Very user friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Jerry S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 618-997-6736
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