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2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2103
+1 641-357-2366
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good25%
  • Average32%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (2 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Irish, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2103
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service, far from fresh food. We used to love eating at Bennigan’s but hadn’t gone in a few years and thought we’d try it out again. Won’t be going back.

Thank Megan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Benihana is close to the interstate so easy to get to. The food was good. This is a franchise so the menu is fairly standard. Nothing special.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Bennigan's offered a nice menu selection for a reasonable price. Everyone in my party of 8 enjoyed their meal.

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The service was a little slow. The Iris dip sandwich and chicken enchilada soup were good. The ice teas was sour and I had to switch to water for the drink. The restaurant was clean and the staff was friendly. It was an average experience.

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We stopped here for a Saturday night dinner, at 7:30. The place was mostly empty, Sign said to wait to be seated. Waitress came blasting past us with a tray full of food, Said she would be back in 10 minutes!, We stood there speechless,...More

Thank 72Cricket
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Had supper at Bennigans, after reading some very mixed reviews. I have no idea what all the complaining is about. Service was prompt and friendly, food came out pretty quick and it was fine. For $3 I added a starter Caesar, it was huge. $20...More

Thank BrimLethbridge_AB
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a drink and appetizer. The onion tower looked very impressive and delicious. It was awful. Each of us only had 2 rings, after we pealed off most of the massive breading! Not an inexpensive item either!

Thank Connie19492013
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Nice looking place, some food was good, very slow service, asked for well done burger but was very undercooked, drink was a can of coke not even a glass of ice . Atmosphere would of been better if it weren't for the trashy motel connected...More

1  Thank Susan Q
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We usually show up after 9 pm and how always had a good meal with polite service. The draft style Killian's Irish Red beer is a treat and the only place we have been to anywhere that has it.

Thank R9647KNjonc
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This Monte Cristo sandwich is a must! It is like a club sandwich inside a doughnut with powdered sugar and raspberry jam! Unbelievably deeeeelicious!

Thank Brian F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
American, Irish, Bar, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2103
  • 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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