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Benchwarmers Sports Bar & Grill

705 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3526
+1 515-965-2556
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good51%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible18%
10 Apr 2017
“Happy Hour”
15 Jan 2017
“New ownership and new food”
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Bar, Pub, American
705 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3526
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to have great pizza, now you'll get 10 times better for half the price at Casey's convenience store. This area has a lot of great pizza places, Benchwarmers used to one of them. Sadly not anymore.

Thank Jake D
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Everything is deep fried. Coming for a beer is the only good thing on the menu. Lack of culinary skill is the reason for the rating.

Thank Bryce P
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Hubby invited me out for happy hour. We went here and found it had been given a nice facelift. Hot popcorn machine still there. Chicken wings were the special. They were yummy and crispy. Service was good. Prices good. Nice local hangout.

Thank Marsha O
Reviewed 15 January 2017

New ownership end of 2016 or beginning of 2017 and it is completely different. Menu has changed completely which isn't terrible. However, if you are looking for traditional favorites you will have to start over. We always enjoyed the Sunday special of 2 large pizzas...More

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

They offer 2 large any topping pizzaa for $20 and tall boy specials on Sunday. They have great pizza and a sports friendly atmosphere. Additionally, it is family friendly if you visit early afternoon to dinner time. They also have the best philly in town...More

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Stopped here to watch some football and have lunch. A little more bar feel than restaurant, but still fine for kids. The food was a notch above regular bar food, so we were happy. Plenty of TVs to watch our game, so that made us...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Group of us went there to watch Monday Night Football and eat dinner. hard to listen to the game when there is a Trivia Night contest going on. Maybe Tuesday night for trivia is better in a SPORTS BAR

Thank mikesnowman
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Our family loves the pizza and all the great sandwiches. My kids would go here every time if we would allow. The wait staff is very friendly and beer is always cold. The food is always hot and delicious. My only complaint is the wings....More

Thank paddywhack13
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Met a few co-workers here after work. It has a fun local feel to it with Ankeny memorabilia everywhere and the items on the menus named after local coaches. We ordered a few drinks and half price apetizers since it was happy hour. We ordered...More

2  Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Great sports bar with great variety of food and drink choices. Lots of large screen TVs so you can watch your favorite game. They recently added a nice patio and they have a large party room. Their free popcorn is made fresh and is delicious....More

1  Thank Ginny2Dsm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-965-2556
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