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) #17 of 40 Restaurants in Clear Lake €€ - €€€ American, Irish,
2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2103
+1 641-357-2366
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good26%
  • Average31%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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American, Irish, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
€€ - €€€
2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2103
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Susan Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Bennigan's s part of a hotel out on the highway. There is free parking on the North side of the building. Our oldest family member loves the food there. When she has a birthday party every year, she insists that we go there. It is...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We came to Iowa for the memorial service of a family member and the main reason we stayed at Best Western was that Bennigans was just a walk down the hall and it since it was March , one never knows what to expect weather...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The title should be all that needs to be said. The service sucks. Was here on business 3 years ago...same bad service. It doesn't matter if it's morning, afternoon, or evening---the service sucks. The servings are big, the prices moderately high, the food marginally flavorful....but...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped while passing through town for work, passed lunch time 2:30pm. It was dead until after I ordered. Turkey burger was dry and over salty, the greens and tomatoes were cheap, felt like I was eating at McDonald's but paying $14 for this meal. Fries...More

Thank RedSoxsFanMan
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Was encouraged to eat here by a local. Restaurant was nothing special. We are around 2 in the afternoon. Only 1 person there, was drinking at the bar. The bartender was our server, she was the best part of the experience. I ordered the Bennigan...More

Thank Jack S
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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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