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Bennigan's Clear Lake

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2103
+1 641-357-2366
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good25%
  • Average33%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“monte cristo” (5 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Irish, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
€€ - €€€
2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2103
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Brightly lit bar and restaurant. An older place, reminiscent of Bennigans from 25 years ago. Decent bar selection with many beers on tap. Wife got salmon with grilled brussel sprouts, which she found tasty, and I got a reuben and fries which was fine. There...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s an ok place to eat. Standard Bennigans menu. I had the whiskey chicken dinner. The Brussel sprouts were delish. Chicken was ok, a little bit burned.

Thank glenh934
Erin M, Manager at Bennigan's Clear Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback. We have some great new items and there is always our daily specials for you to try on your next visit so hopefully we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in last night and stood forever before the girl sat us. Wasn't that busy. Service was good but the nachos were soggy and salty. I asked to speak to a manager but I never saw him. Our waitress said that he was outside. Not...More

Thank Trail15736665707
Erin M, Manager at Bennigan's Clear Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry one of us managers didn't get the chance to talk to you about your appetizer. Please feel free to pull me aside the next time you are in the restaurant and we would gladly like to make it up to you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my wife and 2 kids in for lunch yesterday was amazed at the attentiveness of the staff. We had eaten here years ago and didn't have a good experience so we were reluctant to come back. The waitress suggested a new burger and it...More

Thank Randy B
Erin M, Manager at Bennigan's Clear Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Randy for the positive feedback. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed everything and hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had to laugh after having lunch at this location and then reading what people said about it. Our experience was identical to so many other people. The place looks understaffed for the amount of space it covers. Our waitress only stopped by to take...More

Thank betterhavesurly
Erin M, Manager at Bennigan's Clear Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm really sorry to hear about your last visit. We have been in the process of some new changes and have hired some new staff and would really like to invite you back to try us again.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A lunch stop on the road. Was not busy. Waited 20 minutes for appetizer while ignored and finally just cancelled it. They brought it any way, comped it, but then we didn’t even bother to point out it didn’t have the dipping sauce. Burger was...More

1  Thank dgparnell2016
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

What an upsetting visit! We loved having Bennigan’s in Coon Rapids so try to stop whenever we seen one on a road trip. There was one wait staff and a handful of tables full - he started turning people away after we were seated and...More

1  Thank Brenda K
Derek F, General Manager at Bennigan's Clear Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

We are sorry for your experience. Yes we were short handed and are continuously looking for good people to help make your experience better. We hope you give us another try next time you are thru.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Connected to BW this place haas good food and pretty good service. Have eaten here a few times while in town.

Thank JohnF1949
Erin M, Manager at Bennigan's Clear Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the good review!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Had a birthday party for grand daughter and they loved the huge brownie and ice cream dessert. I had a very good salad and the hamburgers order very good

Thank mahi2049
Derek F, General Manager at Bennigan's Clear Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed the food.

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We've been going off and on to Bennigan's for many, many years and each time we go, I find it consistently good--good bar, good food, good service. They are a chain, but one of the better ones, really. Their special burger nights are fun too....More

Thank nanookune47
Derek F, General Manager at Bennigan's Clear Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!! Stop in and see us again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
American, Irish, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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