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Bennigans Grille & Tavern

€€ - €€€Irish, American,
4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
+1 515-276-7777
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“monte cristo” (4 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the attached Holiday Inn, the Bennigan's had a local Car Club Show in the parking lot. The restaurant was NOT busy. We got seated in a corner away from others, and we watched a server stand and chat with a group at...More

Thank Jeff S
Greg F, General Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jeff I am so sorry that this happened on your visit I assure you I will be looking into this today and talk to all involved!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was friendly and on point. We had quesadillas and spring rolls for our app and both were super. We had the smothered chicken and the Whiskey chicken both were super yummy moist and flavorful. The prices are in line with what you would...More

Thank Mindy H
Greg F, General Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the prices here were a little higher, the food we received was worth every penny. There is something on the menu for everyone. Each time we ate here food came out hot and prepared to our liking. I recommend the pork chop dinner....More

Thank roadmap2
Greg F, General Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review and kind words hope to see you again real soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at Bennigans before and this one was just fine. Prompt service from wait staff and food and beverage arrived quickly. The meal was hot and tasty.

Thank RoadworthyRob
Greg F, General Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review hope too see you again real soon! Greg

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in town for a funeral on Saturday afternoon and stayed at the Holiday Inn on Merle Hay Road, which is attached to this Bennigans. Since I ate out I didn't have dinner at the. Bennigans however I did have their Buffet the next...More

Thank Troy M
Greg F, General Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Troy I truly am sorry your visit was not a good one I assure you I will look into what happened on this morning and address the staff that was working!

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We went here for a dinner for two families. We were seated quickly and the staff was very friendly. The food even for our party of 9 was delivered quickly and was hot and fresh. The burgers were great! Everyone enjoyed their meal. If I...More

Thank schnags21
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I stopped in for dinner. The service was great and the food was delicious. French fries are super thick and cooked perfectly. I had the Turkey O’Toole. That pretzel bun was such a good choice. Good job Bennigans! I’ll definitely be back.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had been driving most of the day and really need to eat and get out of the car for awhile. Bennigans provided a nice break and good meal. This location appears to have been around for awhile and is located near many hotels. The...More

Thank Bob S
Greg F, General Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Bob thank you very much for the review and nice words very happy you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again real soon! Greg

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

On a weekend trip, this was walking distance from the hotel. Ordered a steak salad, Grandson kids cheeseburger and fries. Salad arrived light of dressing and I quickly asked for a small container to add to the salad. Greens were fresh and flavorful, tomato tasteless...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My wife and I make it a point to hit this place every time we stay in Des Moines. They make the best Monte Cristo I have ever had. One tip, order a half order and split it with someone, they are huge!More

Thank Kevin W
Emily K, Manager at Bennigans Grille & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for joining us each time you're in town! We couldn't be more excited to have you! If you aren't already on it, sign-up for our e-list and you'll get a free app or dessert on your next visit! We'll be sure to see you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-276-7777
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Description
A high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern, Bennigan's is relentlessly focused on the people, food and experience that define it. Every member of the team "bleeds green" to go above and beyond the casual dining expectations of today. Our new restaurant design is warm and inviting, putting the focus on the food, the drinks and, as always, the Irish Hospitality. Bennigan's has always been a neighborhood favorite - not just for food and drinks, but as a place to meet friends and kick back for a while. Stop in today!
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