Mar 052008

Cuisine: American, Bar & Grill
Locations: Bloomington(**Site of this review), Coon Rapids, St Louis Park
Addresses & Maps:
Bloomington-  1800 W 80th St  Bloomington, MN 55431 952-881-0013

Coon Rapids– 3590 River Rapids Dr. Coon Rapids, MN 55448 763-427-1888

St Louis Park– 6475 Wayzata Blvd St. Louis Park, MN 55426  952-593-5024

Links: Bennigan’s Website


Atmosphere: Just beyond the host stand  in the center of the Bloomington Bennigan’s is a large bar area, with smaller dining areas scattered around the outer areas of the restaurant.  The small pockets of tables and booths gives this Bennigan’s location a nice, intimate feel


Menu: Appetizers include Golden Chicken Tenders, Fajita Chicken Quesadillas, Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Ultimate Nachos, Buffalo Wings, Boneless Buffalo Wings, Southwest Egg Rolls, and Broccoli Bites. 

Sandwiches include the Monte Cristo, Turkey O’ Toole, Buffalo Chicken, Grilled Chicken Club, French Dip, Reuben, Angus Melt, Chipotle Burger, Black & Bleu Burger, and Guiness Glazed Bacon Burger. 

Entrees include Guiness Glazed Chicken & Shrimp or Sirloin, Stacked Chicken, Chicken Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken Platter, Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Pasta, Ribeye, Sirloin, Baby Back Ribs, Tempura Shrimp, Grilled Salmon, and Grilled Seafood Platter.

Bennigan’s also offers a variety of salads and soups.

Price guide: Appetizers $6-8  Sandwiches $8-10  Entrees $10-18
What I ordered: The buffalo chicken salad (layered bleu cheese crumbles, carrots, celery and pico de gallo on a bed
of greens tossed in a creamy Ranch dressing, topped with buffalo
fried chicken, and placed inside a crispy tortilla shell).  This salad was LOADED! The Buffalo sauce had a nice kick to it, the veggies were fresh and crisp, and the tortilla shell was light and crispy.


One of my companions ordered a cheeseburger.  The beef was juicy and fresh, the bacon smoky and crisp.


Another companion ordered the Turkey O’ Toole (Juicy turkey breast sliced thin, melted Swiss cheese and  Smoky
Honey Dijon dressing. Served hot on a Bennigan’s pretzel roll.)  Bennigan’s was happy to replace French fries with a bowl of their delicious Baked Potato Soup.

Service: Good and fast.  Our visit was on a Saturday at noon and it didn’t seem to be too busy.
Overall Impression: Good food at a reasonable price, fast service. Tucked back in an area that doesn’t have other restaurants, kind of hard to find.

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