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Benchwarmers Sports Bar & Grill

Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
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705 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3526
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 in a sandwich or wrap.

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Thank Randy W
Iowa City, Iowa
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168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 happy. If you like craft beer, you won't get them here. I survived without my... More 

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Thank Dan K
Des Moines, Iowa
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank mikesnowman
Ankeny, Iowa
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. They changed from breaded to naked. Loved the wings the way they used to be.

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Thank paddywhack13
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 the House Chips and they were so salty we didn't even eat them all. A... More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. My favorite item on the menu is the cavatelli. It comes from an old recipe... More 

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1 Thank Ginny2Dsm
Elkhart, Iowa
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19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Used to be a big Benchwarmers fan under previous ownership/management. Entire experience was below par. There was an ammonia stench in the hallway leading to the restrooms which were dirty and in poor repair. The appetizer, salads, pizza and remaining food all came to the table at once. Food was room temperature. Sent pizza back which was warmed a little... More 

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Thank Pescador59
Iowa
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121 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Went here to watch Iowa State game with Cyclone fans. Had just eaten dinner so was not really hungry. Lady behind bar ignored me for 5 minutes. Finally I said "Can I Get a beer?" Special was on A-B bottles. I ordered Bud Lite and asked for a menu. She never came back to ask if I wanted to order... More 

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Thank Cy2015
iowacity, Ia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

We found the food to be quite good and the mng. to be very accomadating. The bartenders however seemed kinda flakey. And table servers a little lost. but food was a very good experiance.

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1 Thank arthur f
Des Moines, Iowa
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

No fancy food here. Just a really good burger and cold beer. They also make a good pizza and cavetelli. All the prices are very reasonable.

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Thank jasiowa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?