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Bennie's Italian Foods

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959
+1 618-997-6736
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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DuQuoin, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited the restaurant for my sons birthday and will definitely return..friendly service, reasonable prices, good food and super fast. Extensive menu...something for everyone.

Thank JulieandDane
Marion, Illinois
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had reunion lunch with two friends and just don't see the appeal. Italian beef very dry xcar fries greasy, salad disappointing. For $12 could have done a lot better.

Thank sundancegroup
Chicago, Illinois
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2,452 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Two old friends, southern Illinois basketball coaching legends Rich Herrin and Bob Dallas, lived in Marion at one time and both of them at one time recommended that I should stop at Bennie's Italian Foods at 309 North Market Street in Marion if I wanted a really good Italian meal. How can I not trust Rich Herrin? He coached NBA... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I love trying new places and found this one almost by accident. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was tasty, and the service was good and pretty quick. Certainly worth a try if you're in the area.

Thank revjones13
Creal Springs, Illinois
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was our first visit to Bennie's. We went on a Saturday evening and were seated right away. Our waitress showed up promptly with menus and took our drink order. The menu offers a wide variety of Italian foods. They also have some American meals such as ribeye steak and a salmon dinner just to name a couple of them.... More 

Thank Honey1721
Marion, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Above. This restaurant has been in town for years and people like returning to it, especially for large groups as family reunions, birthday parties, etc. Lots of menu items and lots of private spaces.

Thank Marlene S
Marion, Illinois
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Italian beef special is outstanding. Known for Benies salad dressing. Great family atmosphere. Food a good value. Service is always outstanding. Room for one for twenty one. Can call ahead for for p seating. Very user friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Jerry S
Herrin, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for our weekly date night. We had heard mixed opinions on their food. Everything we had was very good, very authentic italian food, at very reasonable prices. My husband is italian and pretty picky about sauces and he absolutely loved their meat sauce, which is really saying something. The restaurant is big and the... More 

Thank richsgirl0210
Carterville, Illinois
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Bennie's in Marion Il today October 1, 2016. Had been quite a while since we had been there. Ordered chicken stir fry and the chicken was over cooked and dry. Bennie's famous garlic dressing tasted more like vinegar. Waitress poured wife coffee but walked away with coffee pot after I sat my cup down for refill. Service and... More 

Thank W8631WZgeorger
United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I love coming here. They have THE best house salad dressing. I love garlic though. I wish I lived closer, but always visit when I'm in the area!

Thank Trips4Me83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 618-997-6736

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