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Bennie's Italian Foods

309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
+1 618-997-6736
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good21%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (10 reviews)
“italian beef” (13 reviews)
“lettuce salad” (6 reviews)
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309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I took my mother here for lunch. This is a very nice Italian restaurant in Marion Illinois. Practically everything on the menu is a hit! I love baked lasagna and chili Mac. The cheesy bread is wonderful! You must try the garlic salad too. You...More

Thank Kingcrabb65
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This used to be the best place around to get a great Italian beef sandwich. Not anymore! Dry with little flavor. What a disappointment!

Thank renahurst
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I always stop in Bennie's Italian Foods near the square in Marion, Illinois every time we get a chance! It is a local, hometown business, they have great Italian and American Foods, and the service is awesome! If you like garlic, pasta,...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I have always enjoyed going to Bennie's and last night was no exception. Love the lettuce salad with the Bennie's dressing and the bread with olive oil. The server, I believe his name was Ryan, was very good. He was very attentive and did a...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We are staying in Marion for the weekend. After a long day of work plus travel we decided to order in. Per the suggestion of an employee at our hotel (Marriott) we ordered from Benny's. Our son got the dbl bacon cheeseburger and fries, sufficient,...More

1  Thank Janeranae
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Bennie's is a standard Italian restaurant. It's nothing amazing, but it is good. The price is good, but there's nothing about the food that sets it apart from any other local Italian joint in any other small Midwestern city.

Thank AandE_G
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I grew up on the REAL Bennie's tamales--yes, I know it's an Italian restaurant--and their salad. Bennie came to America from Italy and sold tamales his wife made on the square in Marion. Tamales are still on the menu, but not quite the same as...More

Thank Psyprof51
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 N Market St, Marion, IL 62959-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 618-997-6736
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