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Bender's Tavern
Bender's Tavern

Bender's Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bendersrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (330) 453-8424
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:15 pm, Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Carl Falcone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Bender"s has three private dining areas to choose from. The Original Ladies Dining Room will host up to 65 people for sit down dining. The rooms original mosaic tile floor, dark wood walls and an original dry bar creates a wonderful atmosphere for a smaller business function or rehearsal that would need space for cocktail hour or hors d'oeurves. The Green Room will host up to 50 for a sit down dining or becomes a great space for a smaller event that requires A/V equipment, or a smaller feel for a special occasion. The Private Back Main area will seat up to 16 for sit down dining. The space is ideal for a small birthday party, business function or special event. Bender's service and culinary staff prides itself on serving large groups with individual attention to personal needs and quality efficient service.
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Jacob (330) 453-8424

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St. SW
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: In the evening (Dinner) parking is available directly across from the restaurant on the corner of 2nd St. SW and Court Ave. SW. Street Parking is also available. Day time (Lunch)parking is available on the street metered parking & the parking lot directly across from the restaurant(minimum of $22 purchase to receive validated parking in this lot.)
A word from Bender's Tavern
Located in the Historic District of downtown Canton, Bender's Restaurant offers its customers an elegant, relaxing atmosphere where one can enjoy fine food and wine. Bender's has been satisfying customers with culinary classics, drink and hospitality since 1902. Today we continue our long tradition by offering only the highest quality seafood fresh from Foley Fish in Boston, MA. If you are looking for beef, Bender's consistently serves only the highest quality beef. Known nationally for the extensive and moderately priced wine list, owner Jerry Jacob's forty years of experience tasting and selecting wines will certainly impress your palate. We pride ourselves on serving seasonal culinary delights and fine wines. Please stop by and see us!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nick ( works every night but Thursday) set our group up in quiet back room to open gifts, sing happy birthday and eat cake. The food was fantastic! ( Always is every time we are there). Luv the place! Nicky's service was AWESOME! The homemade peanut butter topping for ice cream with cake was divine! Best experience! Ask for Nick!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We dine here often and it is always the first choice when entertaining business clients. As always, you can expect professional, knowledgeable wait staff, excellent specials and standard menu selections such as Halibut a la Foley that redefine what good halibut should be. We had the wild Alaskan Salmon, Halibut, filet, raw oysters, morel mushrooms, beets and finished with a mini's. Washed down with a couple bottles of Jordan. Excellent food, Nick, our waiter did a great job. Benders is what other restaurants should strive to emulate."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great menu, good specials, if you like seafood with a nice presentation you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent historic restaurant, with "old school" charm and impeccable service. Menu is consistent, dependable with additional daily specials that are exceptional. Dessert is not to be missed either."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "What a lovely evening! We enjoyed great food and good wine with close friends in an atmosphere that made one want the evening to never end. Thanks to our server, Dennis, the night was perfect!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Service and food presentation great!...Did not have deserts available that where on list, a little disappointing. Still one of our favorite dining locations in the area."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We eat at Bender's often and especially love the extensive food and wine offerings. So hard to choose! We are delighted with the new menu format - makes selectiong from the menu so much easier! Bender's was as wonderful during this visit as it always is!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was good. Food was ok at best. I have had a better dining experience and food at the local chain steakhouse for a third of the price! Won't be back and won't recommend Bender$!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food and service were very good! Would go back again on special occasion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As always Benders features stellar food and service - by far the best in the canton area! They offer an extensive menu and an excellent choice of wines. Offerings are seasonally adjusted and the seafood is exceptionally fresh."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This place was great and the food was wonderful. The food only got 4 stars as my steak didn't have much seasoning at all. Aside from that, however, the food was fabulous and tender. The server did an amazing job!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "There are not many restaurants in the world that measure up to Benders! Seafood is as good as it gets and who would guess that being located in Canton, Ohio. We live on the Gulf coast of Florida during the winter and can't find any better seafood than Benders. It is a local gem! Thanks Jerry, Jim and family for your great establishment. Bill"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I eagerly await soft shell season, and especially at Bender's as they are perfectly sautéed, and the Bender fries are a must!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "great food,knowledgeable and polished service. wonderful for relaxing dinner. good seafood seems hard to find...but many options available here...my husband had a steak and it was done correctly."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We brought dear friends of ours for their "first" dining experience T Bender's....they LOVED it!!! Mary was her normal outstanding self and made the evening even more enjoyable. We introduced Jerry to the couple and specifically telling him it was their first time at Benders. No "welcome"."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had the shrimp quiche special which was very good and suggested. Also the lemoncello cheesecake was fantastic. It is good to share. Very light and fresh. Overall the ambiance is old urban tavern style. It looked like a place that would smell musty but it doesn't smell musty. it just has that feel. It is not dirty but just an old tavern. I would go back. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Benders should be on everyone's must-try list. My grandfather had a small café in Barberton and Wadsworth and raved about dining at Benders and it's contemporary competitor, two blocks away called Mergus's. Benders has survived and thrived. When your foot feels the well worn sandstone front step, you realize that many diners have passed this way before you. Their expansive list of seafood is the attraction for me. The sea bass on top of the hummus with a spicy chermula sauce keeps me coming back. Our friends enjoyed their swordfish - as savory as Lois promised it would be. Lois was very cordial and helpful. She's tasted everything on the menu and guided us, without hovering. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our dinners were absolutely delicious-scallops were wonderful! Our server was extremely attentive and polite. We were celebrating a special occasion and certainly chose the right place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Still one of my favorites. Great seafood, attentive service, wonderful menu. Not perfect, but close."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I travel extensively throughout the country with my job and eat at some of the finish restaurants in the country. Benders to me is right up there with any of the most high end restaurants I have dinned at. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I took my wife to Benders to celebrate her birthday. We expected quiet and romantic ambience with great food and service. What we received: Seating next to a large group of loud business men (numerous other tables available), a non-existent waitress, bad appetizers, salads swimming in dressing, and undercooked steaks. Even the desserts were a disappointment. All for the bargain basement price of $130. I wanted this to be special for my wife, so I just smiled and made the best of it. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My hubby and I had a wonderful dinner here on a stop in Canton during our Ohio road trip. Service was friendly and attentive. The loaded Bibb salad was excellent and enough for two to share. The salmon was delicious as were the scallops. Great service, great location, great food. We loved the history of the restaurant. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "When I'm traveling, OpenTable is my guide to food around cities. If a restaurant is on it, I'm likely to consider it. I pulled up OT as I was pulling into Canton, and saw Benders just a few blocks from my destination. I made the reservation and was impressed. My walleye was perfectly cooked and well-seasoned, and my girlfriend's swordfish atop risotto was among the best preparations I've ever tasted. I don't find myself in Canton very often, but I believe that I will return at some point!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Good food. Great service. Beautiful old building. Very nice evening. Everyone was accommodating. Would definitely come again and recommend!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We have made Benders our traditional Anniversary Dinner night out. We love their food and décor. The price is a little steep, this is why Benders is just a special treat for us once a year. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Took my family out for our anniversary. Had to make a late reservation and it was during Prom night! No problem. A little loud at first but after the rush crowd it was great. The food was outstanding. The menu had many options with great choices, some unique (haven't had fiddleheads in ages) I would say this is becoming my favorite."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We've been coming to Benders for years and have never had a bad meal. The food is exquisite and they always have a great selection of fresh fish/seafood and special preparations. You will not be disappointed with Benders!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great food and wine! Never had a bad meal. Always have great specials. Love the ambiance. Wine specialist on site if you ever need help deciding one of there spectacular wines. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "As usual our meal was superb! The scallops were done to perfection and the steak was juicy and tender. The waiter magnificent AND there were no children running all over the place. What more could we ask for ? ! What a special place ! Keep it up !!!!!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "My wife and I have been eating at Benders for a few years now. It is the oldest and best restaurant in the area. The heavy dark wood and glass décor is rich and comforting. Their seafood selection is flown in fresh several days each week and is incredible for it's variety and quality. The menu is a perfect combination of favorite old standbys and special items that the chef has prepared for that day. You simply cannot go wrong at Benders. Perfect atmosphere, outstanding food and very attentive service."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Had a great pre-race (Canton HOF Marathon) dinner at Bender's with friends. We were all very satisfied with the food and service (Stormy was excellent!). Thanks again for the great dinner. Mike (Pittsburgh)"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to go, meet friends and entertain guests and customers. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Benders joins the past with the present through their combination of outstanding steaks and sea foods with a special touch of tasty specials. Their service and setting are second to none. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We come here 2-3 times a year and never have I tried anything that is not excellent. . The bay scallops are amazing, but the best thing on the menu is the fresh Lake Erie Perch. Its local and caught within a day or 2 usually more often brought in that day and the chef does just enough to it to make it melt in your mouth like butter without hiding the wonderful flavor of fresh caught perch. Amazing! Been to highly acclaimed restaurants all around NE ohio including Blue Point Grille in Cleveland. Nothing beats a meal at Benders. If one of your party is not into seafood, not to worry there are steaks and salads (the Prime Rib on Friday-Sat nights) that are on par with anything else they sell, but the seafood is where they truly shine."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Brandon has a sense of humor and is very personable. Thanks for a great evening out."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in the world - and we have eaten at many of the top. Canton has a real gem and we have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Bender's - from the quick history lesson with the bartender over cocktails, to wine recommendations from owner Jerry Jacob, to the meal suggestions from Donald (server for 25 years), to the tour of the wine cellar. Well done, Bender's!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our waitress, Stormy, was excellent. We will return as long as she is still working at the restaurant"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been to Benders multiple times in the past. This was not my favorite. The service was not as attentive and knowledgeable as usual and the food was not as great either. Luckily, I know this is not the norm."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "What a gem. Reasonable prices and in Chicago that is rare. Had the fish and chips and loved it. Partner had a burger which was also delicious"
    Dined on 3/25/2014