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Bender's Tavern

4.8
4.8
1724 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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!

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (330) 453-8424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ryan McCauley

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Canton

  • Cross street

    2nd St. SW

  • 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.)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,724 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Canton

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  • Canton

    Best Ambiance

  • Canton

    Best Value

  • Canton

    Innovative

  • Canton

    Good for groups

  • Canton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Canton

    Romantic

  • Canton

    Good for special occasions

  • Canton

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  1. TL

    TinaL

    Pinehurst

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday last night, and we couldn’t have been more pleased. From the outstanding service to the hand crafted cocktails not to mention the succulent seafood - Bender’s is the best place in town.
  2. 2

    2weekenders

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had requested a certain meal that wasn’t on the menu for lunch today and Jon made it happen. Thats just how wonderful the restaurant is. Definitely one of the finest.
  3. RF

    RobertF

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alayna provided excellent service! The lobster and filet was deliciousN
  4. MM

    MeganM

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my out of town relatives, they loved it. They stated it was the best seafood they ever had.
  5. M

    Mase16

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service, our waiter was very knowledgeable with suggestions on our first visit to Benders, took time to tell us the history of the tavern. The food was fantastic, great atmosphere, we will be going back !!!
  6. TS

    TonyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food awesome as always. Service was also phenomenal.
  7. BB

    BrianB

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service as always!
  8. T

    Tish

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always! Benders is one of our favorite restaurants.
  9. C

    Chris

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The lobster bisque was not a hit with the 3 people who had it. They were disappointed. The lightly fried haddock was excellent. As were the salads and parm fries. (I'm not a fan of the Bender fries because when I had them before, they were too greasy.) I wish the cocktails were a little less expensive for lunch. Maybe less alcohol would help lessen the cost? We DO enjoy coming there for our friendship celebration.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benders is consistently a classic and delicious dining experience. Their selection of wine and fresh catch is second to none in the region; this is our go-to for everything from holidays, occasions, dates, and casual lunch dining. Locally owned and operated for generations; we always appreciate our time with Jon, Jerry, and the Benders fam.
  11. EM

    EricM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Bender's is a nice restaurant, unfortunately it's extravagant prices limit it's customers to either special occasions, or those having a good income. The food is very good, however very overpriced, even with the current inflation of our economy today. Their drink menu is very nice, but the quality wasn't as good as expected. The draft beers were flat, and the cocktails were not to order. This was either because of lack of ingredients, or lack of attention from the waiter during the order. Their "snowglobe" drink for example was lacking one of the main taste ingredients, yet the customer would not be advised unless they recognized it. The tables were well spaced and the ambience was nice, but overall I can't give that high of a rating compared to other chain restaurants.
  12. S

    Swimbugg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Benders an elegant old tavern that never disappoints. It was a Friday night during the holiday break. It was very busy - the wait staff was really hustling. Julie was our waitress and was really wonderful. The food was incredible. Three of us had the Halibut ala Foley and the others had the strip steak with the Hoover sauce and said it was delish. Bender fried potatoes the tomato salad were perfect and the mini peanut butter sundae was just great. (Even if you don't love peanut butter, you will love this) Benders an elegant old tavern that never disappoints.
  13. D

    Danielle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Not worth the hefty price. Good: service was impeccable, ambiance is good, and the steak was perfect. Bad: Water glass was dirty, salad was meh, sides were inedible. I got the Boston lettuce salad. The six pieces of lettuce wasn't worth the price and it looked like it was plated by a 5 year old. The sides of rice and mushrooms were so salty to the point of being inedible. It was clear that the rice had been sitting under a heat lamp too long because there was a dry, crunchy layer on top. The broccoli was too mushy and the sauce on it was watery. The only saving grace is that the steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly. When I spend nearly $100 a person for dinner in Canton, Ohio, it should be amazing. This food would be acceptable at a chain restaurant for $25 a person. And a personal pet peeve of mine that might not bother others. Every side and steak topping is served on its own plate which makes the table uncomfortably crowded. I just want to eat, not play musical dinner plates.
  14. KW

    KarenW

    Cleveland

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding! Wonderful food and great atmosphere. It was a little loud in the dining room which was very full including several larger parties.
  15. AM

    AmandaM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was phenomenal! Wish I remembered her name to give her a proper shoutout. She recommended amazing dishes and drinks. The food was divine- we had salmon and sea bass. Will definitely be back for a future special occasion.
  16. JT

    JimT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to Bender's for more then 50 years. It is by far the best restaurant in Stark County. The other day I got an outstanding prime rib. There are many excellent places in Canton but Bender's is my favorite.
  17. S

    Slohnny

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Bender"s is usually great, but not this time. Very noisy. Getting food on the table took way too long. Waiter was a nice young man but he very new. The worst part involved the wine, which is usually Bender's greatest strength. I ordered a 2018 sparkling wine from the menu, but the waiter brought a 2019. At the end of the meal, I ordered the 2017 vintage port. It took 15 minutes to tell me they were out of that vintage. I'll still go back. I just love the place, but not this night.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and military homecoming dinner, Joey was outstanding!! Thank you
  19. EF

    ElizabethF

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bender's is always a good choice but like everyplace these days, food is pretty pricey.
  20. WZ

    WesZ

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to visit for holiday lunch with the team! Great service, atmosphere, and food is always on point!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around! We came to Canton overnight on our way to the Midwest because of friends telling us about Benders. We couldn’t be happier about this special experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating our son's birthday with excellent service and a delicious dinner!
  23. AB

    AaronB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Doug was terrific! The food was wonderful. It was a great experience celebrating the holiday season at Bender's.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    We have eaten here for over 20 years. The steak was very tough and nothing like it has been. The waiter said they recently “ downgraded“ their steak. He said he would get the manager. We waited for almost 30 minutes and had to ask him again. The manager came over with an attitude and acted annoyed that he even had to speak with us. The waiter was as sweet as could be and everything else was good. The manager did not even offer to another steak. Very disappointed in quality and the manager.
  25. CT

    CooperT

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant in Canton. Service top notch. Our meals were served timely and hot. The Pork Chop was delicious. not overcooked, super juicy. Thank you for consistently delivering the best experience for my family.
  26. JZ

    JeffZ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  27. a

    angelaj

    West Virginia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us celebrated Christmas at Benders and it was truly a wonderful experience. The waitress Penny was absolutely amazing. She took a wonderful dinning experience and elevated it to even a higher level. Would definitely recommend it, and we certainly look forward to going back again.
  28. BB

    BryanB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal - excellent service, thank you Joey. Busy holiday crowd with many big parties resulting in a very noisy evening.
  29. KR

    KellR

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with great friends! Benders is the perfect place for delicious food in an exceptional atmosphere.
  30. AN

    AndreaN

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best evening. Restaurant is always beautiful & food was delicious.
  31. LC

    LaurieC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Nantucket Scallops were made to perfection and prime rib was extremely tender and very flavorful
  32. BA

    BeckyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious each time we go. We have never had a bad meal.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and extremely good meal. When a very large and loud group arrived after we were seated, we asked and Julie moved us to another table without a problem. We both had fish - swordfish and halibut - and they were both tremendous. Service was excellent and we couldn’t have had a better anniversary dinner.
  34. NV

    NancyV

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again, benders did not disappoint. The service was outstanding. I had the best lobster tail I’ve ever eaten in my life.
  35. KH

    KellyH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual our food was delicious. We had help picking wines that complimented perfectly. Our service was excellent.
  36. KK

    KimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always! Great to be back. 5 stars all around
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean and the rest of the staff were incredible. What an enjoyable experience!
  38. ST

    SweetT

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great dining experience! The service was outstanding and the broiled Boston scrod so delicious. Will definitely be returning.
  39. f

    foodlover

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here many times and it is always great. They have a good variety in their menu and everything is cooked perfectly. My husband had the pork chop with benders fries and brussel sprouts and loved it. I had the George’s bank scallops and benders fries as well and they were delicious. We also had the smoked salmon appetizer which is very tasty.
  40. T

    Tabouli

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canton’s BEST treasure. Food is always top notch as is its service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bender's Tavern using the Order Online button. Bender's Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (330) 453-8424.

Bender's Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 1724 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bender's Tavern

137 Court Ave. SW, Canton, OH 44702

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd St. SW

  • Neighborhood

    Canton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ryan McCauley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (330) 453-8424

  • 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

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