Bender's Tavern

4.8
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$30 and under
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, except for a table with a screaming child. Not a good outcome for a night out with the wife.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night!! Which was an absolute blast

RD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bender's is reliably wonderful. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious, the wine list is fantastic. Always our top choice.

S
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day with spouse and friends. Julie our waitstaff was amazing as always! The bourbon selection is so diverse, good place to try something new! Food is top notch, fresh fish flown in is so good. Our go to place for every occasion. Thank you Jerry, John and Joe for staying excellent. Thank you kitchen staff and cooks for being consistently amazing! See you next time.

D
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Main course was very good, dessert was amazing, service was excellent. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a nice seafood dinner.

DV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as well as the service. We went for our wedding anniversary and I noted that..it would have been nice if it would have been acknowledged. We have gone to other restaurants for our anniversary and it was acknowledged in some way such as flowers in the table or a free dessert. Not that I am looking for anything free but it would have been nice to have it acknowledged otherwise the food and service were great.

JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Benders Tavern and it did NOT disappoint. It was an outstanding experience! I ordered the Broiled Halibut, house salad, Benders Fries, a side of sauteed mushrooms, with the finishing touch of their chocolate mousse dessert with raspberry sauce and homemade whipped topping. It was one of "those meals" that you never forget because every part of it was exceptional! Our reservation on Valentine's Day was at 3:30pm and it was quiet and perfect. It's an expensive meal, which I knew it would be...but, for a special occasion, it's exactly the kind of place you want (dimmed lighting with a tavern ambiance). We will be back for sure!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bender was outstanding as it alway is

JN
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience. As always, food perfect, service exceptional.

AG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! We will go back. The seafood special were so good!

DP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my wifes and mine first visit and it was over the top. Shawn our waiter was magnificent, food was fantastic

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Hoover steak ever !

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J
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always 🥰

GH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved our time at Benders. Great place to visit! So much ambience. The rooms are not too big the ceilings very high. The food and the service were spectacular! I highly recommend this place!

2
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience. Dine there weekly. Chicken pecan salad on Tuesdays is outstanding.

F
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area.
Our server, Chelsea, was fabulous and perfectly attentive.
Food was perfectly prepared.
This is just a special restaurant!

n
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Pat. Place was full on Saturday night but the food was perfect. Had the bay scallops. My husband had the tuna which he thought was very good.

KM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so comfortable at Bender’s. It feels warm, clean, and old. My husband is a food snob and has never been disappointed by the entrees. The Nantucket scallops have an unbelievable flavor, ruining me for other scallops. It seems to be run very professionally, with attention to detail. I’m glad we can afford it.

o
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall noise level was a little higher than we would have preferred. Service food good as usual.

JD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Would recommend to everyone

OT
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always know we will have excellent service and delicious food. Tonight was no different. Please eat here, you’ll come back again and again like we have for the last 30 years!!!

JS
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best in Stark County.

SB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous dining experience. My wife had the melt in your mouth filet and I had the Nantucket scallops that were perfect. It was nice to see a selection of half bottles of wine on the list. Our server Mary was wonderful.

L
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was also amazing. I have recommended to friends. The Halibut is definitely a favorite now.

b
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our $150 (+ $30 tip) experience included a cocktail for me, a good dark beer for hubby, shared salmon appetizer, halibut for me, crab cakes for hubby, and a bottle of wine (drank a glass then corked it and took the rest home). No dessert. Hubby's crab cakes the best I've ever tasted (yes, he let me gave a little taste). My halibut? ho hum. Server very helpful with my dietary requirements but I get frustrated with restaurants that can't get creative! Especially at the price charged. Meal definitely overpriced!!

F
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We would recommend Benders for great sea food and service.

J
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only thing this time was it took awhile for our food

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Out waitress mary was also great. 5 stars

I
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Chase was the best server ever! Food was amazing, and service even better! Thanks Chase for making my mom’s 70th so much fun!

JS
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding as usual. Our meals consisted of sword fish, scallops, prime rib and salmon. We each said it was the best we’d ever had. THE BEST!

JS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will definitely be coming back. Service was excellent and loved everything

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for NYE2020. Having a reservation is a must, if not, you may not get a table on a weekend or holiday. We were seated in less than 5 minutes and had waters brought out almost immediately. We ordered drinks and they came out very fast (before we were done looking at the apps menus). We ordered and app and it took no time as well. We then ordered the main dishes and salads were brought out in minutes, followed by the food. I was very impressed with the speed of service. Our server was great explaining the menu and what she recommended. Even with how busy they were, she was always available. This was my first time here and can't wait to go back. The food is pricey, but you get what you pay for.

RW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lot of seafood on the menu. Needs more variety in their appetizers. The Sea Bass was absolutely the best I've ever had. My partner had an 8 oz. filet that was also outstanding. Make sure you try the ice cream with a peanut butter topping - it is as rich as it gets, which is good for a dessert!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal everytime we visit. We love getting amazing food in a place that is casual but beautiful.

OB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Benders once a year on our anniversary. Just as every other year the rib eye steak and bread pudding was amazing. Wait staff were courteous and always seemed to know what we needed before we asked. Dining room was clean and emaculent. I would recommend Benders for any special night out with your special someone.

P
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our food was outstanding. The Chilean sea bass was the best I’ve ever had because it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Our server Steven did a great job.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Great service. Great atmosphere.

J
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Ritz cracker crusted halibut that taste like they just took it out of the ocean.

P
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve excellent waiter!! Food was excellent.
Very good selection

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