Bender's Tavern

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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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Pamsboy
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Family owned and great service.

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vipMugsy
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and class

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PreacherRoe
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable! The reservation process was very smooth. I had to call a couple of times to alter the number in our party and it was not a problem. I reserved the prime rib ahead of time as they ran out on a prior visit. All of our food was delicious, steaks prepared as ordered, and seafood exactly as described. The turtle soup is the best you’ll ever have and the calamari is exceptional (it’s not battered and deep fried like most places). Our server, Shawn, was very personable, called us by name, knew the menu thoroughly, was very helpful in making selections, described the food accurately, and was a really nice guy. We will request him on our next visit.

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KathleenL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor. Lovely service. Absolutely fabulous food!!! Will be back!!

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vip2weekenders
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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1015Lexie
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food - great service! Love the Maine mussels as appetizer; I had the Chilean Sea bass special and my husband the Tuna. Both were perfectly prepared.

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MattG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipddistler
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the atmosphere was awesome. They did a great job with COVIS protocols and made the special night even more special.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service was excellent. Where the owner decided to seat us....not so good. We were seated in a main traffic area for the room. There were several open tables throughout the restaurant and we did not realize that until we were seated and ordered drinks. I feel like we were shuffled off to Buffalo.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined outside it was a perfect evening the special was fantastic and our waiter was great, a lot of fun .

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RegisD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bender’s never disappoints. We dined outdoors at sunset with a nice view of downtown and the courthouse angels. Wonderful!

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vip2weekenders
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love the Broccoli and cheddar quiche..... delicious.

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AnniversaryTrip
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bender’s never disappoints. The food and the service is always the best. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

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KayceC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great seafood selections!!! Be sure to make a reservation 👍. Fast and very friendly service! We will be back!

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EmilyO
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service from start to finish. Very clean and tables were spread out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benders never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and anniversary

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MichaelB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual at Benders. Love the turtle soup and the martinis were great.

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jasone
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were unfortunately disappointed. It was our 23rd anniversary so we decided to splurge on what we knew would be an expensive meal. What we got for the money however was what was a surprise. I ordered the crab entre which was $57 dollars. What i received for that was far less than other restaurants where I have ordered crab. I decided on a wedge salad rather than a garden salad and it was literally a chunk of lettuce with blue cheese dressing. Oh, and I got charged extra for that. My king crab was pretty tough which was surprising because it is hard to mess up crab legs. My wife had 2 lobster tails and again they were very tough and chewy. Quite honestly, for the price it was one of the worst seafood meals we have had. Very dissapointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bender’s! We try to go whenever we are in the area. They’ve adapted well for COVID. We can’t wait to come back!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way overpriced for the food. Just an overall below average experience. Doesn’t warrant white table cloths.

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vip2weekenders
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful

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vipEDegenhard
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I had a great lunch. Food was delicious as usual! We enjoyed two of the daily lunch specials (burger with portobello and Brie and the seared scallops with jalapeño, corn and black beans), as well as the smoked peppered mackerel.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Our server, Rachel made our evening very enjoyable. She made every effort to talk about the history of the building and family as well as the food we chose. We had appetizers, wine, swordfish, schrod ala Foley, shared a Key Lime tart and coffee. We ordered 3 desserts for our children to go. With tip we spent over 200.00.

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WP01
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julie was great! The food was great! First time in Canton. Friends told us about Bender's. I love the Bender fries!

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vipwheals
Charleston
103 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unique outside dining on patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as Expected

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EdmundB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the finer dining experiences I've had and I have had a lot. Service was excellent and the service was first class. The food was outstanding and we enjoyed every aspect of our visit. This is definitely on our list to visit when we are in the Canton area again.

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vipDelish
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent traditional American restaurant in Canton OH. Overall quality steaks/seafood; nothing avante garde.

Service was excellent as we sat outside on their extended ‘patio’.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slow service but not bad. Food ok

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LauraV
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful historic building, amazing food and exceptional service. A great experience, well worth the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King crab legs amazing. Blue fin tuna perfect

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SamD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary on Thursday. Whenever we come to Canton area we always stop at Benders. It is our favorite restaurant. Mary is just an amazing server and we always ask for her. Food was delicious, drinks perfect and the ambiance perfect. Thank you for always making our special evening top notch. Kudos to the entire Bender team.

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CurlyTop
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t beat the fish/seafood selections. Love Mary, our server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for her birthday because we wanted to try something new and we were not disappointed. Our table was available a few minutes before our reservation and it was a beautiful weather night and we enjoyed the live entertainment. It was loud enough to hear but not too loud so you could carry on a conversation. We will be back for sure!! Oh yeah - the food was awesome!!

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Monty
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!!!

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Cole
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt the best seafood dinner I have ever had. We will be coming back again and again. Even if the food wasn’t as amazing as it was the service alone is a reason to go there. Spectacular!

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vipLove2WineNDine
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the historic building. The food and the service were very good. Definitely a place to go for a celebration, a work lunch or dinner or just for a delicious fish or steak meal.

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ChadG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server Erica was great. The food was delicious.
On a different note a group of four in our same dining upon receiving their bill started playing at full volume on their cell phone a rap song. This lasted for at least five minutes and continued through the restaurant until they exited. I had never really witnessed that kind of rudeness at a fine dining establishment. While this was not a fault of Bender's, the staff did not address it. I am assuming the staff feared of losing tip money if it was addressed. Is this a new tactic in restaurants to drum up excuses to not pay your bill or leave no tip? Or was this literally the first time anyone has done this? It seemed really rude and bizarre.

FAQs

Bender's Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (330) 453-8424.

Bender's Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 1172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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