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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vipwheals
Charleston
96 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unique outside dining on patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slow service but not bad. Food ok

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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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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.

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HappyinSIC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were seated immediately and server was very friendly and courteous.

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RobertP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was very good. We were very disappointed, however, because we wanted calamari for an appetizer and they were out of it. Had come to have prime rib and they were out of that, too. It was only 6:30 on Saturday night and they were out of these things. Disappointing to say the least. It was our 52nd Anniversary so this was special for us!! We did have fillet instead which was very good but overall We were still disappointed. Cost us $25 more on our total bill because they were out of what we wanted. Not too happy about that. What we had was good so you will definitely enjoy your food!!

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vipMobk7x
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Only complaint on the food is that the fish my wife ordered had many bones. Obviously some bones are expected, but there were too many to not be an issue. Other than that, everything was great.

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AnnL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as usual!!!

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TaraB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service. Delicious food. What a great experience and change. We live about an hour away and have been trying to make it out for over year. I’m so glad we finally did.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring tonics all day long

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fiestalover
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed another fine meal at Bender's! We went there to celebrate my birthday. We were able to enjoy spaced out, outdoor seating. I had the filet mignon with spinach salad with hot bacon dressing and Bender fries, all cooked perfect. My husband had the porterhouse steak and also the spinach salad and Bender fries, also cooked just right. Our teenage son had the strip steak for the first time and said it was the best he has ever had. The staff was friendly and quick to assist.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stunning! Great job guys! I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went for our anniversary, have been here before...we were disappointed. Just wasn’t up to par with what we remembered, we had a shrimp cocktail, crab meat cocktail, 2 French martinis..crab legs, and lobster...our bill with tip was $ 249!! I would expect to be wowed at this price and we just weren’t. Nothing bad or awful, just not great.

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MichelleZ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food at an historic restaurant in Canton’s downtown - highly recommend. And the service was terrific!

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vipFredL
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Been going to Bender’s Tavern for over 50 years! My first trips were with my grandparents in the late 60s. It was our Saturday lunch spot on our weekly trip to Canton from Carrollton. Love going there and reminiscing. Great experience every time we visit! Food is always exceptional, especially the halibut!

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MelissaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have loved Benders for over 20 years, but this time the patio experience with the live music gave it an entirely new feel that we thoroughly enjoyed. I hope they continue throughout the summer. Food and service amazing as always, but I gave 4 stars for the overall experience only because this is the second time in a month that they have run out of specials before 7:00 pm.

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lv2eat
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Staff are friendly and doing a great job of complying with all of the CDC guidelines.

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RachelR
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Well done. Service was excellent and attentive. Dinner was served quickly and properly prepared. Would have liked my Red Wine served in a larger red wine glass vs a white wine glass. Thank you for being Canton's go to special occasion destination.

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KaeB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

From our two appetizers, entrees, wine, and even dessert - every bite of food was phenomenal. My husband and I are big food critics (or so we think haha), so this is saying a lot. I'm only giving it a 4 star total for two reasons. The ambiance left much to be desired.. the room was very bright and quiet, no music was playing. Some may prefer this but we usually like a louder, more interactive, and dimmed area. Maybe next time we will ask to be seated elsewhere and this might help. And second, our server... Overall service was quick and he was very attentive, but he was very quiet, didn't make any suggestions (and we were first time diners), wasn't able to answer our questions in detail, and just sort of award. He may have been new, we don't know, but the experience would have been much better had we had one of the other servers in the room who were outgoing and very talkative. Would overall recommend and we plan to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal.

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EmmanuelR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our service was excellent! The food was delicious. A strip steak medium rare, a filet medium and the alfredo all done perfectly.

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jessica
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bender’s is my favorite restaurant in the Canton area. I am sure that every guest can clearly see the food, ambiance, and history of the restaurant are wonderful but I wanted to share what makes this establishment more than a restaurant— it’s where you make memories. You can feel how much the management, kitchen, and staff pour their passion into this place but the service is really what sets it apart for me. The servers are knowledgeable, engaging, and take the time to remember what you like even if it’s been a year since your last meal with them. It truly feels like coming home. Thank you for being part of so many special moments in my family, I’ll be back soon!

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LindseyS
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolute gem in a totally unexpected area. When we booked this reservation, we expected bar food and an average experience and we were very wrong and could not be more pleased with that. Very clean and well spaced considering our current circumstances. Our server was in the midst of finishing training and she was wonderful... never intrusive. She answered all of our questions and gave great suggestions. The Roasted Atlantic Salmon was perfect... my husband said it literally melted in your mouth. The crabcake appetizer was superb and the Crab Stuffed Flounder was one of the BEST meals that I have had in a long time... and I would like to think I’m difficult to please as a General Manager of a prominent restaurant in Columbus OH. 10/10 would recommend. We will DEFINITELY be back when/if we travel back to Canton.

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vipBrett
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a great experience!! Food, price, service and atmosphere is top notch.

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vipDavidH
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were passing through Canton and found this place. Great food, excellent service. A nice find.

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Foxyrabbit
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is always spectacular at Benders. Our waitress was Mary and she gave us excellent service. We sat at a booth in the bar area and we were very comfortable with cleanliness and distancing.

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MJK04
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food for a great price.

Loved my lobster bake! Call ahead to hold your bake sells out fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were still seated promptly. Brooklyn, our server, provided us with timely and excellent service, as well as informed recommendations for our meal. We were seated in what we thought would be a quaint, quiet side room, but just before the entree, what appeared to be a celebratory group was seated near us. Even so, the atmosphere was not off-putting, and we enjoyed our experience.

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JimT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place to dine. Food quality is excellent. Ambiance is amazing. Comfortable seating in an old historic building. I have been dining there for more then 40 years. I highly recommend this place. Very friendly place.

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Chelsey
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were equally delightful. As a minority, you pay close attention to the service and food. Great place to dine and I’ll be going back.

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Bender's Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 1146 OpenTable diners.

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