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Bender's Tavern

4.8
4.8
1577 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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 1,577 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Canton

    Best Overall

  • Canton

    Best Food

  • Canton

    Best Service

  • Canton

    Best Ambiance

  • Canton

    Best Value

  • Canton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Canton

    Romantic

  • Canton

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  • Canton

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  1. JM

    JaMil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. 2nd time we were there. Enjoyed both times.
  2. P

    Paul

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Will definitely go again!
  3. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was a great place to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Staff was very friendly, place was hopping! Service was quick and efficient. Everyone in our party was very satisfied and had no problem choosing the right meal for them! Food was fantastic!!!!
  5. BB

    BrianB

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonight was my wife and I wedding anniversary. She loves the seafood and I like the steaks. Service is outstanding and the ambiance was perfect
  6. P

    Prbhp

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bender’s is always a wonderful experience. Have been going for 40 years.
  7. AF

    AnnetteF

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We were able to sit outside which was lovely. Our server was very pleasant, the entree great however both sides came out barely warm. Had to send everything back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    80th birthday dinner was a success and the food and service were outstanding !!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you first walk in the building. The amazing history and being well maintained. Very friendly staff to great you when you come in to the amazing service. Food was everything you could hope for.
  10. FS

    FoxSND

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and fish!
  11. ES

    EileenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The lake Erie perch was very small portion and mashed potatoes too much garlic.
  12. PB

    PaulB

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Excellent service and food was fantastic
  13. G

    Gary

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The entrees are very expensive. Food was average. The server was good until it was time to pay bill then he disappeared. Took 15 mins to find him Overall decent but overpriced food. The “Bender Fries” were terrible. Would not return
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, food , and server was a pleasure!
  15. F

    williamF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing from the time we were seated until we finished our desert
  16. DC

    DebraC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I felt misled by the “smart casual” dress code as I saw some wearing jeans and t-shirts. One man slipped his shoes off and sat Indian style at his table,
  17. CO

    CosmasO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the items on the menu were not available. Supply chain issues I guess.
  18. P

    Prbhp

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual. We always enjoy Bender’s and their large selection of fresh fish.
  19. A

    Ashley

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Never received any bread and my salad came out incorrect, but the server was happy to correct the salad. We didn’t even mention the bread by the time we realized we didn’t get it. Overall, best cooked piece of Chilean Sea Bass yet.
  20. MM

    MartinM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food and great service from Mona. Definitely recommwnd.
  21. KM

    KittyMomma

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on point and never disappoints
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and the meeting were all great
  23. TW

    TomW

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was like stepping back in time. Great ambiance!
  24. MC

    MichaelC

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We three grade school buddies gathered for a 50 year reunion with our 5th/6th grade teacher, Miss Beck. The service and food could not have been better and Bender’s was the PERFECT venue to celebrate a wonderful woman who impacted our lives in ways too numerous to mention.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this downtown gem. Perfect for a date night or just getting out and enjoying quality food with class. Joe the manager was wonderful as well as Seth our bartender. The food was exceptional. I highly recommend this spot.
  26. NG

    NatalieG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing evening starting our first Friday at Bender. We had the app of crab cakes. One of the best steak I have ever had and amazing fresh soft shell crabs. And a great virgin Moscow mule for this mom to be . Thank you for an amazing evening
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! It’s always “just right”.
  28. CH

    ChristinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, Moaha(?)!! The food was excellent. Definitely recoomend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner
  30. RF

    RuelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, wonderful experience, food was outstanding and our server was very nice
  31. P

    Penny7512

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband birthday
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual.
  33. LL

    LyndaL

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benders is always outstanding in every way! Never disappointed!
  34. PP

    PattyPM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service (thank you Maria) at a first class establishment! My party was in town from Dallas for the Firestone golf experience. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a unique, delicious, traditional downtown Canton restaurant. Very impressive!
  35. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Bartenders were so kind and came out and made sure our drinks were good. Waiter was very good and all the food was excellent it was a special dinner for my husbands birthday
  36. p

    pistolannie

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fresh. The service is impeccable. If you are in Canton you must dine at Benders
  37. L

    garyL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food! Everyone enjoyed everything - drinks, entrees, sides, and desserts! It was a bit loud for us to hear each other but we still enjoyed our celebration.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations at 4:30 and were greeted promptly at the door. Our table was neatly set and the waitress came over promptly. She was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was delicious and the portions generous. We’ll definitely be back!
  39. O

    Outoftowner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there to celebrate a graduation and had a party of 7. An early dinner reservation allowed us to enjoy appetizers, a main course and desserts. Our server was attentive and helpful in our ordering. The food was very good and even though entree prices were a little pricey, we enjoyed our meals and the whole experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The food was amazing and our waiter, Shawn was so attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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 1577 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 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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