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Bender's Tavern, Canton, OH

Bender's Tavern

4.8
4.8
1968 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 Jon Jacob's 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!

Park in the lot directly across from Bender’s & pay via the Kiosk at entrance with a credit card or thru their App or Text to Pay options. Please follow instructions listed on the Kiosk. You will need your license plate #.
FREE PARKING AFTER 4:00 PM ONLY

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    The Ladies Dining Room hosts up to 65 people for sit down dining. The Hall of Fame Room hosts up to 50 and is ideal for events that require A/V equipment. The Private Back Main seats up to 16. Our service and culinary staff prides itself on serving large groups with individual attention to personal needs and quality 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 1,968 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canton

    Best Overall

  • Canton

    Best Food

  • Canton

    Best Service

  • Canton

    Best Ambiance

  • Canton

    Best Value

  • Canton

    Good for business meals

  • Canton

    Good for groups

  • Canton

    Healthy

  • Canton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Canton

    Good for special occasions

  • Canton

    Lively

  • Canton

    Most Booked

1,969 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food, wine, and service! Great ambience.

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  2. Timothy

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience! House moscato was fantastic! King Crab was delicious! Loved the Walleye! To be overly critical, the walleye skin could have been a little more crispy (seared), but the flavor was on point. Unfortunately the fried oysters were mainly breading and were on the mushy side. The fettuccine Alfredo / Alfredo sauce was less creamy and a bit gritty. Overall it was a great experience, great service! The food presentation / taste just does not add up to the price.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was well prepared and the service was excellent. The lunch menu had lots of variety for everyone. The haddock and blackened salmon were excellent. And of course don’t forget the Bender’s fries!! Always consistent!

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  4. LisaH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a business dinner with 10 in total. Outstanding food, service and overall experience. It was very memorable. We will be back!

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  5. MichaelI

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Best fish I have found in Ohio (use to be a New Englander) Great Space , Great Service.

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  6. MatthewG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of our favorites! Halibut ala foley was and is always incredible. Service was excellent. We go every year for our anniversary since this is where we had our first date and they even do their best to seat us at the same table. LOVE this restaurant!

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  7. StaciJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Nantucket Sea Scallops & they were delicious!! I’d highly recommend them. We also had a dozen oysters which tasted delicious!! The service was great!! A perfect night.

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  8. Savvas52

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey, but there are also some moderately priced dinners on the menu. Our dinner last night was heavenly, the scallops were the best we’ve ever had. The service has always been excellent. Our favourite restaurant for our special dinners.

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  9. LindaM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service! The seafood selection on their menu during Lent is superb!

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  10. JoAnnC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time at Bender's Tavern. I was there for lunch. It was amazing! The staff was very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious.

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  11. lounekola

    Cleveland

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had agreat dinner at Benders. This Restaurant is worth the trip. Our server Megan was terrific. Helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. I will ask for her when I go back!

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  12. JulieK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting the Hall of Fame and celebrated our 9 year olds birthday. Everything was perfect from the oysters to the kids sundae!

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  13. EricC

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was really disappointed with the quality and the portion size of the food. My fish was rubbery, my baked potato chewy and overall the portion size was small and plainly presented.

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  14. Melissa81

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Bender's is not what it used to be. First off, the calamari, turtle soup, wedge salad, Crab Cakes and Chilean Sea Bass were very good. However, my husband had the "special" Wagyu Steak and my son had the aged Strip Steak, both steaks were tough and tasteless. ( we took it home for the dogs) Very disappointing. Our waitress was okay. We had to remind her to bring the bread basket. The atmosphere was very casual. No tablecloths on tables and most people were dressed very relaxed. Our bill was over $500.00 and I did not feel we got our value for the money. Maybe it was just an "off night", but it will be awhile before returning.

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  15. AmandaM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious. One of the better meals we’ve had out in awhile. Looking forward to going back soon.

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  16. kathyk

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We knew going in that Benders was high end. We were very pleased with everything. I personally thought our reservations were a bit early at 4:30 but found that was a great time. By 5pm the place was hopping. Everything was outstanding. We look forward to going back again sometime for a special occasion. We normally don't spend over $100 for dinner with only one beer ordered (for medical reasons I cannot have alcohol)

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  17. Colin

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious dinners! Always an enjoyable experience! Love Benders!

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  18. Debi

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent glass of wine! Had a very nice piece of red snapper which is cooked perfectly. My companion had a large steak which he said was perfect. It was Valentine’s Day and our server made it a most enjoyable experience!

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  19. PatriciaL

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food and service is always consistently deliciously. Bender's is an elegant environment where everyone in the community and surrounding goes to have a wonderful lunch or dinner. Chef Ryan McCauley is a shining star for Benders.

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  20. BrentB

    Cleveland

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience overall. The server was friendly and didn’t rush us (as we’ve experienced at other restaurants). Our appetizers, entrees and desserts were all tasty. Glad to see a busy restaurant in downtown Canton on a Tuesday night.

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  21. thomast

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great waitress....wife had salmon...fresh..i had lake perch...fresh. BUT...both abit unflavorful?....salad good. Soup good...seasoning on both seemed missing..maybe just me ...nice place good people... but if you go would sugest the steaks

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around. The service was what stood out. Thank you

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  23. Nickname

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have had Benders Fries many times, but this time they were very greasy.

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  24. HolleyW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wasn’t very romantics but the food was good and the prices were decent. Our waitress was nice too!

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  25. CWACLA

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic place! The food was outstanding with the service. The atmosphere was so cool... a 100 year old tradition with tons of character; wooden bars, cooper ceilings, three different rooms. We're going to make this a must stop again for a special occasion.

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  26. Akronsam

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for some unique seafood presentations..

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  27. Denny

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, atmosphere was nice, service was excellent(thank you Rachel). We'll be back many more times...PS: try the oysters, both styles were awesome!!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food! Great wine list! Always a highlight visiting Canton

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  29. PatricktheIrishman

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to Jon Jacob for coming to our table celebrating the new job in Canton for our Maureen Ater as CEO at ArtsinStark. Jon, our meals were of highest quality and taste. Everything was delicious. The service by our waiter David was very professional. Benders Tavern visit was outstanding and we look forward to our next time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a superb experience. Food was top notch and the service and ambience were stellar.

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  31. JoeZ

    West Virginia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal at this Canton favorite. Excellent service and wonderful food. We had all of our favorites and tried a few specials. All 11 of us had an exceptional evening!

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  32. JoeS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The drinks and dessert were also great.

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  33. Sharkboy

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Benders fries are great. Highly recommended.

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  34. DavidL

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I go to Bender’s, it’s special. You can rely on great food and atmosphere and the service provided by Anna is second to none. I’ve yet to have a bad meal. While fairly expensive for Canton Ohio. Well worth it every single time. 

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  35. RobertB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took some friends for their first visit. Everyone had a great time. The wife who doesn't like fish had a delicious steak. Service was excellent.

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  36. BruceS

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong eating at Benders. Great fish choices and always fresh.

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  37. AMANDA

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner cooked perfectly, the waiter was great.

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  38. JohnG

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had steak, pasta, and fish on this occasion. The steak was cooked perfectly and the homefries were excellent. The pasta portions were large, tasty, and done al dente. Our waiter suggested the striped bass which was a special and it was outstanding. He also suggested a chardonnay by the glass which was also excellent. Overall, great food, excellent service, in a welcoming atmosphere. Loved it!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Historically one of my favorite restaurants in Canton, but over time the prices have gone up, and portions have gone down. Still great quality, but the value for what you get is starting to dwindle.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 8 business associates. It was my first time at Bender’s. I can’t say enough good things about our experience. The food was exceptional. We had several different appetizers. The calamari and duck were the best I have ever eaten. Everyone throughly enjoyed their dinners. Compliments to the chef and waitstaff. Exceptional.

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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 1968 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (330) 453-8424
  • Private party facilities
    The Ladies Dining Room hosts up to 65 people for sit down dining. The Hall of Fame Room hosts up to 50 and is ideal for events that require A/V equipment. The Private Back Main seats up to 16. Our service and culinary staff prides itself on serving large groups with individual attention to personal needs and quality service.
  • Private party contact
    Jon Jacob: (330) 453-8424
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