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Bender's Tavern, Canton, OH

Bender's Tavern

4.8
4.8
2009 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 9 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 Eric Notter
  • 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 2,009 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

    Most Booked

2,009 Reviews
  1. Hoser

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Julie was awesome. We had not been to this restaurant for sometime and everything was great

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server (Anna) was outstanding. The Bender fries are a must!

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  3. Piper

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch meeting from out of town guest who wasn’t familiar with the area so I took the lead as I used to meet people here years ago and never disappointed!!

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  4. Michael

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fish short of the east coast. Well prepared and fresh. Take it from an ex Bostonian.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellence every time. Always a superior meal, highly recommended.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience! Moral mushroom season is the best! Chef Eric’s culinary expertise is above and beyond expectations, we always get the turtle soup and it never disappoints. True food culture in Canton Ohio. The entire staff is always pleasant and gracious! Maryann is a delightful hostess. This was our second visit this month and we will be back SOON.

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  7. DiannaH

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    1st time for lunch. Bella and all were excellent with service. Benders fries and veggie of the day were just ‘ok’. Bit greasy. Still would go back

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  8. ClaraM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch could not ask for more. Turtle soup & oysters were excellent.

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  9. ShyGirl

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped after a meeting for drinks and dinner. Everything was wonderful, as usual! Our bartender was a sweetheart, and crafted some delicious cocktails. Our server, Haley was also a real sweetheart. She did an excellent job! Food is always great!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been there many times and this last visit was the best one yet! Food was amazing and service was on point! What a spectacular experience!

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  11. DavidL

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent excellence combined with personalized service from Anna makes this our go to dining experience in Canton. By far the best Halibut I have, even in my travels. I recommend having it A La Foley!

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  12. FrankS

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the drinks to the dessert it was impeccable, along with the thorough knowledge of the food preparation information provided by our waiter Sean. Benders is everything you could imagine in a top quality restaurant and then some. If you are ever in the Canton area be certain to make a reservation to go experience an outstanding dining experience.

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  13. Foxyrabbit

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance at Benders can’t be beat. The food and service match. Anna was our server! She is the sweetest person! Always a great experience!

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  14. Michael

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Fish. They actually bring it in Fresh from Boston Ma. I am a transplant from New England. Trust me you can’t get fish that good anywhere else in northeast Ohio!! Well prepared and well served. Great Atmosphere as well.

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  15. MarcM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    If you have the opportunity, take it! You will not be disappointed.

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  16. EricE

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always good when I go to Benders the service is always nice and the ambiance is authentic.

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  17. JulieJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and delicious & great menu

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  18. Lance

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Starting off, I should have requested a table in the back for our party. The noise level in the main dining room was pretty intense given two rather spirited groups next to us. Not a big issue just made it hard to converse, fyi to anyone making a reservation. I believe our server’s name was Anna and she was the epitome of what a server should be, attentive, funny, caring and very good at her job. We’ll request her going forward. On to the food, good is all I can say but not at a level in line with the price point. Standouts were the wedge, haddock and of course the mini sundae. Everything else we had, crab cake, calamari, vegetable, rolls, potato, cole slaw and perch, was below expectations.

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  19. MarkS

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really fresh seafood. Prices are a bit higher than expected but the seafood was amazing. Definitely worth the $. Service was spectacular

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

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

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great as always. The Nantucket scallops were delicious. Also the scrod foley was melt in your mouth good. The best restaurant for fish. Service was excellent

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  22. Timothy

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    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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  24. LisaH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    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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  25. Michael

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    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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  26. MatthewG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    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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  27. StaciJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. lounekola

    Cleveland

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. BrentB

    Cleveland

    108 reviews

    5.0

    108 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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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 2009 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 9 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 Eric Notter
  • 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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