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About Bender's Tavern

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!

137 Court Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:15 pm, Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Cross Street:
2nd St. SW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(330) 453-8424

Website:
http://www.bendersrestaurant.com/

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.)

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Bender's Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A bit pricey but nice to find a good old fashioned seafood place.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, great time, great atmosphere - very enjoyable evening;

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Ohio or anywhere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I love Bender's Tavern. The food is always tasty. The service is supreme.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had a terrific meal. Julie our server did a great job. Look forward to coming back for another dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent service - attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. Food was outstanding as were the beverages. We all commented how much we enjoyed the ambience and history of Bender’s. We’d definitely go back again

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Chase is an amazing server, ask for him when you dine there. The food is spot on!!! Atmosphere is old school and I loved it. Highly recommend Benders.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Bender's is always one of the best restaurants for any occasion. We went to celebrate a birthday, so dinner and drinks. There was six of us in our party, each of us got a different meal, and each of us said it was one of the best meals we have had in awhile. The atmosphere is great. Would recommend it to a friend for any occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had lobster tail dinners with baked potatoes and green beans. Beans and tails were excellent. My wife's first baked potato wasn't hot but second one was. Great meal for or 49th anniversary. Food great, service great and drinks great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of the worst restaurants we have ever been to..... that being said, Canton Ohio is not a dining paradise.... not even close.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always a wonderful treat to eat at Bender's! Whenever we are near Canton we try to stop in for a meal. The Halibut a la Foley is to die for, the sushi grade tuna also amazing. And the Bender's fries!!! Awesome. We were celebrating my birthday and our anniversary so our waitress, Penny, brought us a sundae with their homemade chocolate peanut butter sauce - think Reece's Cup turned into a decadent sauce. Yum!! Can't say enough good things about this place and Penny was an outstanding server (as they all are). Will definitely look for a reason to get to Canton again soon!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One word....Excellent

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Exceptional dining experience!!! The ambiance matched the quality and creativity of the food. The service was outstanding as well. We can’t wait to go back! Well done Bender’s?

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service here was great. Very friendly professional, knowledgeable staff. Food was brought out quick and hot. Speaking of food...it was outstanding. Can tell they truly serve fresh seafood/ fish and they know how to cook it! Meals here are pricey but definately worth it. We were not the biggest fan of the atmosphere though. Benders is known for its historic building and fresh seafood. The restaurant and building have a very neat history, its a beautiful place but its not as comfortable as we like. Kind of feels like im at grandmas house. I think some updates wouldn't be bad, especially the carpet. I think the tin ceiling amplifies the noise in the room. If its busy ir can get pretty loud.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food is always great. Seafood and steaks are awesome. You pay a little more, but always worth it. Don't forget the Bender's fries and the house margarita!!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Bender's is exemplary . FRESH fish, "tomatos" and their "fries" are true throughout the year. For the past 30 years I have maneuvered trips to the area just to eat here.

The reccomendation list above should include "fresh fare", "historic quality", "superb service".

The high ceilings and marble walls bring to mind eating in a knight's dining hall, however the food has always been, excuse me, fit for King and Queen.

I can't wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

As usual, Benders was great. Service was great, location of our table was perfect.

All the food all of us got was exceptional.

One of my favorite places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Filet or seafood....you can't go wrong!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Benders is a favorite of ours; it’s a romantic; historical; fun; comfortable place with many choices of great food & wine. The owners are never to busy to stop by & greet their guest & the staff is like family❣️ Truly a gem of restaurants

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, been there many times and I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Our waitress was outstanding. Never had to ask for anything. Service was great, food was awesome and the historic value made our dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our waitress was Pat and she was outstanding. My wife and I enjoyed our 35 year anniversary. We love Benders.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wonderful meal. Great waiter Nick.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our food was delicious and the atmosphere really cool and old fashioned. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and very attentive. Would highly recommend Bender's for a nice night out.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Bender's is a local favorite with a tried and true menu. Excellent food, historic location, and it is a great place to celebrate or just have a nice meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

In Canton, it has to be the best, great food, great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing !! Best in Stark County

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was our anniversary and we wanted to visit somewhere new to us. It was our first time at Benders and we both thought it was very enjoyable. I loved the way they prepared fried potatoes. Prices were reasonable and our server seemed happy that we were there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was excellent and there were some options on the menu that are not found everywhere. Nick, our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This is by far the best resataurant in Canton Ohio.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always winderful

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The whole experience was excellent. While my wife and I had been there numerous times my son had not. We arrived a little early, but were made welcome and were seated immediately. The server (Steve) was friendly, polite and helpful by answering any questions we had. The drinks and salads came quickly and the meals were well presented. The food, as always, was delicious. I would recommend Benders to anyone wanting an upscale dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Greatest swordfish ever. Get the Benders fries for sure. Good wine list. Nantucket scallops are legendary. Anything lightly cajoned is superb. Best restaurant in Canton. Not cheap, but worth it. Mussels al la Les were wonderful as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I've been going here for years. Great Seafood , friendly service . It never disappoints. One of Canton's gems.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Overpriced. Not up to the hype. Food ok, service ok, but not worth the cost. Much better values in Canton such as Gervasi.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was good but definatley way over priced for the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our favorite date-night restaurant. So very good, never disappoints!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 15, 2017

A real Canton 'find'. Great seafood options. Excellent service. Great spot for a special occasion. Pricey but worth it! A little noisy due to authentic wood paneling and tin ceiling.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our waitress made our dining experience very enjoyable. Service was outstanding, never had to ask for anything. Great recommendations for dinner and dessert. Definitely I will come back!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Overall just an underwhelming meal. Fish was under cooked, potato was swimming in oil while veggies were mushy and overcooked.

Everything is very dated, from the room to the carpet, to the plates. Won't be returning.

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