Bender's Tavern

4.8
741 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(330) 453-8424
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Ryan McCauley
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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.
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Private party contact
Jon Jacob: (330) 453-8424
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd St. SW
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
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Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was average. Wine by the glass is limited to six selections and “house” wine. Server was unaware of what types of “house” wines were available. Meals supposedly came with 2 sides which included salad. Depending on type of salad there was an up charge. Wedge w/blue cheese add $2.50, spinach salad ( listed as a side) add beets - $8.00!! Ridiculous.

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BS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak and scallops were both done perfectly, and both were tender and juicey. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Benders Tavern. Great historical ambience and the best food on our trip.

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JD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and ambiance. Loved the historic look. Attentive waiter.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and fantastic service (thank you Penny) this past Saturday. We had a later reservation, but arrive approximately an hour earlier due to changes in our schedule. They quickly accommodated us and we were seated promptly. It was delightful to be able to choose from two menus (regular and restaurant week - 4 course meal for $30). Even with the wide selection, one member of my party wanted simply a hamburger. No problem! She was thrilled to have one of her best hamburgers ever! All in all a great experience.

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome meal with family before seeing a show at the Palace Theatre. Our server was attentive & everyone enjoyed their meals. A bit pricey but for a special night out, it was worth it!

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GM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Canton City restaurant week. Excellent service, excellent food and nice ambiance.

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JH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were great as usual. The restaurant was full. I never had to wait for or look around for the server. Michele was great and always right there when needed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bender’s is our favorite restaurant for celebrations. Wonderful seafood and prime rib! The service is always fabulous.

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DB
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bender's does it again. Superb meal and friendly, helpful service. Tina was great! My Certified Angus Beef steak was cooked to the perfect medium rare, perfectly seasoned, and came after the amazing Bender's Tomatoes. If you like tomatoes, then this dish is for you. My dining companions enjoyed a delicious Kurobuta pork chop that I was lucky enough to get a bite of. Best pork chop ever? Maybe. Crab cakes with a lobster tail also arrived at our table and like everything else were fantastic. Historic charm, an amazing wine and beer list, plus plenty of craft cocktail options too. Bender's, like always, brings it every time.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. Best pork chop I have ever had. And there is nothing better than Bender fries. And they are known for their fish, which was awesome

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V
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing anniversary dinner! Will definitely go back.

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s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood east of the Atlantic Coast. Great food and service. If you enjoy great wines make sure you ask Jon or Jerry what is really good down in the cellar.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my fiancée out for a date night, the staff was very accommodating and helpful, neither of us had been there for dinner before. We felt as though we were treated like regulars. The food was outstanding. I went for the Cajun swordfish while she chose the scallops. Benders may now be my new favorite.

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S
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Stark County. Service great-food great !!

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SD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was outstanding, service was terrible. Waitress wreaked of cigarettes, spilled water all over me and my wife, and we felt we were rushed out of the restaurant.

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RL
Naples
66 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish and always consistent! Love the horseridish and crackers with our cocktails!

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious. The fish is well cooked and FRESH. The bread pudding with the creme anglaise was the best that I have ever eaten. The prices were very reasonable (at lunch).

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Way over priced. So noisy in the restaurant that my girlfriend and I could not carry on a conversation. I ordered scallops that cost $33 they bring me out 5 pieces of scallops each the size of a quarter and burned to the point it was blackened. The restaurant claims it about fine dining it fell way short. We will not return.

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KW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always dinner was fantastic. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Owners very envolved in the business. Benders is a great dining experience, locally owned. We are fortunate to have Benders in our community.

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L
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here twice a year! My birthday and anniversary. The Halibut ala Foley is amazing!

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t
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Canton OH.

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S
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Canton. Great food and service. Great for every occasion

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RT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time, it was excellent! We are seafood lovers and the scallops and fish did not disappoint. Drinks were great and our server, Sharon, was incredibly attentive! Would definitely go back!

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Columbus
82 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine and service were outstanding. Chase is as good as it gets.

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TB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We found the food, service, and ambiance at Bender’s Tavern to be very good. We enjoyed our meals and would stop in again if we were ever in Canton.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food - NEVER disappointed

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p
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We simply had a great time. The food was excellent. I had the snails for an appetizer and it was beyond excellent. The waitress was fantastic and we felt we were the only table she had in the restaurant.

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P
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent walleye and broccoli gratin. The calamari was very tender, and flourless chocolate cake was divine

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benders is a very consistent quality experience. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and awesome seafood choices!

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ED
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Bender's was fantastic. Our party of 5 all loved their entre's. Halibut ala Foley incredible, French Snails exquisite, tomato salad delicious! Prime rib..melt in your mouth. Pork chop..outstanding, Chilean Sea Bass..perfect! BUT the BEST part of the entire meal was the service from our waiter Chase. He is without a doubt the best waiter I have ever experienced in my 40+ years of dining out. If you go to Bender's you MUST request Chase. You will love him and the entire evening.

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PR
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered the service was professional and friendly. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The food is delicious and all their sauces and salad dressings are made in house. This is the perfect choice for a special occasion. One tip: get there early if you want prime rib. It is perfect and goes quickly.

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S
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food and service in the area

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Service was excellent and nice atmosphere. Husband's scallops were excellent. My salmon was good, but needed maple glaze or some type of addition. Nice date night! May be back next year to try something else. Oh, and crab cake was excellent also!

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J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic as was the service, Will made our night special with his knowledge of the menu and the building itself.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best food every time ! Love everything about Benders.

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J
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great day to spend the afternoon. Great drinks and food. Cant get there as often as I like.

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KD
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Enjoyed the history. Had both dinner and lunch there👍

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