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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

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
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Authentic (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Romantic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
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Healthy (3)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed to have been relegated to the womens' room. Walked through main restaurant and it was what I heard from a former patron, and what we desired after having made reservations for 5.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was our first time at Benders! Beyond impressed with our servers knowledge of the menu and every single item we ordered! Our food was incredible! We will DEFINITELY be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful experience as usual; food, service, staff and atmosphere all outstanding. As I live out of town, dining at Bender’s is the highlight of every visit.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was very good. Our waitress seemed to like her job, and was helpful in choosing good menu items. She had been working at this restaurant for over 20 years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Benders tavern is great! First time there but it was romantic perfect for valentines day dinner. Delicous samon special and creme bru le was amazing . A bit pricy but well worth it.

It was quiet and very beautiful inside. Kind of reminds me of cheers. :)

Overal amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous, as ALWAYS!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and menu choices Great overall experience

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was excellent. Table was ready at the reservation time requested. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a real dining out experience. Not trendy, just tried and true tradition.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and services

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Bender's Tavern is one of Canton's oldest family owned restaurants
for fine dining. The atmosphere compliments the exquisite entrees and their
wine cellar is unbelievable for those that are vino enthusiasts. Bender's is
a great place to gather for a romantic date, catch up with friends or business
meetings.

Fantastic !!!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My first time here,I love historic buildings unique menus my server Steven was very kind answered questions...funny...decent value for the money is go back definately...we dressed up though u don't need to....the hot bacon dressing was awful but the duck was amazing ...😊 as was scallops

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Out server was amazing at describing the different menu options. We each ordered something different and each meal was delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We celebrated my mother's 94th birthday. Food was delicious, especially the turtle soup, Camp Kagel pickerel, and bay scallops. Every one commented on the pickerel. Our server was very attentive, although a bit overeager to remove plates! Fun complimentary birthday sundaes with candles!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Thanks for having us in the private dining room area! Great setting

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dining experience. One of our favorite places

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had king salmon and lamb chops very good but overpriced! Bender's fries were way too greasy. Couldn't eat them. Excellent wine list but pricey. Server smelled like cigarette smoke.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Today was my husband’s birthday and he really enjoys Benders Scrod Foley so I surprised him by making a lunch reservation. Although we like this locally owned restaurant today was not our best visit and it was disappointing since it was a birthday celebration. Everything about the service was just a little bit off for such a fine dining restaurant. His soup was not warm when delivered so he asked to have it heated. The waitress did get it heated and it was much better. Meantime he asked for cloth napkins since they are so much more absorbent and they were putting them out for the dinner crowd anyways as they were resetting empty tables. She brought one and then asked, “ Did you just need one or did you want two?” Next came the fact that as he just started the newly heated soup, she brought our dinners . That meant his had to sit to the side and I either had to eat mine while it was warm or wait and eat with him. Not a good choice when we were celebrating his birthday. All in all although the food quality was fine, the dining experience was not the quality we have come to expect at Benders.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My husband and I love Benders. It is a historic building with charm and ambiance. The staff is always attentive and polite. The fish and steaks are our favorites, and done to perfection. My husband had the scrod and I had the salmon.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Incredible experience! Owner actually sat down and talked through the wine with us. We loved the entire experience and will return for sure! Food was amazing, by the way!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My 1st time dining there. Very good food… Neat, cool old building.. Our server was outstanding. Had sticker shock when appetizer arrived——-got 9 tiny, nickel-size scallops for $19. Very good & very expensive. Escargot were gritty w/sand.. Halibut was delicious. I’d definitely go back when in the area..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

If I could rate service greater I would! Our server, Chase, was over -the- top wonderful! He was charming, personable and extremely informative. What an asset to your staff!?
If there was a down-side to the evening it was that I left my leftovers on the table when we left!
Looking forward to returning to Benders.
Thank you,
Phyllis Weaver

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was very good, enjoyed an evening out with 3 other couples, good service.overall great exerience

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A bit expensive but everything was great! Food, service, atmosphere were all wonderful!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The waiter was very attentive and the food was as always delicious.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I came to Bender’s after several suggestions and was really pleased. I work in the wine industry and was pleased to enjoy some fantastic wines with our dinner. Service was excellent and I look forward to returning.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Recommend by a friend to try this out. The atmosphere was great and we loved the historic elements. The service was great. We were seated quickly and our waitress was attentive. The food was very disappointing for the price though. I had the filet and my husband had the prime rib. Both fell short of the mark for us. We were disappointed, we really wanted to like it! If the food were better it would be a 5 star experience.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great meal and service as always.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is definitely our go to place. It is about a 30 minute drive for us but we are never disappointed. The wife and I went for lunch. The salmon was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The Bender Burger is what I believe to be one of the best (3 meat blend) burgers in north east Ohio. It is just a plain lettuce, tomato, onion, toasted bun burger, but the combination of meats in the pattie are one of the best I have had. You can add anything else for topping that you want. We always highly recommend Bender’s.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We celebrated all our college kids home and went to Bender's at their request. Our fish, appetizers, turtle soup with Sherry, Hoover steak, and famous mini sundaes were delicious. This is such a special restaurant for special occasions, business, and a must for anyone you wish to take to dinner from out of town. Excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. The best in Canton!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful Birthday dinner! Nick, our waiter, was the best!!! He was very attentive and gave great recommendations! The Cape scallops were amazing! We will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I've eaten a lot of fish but none better than the ala Foley Halibut. Highly recommend this fish. Great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my favorite places in the area. The food never disappoints and the service is spot on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very good service and very good food. The halibut was terrific and the ribeye was very good. Had the mussels in wine sauce app which was really great as well. Only loser was the famous potato dish which gets cold very quickly. However, overall the meal and service were very worthwhile.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The absolute best in Stark County! Seafood, steak, etc, you cannot go wrong. Friday and Saturday prime rib is the best I’ve ever had. If you are lucky enough to be there when the Cape Scallops are in season, they are a MUST GET!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service was first rate and we had a party of 11 for dinner. While the crab cakes were some of the best any of us have ever had, they lost a lot of Value and Food points because their very expensive “prime” ribeye was not nearly as tender and flavorful as a prime priced steak should be.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was perfect! We had a party of 8 for a biz lunch. We were in and out in under an hour. They kept tinge drinks full and the food was great.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Benders is a great place for special occasions. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. There is no urgency, you have the time to enjoy your meal and friends. Try the turtle soup; it is amazing. The best dish is the tomato salad. Worth the visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was great as usual. Lots of people and rather loud, perhaps to be expected in the holiday season.

Unfortunately entree arrived shortly after the salad course. Timing was poor. We blame that on the server failing to put order in at the correct time

Never the less, we will return. Nothing comes close for fresh seafood here in the Midwest.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent seafood. Highly recommend. Halibut is A+

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