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Bender's Tavern

4.8
638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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
What 638 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.6
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always a wonderful time at Bender’s. The food is amazing, staff is knowledgeable and courteous, atmosphere is great. We will return and recommend to anyone!!

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villard (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

FABULOUS, as ALWAYS ❤💗

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davidg 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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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bribechtel12 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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vipKelly (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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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Luigi (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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Alexb (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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villard (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Fabulous, as ALWAYS!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and menu choices Great overall experience

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  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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Reed (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and services

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Denise (Savannah)
5.0  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 !!!

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luv2gohere (Cleveland)
5.0  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

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KathyW (Columbus)
5.0  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!

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Elizabeth10463 (New York Area)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dining experience. One of our favorite places

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vipbethm (Cleveland)
3.0  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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vipBill (Cleveland)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  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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Ddog639 (Indiana)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  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..

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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BrianC (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  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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ML10 (Cleveland)
3.0  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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vipReid (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great meal and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  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.

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