Always a favorite place and never disappoints. Our favorite waiter Donald had passed away and put a damper on our night. However, the food was excellent halibut ala foley always the best. Turtle soup was awesome along with shrimp cocktail. For some reason the noise level in main room was higher than normal. Will always go here for diner when visiting "home"
Excellent service and the food was amazing! Will be back!
I view Benders as an upscale restaurant. Dinner for two with wine and apps recently cost us $140. Not complaining. Its great food for the money. What bothers us sometimes, is that the servers in restaurants want to be your friend, chatting way too much on subjects not related to your dinner. A real sore point is that servers take away one person's dinner when they are done while the other person is still eating. You feel so rushed! This is not how a fine dining establishment works. Good servers are watchful and respectful without striking up a conversation when visiting your table. Let people enjoy their time together. If people seem receptive to getting you know you better, that's fine. Just asking for some sensitivity. Servers are a critical part of a great dinner. Leave both plates on the table until both people are finished! Please!
Food and service were exceptional!
Several of our friends have been to Benders and have recommended it to us. We finally made a reservation because we wanted to eat something quality but we didn't want to drive very far. It was absolutely fantastic. Our waiter Jim was amazing as well. He brought all of our food out in a timely fashion. The food was great, I enjoyed the coconut curry very much. Definitely worth the price!
We enjoy eating at Benders whenever we visit Canton which is several times per year. The food is delicious and we love the historic and cozy atmosphere. The staff always does an excellent job handling our large family group.
We had great food and service from Nick
Always good, never disappointing
Benders on my list of favorites
Delicious food and great service
Really good food. A little bit high-priced but a great place for a special occasion like an anniversary, engagement, milestone birthday etc. Definitely not a place that would be in “regular rotation” for eating out.
We've heard of Benders before but have never gone. I am sorry we haven't tried it sooner. It was outstanding. Our waitress was phenomenal. She knew every little detail about the menu and the establishment. Would definitely go back. Tried turtle soup for the first time. One of their specialties. Definitely something to try. There were four of us. Three had seafood and one had steak. Everyone's food was great!
Sean was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. We had a great time and the food was delicious.
We have never been disappointed dining at Benders. It is ALWAYS our special place to go on special occasions.
Fantastic food and Ambiance, the decor was everything that it said it was. The only issue I had was with our server while he was very knowledgeable about the food it just seems that he was trying to rush us to get our order and then to leave.
Bender’s is one of the best restaurants anywhere! Food is always amazing - especially the Halibut Foley.
As always, Bender's knocked it out of the park. Delicious food, unique atmosphere, and great wine. If you have never been here, it's worth the trip. Make reservations!
Benders always provides a memorable dining experience with outstanding food and drinks and service. The seafood entrees are my favorite and never disappoint. Turtle soup is special. Love the beautiful, unpretentious old school/historic atmosphere.
I have grown up going to Bender's, so it only made sense to celebrate my 65th birthday there! All 7 in our party remarked what a great meal was enjoyed.
Hadn't been to Benders in a number of years. My friend suggested this to celebrate his recent retirement and it was a very good selection. The service was very good and the entres very good as well.
We’ve been meaning to try Bender’s Tavern for a while.... we’ve heard it’s an old gem in downtown Canton & that held up true. The food was excellent, unfortunately, small portions did seem to disappoint our group though - that’s why for food i would give a four star instead of five star rating. Everything was cooked to request & our service was fabulous. The waitress was knowledgeable of the wine options & menu - able to give her recommendations with examples upon being asked. We enjoyed our evening with friends celebrating our monthly “supper club”! My husband & I will more than likely be back to celebrate a special occasion in this beautiful old building!
Small portions. Over priced
Would not go back !
Went for the escargot. Enjoyed the whole meal from beginning to end. Drinks were good too. Waitress was excellent!
We always enjoy Bender's and really should go there more often!
My husband and I were at Bender’s for the first time in February and loved it so much we went back 2 weeks later. We enjoyed getting there an hour before our reservation to sit at the bar for the happy hour. The bartenders are very friendly and make great martinis. We also enjoyed the free mozzarella sticks and breaded zucchini they offer on Fridays in the bar. For dimmer, we couldn’t resist the king crab legs and of course their Bender fries are wonderful. They are unique to Bender’s and more like thinly sliced potatoes that are fried instead of French fries. The service was very good both times. I highly recommend going.
Great food and drinks
Our waiter was absolutely outstanding. The Cajun tuna was perfectly cooked. My wife was a little disappointed in her shrimp dish. (She should have stuck with her usual filet.) All in all, a very fine dining experience.
After hearing and reading all the reviews we had to give it a try. Not sure if we hit an off night but We did not experience what the reviews predicted. Placed in small table beside the bar which is very loud and servers constantly getting wine glasses. The food was good but not exceptional and the service left a lot to be desired. We each had spinach salad and bacon dressing which was nothing special and the prime rib which was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth but had very little flavor and the Bender’s fries were oily over cooked potatoes on a plate. The peanut butter sundae was awesome if you’re a peanut butter fan it is a must!!
Always a great meal at Benders. Great plce for special occasions and a relaxed night out.
Great service and hospitality!
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!!
One never expects excellent seafood in northeast Ohio, but Bender's has it. We go once or twice a year and the menu is always outstanding. The core menu is full of long time favorites, but the specials are where we found the most interesting and delicious choices. Our server this week was named Sharon and she was probably in the top 1% of servers I have ever had. Downtown Canton doesn't always ring a bell for destination location, but Bender's is a treasure in the core of that city.
FABULOUS, as ALWAYS ❤💗
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. :)
Fabulous, as ALWAYS!!!
Great food and menu choices Great overall experience