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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (17)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 14, 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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·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 30, 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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·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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·Dined on December 17, 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 16, 2017

Excellent seafood. Highly recommend. Halibut is A+

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The dining experience at Benders was one of the rare dining experiences that from start to finish went exceptionally well. The service was excellent, and every part of the meal was wonderful. We had four different dinners and each of us was more than pleased with our choice. Benders did not disappoint and we will return soon!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing atmosphere, wide selection of classic seafood and grilled options, with plenty of house specialties. One of the few must-visit spots on downtown Canton.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I went to Benders to celebrate his birthday. I hadn't been there for years, but my niece loves it and recommended we go there for a cozy birthday celebration. We both ordered a filet with the Benders fries and it was the best meal I've had in a very long time! The steak was perfectly cooked and the potatoes were delicious...an amazing meal! We will be returning soon!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was absolutely AMAZING! First time dining at Bender's Tavern and we can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great every time we go there. Best seafood in the entire area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was our first time visiting Bender's since 1962. Why have we waited so long? We had a wonderful waitress and our companion as well as us wants to go back. Wonderful food, wonderful décor (hasn't changed since at least 1962) and we hope it stays that way. All in all just a great place for dinner. It's a bit of a drive for us but well worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great as always, celebrated a birthday.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I've been going to Bender's for 40 years and the food has always been great! Their seafood selection is fabulous and also excellently prepared! Jerry & Jon do a great job.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Bender’s is one of the best restaurants in both Stark and Summit counties. You won’t be disappointed. The menu is excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It has been a year since the last time i was there. The place is one of the nicest around. A class act. Great Service, Great Food and you feel real special and welcomed to be there.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The seared tuna was very good and the green beans in Bree cheese was delicious. Wish there was more grilled beets on the plate because they were outstanding. Very nice place with alot of seafood on the menu too choice from. Our server was very knowledgeable of the entire menu and ingredients in all the plates, friendly, and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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