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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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (30)
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Notable Wine List (23)
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Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fun (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Great Beer (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service here was great. Very friendly professional, knowledgeable staff. Food was brought out quick and hot. Speaking of food...it was outstanding. Can tell they truly serve fresh seafood/ fish and they know how to cook it! Meals here are pricey but definately worth it. We were not the biggest fan of the atmosphere though. Benders is known for its historic building and fresh seafood. The restaurant and building have a very neat history, its a beautiful place but its not as comfortable as we like. Kind of feels like im at grandmas house. I think some updates wouldn't be bad, especially the carpet. I think the tin ceiling amplifies the noise in the room. If its busy ir can get pretty loud.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food is always great. Seafood and steaks are awesome. You pay a little more, but always worth it. Don't forget the Bender's fries and the house margarita!!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Bender's is exemplary . FRESH fish, "tomatos" and their "fries" are true throughout the year. For the past 30 years I have maneuvered trips to the area just to eat here.

The reccomendation list above should include "fresh fare", "historic quality", "superb service".

The high ceilings and marble walls bring to mind eating in a knight's dining hall, however the food has always been, excuse me, fit for King and Queen.

I can't wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

As usual, Benders was great. Service was great, location of our table was perfect.

All the food all of us got was exceptional.

One of my favorite places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Filet or seafood....you can't go wrong!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Benders is a favorite of ours; it’s a romantic; historical; fun; comfortable place with many choices of great food & wine. The owners are never to busy to stop by & greet their guest & the staff is like family❣️ Truly a gem of restaurants

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, been there many times and I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Our waitress was outstanding. Never had to ask for anything. Service was great, food was awesome and the historic value made our dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our waitress was Pat and she was outstanding. My wife and I enjoyed our 35 year anniversary. We love Benders.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wonderful meal. Great waiter Nick.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our food was delicious and the atmosphere really cool and old fashioned. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and very attentive. Would highly recommend Bender's for a nice night out.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Bender's is a local favorite with a tried and true menu. Excellent food, historic location, and it is a great place to celebrate or just have a nice meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

In Canton, it has to be the best, great food, great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing !! Best in Stark County

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was our anniversary and we wanted to visit somewhere new to us. It was our first time at Benders and we both thought it was very enjoyable. I loved the way they prepared fried potatoes. Prices were reasonable and our server seemed happy that we were there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was excellent and there were some options on the menu that are not found everywhere. Nick, our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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