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Benders Tavern

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137 Court Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702-1629 (2nd St. SW)
+1 330-453-8424
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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North Canton
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are stopping in for their famous "spring tonic" and friend oysters at the bar, or joining a group of friends to celebrate a birthday on Saturday night, this place never fails to delight! It has ambiance with its early 1900 décor with lots of wood and stained glass , great fresh seafood (must try the halibut as it... More 

Thank liltrishNorthCanton
North Canton, Ohio
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Benders restaurant is Cantons finest, they have a large selection of fresh Seafood and one of the best steaks you will eat, ( I recomend the Hoover Strip steak ) you will absolutely love it, and you have to try the turtle soup that they are known for. I have made many believers with the Chocolate Peanutbutter sundae. I rate... More 

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About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried this restaurant because of a locals suggestion and it didn't disappoint! The meals and lunches are moderately priced but allow you to splurge if your in the mood for something more. Great service and amazing desserts!

Thank Katerina S
Bethesda, Maryland
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740 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a fun old spot. Had dinner in the somewhat smallish bar, and loved it. Lots of wood, marble, and stained glass. The service was excellent, as was the New England Clam Chowder. It was cream based, but not too heavy. The warm poppy seed rolls and soft butter were icing on the cake. The escargot were super tender, and... More 

Thank Sheryl B
Canton, Ohio
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great for seafood. Good all round menu. Famous location all these years. Never dissapointed all these years going there.

Thank RichardG1934
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love morel mushroom season and Benders make them fantastic! Always a fan of the tuna. Experienced wait staff and are very knowledgeable on the menu. We always enjoy our time at Benders!

Thank CPatterso
Canton, OH
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the nostalgia of the location to the excellent food, Bender's is a great dining experience. The Scrod ala Foley is so flavorful! And the creme brûlée - so delicious! This is truly a unique place to dine in Canton.

Thank Melody86
New Albany, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Bender's is a Canton tradition. The restaurant specializes in fresh seafood. Our meals there were outstanding. Our server, Julie, was so friendly and helpful. She gave great menu recommendations. It was an A+ experience.

Thank BuckeyeReviewer
Louisville, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A piece of Canton history! We love it here! Great service and wonderful dining experience. A romantic spot and also family friendly. You feel like you stepped back in time in this Downtown Canton great!

Thank Jeani369
Canton, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

my wife and i visited bender's restaurant last weekend. bender's specializes in seafood so we both chose the broiled halibut. instead of the house salad we chose spinich salad with hot bacon dressing for a small upcharge. we also both ordered bender fried potatoes which were perfect with the halibut. i would recommend bender's for a special ocassion or an... More 

Thank dan j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Court Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702-1629
    (2nd St. SW)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: +1 330-453-8424
Located in the Historic District of downtown Canton, Bender's Restaurant offers its customers an elegant, relaxing atmosphere where one can enjoy fine food, wine craft beer and cocktails. 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 local 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, craft beers and cocktails. Please stop by and see us!

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