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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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Tallmadge, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We get to Bender's about 3 - 4 times per year. It is always an excellent meal - especially the fresh seafood which is flown in fresh from Boston. Last Saturday night, I had the Ora Salmon and their turtle soup specialty and both were awesome. Others in my family got the halibut - another great choice. Service was also... More 

Thank 5ofUs_44278
Massillon, Ohio
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hadn't been here for awhile and decided to have dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. Great idea. The food was superb and the service was excellent. Best seafood selection we've seen in northeast Ohio. Excellent wine selection. Great ambiance. And--saw several couple we hadn't seen in awhile. A bit pricey but worth it. Overall, a grand evening. We'll be back... More 

Thank Normandie1936
Canton, Ohio
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bender's is the oldest and still one of the best restaurants in Canton. We enjoyed a wedge salad and as our main entree Halibut with the famous Bender Fries. Service was excellent and the food was too. Great place for that special occasion to enjoy good food and celebrate.

Thank Browns64
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I chose Bender's because I had heard that they're seafood was the best in the area. I love seafood. They were right the scallops at $35 a plate all 12 of them(I counted) the size of a nickel, were the freshest I have ever had in my life. The Bender's fries are deep fried potatoes sliced in thin rounds and... More 

Thank beachesdonna
Canton, Ohio
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a wonderful, delicious seafood experience, this landmark in downtown Canton is one of the best. The owners have always made it their business to offer the best seafood in town but open your wallet! First class seafood!

Thank doxiemom419
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Benders Tavern many times, whether in groups or as couples. Each and every time we have experienced personalized, warm and professional care! The food selection, preparation and presentation have been top notch. The atmosphere is warm and authentically vintage (oh! If walls could talk!) and if you know or are interested in history if Canton, this is... More 

Thank Christine G
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194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my girlfriend for an evening out before the holidays. Started with the alaskan King crab legs. Fresh and delicious. Also had the turtle soup which I really enjoyed. Followed up with a item I have had here many times which is the halibut ala foley. Always fantastic. Jim our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and did... More 

Thank Jaybird6676
Uniontown, Ohio
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has not been in business for a century unless it is just been the best Canton has to offer!! You will not be disappointed! Seafood is brought in daily, no lie. It is the most iconic, elegant place to eat in northeast Ohio.

1 Thank Lydia B
Colleyville, Texas
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Following the recommendation of our hotel concierge, we chose to make a reservation at historic Benders Tavern. We were not disappointed. The very unique atmosphere was very welcoming and the staff could not have been more friendly. We selected 8 oz filets that were prepared exactly to our specifications and the sides taxation came with the meal were great as... More 

1 Thank POPPA-D
Boardman, Ohio
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is an awesome restaurant will return for dinner! We just met with friends for a drink and I couldn't resist trying the calamari which was excellent!!!

1 Thank Dolly1017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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