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Benders Tavern

137 Court Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702-1629
+1 330-453-8424
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“turtle soup” (27 reviews)
“halibut” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (68 reviews)
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137 Court Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702-1629
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I go for special occasions. It's a bit out of our budget, but it's a classic place to get great food and expert service. This place has a lot of history. I strongly recommend this place for a special night out.

Thank FitzDarby
Restaurant's Favourite
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...More

1  Thank lscheetz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had surf and turf.....steak cooked exactly as ordered. Lobster tail tender. Benders potatoes ......nothing like them....not healthy but oh so tasty.

Thank JoJoKriv
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were in town to visit the Football Hall of Fame. We saw Benders Tavern was rated #1 for all restaurants in Canton, so wanted to try it. We arrived around 6:30pm on a Friday night without a reservation. After some searching...More

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Benders is the oldest restaurant in Canton, and after dining there, I'm not surprised they've been open for over 100 years. Their service was excellent, and the food was even better. A really delicious steak was complemented by two of the best dishes I've ever...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want excellent service, great food and everyone knows your name....then this is your place. Simply the best, in all ways and on all days.

Thank closejt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good food and authentic design. Used to have a "men's entrance ". Had business meetings there's for years. Knew the family who owned it. My granddaughter baby sat for them. Bender's is always a guarantee good meal!

Thank Gloria T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Canton Landmark. Great food and great staff. If you are looking for a nice upscale evening out that is not a chain I highly recommend Benders.

Thank mizkim1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, I began to look for a local restaurant that offered dinner providing quality food at a reasonable price. I found a gem call Benders Tavern located downtown on Court Avenue. This has a quaint...More

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic restaurant is well worth going out of your way for. Food is excellent, service impeccable and dessert to die for. Good wine list and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend!!

Thank Lesley A
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Bob F
25 May 2017|
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Yes, but I have worn jeans and a nice shirt and they still served us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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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