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Benjamin's

14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
+1 434-534-6077
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“crab” (7 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The appetizer dish called the Redneck Nachos are out of this world good. Top it off with the Redneck Martini and brother, nothing but awesome. Benjamin nailed this combination. Very tasty and family affordable. The best in Forest if not Lynchburg!

Thank Doug B
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review! We appreciate you. See you soon. Ben

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Benjamin's is located on property once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Friendly place with staff that goes above and beyond duty to make your experience pleasant. Good food at a reasonable price. Eating on the deck and enjoying the view is priceless.

Thank goandeat
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. We truly appreciate you! Ben

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Benjamin's offers a fantastic meal at an affordable price and their menu offerings are top notch. The wait staff and owners are friendly and offer outstanding service. Reservations are definitely recommended if you plan to dine on the weekend and live music on the patio...More

Thank Brandon E
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thanks Brandon for the kind words and awesome review. See you soon. Ben

Reviewed 23 May 2017

being across town I don't get there often but there service and all there food I've had has been very good

Thank Kenny W
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Kenny, Thank you for the good review and kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Ben

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. Would have gladly given them 5 stars, but they just couldn't seem to get our order right. They eventually did, and it was great. The waitress showed me what she wrote down and it was correct. Gotta blame the kitchen staff...More

Thank tom24527
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for the feedback. We would love the opportunity to show you a perfect dining experience on your next visit. Hope to see you soon. Ben

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. The beef was generous portions, aged angus. The desserts, made by Momma Sue, are a delicious finish to the experience!

Thank RehobothBrother
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for the great review! It was nice meeting you. We hope to see you again soon. Ben

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Hoof and Claw is the best. Outside covered or open seating is hard to find anywhere else. Vegetables are limited in selection but main dish and desert selections are good.

Thank Rusty B
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for the good review and continued support. Hope to see you soon. Ben

Reviewed 26 April 2017

I was with a VERY large group of people. The restaurant has, within the past year, enclosed what was formerly an outdoor patio, so that was very comfortable. One thing I especially liked -- given how large the group was -- was that our waiter...More

Thank Bsnbsn16
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for the great review. See you soon. Ben

Reviewed 14 April 2017

So often, I had over to Benjamins, for that's where I know that my pallet will be more than satisfied with another of what I call my dream lunches. They conjure up the most incredible homemade soups that one could wish for, and one can...More

Thank Sonny C
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you for the continued support. We appreciate you! Ben

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Benjamin's has Amazing food and great atmosphere. This is a place you will want to linger rather than rush

Thank Sandpiper0001
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

What an awesome review! I can't wait to share with the rest of the team. Thank you for your kind words. Ben

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 434-534-6077
  • E-mail
Description
Benjamin and Jackie McGehee of Benjamin’s Great Cows And Crabs have been serving the Forest area for 15 years. The casual yet rustic restaurant is not only comfortable and family friendly but a representation of the Benjamin’s steak and seafood concept. The McGehee’s and the staff at Benjamin’s have a passion for great food, the freshest local ingredients, fine wine, craft beer and great service like nowhere else. Benjamin strives to showcase his passion through chef raised Berkshire pork, poultry & heirloom vegetables; hand-cut Angus & local Wagyu beef, sustainable seafood, game, and southern gourmet classics.
Outdoor deck dining with live music in season and full-service catering available.
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