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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%
Travellers talk about
“turtle soup” (30 reviews)
“halibut” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (70 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
137 Court Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702-1629
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Benders Tavern
1. Award-Winning Food
" Always a fan of the tuna."
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2. Wine Spectator Award
" Good wine list and wonderful ambiance."
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3. Exceptional Service
" The wait staff is excellent and so is the bar staff."
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food casual but saw many dressed up for formal evening date night. Bar area more casual and groups met there before being seated. Had salmon and Caesar salad.

Thank Cindy S
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 1 week ago

It has been a wonderful experience every time we go to Benders. The staff is wonderful, and the food is amazing. And with the revitalization of downtown Canton, it is a pleasant environment.

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, quaint atmosphere. A good place to go for fish. Reservations are not always necessary but good idea.

Thank Hannah0123456
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, I'm a Canton native and have been eating at Bender's off and on for over 50 years. I don't live there now, but still visit so I eat at Bender's three or four times a year. Bender's has great atmosphere and is virtually...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was interesting place to visit because of it’s history as a Gentleman’s Club. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The parking lot attendant made sure we knew to ask for the discounted parking rate!

Thank 3prios
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At lunch here and can recommend the haddock sandwich and the clam chowder. The service was excellent as the staff was very attentive and friendly but not annoying in their efforts. The atmosphere was very relaxing. It is a great choice while in Canton.

Thank Principalbob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for lunch and had a wonderful experience. The food was great and the wait staff was really nice. The historic location is a plus as well.

Thank Karen123WV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husbands birthday fell on a weekday and after reading TA reviews we set up a lunch celebration at Benders. I called days in advance to set up reservation. The atmosphere is really nice and offers a great nostalgic ambience. When I set up reservation...More

Thank carlettems
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been to Benders in years. Took friends from out of town here and it was everything I remembered. Fish is absolutely fantastic. I had the honey bourbon salmon. Delicious. Two comments Brussel sprouts were bland and the waitress was a little over attentive. Don't...More

Thank Seeties
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Bob F
25 May 2017|
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Response from shaeffer78 | Reviewed this property |
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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