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Benjamin's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
+1 434-534-6077
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this on a drive through VA. Worth stopping in and having a meal. Great sandwich/soup options. The vegetable stew was great. Really nice/personable wait staff. All made for a great meal on the road.

Thank MF S
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again on your next trip through. Take care. Ben

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a business lunch at the urging of a business associate. This is an interesting establishment that has a rustic look. The Chef owner takes pride in his farm to table menu selection. I tried the smoked French Dip and Tavern fries...More

Thank BlueMarlinDave
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thanks for the awesome review! We hope to see you back soon. BTW, I hope you enjoyed the chicharrones. Ben

Reviewed 30 October 2017

We went here based on recommendations from locals. We were looking for a casual meal and go the added benefit of live entertainment! The Heat of the Night Band was playing - great music! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal (Ahi tuna and Chicken Chesapeake), the...More

Thank Jeannine D
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for the awesome review and feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Ben

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

If I had a negative about eating in Lynchburg it is that we have few restaurants with outdoor seating. Benjamin’s has a deck and an enclosed porch, which offers a semi- outdoor feeling. I had their steak fries a roast beef sub, a special, with...More

Thank William B
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks William for the great review. We hope to see you again soon. Ben

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner while visiting our friends. The crab soup was awesome. The seafood sampler was OK. The clams were good, but the bang bang shrimp left a lot to be desired, being that we make it ourselves at home. My husband had the...More

Thank Vikingbymarriage
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for the good review and feedback. We hope to see you again the next time you are visiting. Ben

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

First visit to Benjamins for Brunch on Sunday. We have frequented for dinners in the past. There were seven of us and we all ordered different entrees. The presentation of each was just pleasing to the eyes. All meals were hot and delicious with excellent...More

Thank Tpalmst
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback and awesome review! We look forward to serving you again soon. Ben

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A group of us went to brunch on Sunday. It was really good and our server was great! Very sweet girl and kept up with us all! Everybody really enjoyed their meals except the shrimp and grits had too many flavors in it. It wasn't...More

Thank Sherry P
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Sherry, thank you for the feedback and continued support. We look forward to seeing you soon. Ben

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Overall it was just an okay experience. We were there late for lunch so the place was not that busy. I had the house salad and my partner had the southern Cuban sandwich. The sandwich was messy and hard to handle. He had1 the sauteed...More

Thank Carolyn0806
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for the feedback. I will agree, the Cuban, one of our most popular sandwiches can get messy at times. We make ours a little different than most places. The slow smoked pork, aged country ham, creamy pimiento cheese, house made pickles and sweet...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 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 24 July 2017

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.

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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 434-534-6077
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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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