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Benjamin's

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14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
+1 434-534-6077
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Benjamin's casual and comfortable atmosphere was just what I needed after a long day at work. The service was outstanding and we had one of the best meals ever in this area! I highly recommend!

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Thank KathyLynchburg2016
Forest, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough about the food and and great service. Excellent drinks. They also offer a Sunday brunch which I can't wait to try.

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Thank Hkmpowell
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate the support and positive feedback. Ben More 

Lynchburg, VA
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife & I generally eat here when the weather is warm enough to eat on the deck. Nice view from there, and less crowded. Food is very good.

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Thank Glennmeister
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Glenn, thanks for the continued support. We hope to see you again soon. Ben More 

Forest, Virginia
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually avoid ordering chicken in a restaurant because of the fear that it will not be trimmed properly, but today I thought I would take a change. I ordered a southwestern chicken salad, which included corn, black beans, and chicken pieces. It was delicious, except for the chicken - my first bite was all skin. YUCK! I carefully sorted... More 

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Thank retchemteach
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Benjamin's and your continued support. I also want to thank you for the feedback. We use all natural, hormone free chicken. Our chefs do their best to trim all of the skin and fat off before grilling, but like other proteins, it is sometimes hard to remove 100%. Please allow us the opportunity... More 

Forest, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The menu is not extensive, but the food is good and the prices are fair. The enclosed deck, although a bit rustic was a good addition to thsi small eatery.

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Thank nd70bsaero
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. We appreciate your business and continued support. Hope to see you soon. Ben More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have eaten here for brunch and dinner. My husband and I like the food. It also has a nice outdoor covered seating area. I really like the brunch here!

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Thank Alex R
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thanks Alex for the great review. We hope to see you soon. Ben More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The food and service is awesome! This is a "must visit" if you have never eaten here. The steak and seafood dishes are one of a kind and the portions are sure to satisfy.

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Thank Cassidy S
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Cassidy, you're the best! Thanks for the awesome review. See you soon. Ben More 

Salem, Virginia
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have driven past this place many, many times. Tonight we were going by at 6pm and decided to stop and give it a try. Our main reason was the #1 Rating by Trip Advisor. We were seated immediately out back on the porch. I wouldn't want to be there on a cold night but it was fine tonight as... More 

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Thank George S
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in, and for the great review! We look forward to seeing you soon. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband and I arrived on a Saturday at about 5:45. The restaurant was already packed! The bar was our only "no wait" seating so we opted for that....so glad we did! Service was fast and friendly even with as busy as they were. We ordered the Clam Strip appetizer, best clams we've ever had, Kale Salad and Angus Cheeseburger........amazing!... More 

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Thank 11RVA57
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

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

Lynchburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is arguably the best restaurant in the Forest/Lynchburg area. The food is amazing, the desserts are to die for and the service is 5 star all the time. We enjoy eating at the bar, to watch the kitchen, which is like watching a cooking show with Gordon Ramsey, minus the kaos. There is a great dining room and a... More 

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Thank S6617DAlarryw
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review. We appreciate you. Ben More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?