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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” (27 reviews)
“halibut” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
137 Court Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702-1629
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recommend Benders to anyone looking for great food & something a little different from the every day norm. I loved reading about the history, which was secondary only to the food. From drinks to dessert it was amazing! My only complaint is being a...More

Thank Leigh-Ann K
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 via mobile

From outside you could drive right past and looks small. Inside has several rooms and comfortable decor. Large selection of seafood and very fresh. Scrod and halibut very good. Service very good and staff friendly. Great place for lunch.

Thank dwheel1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling in the area and looking for a tasty, unique restaurant - Benders was it! Great old building in downtown Canton, with turn of the (last) century decor, great food and service. Baked salmon with panko crumbs served on polenta was delicious - I never...More

Thank Alicia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was top notch from the time we walked in until we left. We had reservations and weer early so we grabbed a seat at the bar. The bartender Doreen, was very friendly and was happy to relate to us the 100 plus year...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to sit at outside tables until we realized smoking is allowed. Not being smokers we enjoyed our inside seating. Service is top notch. Food was good.

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out of towers visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We were looking for a nice quiet place for dinner. We were hungry so ate well. Appetizers mushroom strudel for me a Key West shrimp for my husband. Entrees came with one or two sides....More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

chef special Salmon!! excellent.what a professional waiter Shaun was perfect. atmosphere very welcoming.

Thank Tamera D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to find good food in most old manufacturing towns, but being so close to Cleveland and its wave of foodies, Canton has a few gems like Benders. You might be scared away by the old decor, the neighboring shuttered buildings, but don't run...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Whether you are stopping in for their famous "spring tonic" and friend oysters at the bar, or joining a group of friends to celebrate a birthday on Saturday night, this place never fails to delight! It has ambiance with its early 1900 décor with lots...More

Thank liltrishNorthCanton
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Nearby Attractions
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.34 km away
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.49 km away
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.08 km away
Downtown Canton Arts District
56 reviews
.28 km away
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Bob F
Is casual dress ok?
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
  • 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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