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Benjamin's

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14900 Forest, Forest, VA
434-534-6077
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Benjamin's is a local favorite with a varied menu and friendly staff. Musical entertainment is sometimes offered. The Chesapeake Chicken with crab cake within a butterflied chicken breast was very good and it came with two sides. The Fish and Chips had two large fish fillets that were nicely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
loves2travelandmore
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Forest, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We have always enjoyed both the service and especially the food. Had reservations for 12/6/15@12:30. Arrived, seated, so far so good. Waitstaff took our order and the food arrived, taking a little longer that usual (30 minutes), but no big deal. Two of the entrees for our out of town guests were lukewarm at best (ribs). My entree was OK,... More 

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Thank ForestDave7
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Hi Dave, I am truly upset to hear your experience was less than perfect. I must have missed your message to call you. Please call me at the restaurant at your convenience to discuss, so that we can have the opportunity to earn back your trust. 434-534-6077 Thank you. Ben More 

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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Still loving the burger nite. This is my wife and I's favorite haunt. We sit at the bar and have a great time. The atmosphere is excellent and they always have a board full of specials. We rarely order off the menu because the specials are truly that special. It is a sad week when we don't make it by... More 

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

Thank you for the continued support and great review. We love having you as our 'regulars'. See you soon. Ben More 

Woodberry Forest, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Great food and staff. Big variety on the menu and good prices. Great selection of craft beer, always something new. Brunch is the best in town! Really nice Outdoor seating when weather is nice and have several big events throughout the year that are fun for everyone. Make sure to make reservations because they are always busy.

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

Kris, you rock! Thanks for the great review and continued support! I hope you and your crew have a wonderful Christmas. Ben More 

Forest, Virginia
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Benjamin's is a local favorite with a varied menu and friendly staff. Musical entertainment is sometimes offered. The Chesapeake Chicken with crab cake within a butterflied chicken breast was very good and it came with two sides. The Fish and Chips had two large fish fillets that were nicely battered and very tasty. The Crab Cakes don't have a filler... More 

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Thank loves2travelandmore
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback. Hope to see you soon. Ben More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Our group had about 15 people for a sports gathering. We contacted them in advance and they set up their back room area for us. It's like an enclosed porch with a small stage and heaters to keep you warm in cooler weather. The room is pretty low key with picnic tables and wrought iron tables. Our group was very... More 

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

Thank you for the great feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Ben More 

McLean, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Very friendly and attentive service. Good real food. Very busy, so food wasn't super hot when it came to the table. Very good fried green tomatoes. And I had a good egg sandwich.

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Thank TJGB1418
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

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

Lynchburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Had a great meal and a few drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. The service was timely and friendly. I'd recommend to folks that want to relax and enjoy a good meal.

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1 Thank Scott N
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thanks Scott. We hope to see you again soon. Ben More 

Worcester, MA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Benjamin's is a nice little casual and rustic lunch and dinner place. We had lunch. My fish and chips were perfectly done, and came with Cloeslaw and french fries. The french fries were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Nicely done. The batter on the fish was perfectly crisp and brown. Would eat there again to try... More 

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1 Thank RichardJPayne52
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and great review! We hope to see you soon. Ben More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I found Benjamin's using TripAdvisor, looking for a lunch spot between visiting the Bedford D-Day Memorial and Poplar Forest - we had bought a combo ticket for both sites and wanted to have a nice lunch on the way to Poplar Forest. This was the perfect place, not just for location but the food was plentiful and absolutely delicious. We... More 

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1 Thank Sue M
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Benjamin's and for the wonderful review. Please stop in to see us the next time you are in town. Take care. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I've known Ben for years. A really good guy who has a great restaurant. The food is really good. It can be a little pricy but worth it. They have live music from time to time and a nice beer selection. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Thanks for the great review and continued support. We appreciate you. Ben More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14900 Forest, Forest, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: 434-534-6077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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