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Benjamin's

14900 Forest, Forest, VA
434-534-6077
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Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Forest
Price range: $20 - $25
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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English first
Forest, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

A group from work met here for a going away gathering. Mixed reviews from everyone on their food choices. First of all, the service was great. I had the mixed grill; chicken, steak, and stuffed pork chop. By far the stuffed pork chop was the best. The steak was very thin and very tough. Chicken was thin, but very tasty.... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had lunch today and enjoyed the fish tacos. Awesome aioli and mangos. For $12 it was a little steep for lunch but large portion and cooked perfectly. I started with the crab and brie soup. Although the soup tasted fine, there wasn't one bit of crab to be found. For a coffee mug serving ( served this way) the price... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us yesterday, and thank you for the kind words. We try to source the highest quality local ingredients possible, while keeping the value for our guests. We look forward to serving you again soon. Benjamin More 

Blairs, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Benjamin's is a warm, and inviting restaurant with friendly servers who pay attention to detail! The salmon I had was scrumptious and the steak my partner had was cooked to perfection. The sides and salads are always 'fresh' and delicious! You can't go wrong stopping in at Benjamin's with it's always a good place to meet and eat. During the... More 

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

Joyce, Thank you for your kind words and support. We look forward to having you back soon. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I mentioned to my wife that for my birthday, we should have dinner at Benjamin's located in Forest, Virginia home to Thomas Jefferson's summer retreat. The restaurant is located along route 221 and may appear to be somewhat rural as cattle still graze the huge pasture that borders Benjamin's. The feel of the place is rustic with some farm implements... More 

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

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

Virginia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have eaten dinner there several times over the last couple of months. Each time the food has been delicious. We love the new back deck, the new heaters and the live music. The quality of food is excellent and the service is great.

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

Thanks for the support and great review. I'll share your comments with the rest of the team. See you you soon! Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Finally got the family to Benjamin's to partake in their Sunday brunch on October 5, 2014. As divine as their regular dinner menu. I had the hobo breakfast basket and i substituted the local sausage for the bacon. Wanted to lick the plate when I was done, but my wife said no. My wife had the steak and egs and... More 

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

Mike, Thank you very much for the awesome review. We look forward to having you back soon. Ben More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Was here for a business lunch and dined on the deck. Great spot for a casual business meeting, and the blackened fish tacos were superb and possibly some of the best fish tacos I have ever had. Very unique taco shells! Would highly recommend this establishment and will most certainly return on future business trips.

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

Chris, I'm glad you enjoyed the fish tacos. Thanks for the review. Hope to see you soon. Ben More 

key
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Enjoyed a great business meal last night with 9 people. We called for reservations and they were spot on. It is a very nice atmosphere with unbelievable service. The food is very special with how it is prepared. I would highly recommend this place for a dinner with friends, family or a group of business associates.

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

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your support. Ben More 

Salisbury, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went here for dinner, Friday Sept 12, 2014. It was our first visit and I am not sure I would go again. We were looking for a light supper, so we ordered the French Dip sandwich and Crab cake Po boy. The service was average, the bread was the best part of the sandwiches. Each sandwich was $10 and... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. It is our desire to make every customers experience their best ever. I apologize that yours was not. Please allow us the opportunity to prove that our quality and service is top notch. Ask for me specifically on your next visit and I will insure that it is perfect. Thank you. Ben More 

Red Lion, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While staying for a week in a cabin not far from this small town, we came down for a family dinner one evening. It was excellent! Great menu, good variety of dinners and sandwiches. They also had a decent kid's menu as well. There is a small bar, a nice inside area and a nice outdoor section out back. It... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind words and positive feedback. I will share with the staff. Take care and we hope to see you soon. Ben More 

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Additional Information about Benjamin's

Address: 14900 Forest, Forest, VA
Phone Number: 434-534-6077
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar

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