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14900 Forest, Forest, VA
434-534-6077
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    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
Best burgers in town

Went to Benjamin's for a business lunch. I ordered the pork quesadillas and they were pretty good. They have a lot of good variety on the menu, and some amazing burgers with local beef. The patio area is nice, but it's getting dated. They need to pressure wash and upgrade the tables/chairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Live only 3 miles from it but might as well be 3000. I would be just as likely to go. Tried it several times and disappointed every time. Worst shrimp and grits I ever had and I've eaten my share of them. OK atmosphere unless they stick you on the closed in porch where it's hot or cold but regardless... More 

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

Bob, thank you for your feedback. We hope to earn back your trust in our ability to provide the best food and service around. Ben More 

Forest, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I remember with excitement a decade or so ago when Benjamin's first opened in Forest. It was a complete culinary explosion of great food, unique top notch presentation, flavor profiles, and combinations that until then, was NOT what one could expect from an eatery in This Area. I actually took several of my cuisine minded friends there after, and met... More 

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

Frank, thank you for your honest feedback. My chefs and I will begin right away to transform our "good bar food", back into entrees suitable for a "Chopped" chef. I hope someday that I may return the favor by evaluating your profession so that your can become better, as you have done for me. I look forward to personally serving... More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went to Benjamin's for a business lunch. I ordered the pork quesadillas and they were pretty good. They have a lot of good variety on the menu, and some amazing burgers with local beef. The patio area is nice, but it's getting dated. They need to pressure wash and upgrade the tables/chairs.

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

Thank you for your feedback, and your kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon. Ben More 

Kingston, New York
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have recently moved to the Lynchburg area and were thrilled to participate in Restaurant Week, thinking it was a great introduction to the areas eateries. Each restaurant offered 3 items, and I would expect that all the chefs would try to impress new patrons. We found Benjamin's to be underwhelming. I ordered a pork entrée, and the pork itself... More 

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

Thank you for your recent trip to Benjamin's. And thank you for the honest feedback. We strive to make every customers experience their best ever. I apologize that your first wasn't. Please give us another chance to earn your trust. We look forward to serving you soon. Ben More 

Virginia, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Benjamin's is my favorite place to eat in the area. I have never had a bad meal there. I highly recommend the Fish on a Pier and Chicken Caprese Wrap. If there is a table open, sit out on the deck and enjoy the gorgeous view of the mountains.

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

Thank you for your kind words and support. We hope to see you soon. Ben More 

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, United States
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152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went with a group of ladies for lunch. The burgers were delicious. We ate outside and had a wonderful afternoon.

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

Thank you for the great review! See you soon. Ben More 

Virginia
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280 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Benjamin's is consistently the best restaurant in the greater Lynchburg area... by quite a margin too. Seafood is good. Burgers are good. Steak is good. Brunch is good/heavenly. Lunch is good. Dinner is good. It's all good. Great outdoor deck to boot.

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

Thank you very much for the awesome review. We really appreciate your kind words and support. We look forward to seeing you soon. Ben More 

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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We've had the barbeque nachos -- oh my! It's big, so plan to share. The burgers are good, the oysters are good, the crab cakes are good! Nice wait staff, good beer list, intimate setting. We really like Benjamin's.

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

Thank you very much for the great review! We look forward to serving you again soon. Ben More 

Christiansburg
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Two of us went for lunch during the week and being our first visit we asked for recommendations from our server and we were astonished at the taste of the food, presentation, outdoor eating area and service. We had fried green tomatoes to start, we shared a bowl of jalapeno beer cheese soup and then decided on sharing the bbq... More 

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

Thanks for stopping in, and for the great review. We look forward to your return! Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've been told, and can affirm, that Forest and Lynchburg are "relational" towns, meaning it's great for raising a family, and that the streets roll up at around 7:30. The restaurant's population also reflects this, with a huge crush between, say, 6:00 and 7:30PM, and then it loosens up considerably afterward. The wait staff is running around like madmen during... More 

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

Thank you very much for the feedback, and the suggestions. I agree that most diners like to eat between 6:00 and 7:30. I wish we could spread out the volume over a 5 hour period to insure the best service and food quality possible. We will continue to improve everyday, so please come back to see us 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, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?