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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Award-Winning Food
1. Award-Winning Food
" Always a fan of the tuna."
CPatterso
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2. Wine Spectator Award
2. Wine Spectator Award
" Good wine list and wonderful ambiance."
Lesley
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3. Exceptional Service
3. Exceptional Service
" The wait staff is excellent and so is the bar staff."
Alan
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About
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
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been going to lunch at Bender’s Tavern for decades. It’s old, or historic, however you want to look at eat. It’s not cheap, but it’s good food, prepared right and served by a professional staff. Some of my favorites are the warm dinner rolls,...the Bender Fries and the daily lunch fish special and their desserts. They are heavy on seafood, I just had the Nantucket scallops only served in January and February, so good.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2020

We dined in Court Avenue this October, social distance was followed and the service was excellent. Our filet had great flavor but was cooked to medium instead of medium rare. Generally we order seafood which Benders is one if not the best in Canton. My...rating of 3 was because our steak was not cooked as we ordered and because early this year we wanted to use our gift cards given to us by our children. Benders would not let us use our gift cards for carry out. Our children normally give us a couple of hundred in gift cards each year, but due to the pandemic we did not want to dine inside. This year they made that known if you purchased a gift card. We will return to inside dinning at Bender's when the pandemic is over.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed December 16, 2020 via mobile

The atmosphere is great, especially if you like historical decor. The service was good, but not professional. The menu selections are focused on seafood and steak.. We started off with both the escargot and foie gras.. The foie gras was just so so.. I’ve had...better and for the price I regretted ordering it.. The main meals of scrod and flounder were very good, just lil pricey. Would I return? Maybe depending on company and mood.. There are other alternatives I’d rather spend $100 on..More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

I made the mistake of taking my fiancé there for her birthday this past Saturday. I was excited about the good reviews about the seafood. What a disappointing birthday evening and dining experience. To say that food was tasteless, bland, and boring would be an...understatement. Actually, the shrimp cocktail was okay. But the food overall was not even close to enjoyable or worth the money. The rolls were hard, and the sides were extremely mediocre. The waiter suggested that I order the $84 steak - explaining that it was aged... I ordered the steak medium. The steak was undercooked and completely fatty. I didn’t want to complain because it was my fiancé’s birthday. We paid and left, as soon as we could. It wasn’t like we were enjoying the ambiance. We decided to cook the remainder of the steak at home to try to salvage... There was no hope for it. My fiancé even called the steak “disgusting” - and she never complains about food. Fatty bad meat will stay fatty and bad. Shame on you for serving your customers bad meat.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

Delightful, outdoor meal at Benders last night. They have taken all precautions to make for a safe dining experience. And kudos to our wonderful server, Erica!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 10, 2020

My wife and I were at Bender's for a late lunch, around 1:30. This was just a few days after reopening of the dining room. All the servers and other staff were masked up, and the tables were appropriately separated as shown in my photo....Paper, one use menus to assure cleanliness were in use. Jon Jacobs came by and chatted for a minute as well. Oh yeah -- usual great food! My wife had scrod a la Foley, and I had a cup of turtle soup followed by broiled scrod. Great to see them open again!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

went with another couple and the food was not good and way overpriced.2 of us got steaks I sent my prime rib back and had it taken off the bill it was cold and not very good, my baked potato was ice cold.our friend got...a steak and sent it back twice with no satisfaction, not done and cold.we had to ask for the manager JOHN,with no inquires on the managements part about our issues before we asked for him.will never go back or recommend this place.Better get it right, H.O.F. is coming.................More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

Lovely old building. We had a lovely lunch and great service. Good setting to discuss business; be heard and not interrupted. Food is dependable but not inventive or special. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Probably Canton’s finest dining, downtown for over 100 years. Vast and varied menu, superb seafoods, steaks, cocktails. Can handle groups and parties easily, with large trained and smooth professional staff. No problem parking or access (other than worn down threshold stone from years of foot...traffic!). Quality and neat atmosphere worth the $$$. Also massive wine selection. One of the best fine dining establishments we frequent.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Ate here with a large group for a business dinner. The food was very good. The halibut was excellent! Very rich. Staff was friendly as well. The bar has a lot of atmosphere. The only reason I didn't give a 5, was their house specialty...fries were way over-salted. Other than that, everything was fantastic!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Walter S
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Parking is not difficult.EspeciallyAt this pointIn time. Enjoy a good meal
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Yes, but I have worn jeans and a nice shirt and they still served us.
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