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Benders Tavern

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Sat, 3/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Steamed Mussels
a la Les or garlic & vermouth
Crabmeat Cocktail
Foley's fresh crabmeat served w/ cocktail sauce
Hummus Platter
marinated feta, cucumber-relish & toasted pita
Shrimp Cocktail
jumbo domestic white shrimp w/ cocktail sauce
Foley's Smoked Salmon
rye toast, cream cheese, onions, capers & hard-boiled egg
Steamed Little Neck Clams
1 dz. little neck clams served with drawn butter
Cup $6.0
Bowl $9.0
Bender's Turtle Soup
Cup $4.0
Bowl $6.0
Soup du Jour
Fresh Oysters on the 1/2 Shell
1/2 dozen cocktail or mignonette
Add: Grilled Chicken $5, Seared Salmon $9, Baby Shrimp $4, Flat Iron Steak $8
Full $10.5
Half $8.0
Bender's Tomato
dry blue cheese, basil, parsley, red onion, Italian dressing
Full $11.0
Half $9.5
The Jacob
julienne lettuce, turkey, ham, special creamy dressing
julienne ham, turkey, Swiss & Cheddar cheese, tomato, egg, choice of dressing
Bender's Steak & Onion
sliced flat iron steak, mushroom, blue cheese, homemade onion rings, balsamic vinaigrette
diced chicken, tomato, avocado, blue cheese, bacon, egg, red onion, choice of dressing
Fall Chopped Salad
pears, apple, bacon, craisins, feta, creamy poppy seed dressing
hearts of Romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing
Portabella & Warm Goat Cheese
grilled portabella, zucchini, red onion, fried goat cheese cake, Dijon vinaigrette
Fried Fresh Boston Haddock
famous fish sandwich on a brioche bun w/ chips
Grilled Vegetable Stack
zucchini, onion, portabella, arugula, fresh mozzarella & sun-dried pesto on sourdough w/ chips or apple slices
Classic Reuben
corn beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese & thousand island dressing on grilled rye w/ chips
Turkey Reuben
turkey, coleslaw, Swiss cheese & thousand island dressing on grilled sourdough w/ chips
turkey, ham, peppered bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise on toasted whole wheat w/chips
Tuna Melt
homemade tuna salad & American cheese on grilled rye w/ chips
Bender's Gourmet Burger
Ground in house with a special blend of Brisket, Chuck & Short Rib. Served with choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bun w/ chips. Add any specialty items for $1 each: Sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, bacon, avocado, blue cheese or fried egg
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
smoked Gouda cheese, red onion, spinach, sun-dried tomato pesto aioli on a brioche bun w/chips
Fried Fresh Boston Haddock
Bender fries & coleslaw
Lightly Fried Key West Shrimp
Bender fries & coleslaw
Fresh Boston Scrod
ala Foley or broiled, Bender fries & coleslaw
Grilled Atlantic Salmon*
maple-balsamic glaze, Bender fries & coleslaw
*Angus Flat Iron Steak
sliced mushroom-cabernet sauce, Bender fries, vegetable du jour
High Protein Plate*
Bender's gourmet burger or Bell & Evans chicken breast, hummus or cottage cheese & 1/2 hard-boiled egg
*8 oz Special Sirloin Steak
Bender fries, vegetable du jour
Mixed Greens Salad
French Fries
Onion Rings
Vegetable du Jour
Sponsored by: Benders Tavern

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Award-Winning Food
1. Award-Winning Food
" Always a fan of the tuna."
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2. Wine Spectator Award
2. Wine Spectator Award
" Good wine list and wonderful ambiance."
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3. Exceptional Service
3. Exceptional Service
" The wait staff is excellent and so is the bar staff."
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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
$8 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Like the food. Everything was great, and everyone was so friendly. It is a great location for me and my wife to meet there, and we enjoy the setting, and the servers.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank energyenhancer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here after The Football HOF. This restaurant had some early on meeting when starting The NFL. I had the fried haddock sandwich with homemade tartar sauce served with handcrafted fries. Was the best fish sandwich I ever had. Very light and crispy. My friend...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank baseball1008
Reviewed 1 week ago

First I'd like to say I loved the atmosphere of this building. I'm not using a fan of downtown locations but this area was rather quiet come evening weekdays. The building's history had a great feel to it from the first step walking in. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank chadb459
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place in downtown Canton last Thursday evening and found Benders. I had cod and my daughter had scallops. The fish was cooked to perfection. Who knew you could get wonderful seafood in Northern Ohio? The server was pleasant although we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jmcraf
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Consistent, always wonderful, never had a bad meal or experience. This is a 5 star restaurant in every aspect!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank trinaschoeppner
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Love the food, service and atmosphere . You can always know that food..from main course to dessert..will be delicious and served just how you order it.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank junesmonth
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The seafood here was absolutely wonderful! I loved the halibut! My husband had the yellowing tuna and we were both so happy with our choices! We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Heather B
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I have had many lunches and dinners at benders. Never have I not been disappointed. Excellent food and service

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank spg742018
Reviewed February 6, 2019

Every time I am back in Canton, I make sure that I eat at Benders at least once. It has been a favorite of mine for many years. I always receive excellent service and the food is outstanding. Don't miss having lunch or dinner (or...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank seriocomicNOLA
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

I have been coming here for years when I visit. You cannot do better, in my opinion, in the State of Ohio. The food, wine and service are flawless. And you the feel of history is palpable. Not in a museum way, but in an...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Yes, but I have worn jeans and a nice shirt and they still served us.
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