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Benjamin's

14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
+1 434-534-6077
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“crab” (8 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Benjamin's has been a Forest staple for quite some time now. The food is great, the atmosphere is quaint and there is also outside seating for the nights they may have a band or acoustic entertainment. I have always enjoyed the variety food wise and...More

Thank Lisa R
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate your continued support. Ben

Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

When I say we eat here a lot, we know most of the wait staff by name. The kitchen staff knows us too. We love Benjamin’s! Doesn’t matter if you’re in for dinner or for brunch. You will leave full and satisfied. Crab cakes here...More

Thank Julie M
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review! We appreciate your continued support. Ben

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Always have a great meal here. Service is top notch. Get the salmon. You'll be glad you did! They have expanded and the deck and live music are wonderful.

Thank REM797
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words and awesome review. We appreciate you. Ben

Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Loved everything. Can't praise the food enough. Husband and I split a seafood platter (clams, bang bang shrimp and salmon) and the ribeye. Great sides too especially the onion rings and pinto beans. Have to mention the salad ... very very good for a side/starter...More

Thank touissant
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Wow what an awesome review! Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you back soon. Ben

Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Awesome place great food and a friendly staff and a full bar what else could you ask for. Will definitely be back

Thank James M
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you soon. Ben

Reviewed February 24, 2018

Last night I went to Benjamin's Restaurant to watch Long Strange Night perform and had the Fried Green Tomatoes Over Shrimp & Allen Benton’s Country Ham Creamed Corn – Local Micro Greens ($12) and cold Red Flag beer from Trouble Brewing for a total of...More

Thank Lee N
Reviewed January 21, 2018

absolutely amazing food. Unique specials and very friendly staff! You feel right at home when you're here

Thank sam9430
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We appreciate you. Ben

Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this on a drive through VA. Worth stopping in and having a meal. Great sandwich/soup options. The vegetable stew was great. Really nice/personable wait staff. All made for a great meal on the road.

Thank MF S
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again on your next trip through. Take care. Ben

Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a business lunch at the urging of a business associate. This is an interesting establishment that has a rustic look. The Chef owner takes pride in his farm to table menu selection. I tried the smoked French Dip and Tavern fries...More

Thank BlueMarlinDave
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2017

Thanks for the awesome review! We hope to see you back soon. BTW, I hope you enjoyed the chicharrones. Ben

Reviewed October 30, 2017

We went here based on recommendations from locals. We were looking for a casual meal and go the added benefit of live entertainment! The Heat of the Night Band was playing - great music! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal (Ahi tuna and Chicken Chesapeake), the...More

Thank Jeannine D
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you for the awesome review and feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Ben

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 434-534-6077
  • E-mail
Description
Benjamin and Jackie McGehee of Benjamin’s Great Cows And Crabs have been serving the Forest area for 15 years. The casual yet rustic restaurant is not only comfortable and family friendly but a representation of the Benjamin’s steak and seafood concept. The McGehee’s and the staff at Benjamin’s have a passion for great food, the freshest local ingredients, fine wine, craft beer and great service like nowhere else. Benjamin strives to showcase his passion through chef raised Berkshire pork, poultry & heirloom vegetables; hand-cut Angus & local Wagyu beef, sustainable seafood, game, and southern gourmet classics. Outdoor deck dining with live music in season and full-service catering available.
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