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Benjamin's

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14900 Forest, Forest, VA
434-534-6077
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Forest, Virginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love their seafood! Have had other items as well. My sister had a burger, hubby had seafood and I had the chicken wrap. Service was good even though they were busy. Only thing that would've made it better would be music. We went during the week. Occasionally they do have bands.

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Thank Angie B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were so excited to try Benjamin's. We had heard some good reviews from people. I love seafood and he loves steak, so we thought it would be a good fit for us. However, our experience left us really disappointed. I am breaking my review into three catagories; atmosphere, service, and food. The atmosphere inside is really... More 

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Thank Ladykylie
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Outside dining at its best. Had a great night with made to order gourmet food and live music. The service was outstanding and he offered suggestions of crab stuffed steak with jumbo shrimp off the menu dish. Wow! Then the blueberry cobbler was the perfect ending to a great night. This is the best meal in the area!

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

Thanks Jimmy for the great review and support. See you soon. Ben More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

While in Lynchburg, our realtor recommended Benjamin's as one of her three favorites and now we know why. Large portions of flavorful seafood really hit the spot and for a reasonable price. The wait staff was very helpful and attentive with the atmosphere being very family friendly. Can't wait to bring our girls with us next time so we can... More 

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

Thank you Brett for the awesome feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Ben More 

virginia
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

WE love going to Benjamins. The burgers and steaks are always good and we enjoy the pub type atmosphere. The wait staff always greets in a friendly manner and are welcoming! Whether we are sitting outside, at the bar, at a table or just doing take out, it is a restaurant that feels like one that honors its community. And... More 

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

Thank you for the great review and continued support. See you soon. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went by Benjamins last night. We started off inside but outside seating offered the benefit of live bands playing at a fundraiser. First off, the BBQ that was just off the smoker was to die for. No need for sauces, the flavor and tenderness of the BBQ was superb. We both enjoyed the portions and a... More 

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Thank Doug B
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Doug, thank you for the great review and continued support. See you soon. Ben More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Been to Benjamns on several occasions. Not sure what happened today. Husband ordered shrimp and grits. It also had fish and tomatos in it. Not sure how it got on the menu, it was horrible. My meal was not correct either- I asked for it without seasoning and it came with seasoning on it. we didn't ask to send it... More 

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Thank MDJ72
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Although Mothers Day weekend is the busiest weekend of the year, that is no excuse for you not receiving the consistent quality meal you have come to know at Benjamin's over the years. Please let us know when something is less than perfect so we can have the opportunity to fix it. Thank you for... More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The food is very pricey, which isn't a bad thing if you get incredible quality food. However, the food was mediocre even for a regular steak joint.

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Thank Adam W
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Hi Adam. Thank you for your feedback. Benjamin's strives everyday to create the best quality food and service to every guest, every time. If you felt the quality was less than perfect, I trust that you shared that with your server and they were able to meet your expectations with an alternate choice of entree. We hope to have the... More 

Forest, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great specials! Great Seafood!! Only place in town I will eat dessert.. Made by the owner's Mom!! Love the out door deck! And yes... It can even be rated as child friendly.. Especially outside!!

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Thank BBBGN3
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and awesome review. We hope to see you again soon. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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108 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My wife and I stopped in just to unwind last week - this has been a place she's gone to for about 10+ years but was only my second visit. The Guinness I ordered was flat, but they comped the beer and let me order something else, otherwise everything was great. We ordered gouda macaroni and cheese chips as an... More 

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

Thank you for the continued support over the years. See you soon. Ben More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14900 Forest, Forest, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: 434-534-6077

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?