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Benjamin's

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14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
434-534-6077
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Naples, Florida
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were at Benjamin's for dinner and the service was excellent and the burgers were very good. Excellent selections of beers were also a highlight. The nachos appetizer was high octane and is comprised of home made potato chips and topped with pulled pork. We will be back

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Thank foodmaven92
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you back soon. Ben More 

Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to Benjamin's on a Saturday night to listen to the band and catch a couple of beers. Since we were meeting my best friend's wife and her friend, who were already there, we did not think we needed to be seated. Well, that did not sit too well with the hostess. She had a major case of the ***... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. I apologize for the confusion between you and the hostess. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again, so that you will have a more enjoyable experience. Ben More 

Goode, Virginia
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a Monday night and was 1/2 price wine night. Although we didn't have wine, the selection of beer was nice and I chose that. The service left a bit to be desired. We were told one person would be our server then another came over, then they conferred and finally settled on the second server (male). He was... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Benjamin's is very unique. The atmosphere is homely and the staff are always friendly. The fish tacos are amazing and I can't wait to try the rest of the menu.

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

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate you and look forward to serving you again soon. Ben More 

Forest, Virginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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
BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Hopefully you can dine with us on Friday or Saturday when we feature live music. See you soon. Ben More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

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

Thank you for the feedback. Benjamin's strives to provide the best food and service in Central VA. I apologize that your experience was anything less than perfect. Hopefully you will give us the opportunity to earn back your trust on your next visit. See you soon. Ben More 

key
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118 reviews
85 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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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: 434-534-6077

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