Special Event & Banquet Menu

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We are looking forward to helping you plan your special event!

Thank you for your interest in Bender’s Tavern for you upcoming special occasion. We have a variety of options available for hosting your next special event, and a diverse menu to please every palate. Please give Jon Jacob or Mary Ann McGill a call with any questions (330) 453-8424 or book an event.

Prices and choices are available for events of 25+ people. Parties under 25 may order off the regular menu or limited menu. We also have a semi-private area that seats up to 16 people. Gratuity of 20% will be added to special events.

All dinners include assortment of dinner rolls and please pick two sides for the group: Bender fries platters, baked potato, fresh vegetable or mixed greens salad.

Entree Choices (All entrees can be made Gluten Free)


Fresh Baby Halibut – Broiled or ala Foley   42.00

Fresh Boston Scrod – Broiled or ala Foley   27.00

Fresh Lake Erie Walleye – Prepared Camp Kagel Style, A Bender’s Classic!   31.00

Fresh Georges Banks Sea Scallops – Sautéed or Lightly Cajun   37.00

Fresh Seared Atlantic Salmon   27.00

Glacier Bay Crab Cakes – basmati rice, tomato-scallion relish, creole aioli   32.00

Beef, Chicken, Pork

12 oz. Bender’s Special Strip Steak    45.00

8 oz. Bender’s Special Texas Sirloin   26.00

8 oz. Filet Mignon   56.00

12 oz. Ohio Proud Premium Pork Chop   29.00

12 oz. Slow Roasted Angus Prime Rib   47.00 (Minimum of 6 orders)

Chicken Marsala – Pan sautéed chicken breast with Marsala Mushroom Sauce   23.00

Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast – creamy polenta, sun dried tomato beurre blanc, sautéed zucchini & basil chiffonade   27.00


Spinach & Red Pepper Stuffed Portabella Mushroom   21.00

Vegetarian/Vegan Risotto   19.00

Fonduta Tortellacci – basil pomodoro, balsamico  23.00

Pasta Marinara – Linguini with red sauce and fresh grated parmesan   19.00

Add chicken to any pasta $8

Please pick two of the following sides for your group: Bender fries platters, baked potato, fresh vegetable or mixed greens salad.

**Prices are subject to change due to market conditions!

Special Events at Bender’s Tavern

Special Requests

Are welcome and always a great way to make your event unique.  Our culinary & service teams will gladly help you make your event a success.  Champagne Toasts are available, $1 a glass plus the price of Champagne chosen. Audio/Visual is available to be rented by you. 

We will provide set up of the equipment.  (*set-up may have a $25.00 fee)

Bender’s Room Capacity

Our Hall of Fame Room can accommodate up to 50 people.  Our Ladies Dining Room can accommodate up to 65 people or can be divided to accommodate two groups. Our Private, Back Main Room is an open ceiling room that is great for groups of 12-16.


There is a Food & Beverage minimum spent to hold a room either Semi-Private or Private

See below for rates for Private:

For LUNCH Monday thru Friday, the food & beverage minimum is $300 with a $100 deposit. 

For DINNER Monday thru Thursday, the minimum is $800 with a $200 deposit. 

For DINNER Friday and Saturday, the minimum is $2500 for the Hall of Fame Room or

    $3000 for the Ladies Dining Room, with a $500 deposit. 

See below for rates for Semi-Private:

For LUNCH Monday thru Friday, no minimum with a $100 deposit. 

For DINNER Monday thru Thursday, no minimum with a $100 deposit. 

For DINNER Friday and Saturday, the minimum is $1500 with a $100 deposit.

(no minimum is required if 2.15 hours are okay for dining time and reservation times are

at 5:00-7:15 or 7:30-9:45.)

A room deposit, depending on type of reservation, is required to secure your reservation, if the minimum (tax & tip excluded) is met, you will receive your deposit back by taking that amount off the final bill. On any returned deposits due to cancellation (prior to 72 hours in advance), there will be a $5 refund charge.  If the minimum is not met or event is cancelled with 72 hours of event, we will keep the deposit.  If you mail in your deposit, please be sure to put the date of your event on the check and mail to: Bender’s Tavern, 137 Court Ave. SW, Canton Ohio 44702

Payment will be expected in full the day of the event.  We accept: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, cash or personal checks.

If you wish to bring in your own cake or dessert, there is a $1.00 charge per person.

**Bender’s reserves the right to reassign party rooms or seating arrangements to accommodate each group, depending on the final count of guests.

There is no charge on bar set-up for an open bar (cocktails on dinner check), cash bar (server collects for cocktails as served), or limited bar.

dinner counts

Most events require an accurate dinner count of each individual attending within 10%.  If you have a pre-arranged menu, please have the food counts to us two weeks in advance to the event to properly handle your orders.  If your special event has been approved to “order off the regular menu”, a guaranteed person count needs to be given to us 48-hours prior to the event. 

We request a final count of persons attending the event two days prior to the event.  You will be responsible for the number of dinners ordered at that time. You must guarantee a minimum number of people; if less than your confirmed number attends, there may be a room charge of $50 to $400, depending on type of reservation.

Audio/Visual aids are available for rental.  We will provide set up of the equipment (set up requires a $25 fee).  We have a projector screen available at $25 and a 48” flat screen t.v. for $75.

If you have any questions regarding your arrangements, please call Mary Ann from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday at 330-453-8424.

Thank you and we look forward to hosting your special event! 

Bender’s Tavern