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Cindy Vormittag

31 August 2019

Great food and service! One of our favorite places! I do miss the freshly made clam strips. I wish they would bring them back!

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Beth Magnus

3 August 2019

Our family had a great time. Big portions and great tasting food. Dessert is a must!

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Jeff Fleck

2 August 2019

Great local fare with local music too!

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Gary Galati

27 July 2019

Great food great atmosphere but most of all great service I will go back again again and again

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Bailey Baldwin

14 July 2019

food was amazing how ever the service was slow an food an drinks were expensive.

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Dana Smith

25 June 2019

Great service, food, wine, and atmosphere for Restaurant Week!

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Leann Hendricks

21 June 2019

Great atmosphere & friendly staff

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Mac Mary

22 May 2019

Thank you so much Benjamin's! We had a great time tonight! Old friends + excellent food can't be beat!

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Christy Gonzalez

18 April 2019

Great food great service all the time

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Brian L Weeks

13 April 2019

Wonderful food and atmosphere!!

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Charles Snider

4 April 2019

Ben’s offers a great dining experience. Live music on the deck from March to October, daily lunch and dinner specials, friendly staff and delicious eats!!

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Crystal Snider

4 April 2019

Benjamin’s never disappoints! A great menu that boasts creative cuisine mixed with traditional favorites and seafood. BEST crab cakes in town!! Whether you’re out for date night or a family dinner, the atmosphere is just right. A friendly and attentive staff will keep you coming back for sure. More...

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Corey Mason

6 January 2019

it's a cute place, with some really good options. we really enjoyed the fried oysters brunch.

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Laura Rosser

14 December 2018

Had our employees Christmas party last night!! Ben and staff out did themselves. Everything was perfect. Thank you all for a great evening. Laura Rosser Rosser Landscaping

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Sylvia Clark

10 December 2018

Thank you for the wonderful catering you did for us this past Saturday. Everything was incredible!!!

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Meghan Marcus Pennix

9 December 2018

Service of the crew here exceeds expectations. The cooks and servers go above and beyond to create a welcoming atmosphere with high quality food and drink. Not to mention Mama Sue's Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and other devine homemade goodies! Love it! More...

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Joellen Manley Perkins

22 October 2018

I can’t say enough good about this place!! Let’s start backwards as it deserves to be noted. Mama Sue’s desserts. Everything!!!Everything is good, but if you had to whittle it down to 1 (or 2) then try the Dulce de leche cake or the Eclair cake. So you should start with an appetizer and in my book there’s only one: Redneck Nachos Y’all. Yeeehaw! Pulled pork on house made chips with fresh jalapeños and cheese and BBQ sauce. Nuff said. Always always always get the Wagyu Ribeye when it’s on the specials menu. But the pork platter has become one of my favorites and I drool as I write this. So good. And salads? They even make lettuce something you crave during the day. How? Smoked meat and pimento cheese. That’s how. And portions are ample. Like, feast like a king and enjoy for lunch tomorrow. Which leads us back to desserts. The cheesecakes and vanilla bean creme brûlée are a great (close) second if you don’t love desserts that angels themselves crafted in heaven. If you haven’t eaten here, you are missing out on fabulous food in a super chill environment like you’re at your family’s house. Go. Now. More...

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Kennith Hubbard

12 October 2018

great food and staffing yes

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Steve McLane

25 September 2018

great food and the service was good to

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Elissa Grace Regan

12 September 2018

This food is SO amazing l have never had food like this in my entire life. HIGHLY recommend eating here!

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Lee New

13 August 2018

I went to Benjamin's Restaurant Friday night after receiving some potentially good news about my benefits and went a little cray cray. The Maine Pemaquid oysters ($14), broiled w/ Champagne, Parmesan & Arugula, were huge and amazing. The Tito's Handmade Vodka martini ($10.31) with Gorgonzola-stuffed olives ($1) was also on point, although a bit pricey compared to other restaurants. Service was impeccable as usual. The Ruckus performed. No cover charge. More...

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Debi Wells

10 August 2018

Absolutely fabulous food!!! Oysters, calamari, and filet mignon were extremely good!!!

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Heather Hewitt

2 August 2018

Excellent service and food!

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Fiona Newton

30 June 2018

If you are looking for a nice evening out with a twist of adventure, friendly staff, live music and delicious food Benjamin's is the place to go! I highly recomend Benjamin's! ☆☆☆☆☆ More...

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Sarah Daugherty

24 May 2018

Redneck nachos are a must! Every time we come here we have a great time and enjoy everything we eat/drink. Never had a bad experience :)

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Jennifer Paris

24 February 2018

We have been meaning to try this place for a long time and finally got there for lunch today, shrimp tacos were wonderful, lots of shrimp and tons of favor, also bacon wrapped shrimp were delicious as well. Cold craft beer at a decent price, can’t wait to go back to try something else. Was with a group of 4 and everyone’s meal look equally as delicious as mine. Fun atmosphere. More...

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Christi McCoy

11 February 2018

Benjamin’s brunch is my favorite in Lynchburg/Forest. The hangover hash is my favorite. Dinner is also really good, and overall have never had a bad meal here. The service is always great and love the atmosphere. More...

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Tim Saburn

27 November 2017

Went there for the first time with my wife since they first opened. I was very impressed. I ordered the Hoof & Claw. It's a 10oz filet, crabcake, side salad and 2 sides. I got the sauteed garlicky spinach and baked potato. I also ordered the calamari appetizer. It was handbreaded and amazing. Everything was outstanding and so was the service. We will definitely be back. More...

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J Andrew Peak

26 November 2017

Amazing dinner and great service. If you're in the Lynchburg area I highly recommend Benjamin's.

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Janice Lacks

1 October 2017

Band Outlaw Revival was great but took hour for my friends to get food.They need more than one Bathroom for a large crowd.I would recommend them great people and we did enjoy More...

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Kim Goldstein

4 September 2017

Been here for brunch, lunch & dinner several times, never a bad meal. Great food and menu variety.

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Linde Grubb

3 September 2017

Benjamins was the meet-up spot for our JF Class of 2007 10 Yr Reunion Weekend Kickoff. It was a perfect place to start off the weekend - great food, awesome drinks, fun live music. The atmosphere couldn't be beat. When planning the event, I constantly felt like they had my back and took good care of me and my classmates. Highly recommend them for any group gathering! More...

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Teresa Insley Montgomery

28 August 2017

WoW!!! I was amazed. A hidden gem with a gorgeous view of the peakes from the outdoor dining area. What a variety on the menu. The food was very good and so was the service. More...

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Jen Johnson

27 August 2017

We ate here for the first time last night. I thought the food was wonderful. The salmon was delish and the mango sangria got a thumbs up as well. We definitely will be back!!

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Heidi Marie Krone

16 July 2017

Awesome service and fantastic food!! We were there for the first part of our anniversary for appetizers and a drink. Benjamins wife knocked it out of the ball park!

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Frank Diaz

18 June 2017

Amazing food, nice staff ! From our coffee to our meals brunch was amazing.

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Scott Rector

14 June 2017

Simply amazing and reasonably priced. Great place to relax with friends.

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Ashley Coffey

12 June 2017

We celebrated my moms 70th birthday with a large party. The staff was great--shout out to Ashley (hope that's the correct spelling) for helping make the experience great!

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Elizabeth Metz

4 June 2017

Love the shrimp tacos. Can't wait to go back for more.

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Laura Garner Pribble

28 May 2017

The food is always awesome and Kim and Brennan are the BEST ! Thank you for making our daughters graduation dinner Great !!

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Kevin Davis

15 May 2017

Creative brunch menu! Every single item on the menu is both creative and made with the utmost care!

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Vickie Browning

6 May 2017

Redneck nachos...crab soup...steak...and beer...the Best. Restaurant.Ever.

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Julie Richardson Allen

1 May 2017

Enjoyed brunch on the deck. There's a nice family atmosphere, and children can play out on the back lawn. We ate the mixed BBQ grille and the Hoof-n-Claw eggs Benedict. The BBQ is tender and smokey. The Benedict is a gorgeous combo of steak, crab cake, poached eggs on an English muffin, topped with Hollandaise sauce. The Coconut Shrimp appetizer with red pepper jelly is special. More...

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Kristina H Becraft

16 April 2017

Always good � people and the food!! Brunch is the best in town.

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Brent Childress

30 March 2017

There is not a better restaurant in the area for my money. Great food, atmosphere, and people.

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Melanie Stallings

27 March 2017

Best fish tacos I've ever had. Crab and Gouda soup was mighty fine, as well. I'll be back.

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Brianne Ostrout Riley

20 March 2017

My favorite brunch spot in Lynchburg. Shrimp and grits are out of this world, as is the Benjamin's Benedict. They always have interesting specials and bonus - kid friendly.

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Cheryl Goins Martin

28 February 2017

Fantastic Salmon.. service was excellent. Will definitely go again

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Amy Dahlgren Campbell

24 February 2017

All I can say is Wow! We have been wanting to try Benjamin ' s, and I'm so glad we finally did. I would consider myself a food snob lol, and the meal we had deserves more that five stars. Loved it!

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Karen Garceau Betham

23 February 2017

We love this place! We are always ordering lunch from here! Thank goodness for the frequent lunch card!!

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Kimberly Clark Schaal

20 February 2017

Absolutely awesome meal! Had the special NC Trout! Cooked to perfection with Lemon Butter fresh Kale. All around perfect meal. Our server Tara was awesome n so very pleasant! Enjoy! More...

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Terianne Snyder-McGee

7 January 2017

Amazing food and costumer service! Can not wait to go back, and it's warm you don't freeze while you eat.

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Brandy Roark

13 December 2016

Had a great time & the food was awesome! Was very glad I got to go....

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Eddie Witt

5 December 2016

Excellent food and great service. Food selection is best in town and everything cooked perfectly. Can't wait to go back !!!

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Darsey S Hughes

27 November 2016

I like the food Benjammins has. I try to out there for brunch when I am off Sunday . The brunch is really good . I like the salmon and fish � tacos � Benjammins has . Benjammins is one my favorite restaurants to go to . More...

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Veronica Sea

19 October 2016

Best meal we had in Virginia. The service was excellent.

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Silver Baker

16 October 2016

One of our most favorite places to eat. Always great food and always great service!�

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Ashley Lee Mason

4 October 2016

Came here a few times with my boyfriend An some friends, each time excellent food An staff, Love their wine choice. Definitely recommend them to anyone !

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Gary W. Reynolds

26 September 2016

Truly a fine restaurant that has it all; from wraps to salads to steaks to fresh seafood....something for everyone here. You want something prepared a special way; all you need to do is ask...if they can do it..they will. The service is just as good as the food; add in Mama Sue's homemade deserts....Benjamin's has it all. More...

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Robert Kozma

24 September 2016

The Red neck nachos were Killer!! A great opener to a cold beer and a super cheeseburger. Great service and a welcome experience.

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Donna Scott Sewell

5 September 2016

Food is flavorful and always enjoy the outside option for dining.

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Teresa Gay

15 August 2016

We were so proud to bring our out of town guests there last weekend. Again, you all outdid yourselves at brunch - the atmosphere, food, and service is exceptional!

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Stephanie Atwood

29 July 2016

We came here for a wedding reception. The food was fantastic. The staff was extra accommodating. It was a great atmosphere, and overall a wonderful place to be. Thank you guys for everything you did. More...

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Heidi Scott

29 May 2016

Awesome burgers and fries totally delicious if you want good chargrilled burgers and homemade foods yummy

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Dan Crandall Smith

26 May 2016

The fresh fish tacos are worthy of the best Key West eateries.......you will be glad you tried 'em. And quality brews to accompany them. I sit at the bar where Shane is an upbeat ace at what he does. More...

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Pat Heagy

5 May 2016

I have never had a bad meal at Benjamins It is where I had a birthday party for husband for 25 people. Great party!

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Samantha Dubey

3 March 2016

Hottest wings in the East! Sam burned my cowboy up! All you hot wing lovers need to experience Benjimans in Forest Bedford VA. They did an amazing job, "hats off" cowboy said! Wohooooo! More...

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Elizabeth Sellick

8 November 2015

Best Place to Eat !!! Good is AWESOME !!!! Service is GREAT !!! And BENJAMIN is Awesome !!!! Love this Place !!!! Liz N Patrick

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Troy Compton

29 October 2015

Excellent food.eclectic decor and top notch service.

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Rudy E. Saucedo

29 October 2015

Best fish and chip in the area, more than you can eat; suggest you split the meal.

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AJ Robertson

29 October 2015

Outstanding service, outstanding food, and an awesome atmosphere every single time. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and even Sunday brunch. -- They good people ya know!

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Meghan 'Brown' Ellis

7 June 2015

Ben, Mama Sue and team, amazing job this weekend at the Tate wedding! Service was amazing, food incredible (people are still talking about the chicken and corn! Thank you for everything!

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Brad Anderson

16 April 2015

Had a gorgeous meal there last night! Great service from Grace, she did us right...ps great beer pick!

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Cathy Thornsbury

6 April 2015

Had Easter brunch and just like always the food and staff was outstanding.

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Krystle Mattox

29 March 2015

I had brunch today and the Bananas Foster French toast was sooooo good! I got a crab cake to take home for dinner and I took a bite and it was delicious! I will be coming back very soon!

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Shane Durie

28 March 2015

Seeing as I have worked here for 11 years you could take this as a biased review but for real... We are hands down the best restaurant in the greater Lynchburg area. Local, organic meats and produce, untouchable drink menu, stellar servers, local, rustic atmosphere... I have been in the F&B industry for over 20 years. WE KICK ASS. More...

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Catrina Kreger Valania

15 March 2015

We have been here several times now and have never left disappointed or hungry! Service is always wonderful. Everything we have had has been delicious and the filet is amazing! The homemade flourless chocolate cake and German chocolate cheesecake are to die for!! More...

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Thomas Nolen

15 March 2015

The filet crab cake stack was unreal, fish and chips, salted caramel bread pudding stuff at dessert unbelievable. Great service, great atmosphere, great food.

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Jennifer Miller

11 January 2015

We went because my husband wanted to try the Wagyu and it was the only place we could find that served it. But we definitely made the right choice. Everything we tried was delicious and the service was excellent. We absolutely loved it and will definitely be back! :) More...

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Kathryn Taylor

25 October 2014

This is the only place to get steak in Lynchburg. Ribeye & filet were cooked perfectly - medium rare tip to tip. Service was impeccable. All I can say is WOW!

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Antti Suomela

24 October 2014

Absolutely the best beef what I have tasted in Virginia state of US. Not forgetting the delicious desserts that I recommend to taste. Also a big thank you for the service! More...

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Karen Simonton

5 October 2014

Congratulations to Benjamin's!!! Best dish at the 2014 Top Chef event at The Jubilee Family Development Center event last night. The pork belly was AMAZING. People skipped dessert and returned for SEVERAL helpings of this! Many thanks to Benjamin's for supporting a community treasure and for showing their culinary genius. Way to go! More...

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Lois McWane Griffin

27 June 2014

Love me my Benjamin's and the Shane-man! Love our meal and our drinks and the atmosphere!!!!

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Shannon Elizabeth Leedy

28 March 2014

My girlfriends and I just had a rare girls night out and failed to read the closing time on the door. The guys that work there didnt rush us out the door or even say a word... Just let us keep them over...by AN HOUR :) First, we are so sorry for keeping you and not paying attention to closing time. Second, you are amazing for letting us moms enjoy our grown up moment. Customer service is amazing! Just another reason why I love Benjamin's. More...

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Kelly Mulligan Grambau

7 February 2014

Hands down the best beef in town, and the most handsome bartender!

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Carolyn Shaffer

20 December 2013

Awesome food and service

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Pamela Johnson Oxendine

8 December 2013

A must! The blackened blue cheese steak is to die for!

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Deana Evangelina Doughtry

5 August 2013

Best sweet potato muffins i ever had