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Benjamin's

14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
+1 434-534-6077
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“chops” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
14900 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-5009
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 21 April 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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 18 April 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 18 April 2018

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

Reviewed 25 February 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 22 January 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 24 January 2018

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

Reviewed 22 December 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 28 December 2017

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

Reviewed 8 December 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 10 December 2017

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

Reviewed 31 October 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 1 November 2017

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

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

If I had a negative about eating in Lynchburg it is that we have few restaurants with outdoor seating. Benjamin’s has a deck and an enclosed porch, which offers a semi- outdoor feeling. I had their steak fries a roast beef sub, a special, with...More

Thank William B
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks William for the great review. We hope to see you again soon. Ben

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner while visiting our friends. The crab soup was awesome. The seafood sampler was OK. The clams were good, but the bang bang shrimp left a lot to be desired, being that we make it ourselves at home. My husband had the...More

Thank Vikingbymarriage
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for the good review and feedback. We hope to see you again the next time you are visiting. Ben

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

First visit to Benjamins for Brunch on Sunday. We have frequented for dinners in the past. There were seven of us and we all ordered different entrees. The presentation of each was just pleasing to the eyes. All meals were hot and delicious with excellent...More

Thank Tpalmst
Benjamin M, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback and awesome review! We look forward to serving you again soon. Ben

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
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
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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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