Lunch Menu

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Lunch at Bender’s Tavern is a unique experience—combining the grace of history with the fresh, seasonal, modern cuisine today’s diner’s crave.

We’re proud to serve our complete menu at lunchtime, alongside a daily list of ever-changing daily selections. Check our daily lunch specials to see what’s cooking at Bender’s today.

Lunch portions, salads, sandwiches, soups (including our famous turtle soup!), make lunch at Bender’s Tavern a great place for special occasions, sealing that important business deal, or just enjoying a casual lunch with friends or family.

Weekly Specials

Monday: Seafood Cacciuco

Tuesday: Pecan Chicken Tender Salad

Wednesday: Country Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Thursday: Grecian Salad

Friday: Glacier Bay Crab Cake with Creole Aioli

Bender’s Classics

Bender’s Tomatoes

A Bender’s tradition! Sliced tomatoes w/Italian dressing, chopped onions, parsley, basil & dry Roquefort 10.00 (fulle) 8.00 (half)

Steamed Mussels

Plain, ala a Les or garlic and vermouth 11.00

Crabmeat Cocktail

Foley’s fresh crabmeat served with cocktail sauce 15.00

Hummus Platter

Marinated feta, cucumber-relish & toasted pita 9.00

Foley’s Smoked Salmon

Served with rye toast, cream cheese, onions, capers and a hard boiled egg 12.00

Steamed Little Neck Clams

One-dozen little neck clams served with drawn butter 16.00

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Fresh jumbo domestic white shrimp served with cocktail sauce 15.00

Soups & Salads

Bender’s Homemade Turtle Soup:  6.00  (cup)  9.00 (bowl)

Soup Du Jour:  4.00 (cup)     6.00 (bowl)


Chef Salad

Julienne ham, turkey, Swiss & american cheese, tomato, egg, choice of dressing  9.00

Caesar Salad

Hearts of Romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese & our Caesar dressing   8.00 

Mediterranean Salad

Sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, gorgonzola  and artichokes over mixed greens with a caper-olive dressing  8.00

Portabella & Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Slices of grilled portabella mushrooms, zucchini and red onions over a bed of mixed greens and topped with fried goat cheese cake & Dijon vinaigrette  12.00

Boston Lettuce Salad

Fresh Strawberries, warm brie, Marcona almonds, white balsamic vinaigrette  8.00

Jacob Salad

Julienne lettuce, turkey and ham tossed with a special creamy dressing 9.00 (half) 11.00 (full)

Cobb Salad

Rows of diced chicken, tomatoes, avocado, blue cheese, bacon, egg and red onions over shredded lettuce  13.00

*Bender’s Steak & Onion Salad

Char-broiled sirloin steak, mushrooms, Blue cheese, crispy homemade onion rings, and balsamic vinaigrette over a bed of mixed greens  13.00


Add:     Grilled Chicken 5        Seared Salmon 9       Baby Shrimp 4       Steak 10


Add a cup of soup or Bender’s Fresh Cut French Fries for 2.50.

** Turtle Soup is an additional 2.00.



Lightly Fried Key West Shrimp

Coleslaw & Bender Fries  13.00

Fried Fresh Boston Haddock

Breaded and deep fried with tartar sauce, coleslaw & Bender fries  12.00

Fresh Boston Scrod

A la Foley or broiled with coleslaw & Bender fries  13.00

Grilled Atlantic Salmon

With maple-balsamic glaze, coleslaw & Bender fries  13.00

Char-broiled Pork Chop

With apple-raisin chutney & Bender fries  11.00

5 oz. Special Sirloin Steak

5oz. sirloin char-broiled and served with mushroom-cabernet sauce, Bender fries,

vegetable du jour  13.00

Fettuccini Alfredo

Linguini and creamy Alfredo sauce with veggies or chicken  14.00

Add a cup of soup, mixed green salad or fresh-cut French fries to any lunch item 2.50.

High Protein Luncheon Plate

Bender’s gourmet burger or Bell & Evans chicken breast, hummus or cottage cheese & 1/2  hard-boiled egg   10.00


Fried Fresh Boston Haddock

Bender’s famous bluefish served on a fresh bakery bun with chips  11.00

Tuna Melt

Homemade tuna salad & American cheese on grilled rye bread with chips 8.00

Classic Egg Sandwich

Fried egg, baked ham and American cheese on an English muffin with a side of Bender fries  8.00

Bender’s Gourmet Burger

Ground in house with a special blend of Brisket, Chuck & Short Rib

Served with your choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bun w/chips  10.00

Add any specialty items for $1 each:  Sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, bacon, avocado, blue cheese or fried egg

Grilled Vegetable Stack

Zucchini, onion & portabella with arugula, fresh mozzarella & sun-dried pesto on sourdough served with chips or apple slices  11.00

Turkey Reuben

Turkey, coleslaw, Swiss cheese & Thousand Island dressing on grilled sourdough, served with chips  10.00

Classic Reuben

Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese & Thousand Island dressing on grilled rye bread, served with chips  10.00

Classic Club

Turkey, ham, peppered bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise on toasted whole wheat bread, served with chips  11.00

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Sliced chicken breast, crisp Romaine lettuce & homemade Caesar dressing, served with chips  10.00

Add a cup of soup, mixed greens salad or Bender’s Fresh Cut French fries for 2.50 to any Bender’s Classic items.

**Turtle Soup is an additional 2.00

Try a famous “Jerry’s Mini Sundae” for dessert 3.50


Mixed Greens Salad  3       French Fries  3       Onion Rings  5       Vegetable du Jour  2

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.