Bensons Grill
2515 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901, United States
Review №1

Always amazing food and friendly staff. Took the boyfriend here for his first time. He loved it!!! Great job showing him the food and hospitality of my home town!Update: exactly 1 month laterWe ordered through an app. The app employee was amazing and earned every cent of his $15 tip. However, the food was not prepared to instructions, was not properly cooked, and was even upcharged for missing item!!! We took the items back to them (yes we drove the 20 minute drive we had avoided to have it delivered to us). The young man in the restaurant was rude, uncaring, and VERY arrogant. After DECADES of eating here, my family and I will NOT be back!

Review №2

We love this place. Most experiences have been amazing over the past 25 years great But recently we have such bad experiences with a cook there at night mainly. He's a vegan and has no idea how to prepare meat. . We always stop by to make sure he's not there instead of calling it in.Otherwise we end up at Waffle House. Absolutely love this place if he's not cooking. Just our opinion....He is awesome as long as meat is not involved.And we are meat eaters.

Review №3

If you ever want to experience the best part of being a local of Fort Smith, go to Bensons in the middle of the night. It's 24hrs, so there's always great food served up. But hitting it up in the wee hours of the morning after a night on the town...perfection.

Review №4

I don't go here often but their burger bowl is amazing! However, they currently have their own rule that they'll only sit 2 people at a time. Wanted that posted because I drove 20 minutes to find out

Review №5

Very average. Service was decent, but several mix ups on our order from the kitchen. The burger I got was very good but I didn't like the onion rings. Definitely think this is for the late night drunk crowd!

Review №6

Good tasting food. Pancakes and eggs were delicious. Service was quick and very affordable. Staff is very friendly.

Review №7

Delicious diner! Flavorful, no fuss food and friendly service. Definitely a must-eat in Fort Smith!

Review №8

24/7 classic diner. Only doing carry out right now and we had to take ours home. I thought it would ruin the experience a little considering we lived a good 20min away but it was still absolutely delicious I highly recommend especially for a late night adventure

Review №9

Today was our first time there and we loved it. Thanks for the good food. See you next time!

Review №10

We stopped in for breakfast on a Sunday morning while traveling through and the food and service was excellent. Can't go wrong stopping in.

Review №11

Super delicious food and friendly staff. The gravy was amazing.

Review №12

This place will always hold a special place in my heart. It's a widely known spot in Fort Smith, especially by those who went to Northside High School. I'm just placed has been around for as long as I can remember they have great Burgers they have great breakfast really anything on the menu is guaranteed be good. I highly recommended if you're visiting or passing through.

Review №13

Got the Patty Melt with fries for me and my wife as well as an order of fried mushrooms. They were prepared perfectly! Fast and friendly service! Super Happy!

Review №14

Would be nice if the lady running the register wore her mask as a mask instead of an earring

Review №15

Any place that takes traditional breakfast foods in great quantities and then covers them in gravy is alright with me.

Review №16

Fantastic food! Best patty melt I've had in years.

Review №17

Great breakfast definitely recommend the steak and eggs steam was perfect

Review №18

Pretty good little place! It reminded me a lot of a waffle house but locally owned. It is very small cafe with an open grill area, friendly staff and a jukebox! I ordered the Benson's burger bowl, it have a LOT of fries/potatoe in it, fried egg, bacon bits, cheese and gravy. My husband had a burger, that looked delicious! It is opened 24 hours. This was our first visit and we will be back!

Review №19

I grew eating here . It was the best place to go after partying all night and anytime else. It's a staple to anyone who went to Northside High School or from this town.I came home to visit from Dallas, I haven't been here in years. And I honestly can say it hasn't changed still the best food ever. Still the same great atmosphere and jukebox just digital now.

Review №20

Even though they're open they are very nice food is good as usual Had to take it to go. But they are doing there part keeping everyone safe due to the Covid-19

Review №21

Hands down the best breakfast EVER! I can't speak for anything other than the breakfast because I've never wanted anything other. No matter what time of day or night. The pancakes, the hashbrowns, the omelets and omg the biscuits and gravy melt in your mouth! Im hungry now just thinking about Benson's! Try it, you will be hooked!

Review №22

Great staff, friendly. Great food. And prices.

Review №23

Yiur cook is Awesome n Jessica Kristine is the Bomb.She made a suggestion for me on what to get and it was the bomb she is awesome at what she does

Review №24

This food is absolutely amazing i had the cheeseburger plater. The ranch dressing that came with the salad was amazing and the burger was so juicy and delicious. If you are passing through it is worth the short drive off the freeway.

Review №25

I usually don't give a 5 star rating the first time I order, take-out or dine in at a restaurant or "greasy spoon". But I gotta tell y'all, Benson's is the BEST "greasy spoon" I've eaten at since the White Spot restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska! The food is great and pricess reasonable.Because of the Covid-19, it's take-out, curbside or a delivery service, but it's worth the cost.

Review №26

CHECK YOUR ORDER. I ordered eggs, grits, hashbrowns, and bacon and received a meal with eggs bacon and toast. But was charged for full meal. I travel in 18 wheeler so it just wasn't worth it to go go back. Food was alright though.

Review №27

Good food... friendly staff

Review №28

Right downtown to our hotel was this quaint little joint perfect place to grab a great burger and enjoy some great tunes! The burger was awesome and cooked to nice perfection it really hit the spot! Take a lil time to swing by this place, you'll certainly enjoy!!

Review №29

The ultimate "mom and pop" experience! Perfect diner for road trips as they're open 24/7. Stopped in for breakfast and dinner; both were incredible and affordably priced! Staff was the epitome of "southern hospitality" and went out of their way to ensure you had an enjoyable experience. A must do while in Fort Smith!

Review №30

Great food, great n friendly service. Well recommended to anyone wanting an excellent breakfast any time of day!

Review №31

Love the atmosphere the food is great everything about it

Review №32

Good food, good service, reasonably priced. My husband had G.O.T. gravy on top and I had philly steak omelet. We could have easily split one order and had plenty of food. They serve a full menu 24 hours. Closed on Christmas day. Give it a try.

Review №33

A friend of mine ordered a Philly cheese steak omelette and it had no cheese on it and was dry. I ordered the breakfast special with eggs over easy. The eggs were undercooked and the toast that came with both our meals was burnt. Not to mention it took about 20 mins to get our food (which we ordered to go). We ordered a total of 3 meals and were only give 2 forks.I use to love Benson's. It was one of my favorite restaurants but the past few times I've eaten there, I've been extremely unsatisfied.

Review №34

The chili cheese fries are my favorite as an appetizer, but the fried mushrooms are my favorite. One of the servers had forgotten about our order but apologized about it and gave us 2 free slices of cheese cake. And it was DELICIOUS. Such nice food and waiters, I would come again.

Review №35

Very frienrly great customer service

Review №36

The cyclops cheese burger with bacon with a fried egg amazing to beautiful to eat I still did tho

Review №37

Only tried the french toast but loved it!!

Review №38

The food and people was excellent.. My husband had the gotcha i the#2 . It was off the grill and delicious.

Review №39

Great lil place to stop in and eat, fast fresh and great portions. Will be back whenever I'm in Fort Smith!

Review №40

This place is like your mothers kitchen. Always welcome. Friendly people that treat you like family once they get to know you. Open 24 hours a day. Clean.

Review №41

Benson's is a very good place to eat. If I want a great breakfast or afternoon lunch or even dinner they have what you want. The food is really good at Benson's and the atmosphere is very nice. Stop by and try it sometime.

Review №42

Get up I get a lot of doordash orders at fencing Graham the food is awesome

Review №43

Great food and the philly club was amazing.

Review №44

Amazing food, excellent service and clean atmosphere! We were visiting from out of state. Highly recommend this place!

Review №45

The cook was rude as hell and they messaged up the food but only time this has happen and the manager Debbie made up for it ty so much

Review №46

Great see ervice and food

Review №47

Wonderful place to go and eat breakfast at. Went there with my siblings and we had a wonderful experience. Definitely will come and eat here again when I'm down in the area.

Review №48

I've been coming here most of my life. It's a great old greasy spoon. If your looking for high class this isn't it. If your looking for good food from a friendly staff then you'll be happy here

Review №49

Solid American Diner! A must stop if you after a classic breakfest and you want to eat it in a cozy dinner setting. Very small dinning area, but well worth the wait! I'll be back!

Review №50

Lots of orders from doordash here, and they are always fast!

Review №51

Wonderful food! Everything is great! Cool old diner atmosphere. Been going here for years. An oldie but a goodie.

Review №52

Amazing and friendly staff. And the food is amazing. If you haven't been there it's worth the trip. Don't miss out!

Review №53

Great food and friendly people. What more could you ask for?

Review №54

This was Sunday breakfast with my Ricky. It was comfort to me at a hard spot in my life. Fast paced and a bit small, just like me!

Review №55

Suri said this was the best place for breakfast. This was the Gotcha breakfast with lots of gravy. My husband loved it.

Review №56

GREAT attitude.Great service.FANTASTIC food.

Review №57

Best BLT and pancakes

Review №58

Great food always.

Review №59

Amazing food at amazing prices with amazing service. Will visit again.

Review №60

Benson's has been my comfort place for fifteen years. Good food and good cooks and waitresses.

Review №61


Review №62

Great open faced cheese burger cover with chili. So big I couldn't finish it all. Tons of fries. Friendly waiter. Good experience.

Review №63

Very cozy space with friendly staff. Food was amazing. 10/10 will be going again.

Review №64

This is an awesome place to eat breakfast. They were super busy when we went, but the staff had our order taken and food in front of us in less than 30 minutes.Also, the pancakes were great!

Review №65

It was good as use

Review №66

Two adults and a child- we was charged $40 + for A Breakfast??? Horrible...

Review №67

It doesn't matter when you show up, all the menu all the time and I never have too long to wait. 99% of the time I see smiling faces and the food is consistently good. I've been going there for over 20 years and I recommend everybody go at least once. Cozy with a jukebox and booths

Review №68

Amazing place fast service great costomer service huge portions fresh ingredients

Review №69

This place always worth the wait! The people are awesome, and the food is amazing!

Review №70

Working nearby and stopped for directions. Thanks for the information and lunch.

Review №71

The food was delicious. And you definitely get your money's worth lol.

Review №72

I've heard SO many great things about this spot. I was not impressed.Its small and quaint, but it's not clean at all. So so so many health code violations I promise you..Food- hashbrowns... gross, they were crispy on the outside but like mashed potatoes on the inside... nope!The steak was super chewy and made my husband and I sick.The eggs and toast were decent.Large servings. Kids pancakes are Mickey mouse shaped!!! The staff seems friendly if you know them. This was our first visit and they were super happy with their return guests but they barely gave us the time of day.Not room for big parties

Review №73

People are friendly, food is good and cheap. Especially coming straight from New York City, this place is a wonderful change.

Review №74

I just wish I could get my order right the first time. What is so hard about NO MAYO Mustard instead???? Three times Three times in a row..... food is good, and yes, I always watch it get remade, because I don't trust anyone...

Review №75

There for ya with good food, especially breakfast, anytime. I've always felt like it's a couple of steps off the world's madness; away from the rat race. Right on Rogers Ave but in a time zone all it's own. Kwim?

Review №76

My wife and I used to stop in after work years ago and have been back a few times since we moved to Oklahoma. The food was always good and the coffee kept us awake. I personally recommend the breakfasts, the Philly cheese steak sandwich,and their Ruben's. The place is a little small but cozy. If you are in the area I suggest you stop in and give it a try. We were never disappointed.

Review №77

Great place to eat. Friendly staff. Great prices!

Review №78

Friendly staff, great food.

Review №79

Greasy spoon yummy yummy yummy chicken fried steak was the bomb and Vinson Burger was amazing!

Review №80

I have been going here for as long as I can remember I am 46 years old and went when I was a kid with my dad up until here recently love the place I had met some of the rudest waitresses I've ever seen in there lately one lady put way too much makeup on a dresses like a clown and never has anything nice to say and doesn't want to help you and doesn't care if you order there or not cuz she told me that show me I could also go somewhere else and my family has always ate here

Review №81

Food is good and reasonably priced . The servers are rude and the other customers make you feel uncomfortable . My friend and I went in this one day after the gym and had the whole restaurant staring at us for about 5 minutes. My mom went in and they threatened to kick her and the group out because of cussing. Everyone was cussing in the hole restaurant so I don't know why this particular group got told something. I'll maybe go in again if I want a good cheap meal. However I won't be in as frequent as I normally was.

Review №82

This is definitely my favorite breakfast place to go to at all times of the day. Benson's definitely beats a 3am run to Waffle House or IHOP hands down.

Review №83

Breakfast was delicious! The service was fantastic and the staff were all so sweet and kind to all!

Review №84

Great food great service small busy place that just buzzes with positive wonderful energy in the air. Love Benson's!

Review №85

Cheap and delicious. Gives you that old time feel. Plus the smell of the grill when you walk in makes you anxious to order.

Review №86

Benson's never disappoints us. Love their food and service 24-7. Cyclops burger I highly recommend!

Review №87

Diner atmosphere. Good food. Friendly service

Review №88

I sat at the bar and watched the gross cooks use the bathroom and used a sink from in the kitchen and he just rinsed his hands off and you constantly watch the cooks touch the food. One blew his nose and didnt even wash their hands. Their food isnt even that great its filled with grease and each bite makes you feel sicker and sicker. I recommend you not to eat here.

Review №89

Great wait staff, food is really good and portions are good. Overall experience wonderful.

Review №90

It was our first time here, we had steak and chicken grilled sandwich. They were good, the only thing was that the fries didn't have any taste

Review №91

This was by far the worst place I have ever ate at. It was the most discusting burger I have ever ate. The bread was so greasy I couldn't even hold it together and there were chunks of seasoning on part of the burger and plain on other parts. I dont usually give reviews on anything but I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone..

Review №92

Lovely little diner that serves great food 24/7. Very nice service too!

Review №93

Great price, good food, super friendly, and 24/7. 5 stars lol

Review №94

Love the food here. They give you that down home feel. Everyone's always nice

Review №95

Review №96

Waitresses are amazing! The old cooks were the best but the one's there now are not very nice. Our son asked for a Mickey mouse pancake and when it was ready our waitress told the cook it should have been Mickey mouse and his reply was "he didn't have time for that". Well we don't have time for that kind of attitude.

Review №97

Loved the Benson bowl! A nice made to order cafe. Small and local diner, just what we like! It was clean with great staff. If you go to Fort Smith this is a good choice for American food!

Review №98

It's one of only several restaurants that's open late. Food is good most of the time. Service is always good.

Review №99

Great wait staff. Typical diner. Food was excellent. We will definitely be going back!

Review №100

Been going here for years always has great service and friendly staff

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  • Address:2515 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 479-782-8181
  • American restaurant
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday:Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday:Open 24 hours
  • Thursday:Open 24 hours
  • Friday:Open 24 hours
  • Saturday:Open 24 hours
  • Sunday:Open 24 hours
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:No
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
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