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Canal Tavern of Zoar

8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
+1 330-874-4444
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“beignets” (18 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (18 reviews)
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
American, German, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a unique menu and a beautiful setting steeped in history, head to The Canal Tavern of Zoar. Located in a historic village founded by German Separtists, the Tavern offerrs both American and traditional German cuisine. The chicken spätzle is my...More

1  Thank Stephaniehonabargerw
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We arrived about 6 and must say w they seated us fast. The food was excellent and we did not feel rushed. We were able to get things for our business done. I will be bringing my wife the next trip. I really think she...More

Thank Donald P
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is well positioned along the Tuscarawas River Towpath. It appears clean and well kept. They offered a grilled salmon, but when asked if it was wild or Atlantic, they said it was a hybrid. When it was presented, the meat was mostly white...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This place was highly recommended by locals & reviews. We stopped after a trip to Zoar's Harvest Fest. We were seated promptly & waited about 5 min. for server to come over. Took our drink order & order for an app. Drinks came quickly. Took...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed July 29, 2018

There is seating inside and outside. There are about 3 entrees on the menu that are a slice of the German style of cooking. Try the Rosemary chicken with sauerkraut with the German noodles. Extremely good and not too pricey. They also make allowances for...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely relaxing evening sitting outside in a quiet (background conversations aside) with birds chirping and a slight waft of smoke from the smoker to add a campfire feel! Our waitress Mandy was exceptional and our conversation with her added to a perfect night....More

Thank goinggreenmom
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Based on generally positive reviews that we found on this site, we chose to go here for a special dinner. The atmosphere and service were generally okay but the quality and temperature of the food left much to be desired. I had the crabcakes, which...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We made reservations, knowing it would be packed and it was. We started with appetizers that came promptly and pleasantly.... Our service was great. The food was prepared perfectly and delicious. The "Tomahawk Ribeye" was enormous and cooked to perfection. Really found the whole experience...More

4  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Went for brunch on Father’s Day. Walked in door at 10:35am. Hostess looked at seating chart and said no tables available inside. Either outside or bar. Had empty tables. Said we could get table at noon. Guess they don’t need the business. We left.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Disappointing meal, very slow service, mediocre food. Have eaten here before but this time was so poor we have no reason to want to return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bolivar
  • Phone Number: +1 330-874-4444
  • E-mail
Fine casual dining in Zoar's original tavern and inn.
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