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Old Canal Smokehouse

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94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
+1 740-779-3278
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was another restaurant recommended by the staff at the hotel, and they didn't let us down. The food here is great! Has a great bar, and very friendly staff. They are very nice with there portions as well, I was so full I had to take food to go!

Thank johnwilliams9996
Chillicothe, Ohio
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Timing was right, was seated immediately and order was taken just as fast. Meal was very good, as was the service.

Thank berniestearos
Chillicothe, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food used to be really, really good with the original owners. Since it changed hands, the food isn't that great. It's too pricey for the quality.

Thank bairhunter
Chillicothe, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate there for lunch and sat outside on the patio because the temperature was perfect. Service was attentive and food was great. I had the grilled chicken salad. I've had it before, so ordered soup as well, because the salad is relatively small. This is a constant in my restaurant "rotation". Tip: If the homemade French Onion soup is one... More 

Thank gailgames
Bordentown, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dine in or out on the canal path of the Erie Canal, the barbeque was terrific and the roast beef was perfect, pink and juicy, the sauce was awesome on the Barbeque Pork!

Thank Suzanne W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I traveled all day to get to Chillicothe. We had a flat tire an the freeway which slowed us down (a lot), so we had not eaten all day, and were looking forward to having a good, relaxing meal. I checked my AAA book and the information at our hotel and found what sounded like one of... More 

Thank palmtree3
Waverly, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A must eat. I go here at least once a week. If you like burgers the Smokehouse Burger is the best burger I've ever had. Great place, locally owned!

Thank AaronWS3
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a very nice place. Patio seating for warmer weather, a small bar area, and TV's in the same area. We set in the bar area at a table and we watched them put the pork and brisket in the smoker for the next day. They said it cooks for 13 hrs. Very neat. The steak was very good,... More 

Thank luv2cruiseeverywhere
Ashtabula, Ohio
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Nice place, friendly staff. Ribs and sauce are well above average. Corn bread and baked potato were very good.

Thank spinman15
Toledo, Ohio
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We asked our hotel for a dinner recommendation at a local restaurant - not a chain. Both desk clerks said "Old Canal Smokehouse" at the same time. Sure seemed like sign. It was a warm beautiful evening, so we opted for outside dining on their patio. The waitress recommended the brisket/pulled pork combo which we ordered with sweet potato tater... More 

Thank Ready2Go4it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Chillicothe
  • Phone Number: +1 740-779-3278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?