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Old Canal Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
+1 740-779-3278
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Circleville, Ohio
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here several times and it has quickly become my favorite in Chillicothe . Food is amazing ! Make sure you get there early on weekends or you will definitely have to wait.

Thank KylaRenae
Knoxville, Tennessee
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160 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Read the reviews on TA and spoke with some locals while visiting the area, so decided to try out this restaurant. Dropped in without reservations but they seated us anyway. The atmosphere is quaint and the facility was spotless. The service was excellent! The food was excellent! Between two of us we had BBQ brisket and Tilapia. Both were great!

Thank NatureChaser
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a double date and the food was delicious! They even sat us next to the Christmas tree which made it romantic! I loved the atmosphere and the food! Will definitely eat here again when we are passing thru!

Thank Jennifer G
Waterford, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there 3 times in the week I was here because it was so good. The waitresses and waiters are extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. Excellent food. I had flights of craft beer each time. Get the pulled pork, brisket or baby-back ribs, they are top notch. They also have their own sauces.

Thank Eric P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

It's was an awesome meal. This place is a must visit if you live here or just passing through. You would be wise to make a reservation as the wait times can be extensive.

Thank Greg M
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 14 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 1 November 2016

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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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
  • 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?