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Muddy Misers Cool River Cafe

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112 Muskingum Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701
(740) 588-9210
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth A Stop In Zanesville

We stayed in Zanesville for one night while traveling west and stopped at the Muddy Misers for dinner. Good choice for us. Food was all good (I had the Walleye Reuben and sweet potato fries...My wife had a half-order of crab cakes and a salad). Service was excellent...We got to the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Rarod13
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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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  • Scenic view
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

My family and I walked in and I immediately told them I have a gift card from restraints.com she looked at me like I was stupid and said "I don't think we do that" I said , "I specifically called you guys 2 days ago to find out what I had to do to use it just so I didn't... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This clean lil restaurant is right on the Muskingum River. Nice to sit outside by the river. Highly recommend the Onion rings for an appetizer. All the appetizers are great but you will come back for the onion rings. Very good chowder and Walleye.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great view. They're right on the river so sit outside if the weather is nice. We both had Walleye, pan fried, and it was great. Definitely nicer and a more local place than the typical chain places by the highway. the day we were there it was not terribly busy and service was quick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Chose this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews and found a true winner. Driving up we wondered but went in where we were promptly greeted and seated at a window table overlooking the river. Waitress was prompt and highly knowledgeable of the menu. I had crab cakes and shrimp accompanied by Mac 'n cheese with a side of cabbage slaw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Glad I checked Trip Advisor and found this place. We were passing through on I70 and stopped for dinner. My husband loves Walleye but wasnt sure about ordering it as a rueben, on the waitresses recommendation he ordered it. I had the pulled pork po'boy, but only half. We both could not have been happier with our meals. My "half"... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The place was sold about a year ago.(changed owners) Everything pretty much stayed the same. Menu is different, for this area. Never had a bad meal there.

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stayed in Zanesville for one night while traveling west and stopped at the Muddy Misers for dinner. Good choice for us. Food was all good (I had the Walleye Reuben and sweet potato fries...My wife had a half-order of crab cakes and a salad). Service was excellent...We got to the restaurant around five and the dining room was almost... More 

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Brightwaters, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

From the front, I was tempted to pass up on this restaurant, but once inside there is a collection of Zane Gray memorabilia and a great back deck over the river. The food was average but the desserts were home made and delicious. I had the chocolate cake....very moist with great frosting! Prices were reasonable and the staff was friendly... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Just visited Muddy Misers tonite, The outside area by the river has been cleaned up. The food/service both excellent. Beautiful evening with ducks and geese on the river. The food was excellent and onion rings are to die for. BIG IMPROVEMENT with new owner. Dont miss this place when in Zanesville.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We are driving a long distance and needed a good place for lunch where our family of five could all take a break with a good meal. This place was less than five minutes from highway. We sat outside so the kids were entertained by the view of the river and train crossing the bridge over the water. Good overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 Muskingum Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Zanesville
  • Phone Number: (740) 588-9210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?