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Old Canal Smokehouse

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94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
740 779-3278
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 59
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Smokin good"!

Four of us "grandparents" enjoyed another delicious meal at Old Canal Smokehouse. The Friday night specials; potato crusted cod and steak- shrimp combo were to die for. The pulled pork was great also. As always the sides were very good: baked beans,ranch fries,Mac n cheese, slaw, and garden salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Four of us "grandparents" enjoyed another delicious meal at Old Canal Smokehouse. The Friday night specials; potato crusted cod and steak- shrimp combo were to die for. The pulled pork was great also. As always the sides were very good: baked beans,ranch fries,Mac n cheese, slaw, and garden salad. Can't forget the awesome cornbread . Had an ice cold draft... More 

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Kernersville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was very good; the service was just OK. Had to hunt for the waiter a couple of times. The bartender was very knowledgeable and accommodating. They had a very diverse menu.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice family dinner here at the Smokehouse. What is very nice is that this establishment has kept its quality over the years. I have eaten here a couple of times before, long before I was or even knew about TripAdvisor. Great brisket, and a great house sauce. Friendly waitstaff and good location Ina historic Ohio town. Highly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I did not like the Old Canal Smokehouse. I did not like the food. They were very friendly. It was also very clean inside. I would not recommend this Old Canal Smokehouse. The prices were ok. It had taken a long time to get my food.

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The interior is separated into a few different rooms so the noise level is quieter than an equivalent open floor plan restaurant. The food was quite good. Two types of sauce were on the table so you could choose whichever one suited your tastes better.

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Aurora, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We saw the Old Canal Smokehouse recommended on Trip Advisor, and we were so glad we went! We ate inside because the weather outside was so hot, but the outside dining would have been a nice experience. They have a beautiful dining area outside. The whole meal was excellent, the people were helpful, and the pork was outstanding.

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Caeur D Alene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Pleasantly surprised. Came to town for one day meeting and was happy I came here. Parking was not bad Great local place. Feels homey with very good food. I had the filet with greens. It was great. Perfect temp and great mushroom side. Outside seating is a good choice. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The food was good but the service was SLLLLOOOOOWWWWW!!!! Our family of 5 was there for almost 2 hours to have lunch on Saturday! We had to ASK for refills of tea and ... even when the check was delivered, it took almost 10 minutes for her to come back to get the payment. It was fairly busy but I've... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband and I have eaten here a few times. It's good food and always busy. We are southern and have a higher standard for bbq....which just can't be found in Ohio. Or other northern states for that matter. So while I can't say the bbq is out of this world fantastic, I can say that it is really great... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Pretty average BBQ here.... Nothing spectacular. The brisket, which is usually my favorite is sliced very thin and a bit greasy. The pulled pork is pretty good and the ribs can tend to be a bit on the dry side. The sides are good and the service is always friendly.

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Additional Information about Old Canal Smokehouse

Address: 94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone Number: 740 779-3278
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Chillicothe
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Chillicothe
  • Phone Number: 740 779-3278

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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