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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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 19
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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
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My husband and I absolutely love it here! It is our "no kids" place. People do take children there, but we use this as our getaway. The food is great, the staff is good, and the liquor doesn't cost much. We have eaten inside and outside and I feel that we received slower service when we ate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
chelwig89
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Lancaster, Ohio
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Lancaster, Ohio
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I absolutely love it here! It is our "no kids" place. People do take children there, but we use this as our getaway. The food is great, the staff is good, and the liquor doesn't cost much. We have eaten inside and outside and I feel that we received slower service when we ate outside, but it... More 

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Being an overroad driver , Ive ate plenty of BBQ JOINTS ..across these UNITED STATES. We stopped off at ole canal smokehouse , located on east water ave ...the menu as lots to offer..prices are fair as there set around the prices across the nation for ribs ect ...the Service was great as wellnas the whole meal ...we had the... More 

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Sophia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Best Reuben I have EVER had! The coleslaw was homemade & they pour a perfect drink as well. Definitely coming back to enjoy the food, drink & pleasant atmosphere.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love eating at the Old Canal Smokehouse. The pulled pork is tender and yummy and the bbq sauce is the best. The corn bread is tasty sweet and they have great sides to choose from especially the corn casserole. We love to eat inside the cozy restaurant but recently I brought a big order home for... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This resturant is on the edge of a precious old dowtown...the outdoor seating provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the historic buildings. There is a nice area to sit inside with the wonderful aroma of the smokehouse. My wife's Rueben sandwich was phenomenal. Perfect combination of bakery rye bread piled high with brisket, sauerkraut and cheese. I had to try... More 

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Hobart, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Somewhat pricey for average food,could be my expectations were to high. We have been to chain restaurants that had superior food,at much more realistic pricing.

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Hardy, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Friendly service, food was awesome (we had ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and armadillo eggs). Good beer selection. Ate on covered patio.

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Manning, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Suggested by the Hampton Inn manager, we had a fun evening. Our server, Leslie was right on and the food was very good. We ate outside and although a bit noisy (traffic), we still enjoyed it. Stoli Dirty Martinis were excellent and reasonably priced We would go back.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

In the grand scheme of progress and prosperity, Chillicothe has seen better times. I thought it would be an easy walk from my hotel to the Old Canal. It was a long slog past some questionable areas. Looked like a geriatric clientele. Sat on the patio joined by a few mosquitos. Did a salad with sliced brisket. When it arrived... More 

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Buckeye Nation
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A small Restaurant in Ohio's first Capital.This restaurant has changed hands several times but the brisket and pulled pork is still excellent. Everything is made in house try the home made potato chips with your brisket or pulled pork they also made there own BBQ sauce.The staff is excellent and very knowledgeable of all food entree's.

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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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