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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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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Meat is butchered and processed locally.

Good atmosphere with a nice sized covered patio. Meat is butchered and processed locally. Great barbeque beef, pork, chicken and very good steaks. The sides are excellent, especially the homemade corn bread. Lots of good choices for drinks. Several beers on tap and a full service bar. All items are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tom S
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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  • Families with children
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Davison, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I'm sure the food is excellent, judging from what I could see from the bar as we waited for a table. But my wife and I eventually walked out in search of another restaurant after it became apparent that the overwhelmed hostess would never get to the point of seating us. It didn't appear to be malice on her part,... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Good atmosphere with a nice sized covered patio. Meat is butchered and processed locally. Great barbeque beef, pork, chicken and very good steaks. The sides are excellent, especially the homemade corn bread. Lots of good choices for drinks. Several beers on tap and a full service bar. All items are priced reasonably and the staff is nice and helpful. There... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Reserved an upstairs room so all the grandchildren to make as much noise as possible not the old folks talk some too but the food was extraordinary price is right is great I can only recommend it to you

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Edmonton, Alberta
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The restaurant smokes all its own meat, and it is very good. Four of us ate here a couple of times, and pretty well every dish on the menu is very tasty, and very generous. We shared two platters between four of us, and it was plenty!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

... or so the locals say it seems. It's a friendly place with a laid back atmosphere, think sports bar at a ski resort with wooden decor. Service was unfussy, friendly and efficient. They are also have a great choice of beer on tap, including local one, we couldn't decide so the waiter offered samples in tiny glasses. The food... More 

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Albany, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We happened upon this restaurant by accident and really enjoyed it. The baby back ribs were very good, the corn casserole and mac and cheese were outstanding! My husband had the salmon with house made chips and really enjoyed it. He also had a salad with sun-dried tomato dressing that was very tasty. Our waitress was great and we liked... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I drove from Springfield to see a former student and meet his young wife and daughter. This restaurant provided excellent atmosphere for our afternoon soirée. The service and food were superb! We all had ribeye as it was too early for prime rib. The portions were sizeable and our server was prompt and efficient.

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Union, New Jersey
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207 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is an interesting old restaurant that sits on the edge of a very wide street in the historic section of downtown Chillicothe. The street is exceptionally wide because the street used to be a canal. They serve BBQ . . . . beef, pork and chicken . . . . plus steaks and ribs. I enjoyed the pulled pork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Old Canal is really a wonderful smokehouse. We just came upon this restaurant be accident as we were trying to avoid heavy traffic. Little tricky with parking but not impossible. Prices were fair food was GREAT and portions were ample. Service was also very good. You will not be disappointed.

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Orient
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Old historic restaurant in Chillicothe with great food. Many specialties including the pulled pork Barbeque. Their sauce is secret, but you can buy it by the bottle, which we do! Their corn casserole receipe is the best I've ever had, but they won't share the receipe. Overall, great food, atmosphere, history and service. Make this a stop on your road... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?