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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, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Excellent BBQ

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
ilivennj
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Union, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
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Union, New Jersey
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385 reviews 385 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Was looking forward to a great dinner because according to reviews this place is awesome! Ordered the baby back ribs which the waiter said were even more tender than the St Louis ribs. They were the worst ribs I have ever had - they were barely warm when served, and were hard and dried out. I had to press down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Good ambience, a nice place to spend some time. The staff was very friendly and there was no wait for lunch seating. They have this baked Mac and cheese that was simply amazing we were all blown away. The sauce was fully a five star sauce. The only complaint I have is that the meat is only okay. It's not... More 

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Glen Ellyn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great food a little pricey but not many other options. BBQ was create, corn bread was outstanding. BBQ pork and the sauce was really good.

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Columbus, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our last visit to the Old Canal Smokehouse was not our best. We had reservations for 545 and we did not get out of the place till almost 9pm. That is over 3 hours which is crazy especially with 2 small kids. I would say it took about 30 minutes for our sever to take our order then over an... More 

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Celina, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The service was outstanding! The food was excellent...we ate it all!! We enjoyed the "Armadillo Eggs". Their sauce was awesome!

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

SO GOOD!! Never been here before and it was fabulous! We had St. Louis ribs, the SW Chicken, Smoked Salmon, and Smoked Pork Chop for our entrees and all were magnificent!! Large portions, great staff, and a pleasant atmosphere for families, friends, as well as couples. Delicious desserts, if you have the room for it:) Seating is inside the rooms... More 

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Jackson, Ohio
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129 reviews 129 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The aroma from this restaurant will make your mouth water from up to a block away. You will not go away hungry or disappointed. The servings are very generous. I had the smoked brisket and a side salad. Everyone at our table was bragging about their food. Everything was cooked to order. The service was very good. Reasonable food and... 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

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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