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Old Canal Smokehouse

94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
740 779-3278
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Ranked #1 of 68 restaurants in Chillicothe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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COLUMBUS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Best BBQ I have ever had! Baby backs were fall apart tender, pork and corn casserole are amazing too. Love the outside dining area, service was excellent as well. Will definately be making the hour drive down here again!

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Lucasville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

All of their meats are smoked to perfection, and the sides are equally delicious. Nice"Old Town Chillicothe" location. You'll love it!

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Pittsburgh, PA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were staying in the area overnight and our son, who previously lived in the area, told us not to miss this restaurant. The desk clerk at our hotel told us that they didn't take reservations, but they certainly do. We got in right before the big Friday night crowd, so we didn't have a problem getting a table for... More

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S.Korea
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Patio dining was pleasant, service prompt and food portions quite large for a very reasonable cost. On tap beer was enjoyable. We ended up taking quite a bit of our dinner home, and on the second day, warmed up, it tasted better. The BBQ sauce is a bit sweet for our tastes, but by day 2 the sauce's complexity was... More

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Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We were in town for only one night, passing through on vacation. This restaurant/bar was a recommendation from the desk clerk at our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. We would have never stumbled upon this location on our own. The food was very good. The homemade BBQ sauce was delicious! They have wine and a full bar, as well as... More

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Circleville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the cool things about this place is that the meat is locally sourced. The butcher they get the meat from is just a few blocks away and they take almost daily delivery. The butcher then has sourced most of his meat within Ross county. How cool is that? The food is TO DIE FOR! I just can't stress... More

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Columbus OH
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ate here with group of 23. Waitress (yes, one) did amazing job of getting our orders correct and delivering them promptly while being pleasant and helpful. Everyone I talked to said the food was wonderful. I had prime rib...never had smoked prime rib before and it was not only great tasting...what a bargain, these days, for a huge portion of... More

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Liberty Township, OH
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took friends from Texas to see Tecumseh and decided to eat here before the play. We were seated immediately, since they were not that busy. We all ordered either ribs or brisket. The food was delicious. We got worried, however, when we were in the restaurant for 50 minutes before getting our food. We had allotted what we thought... More

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bluegrass state
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218 reviews 218 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Ate here before the Tecumseh outdoor drama. We did call ahead for reservations as we had 7 in our party. There are limited big tables. There is outside seating. The coconut onion rings & stuffed shrooms were tasty. I ordered the ribs baby back with the pulled pork. The ribs were meaty and moist. The pulled pork was a little... More

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West Harrison
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We arrived in Chillicothe and called for a 5:00 reservation. Glad we did. They had a lot of customers of all ages. The waiter was very nice, and complete. The menus was reasonable and included some different items. The barbacue sauce was very good, I bought a bottle. The waiter was very busy handling a huge crowd. If anything they... More

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