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

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  • 136
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    Very good
  • 19
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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
I'm a local and I LOVE this place

You always get great tasting food and outstanding customer service at the Old Canal Smokehouse. Be sure to enjoy the patio when weather permits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Stephanie M
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You always get great tasting food and outstanding customer service at the Old Canal Smokehouse. Be sure to enjoy the patio when weather permits.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great BBQ and great service. We shared a plate and we at enough anyway. Choose the homemade chips, they are spectacular!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're looking for good local BBQ, there are two good choices and this is one. BBQ is good, cooked on-site and leaves the restaurant smelling delicious. Good choices of other foods for variety including a good burger, steak sandwich and an interesting and tasty BBQ pizza.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Knew it was going to be good. Every place we went in the area during our stay we asked where to eat. Honestly 100% recommended the Old Canal Smokehouse. I had brisket/rib platter which was excellent. My wife had pulled pork platter which she loved. The Mac and cheese side is a must. Crazy good. Was very busy on Fri... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you split a meal prepare to spend an extra $2, yet get the same amount of food. We have two kids who enjoy a varity of different foods and don't want to be stuck with the genetic kid's menu choices. So we split larger adult meals with them and everyone is happy. I get it the extra cost, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family and I were returning from jeffersonville, shopping. Found this restaurant. Great and I do mean great atmosphere. Awesome food. Try the sundried tomato balsamic dressing on your salad. We sat on the patio because the weather was perfect. The potato salad has a ranch flavoring and is thick. Baked beans are wonderful. All of our good was served... More 

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Grove City, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We love this place! How have we never eaten here before today! The staff is excellent, very friendly and helpful. They offer a wide variety of sandwiches and dinners at good prices and large portions. There is a very nice large patio as well as lots of indoor seating. We will definitely be going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had to be in Ohio for personal business and did not know the area. Old Canal was recommended and we were very impressed. Quiet place, nice patio, great ribs but Leslie the waitress made the night. She was an absolute delight.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?