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Canal Tavern of Zoar

8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
+1 330-874-4444
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“beignets” (16 reviews)
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8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My most memorable dinner experience possibly ever, was taking my elderly father, wife and daughter in-law to the Canal Tavern to celebrate Oktoberfest! Being of German heritage, I wanted to celebrate with my family and wasn't disappointed! My wife loved the sauerkraut balls and has...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for the schnitzel because it was very near the hike we wanted to take after on the canal towpath, Ohio and Erie Canal, (the same canal the people from Zoar helped build). It goes from Ft. Laurens to Schoenbrunn Village. The trailhead is...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time here and the experience again was very good. The servers are attentive, the building is charming, and the food is tasty. The menu is slightly upscale, but not overly expensive. I won't get the crab cake for lunch next time,...More

Thank StigJim
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Great old house, lovely outdoor dining, wonderful menu and drinks selection, fabulous food, top-notch service, and a lovely drive if you're coming in from another area like Berlin, Winesburg, Strasburg, Massillon, etc. Be sure to drive through the historic town before it gets dark --...More

Thank Beulah T
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Historic tavern with indoor and outdoor dining. Good food with some nice German specialties on menu. The pork schnitzel was tasty. Good desserts. We would definitely go back for a return visit.

Thank NanC120
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

Thank you very much for your recent visit to Canal Tavern of Zoar and your kind review.

Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

The Canal Tavern was recommended by a volunteer at Zoar's Harvest Festival. What a delicious delight! Located in a historic building just 7 minutes from Zoar the food was superb. My wife had a burger with blue cheese. It was cooked to order just right....More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch during the week. Although there were plenty of tables open, we had to stand in the bar area for 10-15 minutes. I'm unsure why. Once we were seated, service was fine. I had the crab cake and salad. The crab cake was...More

Thank jsh44320
Reviewed July 13, 2017

What a surprise this little out of the way gem. The setting is fantastic along the Tuscarawas River and nearby charming Village of Zoar. The staff was exceptional and the food outstanding. Plenty of parking and accessible. Besides an adequate dinning and bar area a...More

Thank Clyde M
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2017

Clyde, We appreciate your kind review and visit to Canal Tavern of Zoar. If you are a local, we hope you become a "regular"; if you are from out of the area, we hope you get the opportunity to return.

Reviewed July 9, 2017

It had been a while since we are here and we were glad to return. Starting off with tasty sauerkraut balls, my wife then had a chicken schnitzel with spaetzel and I had the pork loin chop. Both were great! My favorite, beignets and ice...More

Thank David H
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Friendly and attentive greeting and service. We had choice of brunch menu or Sunday grill. Probably should have gone with brunch. Food was ok but not great. Had meatloaf with potato pancake and Schnitzel. We received lunch portion of schnitzel by mistake. We were not...More

Thank ballen122
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bolivar
  • Phone Number: +1 330-874-4444
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Fine casual dining in Zoar's original tavern and inn.
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