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Local cuisine, American, Bar, German, Vegetarian Friendly
Zoar's original tavern and inn. Currently closed; will reopen as private and special event center later this year.
$12 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, German
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

ABSOLUTELY....will not forget the best Filet Mignon I have ever had anywhere at any price...The celebration started right after the first bite... EEYOWE this is SPECTACULAR !!! What a wonderful New Years Eve Dinner.. My Celebration started early. My hat is off to our GREAT...HOST and this Extra.. FINE.. Presentation .Thanks SOOO Much and MAY GOD BLESS your Endeavours in the NEW YEAR .More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Stopped in here for lunch after visiting Fort Laurens. We had salad and Reubens. Both were very good. Looking at the menu and the menu board showed other delicious choices that will make sure we will return.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

A very friendly and historic tavern. Eat inside of the tavern with rustic decor but very good food. Out of door, a covered patio and bar. Also, out side seating with umbrellas and open air. Close to downtown Zoar to visit.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled upon this diner while on a mini vacation. It is a quaint little spot with excellent food and wonderful service. The menu has a wide variety to choose from and the ice cream is fantastic treat!

Date of visit: June 2019
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

Angieg653, Thanks very much for your visit and review. We hope you return when you are back in our area.

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Just outside Zoar the tavern excels in a taste of old German favorites. The steaks and sausages are always done to perfection and the wine list has a good collection. The sangria was quite wonderful.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 7, 2019

We in Wednsday evening for my wifes birthday. We were a groop of four. The service was excelent as usual, but I had the lasagna, sorry but it was dry and very little flavor. I love pasta dishes and the lasagna was a big let...down. Signed RAMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Randall A I want to let you know that you left your review at the wrong restaurant. We are the Canal Tavern of Zoar - located just outside Zoar Village. We do not serve lasagna. I think you were probably at the Towpath Tavern in...More

Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

Went for a nice dinner here on a Fri. Made reservations and glad I did. It was packed. This is an old Inn and very quaint. They serve German food. Wear a sweater or heavy shirt in the winter as it gets pretty cold in...there. They have a patio for summertime. Anyhow dinner is always very good and drinks are spot on. Had meatloaf and green beans. Pretzel buns. Chocolate cake, Dirty Martini and German beerMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Foodmomma3 Thanks so much for your visit and kind review. We hope to see you back.

Reviewed January 24, 2019

Recently, our son and his wife visited us from Seattle and treated us to dinner. at the Canal Tavern. The food was delicious. Good selection of beer/ale and wine. Always enjoy visiting with the owner, too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Nomandie1936 Thank you for your visit and review. It was nice seeing you again. Jon

Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We visited here for an early dinner after touring Zoar village. Very quaint historic building with wonderful service! The food was amazing and probably the best meal I have had since moving to Ohio a few months ago! We loved all of the dishes we...had: meatloaf in a crust, lamb chops, vegetable spaetzle, sauerkraut balls and beignets with homemade ice cream. Highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Dear ewachtler, Thank you very much for your visit and very nice review. We hope to see you again at Canal Tavern of Zoar.

Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for Sunday brunch, and what an excellent choice! The Cinnamon French Toast was the best I’ve ever had, and the sides (eggs, hash browns) were also very good. The atmosphere is cozy and rustic, and the staff is friendly. I look forward to...visiting again!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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