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Muddy Misers Cool River Cafe

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112 Muskingum Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sharpsburg, Maryland
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a roadtrip and stopped in Zanesville for the night. Nice town, still clean and beautiful churches everywhere. This bar/restaurant was highly recommended and our experience agreed. It's in a restored brick factory just across the river from downtown and I-70. Less than a mile off the interstate. Inside it seems a fairly typical local sports bar with... More 

Thank Bobbrooksster
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving back from Wisconsin to North Carolina we were trying to make time and eating way too much fast food. We were planning to have a dinner stop around Zanesville, Ohio and I just couldn't choke down another burger or chicken sandwich. A quick search on the iPhone and we got off I-70 and hit Muddy Misers. Looks at first... More 

Thank AprilKB
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view was very pretty. You can also set outside but we thought one in our party would be to hot. I had a fish sandwich and it was very good. Rustic atmosphere. No need to dress up.

1 Thank 891vikkie
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an evening to kill in Zanesville before traveling to The Wilds the next morning so we went to Muddy Misers on recommendation of friends. Lucky us. We could have made a meal off the bruschetta appetizer-fresh and delicious. Husband had grilled shrimp that were perfectly cooked and served on a fabulous warm cabbage salad. I had crab cakes and... More 

Thank Cynthia B
Zanesville, Ohio
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met there for a class monthly luncheon and all was good. Sat on the patio overlooking the river and it was very enjoyable

Thank treborn1941
Abilene, Kansas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was am amazing find! We are so lucky the gentleman at the Zane Grey/National Road Museum told us about it. The oyster appetizer was scrumptious. We followed that with the crusted walleye which was perfection. My husband had the nachos, which I tried. They were amazing! Our waitress was so attentive and friendly. If in this area it... More 

Thank Diana C
Tulsa, OK
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outdoor seating by the river makes for a very relaxing atmosphere. There is a nearby train trestle with an occasional passing train, but that is part of the small town charm. Weather was perfect the two evenings we ate there during a recent business trip. The portions were plentiful and the food was very good (for the most part).... More 

Thank OKJasper
Zanesville, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Muddys last weekend. Excellent experience. The outside seating has been cleaned up very nicely/ Flowers and shrubs add nice touch. Greta view of ducks on the river. Ribs were perhaps the best I ever had, If you are around Zanesville you have to try this place. Most of my reviews are not glowing, but this is 6+ on... More 

Thank John S
Zanesville, Ohio
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is on the river area. The fishy smell was in the air so that really didn't help. I felt It was overpriced for what we ordered and the menu is limited. I did see a violation in our local newspaper later on for rodents. That is going to be a on going problem being on the river area. I... More 

Thank Vicki1230
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way through as TripAdvisor listed as #1 in Zanesville. We sat outside along the river which was fantastic. Server came within a few and took a beer order. Had the mango wheat from the brewery next door....very good but microbrew wheat beer shouldn't be $8/12oz. We thought we had waited quite a while so we checked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar, Steakhouse
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Muskingum Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Zanesville
  • Phone Number: 17405889210

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?