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Muddy Misers Cool River Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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112 Muskingum Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701-4921
+1 740-588-9210
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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New Albany, Ohio
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here before a Bret Michaels concert. Atmosphere was good. Simple local place. Beer wine menu ok. Had the wings and shrimp for dinner. Average food. Prices were in line. Overall nothing special.

Thank Jasson F
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177 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way to Ohio from NJ and saw it was highly recommended in the AAA guide and gave it a try. While there were no cars in the parking lot, we were warmly greeted and sat down to a wonderful meal. The dining room was dark and filled with a variety of stuffed animals including a... More 

Thank njgramps
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chicken cordon blue sandwich it was excellent well priced and the service as always was great

Thank Allen D
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the exterior, you would not expect much. It is a simple place, the decor is appropriate for a rivers edge location. However, the restaurant was clean, food was exceptional. The waitress was professional, well trained and exuded warm small town charm.

Thank NKR9
Ovid, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rustic and romantic - looking over the river. Great menu - generous portions and full bar. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank K14BP
Union City
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing view and a quaint little restaurant. There's also a wonderful scenic road from i70 to get there. Don't be alarmed by the seemingly abandoned area. I am a city girl and was surprised to see almost no one around town on a Saturday. The ribs and mac n cheese were great. The burger was so-so. The decor was... More 

Thank Amneris F
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service, this place never disappoints !!!! Come for the food and hang out with great company !!

Thank Tim G
Bay Village, Ohio
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Went to this unassuming restaurant for dinner and could not believe how unique and well prepared the food was! The hot Brussels sprout slaw was amazing. The Mac and cheese is a must and they had loaded potato soup that was wonderful. Loved the place!

Thank Bob D
Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

It has been a couple of years since we last ate at the Muddy Misers (we live about 40 miles away) and were pleased to find that it was every bit as good as we remembered. We usually get the fried fish in some form; this trip we had the half pound fish and chips and it was excellent. It... More 

Thank MidwestF00die
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were on a roadtrip with friends. We stopped overnight in Zanesville. We asked our hotel for recommendations for supper and were given this restaurant. It's in the middle of nowhere and the front of the building didn't look very promising. Inside the doors it was completely charming! Several rooms all decorated with local photographs and memorabilia. There is outside... More 

Thank 102vintagebrenda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar, Pub
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 43701-4921
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Zanesville
  • Phone Number: +1 740-588-9210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?