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Muddy Misers Cool River Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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112 Muskingum Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701-4921
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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Bay Village, Ohio
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
suburb of Indianapolis
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on quite a road trip, from Indy, to Pittsburgh, to Philly, to Pittsburgh to Indy in 48 hours. What a blessing to stop at this lovely cantina on the loveliest fall day! Sit outside, by the river. Watch the clouds go by. Eat chocolate cake. Drink the best Scottish ale. Have the crab cakes and mac n cheese,... More 

Thank perambulator
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited this restaurant when back in Zanesville for a family visit. We enjoyed a nice meal on their patio over looking the river. Wait staff were friendly and efficient. Cost was quite reasonable

Thank tonkabayguy
Enon, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our waitress returned pouring water or getting drink orders without us having to ask. Service was excellent.

Thank 360shirleyl
Urbana, Ohio
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Just had lunch on the patio, great view, helpful waitress and tasty food. Had the walleye Reuben...very good and the boubon glazed sweet potatoe fries...outstanding. Packed at lunch, especially bar area. Would definitely go back on next trip when driving east on 70.

Thank 1040clewrlaker
Gahanna, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

My fiancee and I went last night (09-20) for dinner. Got seated on the patio right away, then waited about 5 minutes to get a drink order though it was not very busy. Ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir, 5 minutes later the waitress brings an iced down bottle of Pinot Grigio. We take it, ask for waters as well.... More 

Thank Dan W
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a Wednesday afternoon while passing through. Service was super fast and friendly. The patio on the river was nice. Had the fish and chips and my wife had the pulled pork. Both were delicious. Will definitely stop there next time we are in town.

Thank Thomas M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Great service, really nice menu. Our lunch was great!! Reasonably priced and beautiful seating right on the river!

Thank josie916

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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, 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: 17405889210

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