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Old Canal Smokehouse

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94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
740 779-3278
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Frankfort, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful food. I love their homemade chips, corn casserole, pulled pork, onion rings, corn bread and more!!! The salads and hamburgers are great also!!!! My husband loves their beer! The atmosphere is great! Indoor and outdoor seating!!!

Thank Marian19652016
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They smoke all their food, their bbq ribs fall right off the bone. They are amazing!! Not to mention the prompt service, and smiling faces!

Thank Emma H
Chillicothe, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the brisket! The bathrooms are small but it was a couple of older buildings that were renovated.

Thank Michelle H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful. They catered my sons rehearsal dinner. The pulled pork and sweet potato tots are so delicious. The service is A-1 as well!

Thank Susan C
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126 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed sitting outside on the covered porch where it wasn't smokey smelling. My husband like the barbecue brisket sandwich very much. Loved the sauce! I ordered the Reuben sandwich and was disappointed because even though the meat was tasty and moist I had to take it all out and cut it up before putting it back in the sandwich.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a special trip to this restaurant from Tippin,Ohio. We passed thru Hocking Hills on vacation they were completely full for lodging. Two years ago we stopped at The Old Canal Smokehouse. Very good then, same now. Great rib sauce and service was excellent as expected.

Thank Glenn K
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time my husband and I have stopped here on our drive from Beckley, WV to our home south of Joliet, IL. The food is great and priced reasonably. The historic building is beautiful. We chose to eat outside on the porch this time. Our server was cheerful and not overly attentive. I had the brisket and... More 

Thank Patricia R
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I RARELY give a rave review of a restaurant. But I have to say our late evening meal was pretty dang good. My husband had the Brisket, sweet potato tots, a salad. I had the ribs and brisket combo with smaked mashed potatoes and green beans almondine. Both came with corn bread. The brisket was so tender- only needed a... More 

Thank rjmather
Madison, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our visit to Cillicothe. Both times the food was great and our waitresses were both friendly and attentive. The brisket and pulled pork were delicious. The potato salad was outstanding. It was so pleasant sitting on the covered patio. I wish we lived closer so we could eat here often.

Thank thomasgD7175CD
Stuart, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel staff recommended this locally owned restaurant in Chillicothe. Definitely worth the 10 minute drive from the highway! Ordered two different combo platters and 4 different sides...pulled pork was excellent and the smoked chicken was tasty. Macaroni and cheese was very good and the potato salad had a sour cream base. Beans were nothing special but OK. Cornbread was also... More 

Thank jlr722

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Chillicothe
  • Phone Number: 740 779-3278

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