We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Canal Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
740 779-3278
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 330: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling through and stopped based on reviews. Amazing food, service was great, we had a party of 7 with 3 children, ate outside on the patio: very nice, more food than anyone could eat and reasonable price. Would definitely recommend to all.

Thank BruceandRenee O
Chillicothe, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed my food was fresh and nice portions too , lots of variety too and great staff helpful and friendly, good food!

Thank cordahayburn
Columbus, OH
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We met some family here. Party of 6. We had never been here before - we drove from Columbus to meet some family for dinner. Waitress was very attentive to our table. I got the ribs and pulled pork combo. Side salad with house dressing was fresh and delicious. Corn casserole was yummy. Green beans were cold but I didn't... More 

Thank vacabuckeye
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had driven past this restaurant several times and each time said we would have to check it out. We finally did and now we are wondering what took us so long! Wonderful food and very comfortable atmosphere. We had the pig chips for an appetizer and I recommend those to everyone! Our food was delicious and... More 

Thank Shannon123103
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good restaurant. The meat is smoked in house and the BBQ sauce is excellent! Make sure you order Pig Chips (house made potato chips with cheese, bacon and sour cream...mmmmmm)! If you're out with friends, you can't go wrong with a flight of beers. The restaurant is located near Yovtangee Park so you'll be able to take an after dinner... More 

Thank mallorybostwick
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

oh so good. I want to celebrate a birthday of a Saturday and it was VERY busy. I'm not sure if they take reservations but I would definitely look into it. The food is out of this world. So many places just slather meat in sauce and call it bibs but this was done the right way. The portions are... More 

Thank Barbara M
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to Old Canal made it difficult to decide, but we were hurriedly pointed out what others had done. Food was fresh and delicious. Our check arrived before the dessert. I am not sure what the hurry was. We were finishing up 2 hours before close. A first experience ruined...

Thank E_n_NC
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
521 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant offers classic Midwestern cuisine (think sweet potato tater tots with marshmallow sauce and creamed corn casserole). The highlight is the wide variety of smoked meats made in house. They go way beyond ribs -- the smoked salmon filet is delicious, as is the pork chop. Service is friendly, and there is a lovely covered porch with outdoor tables.

Thank Wanderlust777
Shelby, Indiana
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess at the hotel we stayed at in Chillicothe recommended this restaurant for dinner. We ate at the bar because the waiting list was 35 minutes for a table. It was the best smoked chicken I've ever eaten.

Thank Catherine L
Jackson, Ohio
Level Contributor
57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside. Enjoyed the breeze with a few beers and some nice tender ribs. Service was great. Menu wasn't extensive but typical smoked and barbecued options.

Thank Mapbc

Travelers who viewed Old Canal Smokehouse also viewed


Been to Old Canal Smokehouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 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
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Canal Smokehouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?