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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and very quick service. Ample food portions. Restrooms not all that great. Parking not all that great.

Thank 298jasone
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Chillicothe for a festival and looked to Trip Advisor for the #1 rated and found Old Canal Smokehouse and we now see why it was rated so high. The menu had lots of choices and even the vegetarian in the group was happy with her meal! All the smoked item were amazing and their sauce was as good... More 

Thank libra105
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was wonderful and inviting and very laid back and friendly! We sat at the bar and the pulled pork and chicken with Mac-n-cheese with coleslaw was soooo good!! I will be back! And we got to see the salmon come out of the smoker!!

Thank Valerie S
Proctorville, Ohio
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to make a short day trip and went to Chillicothe where we had a late lunch at Old Canal Smokehouse. We loved the location, the atmosphere of the property, the outside seating and most of all the food. Ribs were great and the onion rings were the best I've ever eaten (coconut crusted). I had... More 

1 Thank mike_waggoner
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 

1 Thank vacabuckeye
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 

2 Thank Shannon123103
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 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 

1 Thank mallorybostwick
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
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?