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Old Canal Smokehouse

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$$ - $$$
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94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
+1 740-779-3278
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ashtabula, Ohio
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place, friendly staff. Ribs and sauce are well above average. Corn bread and baked potato were very good.

Thank spinman15
Toledo, Ohio
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We asked our hotel for a dinner recommendation at a local restaurant - not a chain. Both desk clerks said "Old Canal Smokehouse" at the same time. Sure seemed like sign. It was a warm beautiful evening, so we opted for outside dining on their patio. The waitress recommended the brisket/pulled pork combo which we ordered with sweet potato tater... More 

Thank Ready2Go4it
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been there every time I have been to Chillicothe. Always a treat and positive part of our trip. Love, love love this place. Food, atmosphere, and staff are great.

Thank Jason L
Shelby, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at the bar, great dinner, even better conversation! Ordered the pork sirloin with barbecue glaze. Worth every calorie!

Thank Keith R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat lunch here about once a week. The Burnt Tips sandwich is great. Also love their Mac&Cheese and their potato salad. Haven't found a bad item on the menu yet.

Thank Steven M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had pulled pork. Very delicious! Left my fleece and was mailed to me! Great service. Would definitely stop in again. Also great selection of craft beers.

Thank Windsurfer123
Helena, MT
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942 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good local spot the service manager at Toyota sent us to. She was a great service manager and this was good advice You could sit inside or out Good food, with decent portions, served quick I caught the waitress dancing go the music at lunch and joined in. We both laughed

Thank vintagetrailer
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189 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited friends in Chillicothe recently and they took us here for lunch. We started with the Homemade Potato Chips covered in cheese and bacon, which were good but I think they'd be better with cheese sauce (just my opinion). There was shredded cheese on top that was probably melted by the broiler and there was lots of bacon. BBQ... More 

Thank irishPerrysburg
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From a block away, you can smell the wonderful smoked flavor. My wife is a Texas girl and is a brisket connoisseur. Today she said that this was the best she ever tasted. The explosion of flavorers was incredible. From the time we entered, we were reminded of what hospitality really is. Our server, Ashley walked us through the amazing... More 

Thank Fishkaitsydn
Chillicothe, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family loves Old Canal! The food is consistently good, service is always friendly, and the dining area is very comfortable and laid back. I rarely eat beef but order brisket every time we go, it is delicious and full of flavor! I also love the corn casserole, which is like a homemade creamed corn, and the potato salad is... More 

Thank Jaime B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Chillicothe
  • Phone Number: +1 740-779-3278

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