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“The Smokehouse”

Old Canal Smokehouse
Ranked #1 of 94 Restaurants in Chillicothe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been eating at The Smokehouse ever since it opened. A friend of mine taught the first owner (I don't know if he still owns it, I haven't seen him since it re-opened after a fire) so we were two of the guinea pigs for his new brisket dinner -- this was L-O-N-G ago. It came as close to melting in your mouth as meat ever can or will. Their smoked pulled pork is also incredible. And don't forget the homemade chips -- they are indescribable! They have great portions too so the review that suggests being ready for a takehome box is right. And to top it all off, they don't overcharge -- a meal that would cost $50-$75 in Las Vegas (IF they had comparable meals) will cost less than $20 here.

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Thank Fred_Shoemaker
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

I am fairly new to the Columbus area and was not familiar at all with Chillicothe. I visited the restaurant for the first time about 3 months ago and couldn't wait to return. They smoke their meats right there in the restaurant, where you can actually watch how it's done. The taste IS INCREDIBLE!!! Plus, it not just the meat items, but the preparation of their side dishes as well. I ordered mac n cheese....boring right? NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BORING THERE!! It has become one of my favorite menu items. They use several different types of cheese and bake it until it's crispy around the edge. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! You can go dressed comfortably, but you will eat like a king.

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Thank Tina_M313
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Enticingly smoked meats (including 2 kinds of ribs). Fantastic sides especially mashed potatoes & homemade chips. Overly generous portions. Good selection of draft beers. A definite stop whenever we pass thru Ohio.

Thank fondahandels
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

A Chillicothe favorite!

Most upscale restaurant in town - but Chillicothe is not a very upscale town.

Great food, mostly smoked bbq with some other dishes, great summertime patio, unique building inside. Party room upstairs for groups or meetings.

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Thank blt3116
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

That was a fantastic meal! The smoked ribeye steak was cooked to perfection. With the wonderful steak and great corn bread the sides were able to be brushed aside and not considered as part of the wonderful.

Mac n cheese - good but not knock your socks off or anything
Corn casserole - more a cold super cream creamed corn

Thank Natasha C
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