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Old Canal Smokehouse

94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
+1 740-779-3278
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (36 reviews)
“pulled pork” (51 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. If u love ribs and steaks this is the place to go. U won’t be disappointed.

Thank audrey p
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I live the food here! It is always a treat to eat the barbecue! This is one of the best local restaurants in town!

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Drove out of the way to get here only to find a note on the door “closed until November “ for remodel. Would have been nice to update Trip Advisor. I give 5 stars so you’ll read this and won’t make same mistake.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were heading home after a day of shopping at the Tanger Outlets in Jeffersonville and wanted to find something good to eat so we checked out the restaurants on Tripadvisor. We're so glad we did, this restaurant serves amazingly good food. We parked just...More

Thank tccan
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner on our way to North Carolina. We were served by Leslie who is one of the best servers we have had. She is genuinely kind and attentive. We ordered sandwiches..pulled pork and brisket and the green beans and sweet potato tater...More

Thank Randy_Debbie_Ohio
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Old Canal Smokehouse is in a beautiful and historic building located in downtown Chillicothe. A fire tore through the building a few years ago, but the new owners brought it back to life and it is better than ever. Great for dining with a...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for the best BBQ in Ohio, I can personally recommend Old Canal for not only their food but their great service. As you walk through the covered and enclosed front porch, the charm of the property takes you in. Enjoy!

Thank kweldy01
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great outside sitting. Best toAsted rye bread, sauerkraut and corned beef. Side choice the deep fried potato. Prices are great for the quality of food.

Thank Heidi C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I had the brisket and it was so tender. My salad was fresh. The atmosphere is cozy, comfortable, and relaxing. Service form the waiters is great. The waiters are very friendly and attentative. My food was delivered timely and it was hot and really good!

Thank donaldhG8380UK
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The greatest smoked hand pulled pork and the Brisket is hard to stop eating, I always feel like I want more, their recipe for the made BBQ sweet sauce is awesome! Those Sauces were created by the restaurant founder...

Thank andrewnM4812II
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1 February 2017|
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Response from vacabuckeye | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you're asking if the restaurant is affiliated with that family or if I'm related to them.... but neither.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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