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Old Canal Smokehouse

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94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
+1 740-779-3278
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. Got there a bit late so I think that affected it a bit. Ribeye was fantastic though one colleagues was a bit fatty. Grilled veggies were excellent. My ribs were fantastic. Smoked chicken 1/4 was a bit dry. I had hoped to get dark meet but I didn't after requesting it. I'd go again. Very satisfying.

Thank Mark G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is always top notch. The wait staff is always attentive. The place is famous for their smoked meats. It is always juicy and fall off the bone tender. The cornbread is some of the best that I have ever had. Prices are reasonable for this type of meal.

Thank Catherine J
Amanda, Ohio
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is fantastic. We have been here many times, tried many dishes and never been disappointed. Always cooked correctly and the service is top notch. And you have to save room or (take it with you) dessert. They have special drinks made up from the bar area on some nights for special occasions.

Thank Lisa S
ithaka, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always enjoy eating here, we seem to get the same waitress, which we love, Leslie, she is super friendly and full of energy, We need to start putting this place in our weekly restaurant agenda :) You will not be disappointed in the food or service!

Thank 305deanab
Germantown, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a night in Chillicothe on our way home to Wisconsin. We decided to try this restaurant based on the reviews we saw.and were not disappointed. They have a very good selection of craft beers on tap which change frequently. The restaurant was not at all crowded on a rainy Tuesday evening. We chose to sit at a table... More 

Thank willieb3077_12
Carlisle, PA
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Chillicothe for one night, we decided to try this restaurant based on other reviews. We were very pleased with the food and the service. Our server was very helpful in recommending dishes, and we had the pulled pork, chicken and brisket. The beer list has plenty of good choices.

Thank Birdguy
Columbus, Indiana
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285 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

My wife and I were traveling through and usually stop in Chillicothe to eat. We wanted barbecue so we tried this place based on TA reviews. Parking is basically street parking. Thus, it was a little bit of a challenge. The place is nice and has many tables. The service was excellent. The menu has many items but we came... More 

Thank Amos C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Many BBQ joints have one type of BBQ they do excellently and 4 others they do averagely. That seemed to be the case here :/ The brisket, chicken, and pork were all just okay. Fairly dry but not inedible by any means. They offered some great sauces that helped to hide any deficiencies in the meat which made it more... More 

Thank Joshua & Amberl... S
Chillicothe, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

great atmosphere with amazing food, i am never disappointed with the service or the food. you need to eat here if your in the area.

Thank michellebY6062BJ
Chillicothe, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

great service and food recommend this restaurant to anybody. always seems busy I would recommend calling ahead.

Thank dgsg42003

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?