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Old Canal Smokehouse

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94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
+1 740-779-3278
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Carlisle, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Columbus, Indiana
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Thank Amos C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank michellebY6062BJ
Chillicothe, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank dgsg42003
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a great break from the chain restaurants that are in every town. The ambience is very unique and has a style all of its own. With the recent and closing of the front porch it increases the seating area for all seasons. The food is very good and well proportioned. The price is the same as what... More 

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Thank Buzz D
New Castle, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere in an old building, cozy and a great atmosphere. Not to mention the food is good. Love the brisket!

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Thank Dana J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food in town, great service, and great atmosphere. Always a good time. Can't wait to go back!

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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top-notch smoked meats and fish. Friendly service. Plenty of quality beers. A good selection of sides, including a killer mac and cheese that, on its own, will get me to come back. This is an enjoyable spot for a meal on the edge of the city's historic and architecturally significant downtown.

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Thank NMDave
Bellevue, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old Canal was the very 1st time I had ever heard of or been to a smokehose! What an amaaaaaazing introduction!! Once you eat here, you will not ever want to eat anywhere else while in Chillicothe. I am not from that area but now look for a smokehouse restaurant no matter where I go. I was so excited to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
  • 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?