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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%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (36 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
“pulled pork” (50 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 E Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2544
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped in on a recommendation from a local shop owner. We were disappointed! The temp was in the low 70's which made sitting on the outdoor patio very comfortable in an fantastic atmosphere! Beer was cold, good selection of local brews and the bar b...More

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Food and staff are great! Great local place to visit and eat. You can eat in or take out. Either way it is a great experience.

Thank hilbert2017
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Drove 90 miles to take my wife out. I found this great rib place. The food was wonderful, along with amazing corn bread and not to mention the tasty armadillo eggs. The staff was very friendly and the food suggestions was right on point. Already...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A relaxed atmosphere with great service. The tri-tip sandwich as delicious. The brisket sandwich as ok.

Thank Melissa K
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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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