If you’re in Chillicothe and you’re looking for a bite to eat, I highly recommend checking out the Old Canal Smoke House. It is located within historic downtown Chillicothe and the name pretty much speaks for itself. In case you’re wondering – yes, it is a smokehouse restaurant set up inside of an old canal house. The beautiful, old house once sat on the bank of the Ohio Erie canal that once ran throughout Ohio and gave the idea for the restaurants’ name.
The Old Canal Smoke House offers smoked foods fresh – anything from ribs, chicken, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and desserts.
We ordered two sandwiches: an oven roasted turkey sandwich that was topped lettuce and tomato and a ham and cheese sandwich that was topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, banana peppers, black olives and Italian dressing.
Both were served on a delicious and fresh Ciabatta Bun.
For sides, we ordered their fresh and creamy corn casserole and their gourmet four cheese Mac-N-Cheese, which was topped with a panko bread crust.
Everything was so fresh, filled with a delicious flavor that quite honestly just thinking about it is enough to make my mouth water – and if you’re looking for a good throwback, the Mac-N-Cheese was a great reminder of a meal from days long gone by.
The waitress shared that everything made at their restaurant is made fresh and that the employees arrive as early as 6:30 am to begin making everything.
Outside of a great meal and incredibly kind employees, the atmosphere also makes the meal. The old house turned restaurant gives off its own unique personality.
They even have an added on porch area that they recently closed off to allow for more indoor seating area.
If you’re looking to join them Thursday – Friday, they highly recommend that you get a reservation – as you could find yourself waiting 50 minutes to be seating. That said, it is certainly worth the wait.
Old Canal Smoke House is located at:
94 East Water Street
Phone: (740) 779-3278
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