People have different tastes when it comes to food.  There are many good restaurants in the Chillicothe area.  They are worthy destinations after a long day of hiking, biking, sightseeing, or lazing on the deck. You can easily find fast food and chain restaurants (McDonalds, Wendy’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster, to name a few) but the following are local and serve tasty food.


Italian restaurant with locally sourced ingredients.  Open 11-8.  Closed Sundays.  Food looks great but I haven’t tried it yet.   85 N Paint St., Chillicothe. 740-851-4027

Old Canal Smokehouse:

What can I say? Smoked Brisket with all the sides or other smoked meats are just what you want.  Indoor and patio dining on a busy corner. You’re going to want to try it before you leave. 94 E. Water St., Chillicothe. 740-779-3278

High Five Cakes:

A renowned local bakery with bubble tea drinks, great cakes and cupcakes, and serving afternoon tea.  81 N. Paint St.   740-775-CAKE.

Market at Schlegels:

Prepared meals and grocery with local produce. In Chillicothe’s First Capital Historic Area.  Carry-out only . (740) 779-0440   80 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH

Rost Coffee:

Locally roasted coffee and good food to go with it.  107 E. 2nd St.  740-779-3679.  Closed Sundays.

Diner 23:

The best fresh diner food I’ve ever eaten. A real 50’s diner in Waverly. 300 W. Emmitt Ave.(US Rt. 23), Waverly OH  Closed Sundays.

Acord’s Pizza & Subs:

Have tried both subs and pizza.  The pizza is very good.  I like Subway subs better, however.  Some of my renters have also really liked the pizza. The closest restaurant to Wren Eagle Retreat. Liberty Hill Rd. and State Rt. 772  740-773-7772  (And lest you be confused when you call and order, they pronounce it like “Eckerds”.)  NOTE: has been cited by the health department for frequent violations, both critical and non-critical, so order at your own risk.


Typical drive-in food.  This restaurant has been around for decades in one form or another.  20 Executive Dr.  740-772-2532

The Coop Chillicothe:

Serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch.  66 N. Paint Street,  (740) 774-2667