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 these are local and serve tasty food.

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

R Kitchen:

Serves lunch and dinner. Very good food. In fact, this restaurant is my favorite lunch destination.  In Chillicothe’s First Capital Historic Area. 66 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH

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

Gustavo’s International:

A new restaurant that has replaced one of my favorites.  Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  85 N. Paint Street,  (740) 771-4706