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 special.

Old Canal Smokehouse:

What can I say? Everything is good. 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. Closed Sunday and Monday. Very good food and service. Loved the Ahi tuna salad.  In fact, this restaurant is my favorite lunch destination.  In Chillicothe’s First Capital Historic Area. 66 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH

Sumburger Drive-In:

If you’ve never been to a drive-in, it’s time to try one, and this one has been around forever. 1487 N. Bridge St., Chillicothe  740-772-1055 and there’s another location (no drive-in, a sit down restaurant) at 20 Executive Dr.  740-772-2532

Dakota’s Roadhouse:

A local chain with steaks and chicken and other things. I love their steak salad! There is a location in Chillicothe and one in Waverly. Serves dinner every day, adds lunches on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Schlegels Coffee House:

Serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee, of course. Closed Sunday. In Chillicothe’s First Capital Historic Area. 80 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH

Green Tree Restaurant:

(Formerly Grinders) Other guests and I really liked it when it was Grinders. Now it’s even better. Serves lunch and dinner. I had the best salad I’ve ever eaten there with grapes unlike any I’ve ever tasted. In Chillicothe’s First Capital Historic Area. 85 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH

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.)

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

Mali’s Asian Express

Like an asian Chipotle.  Lots of fresh veggies and a build your own bowl.  They also have egg/spring rolls and soups. 431 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, OH  45601   740-771-3601  Closed Sundays.