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? 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. 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

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

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

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.)

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