We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Canal Tavern of Zoar

8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
+1 330-874-4444
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“beignets” (17 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (16 reviews)
Closed Now
American, German, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (151)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing meal, very slow service, mediocre food. Have eaten here before but this time was so poor we have no reason to want to return.

Thank pumpkinlady
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent service. Highly recommend for Sunday brunch. Nice variety. Good homemade cinnamon rolls. Good egg dishes

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Canal Tavern of Zoar is an excellent choice when visiting Zoar. The tavern is a pleasant step back in time. The food is great as are the wait staff.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Tavern for a few special dinners and have never been disappointed! The abeyance is warm and inviting. The menu always has a little surprise with special items and standards that are delicious. The beignets and vanilla ice cream, made on...More

Thank Karen E A
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

House made cocktail sauce is to die for!! The Pretzel crusted cod was also amazing! Relaxing atmosphere with attentive friendly servers. Definitely worth the trip!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 27 January 2018

To start, one waitress handled the whole table. She didn't take orders in couples which we were but one of us..drinks were given to some of the wrong people and two drinks were totally wrong. She didn't seem to know what she was doing,totally confused!...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Not a huge selection but the food they do have is well done. The old world building makes for a great place to enjoy their food and drink.

Thank Jason C
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Jason, Thanks for your visit and review. We hope to serve you again.

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant in a historic building. I’d recommend eating a premeal before coming here though. I ordered the brat sandwich and the bun was twice the size of the brat. Everyone else’s meal seemed on the smaller side except the kids, which seemed the...More

Thank James282988
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear James282988, Thanks for your visit and review. We appreciate your feedback. Although most guests seem to find our portions to be sufficient - and, in fact, many leave with "to go" boxes, your input is important and we will re-examine our serving sizes. We...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

A wonderful restaurant tucked away near the historic village of Zoar, Ohio. Visit the village during any of its events or celebrations and then head to Canal Tavern for a meal afterwards. Always delicious. Housed in an extremely old, historic building lovingly restored. Seating available...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Waitress told us chef was new and possibly had not mastered recipes - shame to practice on paying customers!More

Thank Gerry G
Zoariten, Owner at Canal Tavern of Zoar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your visit. We are a little puzzled by your response as there are no specifics about your low rating and source of dissatisfaction. Although our chef has only been with us for about three weeks, he has significant prior experience . Moreover,...More

Nearby HotelsSee all Bolivar Hotels
Sleep Inn
63 reviews
3.98 km away
Ramada Limited Strasburg Dover
376 reviews
8.34 km away
Twins Motel
3 reviews
8.42 km away
77 Inn & Grill
65 reviews
10.65 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Firehouse Grill & Pub
57 reviews
.68 km away
Sublime Smoke
46 reviews
4.90 km away
Steineck's Donuts and Cakes
17 reviews
5.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
Zoar Village State Memorial
62 reviews
.71 km away
Fort Laurens State Memorial
26 reviews
4.17 km away
Strasburg Antique Mall
7 reviews
8.99 km away
Warther Museum
342 reviews
10.46 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Canal Tavern of Zoar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8806 Towpath Rd NE, outside Historic Zoar Village, Bolivar, OH 44612-8557
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bolivar
  • Phone Number: +1 330-874-4444
  • E-mail
Fine casual dining in Zoar's original tavern and inn.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing