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Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern

215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
+1 330-262-3333
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (21 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (4 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice shaded patio, great server, huge menu...the reuben and perch sandwiches we had were both top-notch, as was the beer cheese soup. Very enjoyable experiencd!

Thank JRSTravel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been in the cold jail tavern in several years, use to be a go to restaurant for us. Went on bike night, great music, food pretty good. Had the mushroom appetizers, fairly greasy, dark batter took away from the taste. Saw onion rings...More

Thank MichaelP279
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

23 people in our group, so one would think the food & service would be great...... wrong!! We preordered our meal (same meal for everyone) and it was incredibly slow. We were assigned 1 server who had her hands full. The salads were on the...More

2  Thank wolverinechef
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for drinks after my class reunion. Very nice outdoor patio. Had a lovely evening. Good friends. Lots of memories. The staff was very nice!

Thank lindas286
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We booked a dinner and theatre package thru Ohio Lyric Opera. A great deal. We were concerned about restaurant due to online reviews, however We had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant with excellent service. Our companions had a great Delmonico steak and my wife...More

Thank mellis374
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Bail burgers, Executioner's Chicken sandwich and other appropriately named menu items are featured at this former jail turned restaurant and tavern. Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 is Happy Hour with half price appetizers! Great place to stop with friends or family.

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I am not one to complain and I have been in hospitality all my life. I manage a country club restaurant and I can honestly say this was some of the WORST service and food I have experienced. Our food took 1.5 hours and the...More

1  Thank LEH1719
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We stopped in to the Tavern late at night for drinks and dessert and we were NOT disappointed! The staff was friendly and efficient. They had drink and appetizer specials so we tried specialty cosmopolitans and pretzel bites, at $5 each. We also shared a...More

Thank Anghep
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We ate at the Tavern part of this restaurant, a more upscale restaurant is next door. I had truffle fries at a restaurant in Michigan and have never found them anywhere else until I ate here. They are wonderful! Very thin French fries sprinkled with...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Nice restaurant good food at reasonable prices, you cannot go wrong really located in downtown Wooster so easy to visit

Thank Phil P
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Response from SherryWooster | Reviewed this property |
They do have a Valentine's special. Look up their website to view it. Have fun visiting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Wooster
  • Phone Number: +1 330-262-3333
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The Olde Jaol facility was built in 1865, and was claimed to be the finest sheriff facility of its kind. In 1977 the Wayne county sheriffs department was relocated across the street to a new facility. Subsequently, the old jail was registered as a historical landmark in 1980 and in 1995 The Olde Jaol Steakhouse / Tavern was given life. We have an excellent reputation for quality and service.Today, the Olde Jaol houses the finest in food and hospitality. We recommend our Certified Angus Beef® steak entrées. Only 8 percent of beef is tasty enough to meet the brand’s high standards. It’s simply the tastiest, juiciest, most tender beef you’ll ever have.
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