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Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
+1 330-262-3333
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Racine, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Nine of us gathered to celebrate my sister-in-law's 65th birthday and our 27th wedding anniversary. The menu offered something for everyone and I was particularly thankful for the small plate options. Our family enjoyed wonderful meal with friendly service in a historic setting - it was truly memorable.

Thank 5809Dori
Gahanna, Ohio
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stopped here to try their craft beers and were surprised how good the beer cheese soup was! Millersburg beer fantastic as well! Warm and cozy at the bar. Weather outside slippery and icy, great place to hang out to warm up!

Thank lparzero
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I ate here several years ago and didn't have great service and never came back. Last night I ate here and it has definitely improved. Roger our server was most excellent. The crab cakes were good but average. The Harvest salad was very good. The Filet Mignon was excellent and cooked to my desired preference. The crime brûlée was burned... More 

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207 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Really nice place to catch a beer but we were disappointed in the food. It was fairly crowded on a Monday night and the service was pleasant. However, neither the soup nor sandwiches we ordered were very good.

Thank Historiana
Senecaville, Ohio, United States
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148 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here before and started in the tavern and went to the restaurant next door for the meal. This time stayed in the tavern. Our waitress was the best...friendly, efficient, fun. Started with an appetizer and beer. The order was 2 fish and chips, a burger with onion rings and a salad with chicken. All was good. Lots... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered prime rib which was suppose to be medium cooked. The fat was not rendered. The fat was still white and the meat chewy and hard to cut. It was to come with seasonal vegetables which was 7 or 8 green beans (which were delicious). We both chose the baked potato which was cooked to perfection.... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

NOTE: ONLY visited the TAVERN....not the fancy Steakhouse side. Great place to have a drink or beer and some very good food! Not a noisy bar....a nice place for a burger, steak or wings, etc. Drink specials. GREAT STAFF and food...the patio is nice too!!! NOT overpriced at all.

1 Thank Hart D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the Olde Jaol Restaurant on a whim with a co-worker. The burgers were amazing. Also the serving of fried pickle chips were massive. Servers were extremely friendly. Would definitely recommend going here.

1 Thank Ron S
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

OK, it was a very busy Saturday night with the College of Wooster homecoming and Parents & Family Weekend underway. But that's when the staff has to step up! Our party of 7, with reservations, was seated 50 minutes late. And even though our server (and the manager) maintained most positive attitudes, drink orders were taken and painfully delayed. Good... More 

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Beach City, Ohio
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Took a road trip to the charming town of wooster and took a chance on this tavern. Sat on the patio which had cheap metal tables wedged with coasters under the legs to keep them from wobbling. Metal chairs felt unsafe. The waitress looked bored, offered no info on the menu. The soup and half sandwich combo wasn't clear that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
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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