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Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern

215 North Walnut Street, Wooster, OH 44691
330.262.3333
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Ranked #7 of 87 Restaurants in Wooster
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Description: 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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English first
Wooster, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For being such a small, small-town tavern, the Olde Jaol Tavern has quite an extensive menu. One of our favorites is the selection of burgers, one of which is called the Nutty Burger (which includes cole slaw and cashews). And dining on burgers is even better on half-price-burgers Tuesdays!

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Eatonton, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Actual old jail that is a nice dining spot. Has a tavern attached in the rear. Steaks were extremely tasty, and good wine selection, Casual and dressy, old building set up makes it very unique.

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Cumberland Gap, TN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We at at the bar side of the Olde Jaol. They were extremely crowded but the staff was so accommodating towards us while we were waiting (it was a weekend at dinner time so it is expected that they would be busy). Service was superb and the food was great. Look forward to going back.

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Wooster, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It was a slow start, with what seemed as an unprepared restaurant for our group, but after some discussion it fell into place. The food was fantastic and te service very good. Great recovery!!

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Ashland, Ohio USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food and service was excellent. My only problem with this restaurant is the stairs that go down to the dining room. Other than that it is a great place to dine and the food is always good. We had a great waitress.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I visited this place with friends yesterday and it was great for drinks. The outside seating area is pretty nice and when the weather is good, its great to get a drink here. With a really good atmosphere, it is a good place to hang out in Wooster.

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Wooster, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The atmosphere, the service and the food are very good. Attention to detail is appreciated. The Jaol is very special.

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warren, ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our son attend college of Wooster, so we are always trying different restaurants. This is in the basement of the old sherriff's office downtown and in the basement to boot. Food was very good, a little pricy. The service was very good and since it was once a jail, there are several dining rooms, each holding about 6 tables. Nice... More

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Medina, Ohio
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128 reviews 128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have been here twice, the most recent visit was last week. Always at lunch. I appreciate the speed of this place. They know execs are on lunch and are on the ball. The best burger of my life Experience #1. And the meatiest, hottest, most delicious chicken fingers of my life Experience #2! You just can not go wrong... More

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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Whether its date night or you want to have a fun experience with friends just ask for Carole or Roger. Food has changed since new chef came a few months ago. Glad to see menu changing but don't need all the fufu ingredients. It is known as a steak house. Will definitely go back.

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