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Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern

215 North Walnut Street, Wooster, OH 44691
330.262.3333
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Ranked #6 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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Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

My most recent visit to the Olde Jaol will, unfortunately, probably be my last. The new chef changed the menu and I can understand the need to refresh the offerings sometimes but there was no indication that any change had occurred (the salad that was once a meal was now not even an appetizer) and we were severely disappointed to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Restaurant is located in the basement of a historical building that was once used as a jail. Our party of 9 had a private room and we found the service to be attentive, along with menu prices that were very reasonable for the quality of food we enjoyed.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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186 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Every trip to Wooster included a dinner at the Old Jaol. Great service with excellent steaks, salads, and service. Great menu.

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Loudonville, OH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was our first time going here. Excellent all the way around! Good wine, great drafts and amazing food. I had the mustard crusted lamb ribs and it was awesome. My husband had a steak and it was cooked perfectly. The atmosphere was romantic and the decor was very interesting seeing this is an old jailhouse. Loved the history of... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Dined on sirloin with green beans and a wonderful Goat Cheese salad of greens, warm goat cheese with rolled walnuts, pecans and a balsamic vinaigrette. Price was reasonable, steak was served medium - medium well and didnt need any condiment to enhance flavor. Staff is efficient and helpful.

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Ashland
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88 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When I want to go out on the town for a dress-up type of meal in the winter, I head to the Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern with my wife. Indoor seating is fancy, even if dining downstairs in the stone-lined cells. It is romantic and the food is well worth the price. My personal favorite is the lamb. In... More 

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Millersburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was perfect as ordered. The service was impeccable. A very romantic and enjoyable time with my wife.

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Cincinnati, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Ate downstairs in the cells. The place is kind of unique to eat at. The food was pretty good and the staff very pleasant. I would recommend it.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very nice place to eat, the food is good. Nice outside dinner in the summer! They have the best hot pretzel bites!

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Wooster, Ohio
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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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Additional Information about Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern

Address: 215 North Walnut Street, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone Number: 330.262.3333
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Wooster
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse

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