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Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern

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215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great patio setting at this restaurant in the downtown Wooster area. Step up from pub food, with friendly service. Great happy hour specials, both food and beverages.

Thank festival101
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have only eaten in the tavern part of the restaurant. We have enjoyed ourselves each time. I am gluten free, so I have a difficult time eating out. There is not a whole lot on this menu that I can eat; however, my husband and I especially enjoyed the wings. I think they are some of... More 

Thank Elizabeth P
Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When in Wooster, we head for the outdoor patio at the Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern. Shaded tables offer fresh air and quiet for conversation. Nightly specials are an added inducement. Typical bar food, with delicious salads and sandwiches and a small but tasty selection of entrees. The same kitchen serves the more upscale Restaurant (actually in the basement of... More 

Thank Mary Lee L
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great steaks and wine! We love the ambiance of this place. Prices are not terribly unreasonable. We've been to the tavern and the restaurant and recommend the restaurant. It's much nicer.

Thank TheTravelingFurs
Chesterland, Ohio
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621 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve eaten at the Olde Jaol several times while visiting the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, most recently in August, 2016. The Tavern and its patio have been a good choice for lunch. We haven't eaten there this summer, but we did recently dine at the more upscale restaurant in August, and that is the subject of this review. The... More 

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attend the last weekend of Ohio Light Opera each year. If your goal is to have a meal where everyone can see you, raucous people are seated three feet away, and you have to nearly shout to be heard across the table, there are other places on the "square" that you can go (been there, done that). If you... More 

Thank David D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A pre-theater dinner. We were seated as the restaurant filled with others who were also on a theater schedule. The beet salad was a great treat. The goat chees, locally sourced?, was excellent. The prime rib was a full flavored and generous cut.

Thank dbw45140
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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, has a great atmosphere and large menu! I love the shoestring fries and the Raspberry Lemondrop Martini! Service was a little slow, our waitress wasn't old enough to serve the alcohol so we had a couple of different people at our table.

Thank elizabethbM4681SW
Wooster, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for bar food and tasty drinks, this is your place. The Jaol has been around for years, but the good and drink are consistent.

Thank Sarah P
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67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In from out of town, local friends took us to the tavern. Server, Erica, was on Week 2 of the job and is on her way to being great. She handled our party nicely and knows customer service very well. Food, while slow coming out of the kitchen, was tasty. There were lots of TV's and we watched the Tribe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Wooster
  • Phone Number: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?