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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 good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (22 reviews)
“patty melt” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best meal we’ve had in a very long time! The appetizers were scrumptious. The Primb Rib was out of this world and the Filet was tasty and cooked to perfection! The only things we were dissatisfied with were that the vegetables were small portions and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank loristrohofer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After not finding any handicap parking and requiring my handicapped 90 year old mother and my handicapped husband who just had knee replacement a week ago to walk a long distance in the pouring rain. Only to find out that they would have had to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lindas286
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We ate dinner here on 1/2 off burger Tuesday-- and let me just say that these are very good burgers!! , no skimping on the size, either ... I had the blue cheese burger companion had the bacon cheddar cheese burger and we had batter...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RGS50
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We are here for my wife birthday and we had a wonderful time, first of all if you like history this is a great place to visit, the dining area is in the old jail cells which are really cool and the food was amazing,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MarvinRaber
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Oh, my! We found this restaurant by accident as we traveled through Wooster. We stopped mid afternoon and ordered the hamburgers that were half price on Tuesday. I had the patty melt which was so tasty and huge!!!! It was the best burger I’ve had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sjpooh
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Went here for lunch with friends who live in the area. Very casual restaurant with menu of mostly pub foods. We ate inside (not on the enclosed patio). Service was good. Burgers and mushroom soup (a daily special) were excellent, and Reuben was very good....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lbes
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has changed a bit since I ate there about 10 years ago. I would say it is a solid restaurant although a bit pricey for the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AfishnamedArthur
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Went with a group - excellent service and good food at great prices. The appetizers are terrific. and you definitely don't go away hungry.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janet T
Reviewed August 18, 2018

NOTE: This review is for the "Tavern" side only, and does not reflect recent changes to the Steakhouse side. For many years the Olde Jaol Tavern was a reliably high-quality place to enjoy pub-style food and a touch of fine dining in a casual classic...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Jerry K
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The olde jaole has a fine dining portion where you can have a meal, literally in an old jail cell. If you prefer a more casual experience certificate they also have a fun bar with a patio out back.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank JAY R
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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 330-262-3333
  • E-mail
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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