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APPETIZERS​
3 Large Shrimp
Scampi chilled and served with cocktail sauce
$11.00
Lump Crab
Cakes​ with roasted garlic aioli
$10.00
5 Onion Soup
Topped with French bread and gratinee of gruyere
$6.00
Crab Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms
Topped with cilantro crème fresh
$10.00
A Pound of Mussels
Sauteed with spinach finished in a tomato beurre compose
$9.00
Black Sesame Seed Crusted Rare Ahi Tuna
Seaweed salad, california rolls pickled ginger and wasabi
$12.00
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Finished with mango barbecue sauce
$8.00
Classic Tomato Bruschetta,
Petit salad and drizzled with balsamic honey reduction
$4.00
Lobster Bisque,
Topped with crispy parsnips
$7.00
Seafood Focaccia,
Topped with scallops, shrimp and crab with a lobster cream sauce
$12.00
SALADS​
Substitute any of the following specialty salads for the house salad $5 with entrée or $9 as an entrée dinner salad
Caesar
Salad, croutons and shaved reggiano parmigiano
House salad $+5.00
Entrée $+9.00
Harvest
Salad mesclun greens, dried cranberries, cashews, apples and shredded swiss cheese tossed with our red wine poppy seed dressing. Mixed greens tossed in a sherry red wine vinaigrette on a flat bread with bleu cheese, walnuts and bosc pear
House salad $+5.00
Entrée $+9.00
Warm Goat Cheese
Rolled in walnuts, candied pecans, dried figs, mesclun greens and tossed with balsamic vinaigrette
House salad $+5.00
Entrée $+9.00
CHEF'S SPECIALTIES​
All of our chef specialties are served with a mixed greens salad and bread basket
Stone Ground Mustard Crusted Lamb
Rack, rosemary burgundy reduction and garlic whipped red bliss potatoes
$26.00
Fried Lake Perch
Vegetable garnish, tarter sauce and steak fries
$19.00
Grilled Chicken
Sautéed with mushrooms, grape tomatoes and spinach tossed over penne pasta in a creamy pesto sauce
$19.00
Baby Spinach, Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Raviolis
Caramelized balsamic onions and roasted tomato beurre blanc
$16.00
Pan Roasted Walleye
Served with sweet pea lobster risotto, steamed green beans and finished with a grilled tomato butter sauce
$21.00
Pan Seared Shrimp and Scallops
With spinach over angel hair pasta finished with grape tomatoes in an agilo e olio sauce
$20.00
Broiled Salmon
Served over roasted pepper risotto and finished with warm pineapple mango salsa available plain broiled
$22.00
Herb Crusted Veal
Scaloppini served over horseradish mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus and finished with a tomato herb demi glaze
$19.00
A LA CARTE​
Baked Potato
$3.00
Sweet Potato
$3.00
Vegetable Du Jour
$3.00
Loaded Baked Potato
$4.00
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
$3.00
Steak Fries
$3.00
Garlic Whipped Red Potatoes
$3.00
Rice Pilaf
$3.00
Broiled Asparagus
$4.00
Sweet Pea Lobster Risotto
$5.00
CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF​
We have partnered with certified angus beef to provide you with the highest quality of beef available. With standards of excellence even more selective than USDA choice or prime, only 8 percent of all beef will earn the certified angus beef shield.
All of our steak selections are served with a mixed greens salad, bread basket and a vegetable garnish. Also included (except roasted garlic rib eye) is your choice of baked or sweet potato, garlic red bliss whipped potatoes, horseradish mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, grilled asparagus or fresh cut fries.
12 Oz. Center Cut New York Strip Steak
The steak lover’s steak with fine, silky texture and rich marbling. Available broiled or blackened
$30.00
8Oz. Center Cut Filet Mignon
With buttery tenderness and delectable flavor
$30.00
Prime Rib
Rubbed with a special blend of seasoning and slow roasted all day, “when we’re out… we’re out”. Served with au jus and our homemade horseradish sauce
10 oz. Inmate’s cut $19.00
14 oz. Warden’s cut $23.00
Pan-Seared 12 Oz. Peppercorn Strip Steak
With a coating of cracked black pepper and brandy mustard sauce
$30.00
House Sirloin
Flavorful and tender, this naturally lean cut is bursting with bold beefy flavor. We recommend our sirloins cooked to medium.
8 oz. House sirloin $16.00
10 oz. House sirloin $19.00
Steak Delmonico
A special rib cut, juicy, with rich marbling throughout the steak.
10 oz. Steak Delmonico $19.00
14 oz. Steak Delmonico $24.00
14 Oz. Cowboy Ribeye
Fine-grained and juicy with intense marbling
$29.00
Roasted Garlic Crusted 14 Oz. Bone-in Rib Eye
Over roasted fingerling potatoes, steamed green beans and finished with a garlic tomato compound butter
$31.00
STEAK ACCOMPANIMENTS​
1/4 Pound Sauteed Scampi
$10.00
Sauteed Wild Mushrooms
$3.00
Peppercorn Sauce
$3.00
Pan Seared Scallops
$10.00
Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
$4.00
Broiled Asparagus
$4.00
1/2 Pound Fried Perch
$8.00
Sizzling Platter with Olde Jaol Marinade
$3.00
About
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.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

The ambiance could not be beat. Our waiter was excellent, the food was average. Both of our steaks were overcooked, was supposed to have med and med well and they were both beyond well done. Makes me wonder if I should have ordered it rare....More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

Four of us stopped on a Saturday afternoon at the Tavern. We sat at the bar and Crystal waited on us; she could not have done a better job. I can only speak for my food, the burger was good but I am glad I...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

This was an excellent restaurant! It's located in an old jail. The food was excellent and the staff was very accomodating. Would highly recommend this.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

This review is for the Old Jaol Tavern, not the building next door known as the Old Jaol Steakhouse. Our group of 6 came in at 5:15 pm on a Saturday night. We were seated in the "outdoor" area. There are garage doors, windows, and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

Such a disappointing experience...My husband and I had reservations for our anniversary, and not only was the service terrible, but both our meals were cold when we received them an hour after being seated. I sent mine back to be warmed, and when I got...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

This tavern is warm and welcoming. While staying in Wooster for a long weekend, we went to Olde Jaol Tavern for dinner. The burgers were huge! The french fries were excellent. My husband had the Beer Battered Fish and he loved it. I stole a...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Tavern is typical Ohio fare with both indoor & outdoor seating on a quiet street. Deep fried pickles are enough for 6 people. Burgers are good & 1/2 price on Tuesdays. Friendly service & good drinks. The old jail (downstairs) is an upscale steakhouse where...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

After watching a movie, it was dinner time. We went a bit later than "normal" so we went to the pub/Tavern. The staff was very friendly and professional. The service was good from a timing perspective. The ambiance was great, you could choose from inside...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Had good meal in tavern area and enjoyed the casual atmosphere and great menu. Burgers, sandwiches and apps were good but not great. There are better dining options in Wooster but would definitely return here. Separate restaurant is more upscale/expensive then tavern and have not...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

Our extended family gathered around two huge tables pushed together. We were seated on the patio and it was noisy and fun. The burgers were top-notch, the sides a bit pricey but tasty. We all had a blast.

Date of visit: August 2019
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