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Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern
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Ranked #13 of 107 Restaurants in Wooster
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Place”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I've been here twice now and both times I was very satisfied all around. The waitstaff was great and the food good for the price.

  • Visited August 2013
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Jeffrey K, Guest Relations Manager at Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your kind words. We strive for excellence in all that we do at the Olde Jaol Steakhouse and Tavern. Your gracious words only make us continue to do so.

Kind regards,

Jeffrey Kneale
Marketing Manager
Jake's Management Co.
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Massillon, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun pub food”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Had a very nice lunch on the outside patio. Good menu options and good food. Fun place to gather. Appetizers are excellent too.

Visited August 2013
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Jeffrey K, Guest Relations Manager at Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your kind words. We strive for excellence in all that we do at the Olde Jaol Steakhouse and Tavern. Your gracious words only make us continue to do so.

Kind regards,

Jeffrey Kneale
Marketing Manager
Jake's Management Co.
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Disappointment”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Waitstaff was exceptional - couldn't ask for friendlier servers. The atmosphere was crowded and noisy - very hard to converse with one's dining companions. The big disappointment, however, was the food. We all ordered BLT sandwiches and, truthfully, we could have made them much better ourselves at home. The bread was average, thin, toasted white bread and the lettuce and tomato was minimal. The bacon was exceptionally good, but none of the waitstaff could tell us what type of bacon it was. They said they asked the cooks and even they didn't know! Overall, it was a so-so experience.

Visited July 2013
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Thank MSHallelu
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Bay Village, Ohio
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice Patio - Food Average”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We've been here before and underwhelmed both times.
It isn't that the food is bad - it is okay.
It isn't that the service is bad - it is okay.
It isn't that the ambiance is bad - the patio on a warm summer day is great - the interior is a little dark.
All-in-all - an average place with average food.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JhmKbm50063
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24 reviews
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“This place has atmosphere, good food and service.”
Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

It was the first bike night at the Jaol. I think the staff handled it well. The sun was out so they were crowded. We only waited twenty minutes for a table. You could eat in the tavern or the main restaurant. We ate in the tavern since the patio was packed. Our ribs were so tender and tasty. It was my first visit and would definitely like to return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JPERCHY
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Jeffrey K, Manager at Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Its always a thrill to get fan mail! Particularly when it is as positive as your experience was.

We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us. It really means a lot to me and to everyone on our staff!

Please tell all of your friends about our extraordinary service and we hope to see you soon at the Olde Jaol Steakhouse and Tavern!

Jeffrey Kneale
Manager of Marketing
Jake's Restaurants Ltd.
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