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Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern

) #11 of 79 Restaurants in Wooster €€ - €€€ American, Steakhouse,
215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
+1 330-262-3333
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (21 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (4 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I am not one to complain and I have been in hospitality all my life. I manage a country club restaurant and I can honestly say this was some of the WORST service and food I have experienced. Our food took 1.5 hours and the...More

Thank LEH1719
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We stopped in to the Tavern late at night for drinks and dessert and we were NOT disappointed! The staff was friendly and efficient. They had drink and appetizer specials so we tried specialty cosmopolitans and pretzel bites, at $5 each. We also shared a...More

Thank Anghep
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We ate at the Tavern part of this restaurant, a more upscale restaurant is next door. I had truffle fries at a restaurant in Michigan and have never found them anywhere else until I ate here. They are wonderful! Very thin French fries sprinkled with...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Nice restaurant good food at reasonable prices, you cannot go wrong really located in downtown Wooster so easy to visit

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We stopped for lunch and were very glad we did! It has an upscale version of sports bar food. Very tasty. Daily specials and healthy choices. The bar had a wide range of offerings and a wide selection of national and local beer on tap...More

Thank kimberly13066
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Food and service was exceptional, would recommend to anyone for a great dining experience. Save room for dessert some of the finest.

Thank Nelson W
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We have dined here before and enjoyed it. Not the case this time. Our reservation was fairly early being valentine's day. First issue was that we were seated at a tiny, tiny little table along the wall squished between 2 bigger tables. Each of which...More

Thank shoe01
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's tucked in downtown Wooster across from the new jail and we seem to always forget it is there! When my husband and I had a date night recently, I told him I didn't want to go to a chain restaurant, so he recommended coming...More

Thank Cutshaverfam
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Always a nice place for a night out. Seating is in the old jail cells in the basement. Old brick and thick walls. Food is always very good. In over 20 years of eating there have never had a meal that wasn't at least very...More

Thank Mitchell C
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Terrible experience! Food was mediocre! Service was lousy! From the moment we walked in the hostess tells us they are busy and employees called out and service was gonna be slow! And then told every other group that came in the restaurant. Steaks were just...More

Thank Mitch W
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28 January 2016|
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Response from SherryWooster | Reviewed this property |
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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