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Olde Jaol Restaurant and Tavern

) #8 of 81 Restaurants in Wooster €€ - €€€ American, Steakhouse, Bar
215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
+1 330-262-3333
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (21 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (4 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We popped in just to see what it looks like. We ate at the tavern, which is more modern and pub-like, but the food was good. We then went into the restaurant which is gorgeous! Perfect for a romantic rendezvous. I checked out the party/meeting...More

Thank JenniferD44133
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place is a hidden gem, we usually visit the Tavern side, and its just a couple blocks from the downtown square, and we've always had good experiences. The appetizers are great and portions are huge. Entree's are good as well, though we've gotten there...More

Thank IronRhino T
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The outside seating is very nice. Only if it is a sunny evening it can get sunny/hot at certain tables. The food use to be better but it's still ok but has gone done in quality some. The building is very cool as it was...More

Thank cnagreen
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had a table of 4 and all of us were very satisfied with our food selections. The service was friendly and attentive, there are a number of beer and beverage choices available, and the prices are reasonable for the location. Overall it was a...More

Thank Duane S
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The Olde Jaol is great because you have your choice of very upscale dining or more casual (out on the patio.) We've done both. The formal dining is a great place for anniversary or birthday celebrations. It's a great atmosphere and the building (an old...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nine of us gathered to celebrate my sister-in-law's 65th birthday and our 27th wedding anniversary. The menu offered something for everyone and I was particularly thankful for the small plate options. Our family enjoyed wonderful meal with friendly service in a historic setting - it...More

Thank 5809Dori
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stopped here to try their craft beers and were surprised how good the beer cheese soup was! Millersburg beer fantastic as well! Warm and cozy at the bar. Weather outside slippery and icy, great place to hang out to warm up!

Thank lparzero
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I ate here several years ago and didn't have great service and never came back. Last night I ate here and it has definitely improved. Roger our server was most excellent. The crab cakes were good but average. The Harvest salad was very good. The...More

Thank Grantmale
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Really nice place to catch a beer but we were disappointed in the food. It was fairly crowded on a Monday night and the service was pleasant. However, neither the soup nor sandwiches we ordered were very good.

Thank Historiana
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here before and started in the tavern and went to the restaurant next door for the meal. This time stayed in the tavern. Our waitress was the best...friendly, efficient, fun. Started with an appetizer and beer. The order was 2 fish and...More

Thank Bill W
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do you have a special dessert menu and will you have a Valentine special?
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
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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.