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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (21 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 N Walnut St, Wooster, OH 44691-4811
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Strange place, poor service, average food, pricey. This is Wooster's white tablecloth restaurant--better spend your time and money at one of several other local restaurants--you won't get the white tablecloth but you'll get better food.

Thank travelfan084
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We were in the pub part of this restaurant (not the more formal area), with a large group of people. The staff accommodated our large group nicely and the food came out quickly. Burgers were great. It’s a neat place if you’re ever in the...More

Thank AuntTra
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The drinks, appetizers and entree's were all very good. I had the chicken parmesan and it was delicious! We have been wanting to get to the Olde Jaol for quite some time. We finally did, were very pleased, and will return. Word of advice: don't...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 17 January 2018

My son arranged a dinner for nine to celebrate my 95th birthday. The good was o.k. and the service good, but I was very disappointed not to get a birthday cake or free dessert, as I have at other restaurants at which we have celebrated.

Thank jbaczuk
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

New Years Eve 2017 and expected better. We had reservations and noticed quite a few empty tables which surprised us. We were seated at a table for two in the corner close to a party of six. It was freezing cold as it was an...More

Thank Lizgp
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The restaurant is a little too upscale for my tastes but all of my friends like it and the food is great. The tavern is more confortable.

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We asked for a booth and was sat by the bar in a cramped booth. Limited menu, no burgers. Very pricey and nothing special. We didn't feel like we were in an old jail but rather a basement. Steaks and prime rib were good and...More

Thank Stacy S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It is very dark in the bar area where we were seated. It was actually hard to see. The brick section when you first walk in is a much nicer area to eat dinner. Since we did not have a reservation that is where we...More

Thank JasonS7
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Just went to the old jaol.The food was excellent very disappointed the regular bartender Chris was not there anymore he was outstanding,the other bartenders were okay the food was really good and it is always clean there.Great place to visit if you are in Wooster...More

Thank BIGAC44
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We paid threw the nose for mediocre food and poor service. We don't dress our means on purpose! Treat us good we tip great, forget we even exist in your restaurant we won't tip at all! Let alone come back! This used to be amazing....More

Thank Janelle330
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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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