Welcome to Olde Jaol Restaurant

Vintage jail-turned-restaurant, offering a classic steakhouse menu & more casual tavern fare.

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Give Us A Call: (330) 262-3333.

About Us

A few words about us

Let us introduce ourselves

The original Wayne County Jail was built in 1865, and was claimed to be the finest law enforcement facility of its kind. For over 100 years the site housed the police department, and criminal population of Wayne County. The building is also recorded for being the very last site for a public hanging in the state of Ohio. In 1977, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department was relocated across the street to a new facility, leaving more than 100 years of stories behind.

In 1980 the building was registered as a historical landmark and in 1995 was purchased by a private business owner. The Olde Jaol Steakhouse & Tavern was then given life. We pride ourselves on our reputable hospitality and service, and a unique atmospheric experience you won’t find anywhere else!

A place to wine, a place to dine

How it all came to be…

Come for a romantic evening in the cell rooms (the very place the inmates once spent time), or enjoy a casual meeting with friends in the tavern. Our covered patio is the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail after a long day. Or perhaps you’re planning a party? We have several event rooms that seat up to sixty guests comfortably with a courteous and professionally trained event staff.


  • Shrimp Cocktail
    3 Jumbo shrimp served with cocktail sauce and lemon.
  • Mussels
    One pound of steamed mussels, in a buttery broth of; white wine, clam stock, tomatoes, bacon, lemon and spinach served with grilled French bread.
  • Bruschetta Bread
    4 classic tomato Bruschetta, served with petit salad and drizzled with balsamic honey reduction.
  • Clams
    1 pound little neck Clams, white wine butter sauce, roasted tomatoes, garlic, bacon and spinach.
  • AHI Tuna
    Sesame seed crusted rare AHI Tuna, seaweed salad, pickled ginger, and wasabi.


For dinner portion add $2
Add Shrimp $10
Add Chicken $6

  • House
    Greens, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers and croutons served with choice of dressing.
  • Caesar
    Caesar salad, romaine, croutons and shaved Reggiano Parmigiano
  • Harvest
    Mixed greens, dried cranberries, cashews, apples and shredded Swiss, tossed in our house made Red Wine poppy seed dressing.
  • Wedge
    Wedge salad, iceberg, bacon, onion, tomato, cucumber and egg served with house-made blue cheese.

Chef’s Specialties

  • Coriander Crusted Lamb
    Coriander crusted LAMB rack, cranberry glaze, mashed potatoes, and wilted spinach.
  • Fried Lake Perch
    Fried lake perch, remoulade and Wisconsin white cheddar mac’n’cheese and green beans.
  • Marinated Caribbean Grilled Chicken
    Marinated Caribbean grilled chicken, served with mashed potatoes, broccoli, and mango salsa.
  • Atlantic Bourbon Glazed Salmon
    Atlantic bourbon-glazed Salmon, over risotto and fresh green beans
  • Pan-Seared Grouper
  • Alfredo
  • Pork Chop


(All steaks come with mashed or baked potato, and a seasonal vegetable garnish)

  • *Certified Angus Beef N.Y. Strip Steak
    14oz. Lean, tender and full flavored.
  • *Certified Angus Beef Filet Mignon
    7oz Center cut tenderloin, lean and succulent with buttery texture and subtle flavor.
  • *Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib
    $26 - $35
    Slow roasted beef loin, seasoned to perfection. 10oz. $26 / 14oz. $35
  • 10oz House Sirloin
    A strip cut sirloin lean, flavorful, and moderately tender steak. 10oz
  • 16oz Ribeye

Steak Accompaniments

  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Jumbo Shrimp Scampi
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
  • Onion Straws

A La Carte

  • Baked Potato
  • Green Beans
  • Loaded Baked Potato
  • Broccoli
  • Gnocchi
  • White Cheddar Mac ‘N’ Cheese
  • French Fries
  • Truffle Fries
  • Mashed Potatos
  • Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Creamy Spinach
  • Risotto

Tavern Menu

Tavern Starters

  • Pretzel Bites
    Deep fried pretzels served with choice of stone ground mustard dipping sauce or cheese sauce.
  • Mozzarella Sticks
    (A favorite along the cell blocks)
    ½ dozen Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce.
  • Buffalo Wings (Traditional or Boneless)
    Fresh wings in your choice of:
    Hot • Medium • Mild • Garlic • BBQ • Honey-Chipotle
    Bourbon • Teriyaki
    Served with side of celery. 10 wings
  • Beer Battered Mushrooms
    How else can our inmates get to the beer but by carefully hand dipping these babies in beer batter, deep frying them and served with our own secret sauce.
  • Fried Pickles
    ½ pound of our batter pickles, seasoned and served with house made bistro sauce.
  • Over Loaded Potato Skins
    Piping hot skins stuffed with cheddar cheese, bacon bits & served with scallions & sour cream.
  • Chicken Quesadilla
    Chicken blended with cheddar cheese, topped with diced tomatoes, onion and red pepper folded in a flour tortilla, served with sour cream and salsa.
  • Battered Onion Rings
    A basket full of our famous onion rings prepared by our inmates.
  • Nachos Grande Escape
    Crispy tortilla chips topped with our house chili, nacho cheese sauce, jalapenos and sour cream, served with a zesty salsa.
    Tortilla chips with cheese sauce only $3.99
    Tortilla chips with salsa only $2.99

  • White Truffle Parmesan Fries
    Crispy French fry straws tossed in shaved parmesan and white truffle oil.

Fresh Salads

Bleu Cheese • Ranch • French • Honey Mustard • Italian • Poppy Seed • Thousand Island • Balsamic Vinaigrette • Raspberry Vinaigrette • Peppercorn Ranch

  • Chili Taco Salad
    Classic taco shell bowl, filled with lettuce, Whitey’s chili, tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and green onions. Sour cream and salsa served on the side.
  • Pecan Chicken Salad
    Mixed greens tossed with dried cranberries, bleu cheese and onions, topped with pecan crusted chicken and served with honey mustard dressing.
  • Steak Salad
    Mixed lettuce tossed in balsamic vinaigrette with Parmesan, Swiss and bleu cheese crumbles, candied pecans, dried cranberries and topped with grilled steak.
  • Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad
    Fresh Roma tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese, basil and grilled chicken drizzled with balsamic reduction.
  • Harvest Salad
    Mescalin mix tossed in our homemade poppy seed dressing with dried cranberries, cashews, Granny Smith apples & shredded Swiss cheese.
  • Grilled Chicken Salad
    Mixed lettuce tossed in balsamic vinaigrette with Parmesan and shredded Swiss cheeses, candied pecans, and Granny Smith apples topped with grilled chicken.
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad
    A bed of mixed greens topped with cheddar cheese, tomato, hard-boiled egg and breaded chicken strips in your choice of wing sauce and served with bleu cheese dressing.

Soups & Combos

  • Brewery Beer Cheese Soup
    Steaming hot, homemade, rich, creamy and delicious.
  • Chili
    Whitey’s chili with beef.
  • French Onion Soup
    Served with croutons and Swiss.
  • Soup of the Day
    Ask your server for today’s selection.
  • Soup & Salad Combo
    Your choice of soup with a House Salad or Caesar Salad.
    Add grilled chicken breast to your salad for an additional $4
  • Soup & Sandwich Combo
    ½ sandwich of the day with your choice of soup
    Add Chili or French Onion as soup substitute for an additional $1

Sandwich Sentencing

  • Reuben Sandwich
    Served traditional with Certified Angus Beef ®, corned beef brisket thin cut, Swiss and sauerkraut on marble rye and topped with Thousand Island dressing.
  • Executioner’s Chicken Sandwich
    (A perfect last request) Grilled to perfection, this breast of barbecue chicken is topped with Monterey Jack, smoked cheddar cheese and bacon.
  • Plain Chicken Sandwich
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap
    Buffalo chicken, shredded cheddar, diced tomato, lettuce and ranch dressing all wrapped up in a flour tortilla.
  • Big House Club
    Thinly shaved slices of smoked turkey and ham intermixed with bacon, pepper jack cheese and tomatoes. Served on white or whole wheat bread.
  • Carriage House Philly
    A generous portion on of prime rib, shaved with sautéed mushrooms, provolone cheese, horsey sauce and topped with crispy onion straws. Served on a hoagie bun.
  • Sheriff’s Steak Sandwich
    6 oz. open faced filet medallions cooked to perfection and served on garlic bread and topped with onion straws and garlic mayo.
  • Perch Sandwich
    Hand breaded perch served with tarter sauce, lettuce and tomato.
    Add American cheese 75¢
  • Garlic Crusted BLT
    Garlic crusted sourdough bread, melted American, Monterey Jack and fresh mozzarella cheese, fire roasted tomatoes, crispy bacon, shredded lettuce and garlic mayo.
  • Grilled Grouper Sandwich
    Grilled grouper, American cheese, lettuce and tomato served on a brioche bun with a side of tartar sauce. (Try it blackened)
  • Italian Grinder
    Salami, ham, pepperoni, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and provolone cheese drizzled with Italian dressing on a garlic toasted hoagie roll.

Bail Burgers

All burgers come in fresh, never frozen.

Skin On Shoestring Fries $3.49 side / $6.99 basket
Fresh Cut Fries $3.49 side / $6.99 basket
Tater Tots $3.49 side / $6.99 basket
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries $3.49 side / $6.99 basket
House Chips $3.49 side / $6.99 basket
Beer Battered Onion Rings $3.49 side / $6.99 basket

Add coleslaw to any burger or sandwich $1.49

  • *Mushroom Onion Burger
    Grilled with a blend of sautéed mushrooms and onions.
    Add cheese 75¢
  • *Patty Melt Grilled Burger
    Grilled onions, melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese and a Heinz 57® mayonnaise. Served on grilled sourdough bread.
  • *Nutty Burger
    Grilled, topped with American cheese, coleslaw and cashews.
  • *Bleu Cheese Steak Burger
    Grilled, topped with bleu cheese crumbles, onion ring and A-1® Steak Sauce.
  • *”Say Cheeseburger”
    Grilled, with American cheese.
  • *Bandit Burger
  • *Cheddar BBQ Bacon Burger
    Grilled, topped with smoked cheddar cheese, bacon and barbecue sauce.
  • *”Cheeseburger In Paradise”
    Wrapped ground beef with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and Heinz 57® mayonnaise wrapped in a tortilla and served with dill pickles.
  • *Bounty Hunter’s Bacon Burger
    (Sure to bring the Varmints!) Grilled and topped with American cheese and bacon.

Specialty Burgers

  • *Maple Burger
    Fresh ½ lb patty with a pure maple glaze, maple mayo, bacon, ham, and smoked cheddar cheese. Served on a brioche bun and finished with a fried egg.
  • Cajun Burger
    Toasted brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, Cajun aioli, sliced jalapenos and two beer battered onion rings with pepper jack cheese.
  • Beyond Burger (Vegan)
    A juicy, vegan plant-based patty, a great alternative to beef burger, topped with vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickle. Served on a brioche bun.


Add a house salad to your dinner for only

  • Grilled Grouper Dinner
    Dinner grilled grouper served with a side of rice and broccoli.
  • Sticky Finger Platter

    Five mouth-watering deep fried chicken fingers served with BBQ or honey mustard,fries and coleslaw.

  • Lake Perch Dinner
    ½ pound of Lake Perch, hand breaded, golden fried with fries and coleslaw.
  • Sirloin Steak
    10 oz. sirloin steak grilled, topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, served with potato of the day.
  • Fish & Chips Platter
    Battered fillets served with tarter sauce, fries and coleslaw.
  • Bourbon or Grilled Salmon
    Scottish Isle Salmon topped with bourbon glaze or plain, served with a side of broccoli and rice pilaf.
  • Criminal Ribs
    Full Slab $19.99 / Half Slab $14.99
    Baby backed ribs expertly prepared and smothered with BBQ sauce and served with fries and coleslaw.

Happy Hour

3:00PM-6:00PM + 9:00PM to close

  • Potato Skins
  • Beef Nachos
  • Pretzel Bites
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • 10 Boneless Wings
  • Battered Onion Rings
  • Beer Battered Mushrooms

Weekly Specials


79¢ Boneless Wings…
You can order 5 or 10 at a time!
$2.50 / 16 oz. Domestic Drafts:
Bud Light, Miller Light only!


½ Price Burgers (Bail Burgers Only)
$2.25 Domestic Bottled Beer
Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light, Coors Light only!


½ Slab of Ribs & Fries $10.99
$4 Well Drinks


$5 Chicken Sandwiches
$4 Long Island or Long Beaches

Friday & Saturday

House Wine
$4 per glass

Contact us


(330) 262-3333
215 N. Walnut St.,
WoosterOH 44691

Get in touch


Order by Phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? Give us a call! You can contact us between 11am – 11pm ever day of the week. Our Phone number is (330) 262-3333.

Steakhouse Hours:

Mon – Thur, 4:30pm – 9pm
Fri – Sat, 4:30pm – 10pm
Closed Sunday

Tavern Hours:

Mon – Thur, 11am – 10pm
Fri – Sat, 11am – 11pm
Closed Sunday

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.