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The Old Jailhouse

4.6
4.6
304 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Phone number

    (407) 548-6964

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 304 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KC

    KaiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The jail house restaurants ambience was great! The food was amazing and the blue clues cocktail was delicious!
  2. RA

    RACHAELB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Unfortunately our service was terrible. It was like we were repeatedly forgotten. The food was good and luckily another server helped us.
  3. G

    Glory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food, and of course excellent service.
  4. TD

    TDC6

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great first time here before a concert at Tuffy’s
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great food , great service and the history was amazing. I can’t wait to go back
  6. NC

    NaCob7144

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This a cute place and our server was very nice. We went for brunch and I think they must’ve just started a brunch menu because the options were limited. The food was ok but food portions of some of the menu options were small (i.e. chicken & biscuits).
  7. TB

    TerryB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food. The drinks were creative and delicious. Prompt friendly service.
  8. AM

    AudreyM

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner there last night and it was fantastic. We started with the pork belly as an appetizer which was huge, then the pumpkin curry soup, then the pork shoulder. Everything was incredible. We would highly recommend it.
  9. ML

    MattL

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Booked New Years reservation due to online menu… got to restaurant and was told they were NOT doing the menu!!! Menu was fair food was too salty.
  10. JD

    JohnD

    Orlando

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Amanda did a great job. Food was hot and delicious.
  11. T

    Tourist

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating Christmas
  12. A

    Annie

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great place to meet with friends or celebrate an occasion
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a very cool place with the decor and history. Food was good and service was very good. My only negative was that I made reservations and felt like I was seated at a high top in the bar almost as an afterthought. Reservations were made weeks in advance. I would have expected a regular table.
  14. C

    Cdrez

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food1service1ambience3
    Burnt food veggies crumbled into dust very dissatisfying
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for the leadership team! Awesome service and waitress!
  16. KB

    KBall

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visited Sanford for a Friday nite dinner before seeing the Asian Lantern Display at the Zoo. Sat outside on the sidewalk tables as it was a nice evening. Ordered pork loin. It came out different than I expected. It was on a skewer over some rice and red cabbage. It was ok . Red cabbage was very bland (how does that happen. My wife got the sweet potato Gnocchi. I wish that I had, The cream sauce was delicious and the gnocchi was plump and tender. A home run. We also ordered a large side of Brussel sprouts. This was huge (enough for 4 people) and they were delicious. Overall a pretty good experience. We probably will return but I will order differently.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The jailhouse is always a wonderful place to go in Sanford. The gnocchi is to die for and made in the house. We had a nice meal after the Holidays Homes Tour. I had a Moscow mule but served in a regular drinking glass. Was a little off. My friend had a dish where Brussel sprouts were a side and they tasted amazing just under cooked. Overall great experience.
  18. s

    sfbee99

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined in one of the front rooms where there were 3 other tables seated. Our server was fantastic and had great recommendations - we ordered the black and blue pasta dish and the seasonal gnocchi with cream sauce both of which were delicious. The cocktail list is fun and imaginative and the wine list has some great options. The ambiance was festive although it can get a little bit loud. The location is fantastic, we love downtown Sanford there are so many things in walking distance of the Jailhouse and parking is pretty easy there is street parking and several lots nearby.
  19. RS

    RhondaS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a gem in Sanford! Food exceeded expectations- food was fresh, very nicely presented, reasonably priced and tasty. They have a limited menu but do it well. Service was attentive and informative. The decor and layout of restaurant is unique and interesting- we will return and recommend to others!
  20. SB

    SherrieB

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Limited menu. They will not do substitutions however they did omit the Starr he and added more vegetables instead. Very bright
  21. S

    Sporticus

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Great food
  22. MT

    MichaelT

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time experience here for a birthday dinner. Overall experience was awesome.. loved the atmosphere and the food and service was exceptional.
  23. PB

    PhoebeB

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courtney was our server she was excellent. The food and cocktails were amazing. We will definitely be back.
  24. s

    semjenole81

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The building and restaurant are a really cool concept. The decor was fantastic for Halloween and being that we were about to do a ghost tour it really started the night off for spookiness. However, was disappointed the cocktails are “batch made” so nothing can be done if you don’t like gin or whisky because they are the only option. The wine pour was a little less than generous. The fish dip appetizer: The pita chips stole the show AMAZING. Fish dip was so so. Burger- asked for medium, was on the medium rare side. Fries tasted like they came from frozen. The sweet potato gnocchi with sausage was amazing- delicious for fall. A little overpriced for Sanford- I live in Winter Park and prices were the same we see around here. Probably wouldn’t make a trip back due to having so many great things around us, but a fun night out just the same.
  25. CB

    CesarB

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything except the table was good. They sat us by the bathroom and kitchen so lots of traffic
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this dinner was amazing. However, the Sweet Potato cake was something not to be missed! Definitely will be a favorite place to visit again.
  27. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the venue is unique and so pretty!
  28. J

    John

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Ambiance was nice. Also the server and staff were excellent. Do feel the prices were a little high and the food quality was spotty. Some better than others. I would definitely skip the burger. Not worth $21. I've had better burgers at many less expensive places.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have went there for regular date nights with my s/o. So we decided to celebrate all the libras bdays there. For a large party, everyone was accommodating and attentive. Thanks!
  30. WF

    WayneF

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    they were off their game this time. We had their gnocci, and it was not prepared as well as the last time. Server was great... appetizers were very good (pretzels and pork belly). And the desserts were as well (key lime pie and carrot cake)
  31. JL

    JayL

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    will definitely be back. good service, atmosphere, wine & food!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The place is really cool. The food mediocre and the bottled beer was a little warm. Our server was pleasant.
  34. AL

    AnnL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was good. We had checked the website and the menu was not the same. According to the server the management is aware. Food was very salt forward which made it hard to eat. Beautiful place but won’t be going back anytime soon.
  35. LV

    LynnV

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place. Great service. Cool ambiance.
  36. JZ

    JanZ

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Had the vegetarian fettucini. Love supporting restaurants in Historic Sanford.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been wanting to go since you opened. It didn’t disappoint. We loved the atmosphere, drinks, food and service! We’ll be back!
  38. LN

    LaceyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We brought friends of ours from out of town here. Had a blast! Our waiter was awesome, the food was delicious and the drinks strong! Would definitely recommend!
  39. SW

    ScottW

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to return back and have that same excellent experience and dining again. We will be back soon. Austin was superb and attended to our every need.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious but the dessert was probably the best part! Very delicious I would definitely go for date night again!

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The Old Jailhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Old Jailhouse

113 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771-1331

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sanford

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Phone number

    (407) 548-6964

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