About

Historic Arrow SignTee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurants
Company History

Tee Jaye’s Country Place is a family-owned, family-operated company that believes every business starts with certain basic principles: a belief in who we are… what we represent … how we conduct business … and how we feel about our customers and employees.

When our founders, Jules and Nita Sokol, opened their first restaurant, in September 1970, they wanted it to be an extension of their family and home. A friendly, folksy, warm place in which their customers could relax and feel just plain good. They also wanted to serve the kind of meals they grew up with – home cooked, freshly made and with generous portions!

Our Founders
Jules Sokol Nita Sokol

Jules Sokol

Nita Sokol

“They had a dream about a restaurant that had real “down home” food, served up in a place that’s just like home.” 

Dayna Sokol  Tee Jaye's President

Dayna Sokol
Tee Jaye’s President

They had a dream about a restaurant that had real “down home” food, served up in a place that’s just like home. They put all of that together and Tee Jaye’s Country Place became a reality!

That’s how Tee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurants began and that’s how our restaurants are operated today. Friendly folks serving our customers quality food, the very best we can make it. We try to make everyone feel they’ve received good value for their money.

We now have nine locations in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area. When you walk into Tee Jaye’s and hear that friendly greeting “Howdy Folks!” please know that it comes from the heart.