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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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466 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went their with family in December and our very discerning son had the filet. He said it was the best he had ever had. So we came back a month later and I had to give it a try. It was by far the best filet. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Medium rare, I could... More 

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Greenville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

dinner for four, a Thursday evening, not overly busy, good service, all food average or a bit better. not a particulalry robust menu of seafood, but covers basics. wine list also mot overly extensive, just the basics. Nive ambience, old building in historic area, parking readily available. all in all, a nice dining evening, just not exceptional.

Thank retireetraveller47
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Freshest seafood you can get in this area....Reasonably priced, but certainly not inexpensive. Good drink selection as well.

Thank David L
Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed another good dining experience Saturday. Among the many things we like about Jays is the consistency of the food and service and have to always end the meal with a Jay's coffee. We have been eating at Jay's even before the present location when he had the Yankee Tavern on Yankee Street in Centerville.

Thank Ohio C
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Saturday an our experience was exceptional as always. We started with the Oysters Rockefeller and they were the perfect combination of oyster, chopped spinach and cheese. For dinner I had the grilled scallops and they were prepared perfectly. My dining companion had the blackened tuna and it was excellent. Trust me when I say upgrade to the... More 

Thank SusieQ5753
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The food and service just was not in line with the prices! Portions are small, service just so so and really nothing that exciting...used to be a great place but not anymore....

Thank elhak
Dayton, Ohio
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after a show and realized why Jay's is still one of the best restaurants in Dayton. Excellent service and I was always beautiful ambience.

Dayton, Ohio
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I strongly recommend the Cedar Plank Salmon with their garlic mashed potatoes. Also, all desserts made in house from scratch. The chocolate peanut butter tart is to die for!!!

Thank MissMaha
Wilmington, Ohio
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went here for Christmas Eve dinner. Was very crowded, seating by reservation only. They kept moving tables and chairs around. My steak had a lot of charring on the outside and the inside was more pink then I like, but i ate it anyway. Roasted red potatoes were probably the best think I had. The Caesar salad was good. Waiter... More 

Thank crabbytoro
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at Jays to celebrate our engagement anniversary. Yes, we went on to marry and have kids. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the prawns as an appetizer, salmon and a good pairing of wine for dinner. The peppermint dessert was a perfect ending. If you are seated by a window it can be cold, since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-222-2892

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?