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Sweeney's Seafood

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28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
+1 937-291-3474
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16:00 - 20:30
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Dayton, Ohio
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457 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, the clam chowder is excellent. The special boullabaise was underwhelming. Our server was efficient, even overly so. We weren't finished with our soups when our entrees came out. Throughout the meal she wanted to clear dishes without asking if we were finished. We said something about it and she responded well. The key lime pie was made from scratch... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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476 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is an awesome restaurant, that you have to look close to find. Parking sucks, but the food is great. They make their calamari in thick strips instead of the rings, which makes the best calamari in the world! Service is great, a nice craft beer selection and the seafood is always fresh.

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Dayton, Ohio
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425 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had dinner with a friend. My meal started fine with a nice Caesar salad, but went downhill when my entree arrived. I had a fisherman's platter with clams, flounder and shrimp. The 3 shrimp were fresh and flavorful, but the piece of flounder was thin and tasted old. However, it was the clams that were really terrible. Instead of clam... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

While in town visiting from Cleveland my son-in-law and I were on our own for dinner, since my daughter and granddaughter were at an event for the evening, so he has always enjoyed Sweeney's Seafood and wanted to take me there for dinner. I thought the food was mediocre and the portions were awfully small. Our server was great and... More 

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Thank Dianedmb
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I have gone a couple of times in the last few months on a Friday night to have appetizers and drinks at the bar. The food has been tasty both times, and we LOVE the calamari, which is cooked perfectly, not greasy at all, and comes with two tasty dipping sauces. The salad is fresh and crisp.... More 

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midwest
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Compared to the seafood from the east coast, it was just Ok. Went there especially for fried oysters. Small portion for the price. Different from fried oysters from OC MD, but not bad. Better than none. We love oysters in any form.Happy to have found a place less than 100 miles from home. Didn't care for the mashed potatoes with... More 

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Thank torfa80
nanuqk72, Owner at Sweeney's Seafood, responded to this review

We do have soft shell crabs as a special when they are in season. Which they are currently not. More 

Covington, Kentucky
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Crabcake appetizer was on the small size. Mostly crab but lacked pizzazz - the two sauces on the side helped a little. One was the standard Rémoulade, the other a mustard sauce you may like. The entree was their Black and White sesame seed encrusted tuna. The tuna was fresh and the seeds added visually but not perceptively to the... More 

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Clarksville, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My sweet husband took me out for my birthday and we tried Sweeney's for the first time. I love most fish so I was excited to try this place because of the great reviews. I'm happy to say they were not wrong. I tried the wreck fish (special that night) and it was so awesome! Reminded me quite a bit... More 

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Springboro, OH
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I really used to enjoy Sweeney's, but the last couple times we went there, the food was sub par to say the least. Portions were way smaller than they used to be and the last time was the smallest yet. My husband and I went across the street for huge ice cream treats at Graeter's because we were both still... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I attended a birthday party at Sweeney's last weekend, and everything was handled flawlessly. We had great service, and the owner personally came out and welcomed everyone. This isn't my first trip to Sweeney's, nor will it be my last. I was prompted to finally write this review when I realized so many people in our group had never been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:30
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 22:30
Saturday
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-291-3474

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