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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
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17:00 - 21:00
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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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centerville
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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....

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Thank elhak
Dayton, Ohio
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank MLCLARK63
Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!!

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Thank MissMaha
Wilmington, Ohio
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank crabbytoro
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Margaret G
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Jays last night, and one of the best meals of the year. I had the pepper crusted tuna and she had the plank salmon. Both were cooked to perfection, and the side dishes and salads were excellent. We splurged and had "the four yums" for desert and finished every bite. The service was... More 

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Thank zxz21
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful seafood restaurants located in downtown Dayton. Live the architecture setting. Food is reasonable and tasty.

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Thank Patricia C
Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great atmosphere enhanced with dark wood and red upholstery lend a dignified air. The food is good and the histroic district of Dayton adds a touch of class. Fun place to relax over dinner.

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Thank Teach2014
Weehawken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

As a person who has spent the majority of his life in Jersey, I generally get skeptical of seafood houses outside of the coasts for the simple reason that the fish is often frozen and transported. When the host of our business trip recommended a seafood restaurant, my skepticism was ready. However, this was quite a nice place. It wasn't... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful wood work in historic building, two old carved bars. A real dayton classic, neighborhood a little rough but a nice relief from the seafood chains.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?