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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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US Expats
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151 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't get me wrong: the food was excellent and the location very beautiful. It is just that it was all frozen in the nineties. There was nothing new and exciting, except maybe the dessert. The service was great, so, maybe, I came with wrong expectations

Thank USExpatsThe3Cs
Roanoke, Virginia
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294 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of us in town for the annual Hamvention in Dayton had a wonderful dinner at Jay's. The could not have been any better. Every thing was hot when served, the taste was true seafood. Have been here before and it was as good as before if not better. Each person remarked about the great taste of the food. Would... More 

Thank jhais28374
Marathon, NY
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation on Mother's Day. Easy parking behind restaurant. Seated without a wait. Place was busy but our waitress was friendly and knowledgable about the menu, made good suggestions. Mussels appetizer was delicious! Dinner was served hot and delicious. Scallops were perfect and fried oysters nice and crispy. Wish we had room for dessert. Would definitely recommend dinner at... More 

Thank UpstateNYtraveler12
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at Jay's for the first time and it was incredible. I've always heard good reports of this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The pan-seared walleye with pecan butter was perfection. Service was professional, friendly and attentive. And our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu items. Atmosphere is historic and I enjoyed the history lesson on the... More 

Thank Linda W
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food,rather pricey the chocolate fudge nut ball was excellent! Our waitress was very nice and our food was brought to us very quickly,I would go back again

Thank Gina T
Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is excellent food, but it is very pricey. Actually, it's over-priced. It seems to cater to the 60s and up set. My friends and I brought the mean age to 70 when we were there and we are all in are early 50s. Seafood is good but there are others that do it just as well at more reasonable... More 

Thank Kimberley L
Dayton, Ohio
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507 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love it here! Always enjoy the hot appetizers. The calamari is the best we've ever had and we lived in Europe for three years. Oysters are always good, when they have them. We've tried most of the entrees over the years and have never been disappointed. May usually begins the soft-shell crab season and they have them, but may... More 

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal here. Love the interior's vintage vibe and helpful staff. From the salad to the appetizer (cheese sticks amazing) to the entree and dessert! Highly reccommend!

Thank Jack G
Kettering, Ohio
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354 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I came here because I got a groupon and they appeared to have good ratings. First of all, when I got here it was pretty empty. It later picked up a bit. Service was quick for being empty, but when it picked up you were easily neglected. It wasn't enough of a pickup for service to depreciate like it was.... More 

Thank waterdance
Lansing, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Took my family to Easter brunch recently. Jay's food was good. The Prime Rib was very good, and the sugar cured bacon delicious, but for 32.00 dollars a person I expected more choices. Anyway, when it came time to pay the bill, I put my credit card in the holder, waitress takes it away to scan it, then comes back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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?