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Sweeney's Seafood

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28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
+1 937-291-3474
16:00 - 21:30
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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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Centerville, Ohio
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2,595 reviews
1,681 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,913 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

´Tis a grand evening. From the Canadian Maritimes to Key West; From Anchorage to Costa Rica, Sweeney’s Seafood is one of the best seafood houses in North America. We have experience in dining coastal Atlantic from the Canadian Maritimes to Key West, and coastal Pacific from Anchorage to Costa Rica, and Sweeney’s fish house is precisely the premium fish house... More 

1 Thank SavantIII_11
Kingsley, Michigan
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I started dining here about a year and half ago and we enjoy it. My husband regularly orders the cajun pasta or the paella. I love their fillet oscar style. Their creme brule could be better if the top was done just before serving and still warm but it's served cold like its been waiting in the... More 

1 Thank JRoberts20
Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Dinner was fantastic. Excellent scallops and jambalaya. Very nice sized portions at a reasonable price. Service was a little slow, but all in all a good experience.

1 Thank zxz21
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

First time eating at this independent locally owned restaurant...was so impressed! Menu has not only fish but alot of other options and our dinner was nothing but great!!! Service was very good and will plan many more visits!!!

Thank elhak
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Not a lot of seafood options in the area but this one is really rough. The restaurant smells fishy, and good fish should not smell, so no excuses there. The menu has fine-dining prices with diner quality food and presentation. It cost my grandfather and I $67 to eat here. I simply recommend going elsewhere.

Thank kjm445
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first time here. I chose to order the "Oscar" filet. I asked for it medium... it came our Rare. They had to cook it more. Also one of our companions Salmon was under cooked as well. Loved the presentation of our food, very fancy! The "ship wreck" drink was delicious!! Would probably go back again. Nice atmosphere!

Thank OhioMomof4boyz
Dayton, Ohio
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505 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 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 

1 Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Chesterfield, Virginia
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547 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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.

1 Thank mike b
Dayton, Ohio
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488 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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 

Thank Marblehead750
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
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?