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Jay's on Third

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9836 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
+1 609-368-1000
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: WELCOME! Now in its 8th season, Jay's on Third has become one of Stone...
WELCOME! Now in its 8th season, Jay's on Third has become one of Stone Harbor's premiere restaurants, offering seasonally inspired dishes from fresh, local produce, seafood & meats, cooked simply yet incorporating international influences. Bring a bottle of wine & enjoy an evening of casual, fine dining at Jay's, voted South Jersey Magazine 2010 and 2011 Best of the Shore and awarded 4 stars from The Press of Atlantic City. Jay's On Third is a great place to dine and relax, whatever the occasion may be, in a lovely seashore community and neighborhood. Attention to detail sets Jays's on Third apart. Reliability and goodness are shared in an upscale environment in a relaxing atmosphere.
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  • 63
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  • 22
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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East to West coast hands down the best dining experience I have had in many years. Not only was the service exceptional the food was awesome, and I look forward to the opening and more delicious meals from Jay's on Third.😆

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Pearl C
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West Cape May, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We dined at this establishment on Friday evening. Our reservation was for 7:15 pm. We arrived and a sign was on the front door which said "private party"! We went in to a very loud environment. We were never told when making our dinner reservation that a private party was in the dining room! The host told us our table... More 

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West Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

East to West coast hands down the best dining experience I have had in many years. Not only was the service exceptional the food was awesome, and I look forward to the opening and more delicious meals from Jay's on Third.😆

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philadelphia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After coming to Stone Harbor for several years, three of us finally went to Jays for the first time last night. Our collective thought was: "why did we wait so long?". The meals were Swordfish, short ribs, and Pad Thai; all excellent. Fish and meat were cooked perfectly, as were the shrimp in the Pad Thai. Service was professional, prompt,... More 

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Park Ridge, NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate at Jays on Sat. night of Labor Day Weekend. We had a reservation for four @ 6:00 pm- it was the only time available. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and entire experience. We had four adults, no kids. I would not recommend bringing anyone under 18 here. The food selections were varied, making the choice difficult. Everything was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had high hopes based on reviews. Food was ok, nothing special. Server was nice, a bit too doting. Did not wow us.

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Liverpool, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I was staying down the street from this restaurant. So we decided to go on a Tuesday night. I suggest making a reservation. We did not have a reservation but being that it was only 5:45 and looking in the window at most of the tables being empty, did not feel it would be an issue. However... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate at Jay's on Third on a Saturday night. They honored the reservation time and the service was great. The meal was enjoyed by all four of us. We had the rib appetizer which was really delicious. My husband enjoyed the soft shell crab and someone else ordered the wedge salad, which was also excellent. Two of us had... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

While I never thought I would ever write a positive review about any Jersey shore restaurant, I must admit that Jay's has become one of my all time favorites, anywhere! Jay's has it all going for them - fabulous food, impeccable service and friendly. It is owned and operated by people who want to make their diners happy. In addition... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Have heard about Jays, but this was our first visit. The food was excellent and have to agree it was best in SH. Food alone is 5 stars, but service is important in a high end restaurant. We started with the Octopus and Foie Gras/scallops starters. octopus was ok, but it could have been great octopus and I would not... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just had my second visit to Jay's on Third. Consistent high quality preparation of dishes. Indulged in the Hudson Valley foie gras appetizer special. Done to perfection, although the portion was exceedingly small (2-3 bites at most) for $21. The oysters were spot on delicious. The scallops with ginger olive oil foam over mushroom risotto were outstanding. Nice dining in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9836 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Stone Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 609-368-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 38
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

WELCOME! Now in its 8th season, Jay's on Third has become one of Stone Harbor's premiere restaurants, offering seasonally inspired dishes from fresh, local produce, seafood & meats, cooked simply yet incorporating international influences. Bring a bottle of wine & enjoy an evening of casual, fine dining at Jay's, voted South Jersey Magazine 2010 and 2011 Best of the Shore and awarded 4 stars from The Press of Atlantic City. Jay's On Third is a great place to dine and relax, whatever the occasion may be, in a lovely seashore community and neighborhood. Attention to detail sets Jays's on Third apart. Reliability and goodness are shared in an upscale environment in a relaxing atmosphere.
Open Hours
Friday
5:30 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
5:30 am - 10:00 am

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