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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great building

Love the ambiance of this space and the history. Service was good, seafood was fresh and very tasty. Everyone else had dessert it looked awesome. Full bar. Very enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pinckney, Michigan
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Pinckney, Michigan
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the ambiance of this space and the history. Service was good, seafood was fresh and very tasty. Everyone else had dessert it looked awesome. Full bar. Very enjoyable.

Thank DrSandyD
Xenia, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have celebrated New Year's Eve at Jay's for the last several years...it's become our tradition. We were fortunate enough to have gone when Jay was still living. In fact, on one of our earlier visits, as we were waiting to be seated, we enjoyed a glass of wine with Jay himself. The ambiance of the restaurant... More 

Thank Vickie45385
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sure the seafood is good, but try the steak. Great atmosphere and old feeling. Great date night. A bit pricey. Get the desert too. I never get desert out but do here

Thank Kyle O
Kettering, Ohio
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Growing up on the East Coast, in a traditional Italian household, fish, not meat was eaten on Christmas Eve. This year, my son and I, went to Jay's Seafood Restaurant to celebrate. It was the best decision that we had made for the holiday season. The food was fresh, delicious! Our server was warm, friendly, attentive. Decor was festive. We... More 

Thank LauraMacy
Troy, Ohio
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a party of 8 Tuesday night to celebrate a cousin's 50th birthday. I used to be a regular at Jay's awhile back when entertaining out of town guests for business. Now I only make it there once or twice a year. This time the food quality wasn't the best and the prices seemed to be much higher than... More 

Thank CJT1997
Oakwood, Ohio, United States
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner with friends Sunday evening. Service was ok, but a little quirky. I ordered the Root Vegetable salad (with an up-charge) that was on the three course January special. Although it was good, it was disappointing because it was not adequately described. Instead of a salad made with root vegetables it was a simple mixed greens salad with... More 

Thank Kimberly R
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful dinner at a warm, friendly restaurant with helpful and attentive staff. It was a little hard to find and the entrance is on the side but worth the extra effort. Look UP on the side of the building for the sign because there isn't one at street level. I had the scallops small order and it was very filling... More 

Thank Wendy M
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Jays is a nice way to enjoy some seafood without going to the Beach. Food is well prepared and the selection is varied and always fresh. Jays is good and never misses the mark. Always a good stop before going to the Shuster.

Thank Mortgageman9000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We got to this Restaurant right before it closed ,,I was glad they let us in and the food was good,,Next time we go to the bike show we will come back,,,nice people

Thank 412Craig1957
Piqua, Ohio
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Has been nearly 8 years since we've been to Jay's. Atmosphere I would give a 4.5. Interior is charming and well-kept. The bar is a beautiful Victorian or Edwardian era masterpiece and can be seen from all over the dining room. Food was decent but not awesome considering the price. I had grilled scallops, friend had the planked salmon, both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-222-2892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?