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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
937-222-2892
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun to be back to a restaurant we've loved for years!

Celebrated our 46th anniversary with drinks and dinner here, where we celebrated our anniversary the year we moved to Yellow Springs (1976). Cocktails are a generous pour and well crafted. The seafood (fried oysters and fisherman's platter) were as we remembered and nicely done. It seemed a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
ljhfarmgirl
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Salesville, Ohio
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food is very good. Service was average when I went. But it was very busy. And pricey! Had more of an older crowd and our seats were uncomfortable. Guess this depends on what atmosphere you like but I wasn't hugely impressed.

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Brookville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We'll always love this place. Everything is SO good! :) Drinks are wonderful, win is wonderful, appetizers are wonderful, can't say enouth kinder things.

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Salesville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Celebrated our 46th anniversary with drinks and dinner here, where we celebrated our anniversary the year we moved to Yellow Springs (1976). Cocktails are a generous pour and well crafted. The seafood (fried oysters and fisherman's platter) were as we remembered and nicely done. It seemed a bit much of an upcharge for their signature spinach salad at $4, but... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One trip to Jay's made it clear it is the longstanding gem of Dayton dining. Our first interaction was with a couple celebrating their 23rd anniversary at the site of their first date, just as they do each year. The location, the history, the beautiful bar and the expert waitstaff created a wonderful atmosphere. But the food! Oh, the food!... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is Dayton's best seafood restaurant. The oysters are very good and always fresh and the place has a very cozy vibe. Parking can be difficult but they do have valet if needed. Very nice bar as well.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The menu is varied featuring seafood, of course. Always flavorful and good. But if you're wanting a quiet place, this is far from it. The restaurant is wood from top to bottom, with nothing to absorb sound. So every time I've been there, it is so loud with conversation that you can barely hear what people at your own table... More 

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Latina, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Everything is fresh and delicious. Don't expect the fancy: just the properly prepared seafood that you might want to eat as often as you can. Prices go with the market fares, but the bill is never to steep, and always worth it.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Jay's is an iconic Dayton restaurant, and it's that --- a restaurant. It's not some chain in which a corporation buys in bulk. It's an independently owned place that prides itself in bring in fresh seafood. The service is fantastic and the food excellent. It can also be a good bargain. Their meals of the month comes with salad, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've visited this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed with their food or service. Here are my recommendations for a successful meal. 1. Go off season on a weeknight. Service is fast and the food comes out quickly. 2. All of the home-made salad dressings are great. I particularly like the blue cheese. 3. The oven baked scallops... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal and the venue. Some had the salmon, and I had the chicken. Salad was delicious. I would recommend reservations as the restaurant wasn't huge. Enjoyed walking around the Oregon district after dinner too.

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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: Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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