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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
Closed now
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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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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Great Seafood in Ohio?

Being from California, I had my doubts, but the seafood was very good. The whole meal was excellent and we had top notch service for a large group business dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
aliceblois
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Camarillo
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We took my Father there today for his Birthday dinner. We had a completely lack-luster dining experience - for a myriad of reasons. Both my Father (a Dayton local) and a person at an adjacent table shared the history of the restaurant - which included how they were once extremely reputable, consistent and awesome. I am sad my first experience... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

smoked salmon and asparagus crepe, craft beer on tap, Puzzle of Light music on 1st Fridays. Great wait staff, always a friendly crowd.

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Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been going to Jays for about 30 years. It is the place to go in Dayton if you're looking for excellent fish dinners. They also carry an impressive collection of fine wines. We like the casual atmosphere and yesteryear decor. The hand carved solid mahogany bar is a gorgeous antique. Thursday nights feature lobster and crab dishes at... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A very nice place, with excellent food and an interesting tradition. Very generous portions, tasty options, mostly on seafood. The decoration deserves attention, with interesting details that vary from very simple to sophisticated, that co-exist very harmoniously. Service could be a little more courteous and relaxed, but this of course depends on the server, and on the day. In my... More 

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Camarillo
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Being from California, I had my doubts, but the seafood was very good. The whole meal was excellent and we had top notch service for a large group business dinner.

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Manchester, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were in town to meet with John Emery, an artist, who lives in Dayton area. We asked him where to go for a fish dinner. He recommended Jay's. Since we did not know the area and were right by this we decided to try it. The inner part of the restaurant reminds me of the old days. The bar... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Jay's has been a Dayton mainstay for MANY years. Great food, great service in Dayton's historic Oregon District. The food is always perfectly cooked and delicious. My favorite dish is the grilled, rare tuna. Totally delicious if you love tuna!! Service at the bar and in the restaurant is always excellent. Many of the staff have been with the restaurant... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Beautiful bar area if you have to wait for a table, menu offers great selection for both land and sea lovers, service was very good, noise level is high.

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Dayton
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I entertained business associates from Tokyo to a wonderful dining experience. The staff was very helpful with the fish menu and wine list. My associates are already asking to return later this year. I can always count on Jay's to close out a successful business day.

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Additional Information about Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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

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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: Doing business, Special occasions
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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