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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 - 11:00 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
Good for:
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A couple weeks ago my boyfriend had told me about Jay's. I've been looking for a raw bar. Unfortunately Jay's adoes not have a seafood tower butthey do have an oyster bar. The oysters were on the small side and a little gritty. It was ok. But don't worry it gets better. The main dish we both got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Jennifer S
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dayton, Ohio
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252 reviews 252 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Came here with 10 family members. Reservations were no problem. We all had something different. Everything was great. Try the Seafood Delight, it is worth the price. Service is always superior, this time no exception. The dessert even has her own menu. Everything is made fresh daily and delightful.

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Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We enjoyed our meal but I gave it 3 stars as the shrimp were very over cooked, the oysters did not have much flavor and the quality did not seem to as good as I remember. It's been years since I have been here and it may be a few years before I go back. I like the atmosphere, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A couple weeks ago my boyfriend had told me about Jay's. I've been looking for a raw bar. Unfortunately Jay's adoes not have a seafood tower butthey do have an oyster bar. The oysters were on the small side and a little gritty. It was ok. But don't worry it gets better. The main dish we both got was the... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have been coming to Jay's for years, especially if we have a special event to celebrate. The atmosphere and service is always top notch, and you can always count on an excellent meal. Their Calamari strips are an excellent starter, and this time we had Bourbon Salmon and Grilled Rare Tuna. Both done to perfection. At Jay's you never... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have been eating at Jay's for many years, and always have seafood that is always fresh and well prepared. This is not a "happening" restaurant, but is reliable in its quality. The chef has been doing monthly fixed price meals that are less traditional than the regular menu; we have not been disappointed in any selection. Decent wine list... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Consistently very good food every time I go. Hard to go to dayton and not eat here. Fresh seafood or steaks excellent. Great atmosphere. A Dayton landmark.

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best seafood restaurants going. The service is usually very good. The chef is accomplished and innovative. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. The wine list is extensive and compliments the offerings very well. Have eaten there many, many times and have always been very happy with the experience, whether in a group, alone, of just a... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited Jays on Valentine's Day. They don't take reservations but we only waited about thirty minutes. The hostess came and found us at the bar, and we had a great corner table! The service was excellent. I had the salmon, highly recommend. My fiancée had fried oysters that were ok. We will def be back.

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Aweful cod...bad service...totally overpriced! When I told server my cod is cold and raw, she ignored me and put it on bill...aweful experience!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Jays' always offer fresh seafood and friendly service. We went after 10 plus years of absense in the area, but their food and service have not changed and still are exceptional. I want to add wine selection are quite reasonable. Please enjoy them fully and you won't be disappointed.

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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, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?