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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
937-222-2892
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Ranked #66 of 682 restaurants in Dayton
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I use to be a frequent visitor to Jay's and had not been there in awhile. I love to eat at locally owned places instead of the chains. So, here you go. The food is still good and our waiter was excellent. However, it is pricier than it should be and the ownership needs to go hospitality training. We had... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Don't look for a big store front or parking lot. This place is a converted house and which is elegant inside. You would not be over dressed in a coat and tie but a button up shirt and slacks are acceptable. The service was unquestionably good and the food was too. The vichyssoise was very tasty. Make sure you try... More

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Palo Alto, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I ate at this restaurant with a large group a few days ago. We admittedly disadvantaged the wait staff because our party had split checks. That said, my dinner (broiled seafood platter) was delivered and although the shrimp and scallops were tasty, the fish had a strong, soapy taste to it. When I tasted the fish I decided not to... More

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We dined here recently with friends. The menu is definitely seafood, although there is one steak entrée and one chicken/pasta if I recall. They do have a few specials as well. The spinach salad is awesome. Desserts are also very good. Great wine selection. Prices are reasonable for fine dining. Service was excellent. I would go back if ever in... More

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Eaton, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a nice restaurant to visit if you are visiting the Dayton area. It is a little hard to find. It is in a large old brick building. Interior boasts a long antique bar and open beam ceiling. Wait staff is friendly and very attentive. Food is rather expensive for what you get. Will cost you around 50 dollars... More

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Honomu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Jay's has been Dayton's primary seafood restaurant for over 35 years. That's good and bad. The seafood they serve is generally very good. The atmosphere is charming, if a bit antique-oriented. The slightly disappointing side is that they're resting on their laurels and offer nothing new or creative. Today's menu is pretty identical to that of 35 years ago. It's... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

When dining in Dayton, a must go to place is Jay's Seafood restaurant. The atmosphere is quaint and friendly. The staff are very attentive and the food on the regular menu is wonderful.

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Sidney OH
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Love the atmosphere of Jay's. Reminds you of the way nice restaurants used to be before all the chains came in. Food is magnificent here. Husband is not typically a seafood fan and he loved it. It is in the Oregon District which has its own charm. Always a plus to go to Jay's.

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's hit or miss here. I brought my boyfriend as he needed a place to take clients. Based on tonight's service he will not. The food is good, but old school presentation.

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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been going to Jay's every year for a couple of decades, when I attend an annual conference in May. The décor is unique and the seafood is varied, tasty, and well prepared. The ambience is lively (a bit noisy), but we always run into interesting people while sitting at the beautiful bar, prior to dining.

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