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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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Today
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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Great for a Special Event

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
bergbahnn
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Beavercreek, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Beavercreek, Ohio
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 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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Springfield, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Building is beautiful! We have been told that the food is very good but,We were very disappointed! I got scallops and they were mushy. I could not even eat them! My husband got crabcakes and they were the shredded ones like you get from Kroger,no lumpcrab at all. Either it was just a bad night for them or they... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you want to impress take your date out to Jays and listen to them for a wine selection if you need some help. Great food and service. They also have fantastic cheese and wine pairings.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A longtime mainstay in Dayton, with terrific seafood and good specials, a nice bar, good service, little pricey but worth that. Have to say the calamari rivals anything on the west coast --- instead of over-fried rings, it is tender thick trips lightly breaded & cooked perfectly- ask for tartar sauce for it. Superb. Good place for a date/.. There... 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: 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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