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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    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
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Camarillo
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  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 8 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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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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13 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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Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Jay's has been in Dayton many years. The seafood is fresh and nicely prepared. The prices are toward the high end in the Dayton area, but they do have some very reasonably priced entrees. I recommend a reservation if you are going in the evening.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good food and good service. The seafood is fresh, presented nicely and had excellent taste. I went as a group, from salmon to oysters, from shrimp to local fish the preparation was first rate. But you really need to go there to see the bar. Absolutely gorgeous, hand carved dark wood bar... probably 40 feet long. It was moved to... More 

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Waite Park, Minnesota, United States
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I attend a convention in Dayton nearly every year and make it a point to have dinner at Jay's. The highlight is the food --- and isn't that what restaurants are all about? I have not had a meal that has disappointed me in 20 years. Service is excellent. There are lots of happy customers talking so the noise level... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Been coming her for over 25 years. Never had a bad meal. We are well traveled and seek out seafood wherever we go. Jay's is in our top 5 seafood restaurants in the country, from Virginia to Florida, to California to Washington. Wait staff are experienced and have been there a long time, a good sign. The menu is varies... More 

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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