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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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  • 76
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 11
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  • 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
Fresh Seafood and a unique atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Stan R
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Dayton
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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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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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Have lived in dayton ohio and consider Jays our favorite for special occasions or anytime.the service is tops. The seafood is fresh and delicious. The desserts yummy.Would recommend it highly.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went to Jay's Seafood Restaurant for a business function. There was about 30 of us where we were in a back room of the Restaurant. We were provided with a set menu with choice of 4 mains. I was hoping for some Sea Bass, but only Salmon and Swordfish was on the selection, so went for the Filet Mignon, which... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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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
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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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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, Doing business, 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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