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J Alexander's Restaurant

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7970 Washington Village Dr, Dayton, OH 45459-3820
937-435-4441
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    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 service, good food except for the mac & cheese

We went to celebrate a birthday and had a really good experience overall. We were seated quickly on a Sunday evening. The onion ring appetizer was maybe the best we've had anywhere. We ordered mostly sandwiches with burgers, fish and a club sandwich. They also brought out a beautiful piece of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went to celebrate a birthday and had a really good experience overall. We were seated quickly on a Sunday evening. The onion ring appetizer was maybe the best we've had anywhere. We ordered mostly sandwiches with burgers, fish and a club sandwich. They also brought out a beautiful piece of carrot cake (big enough to share) for our son's... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Redlands Grill is the rebranded name for the former J Alexander's. J Alexander's was first opened in "Restaurant Row" in 1992, and weathered several nearby restaurant closures. This Memphis, TN restaurant is now Redlands Grill. Expect same management, look, employees, and much of the same menu. Corporate goal: upgrade and reprice the menu to a higher level. We expect continued... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

So far, after several years, we have not been disappointed. The food is good, service excellent, lots of variety and attention to detail. My husband is handicapped and they are wonderful about helping him get to a table that is suitable for our needs. The comes by and checks on us and other customers. We especially enjoy their steak and... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I think J Alexander's is a bit over-priced, but the food is delicious. There is a wide variety from which to choose and servings are always massive. I miss the outstanding croissants that used to be baked daily, but I guess the restaurant is looking out for our health. Their Very Best Chocolate Cake is yummy, and that fat-filled dessert... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife's favorite place, because of the prime rib. It's her choice for her birthday dinner out. Wait staff is usually very good. We got a really good one this last visit. Only complaint with this place, and all the others who do the same, is that they put this gawd-awful flavorless shredded cheese on the salads. Wine is overly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Agree with many others; great wine options, mediocre food, overpriced, but nice atmosphere. The tragedy, of too big corporate model is felt throughout, from the auto wait staff questions, so obviously skewed toward $$$$$ and not quality. Paid $9 for a well vodka drink!!!! And it was watered......sigh. Pity the workers who bear the brunt of disgruntled visitors.😟

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have dined at J Alexander's many times. But having moved to Cincinnati, not to often. Happened to be on the south side of Dayton and had the ability to "tickle out taste buds" once again. Really hard to beat the Alex house salad. Onion Rings for a appetizer, chicken fingers & fries also big with a burger & fries. Wonderful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This Restaraunt has goon down hill. I would be embarrassed to recommend this to anyone. Even the management doesn't care how bad customers are treated. I used to love going to this place but no longer. Don't waist your time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Service is the absolute pits. When you have to talk to manager because waiter never shows up at your table and the last time someone did you asked for the ice. It is terrible. The general manager could care less. He didn't even say I am sorry you had a problem. I highly recommend you take this specific Restaraunt off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I go there with my daughter occasionally and we look forward to it. The menu has a very good selectionn. The only disappointment was the bistro steak was pretty tough and chewy. I love their house salads, sure wish they had continued their croissants they used to serve with it. Drinks are expensive. Taco plate was very good. The wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7970 Washington Village Dr, Dayton, OH 45459-3820
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-435-4441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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