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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pricey for okay food in the dark

The food was just okay and on the pricey side for a boring dark dinning area. Service was rather impolite too which was surprising!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
K_LfromUSA
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Dayton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was just okay and on the pricey side for a boring dark dinning area. Service was rather impolite too which was surprising!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We eat a J Alexander's all the time. They have very friendly servers and great food. We go here for lunch and dinner. Great selection of wine and the bartenders know how to make our favorite mixed drinks. Try them once and you will be ready to go back again and again to try the whole menu.

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Dayton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've never been disappointed when visiting and dining at J Alexanders. The food and service is always exceptional. Great place to meet to discuss business too.

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Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a patron since they had preview nights way back in 1992 (i think) I've been a regular diner at J Alexander's. The delicious salads are now half the size and missing the decadent drizzled croissants. Their housemade dressings are still wonderful (Kiawah Island-yum) If it's lunch I usually get the French Dip which is now filled with less quantity... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This place is so incredibly unorganized- we showed up and they told us that it would be a 30-45 min wait, an hour and a half later they said it'd be another 45 minutes. The staff at the front desk don't know what they are doing or saying and they seem to give tables to people who complain the loudest.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This place really knows how it's done from start to finish. I went in by myself for some dinner after a business meeting and sat at the bar. Not incredibly busy but the two bartenders were constantly moving and not bad on the eyes if I must admit, a petite red head and a blonde. Friendly, prompt service, great food.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I like the ambiance here, dimly lit lights, nice booths, and great service! I've always ordered the fish of the day and have never been disappointed. The servings are quite large, and they have a nice bar and patio area.

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Troy, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you want a special place to eat a wonderful meal look no further. Classy and great service. nice atmosphere and even better food. This is the absolute best steak I have ever had and my girl would eat there most any day. There are heaters outside if you need a break. Do not miss a chance to visit.

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Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

J.'s has a really nice brunch menu on the weekends. My husband's favorite thing to order was the filet eggs benedict. It was great for a while, but then they started offering it only on Sundays. They changed the meat they use for the filet. Also, it was always a crap shoot for them to get the eggs right -... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I've coming here for years and I can't knock the food or the service,but prices have crept up. Recently I was there with my wife for lunch.Two sandwiches and two drinks (non-alcoholic) and the tab was over $40. With a beer it would be over $50. Lots of wine by the glass but that's pricey, too. I guess you could... 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?