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J Alexander's Restaurant

7970 Washington Village Dr, Dayton, OH 45459-3820
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Ranked #8 of 684 restaurants in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Nice looking restaurant. I was planning on eating dinner at the bar. Too bad I couldn't get the bartender to even acknowledge me. After 10 minutes I decided to leave. I'm pissed, but there are plenty of restaurants down the road.

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Dayton, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thirsty for a cocktail....offer by an attentive mixologist...while seated at a stylish bar, this is the place. Don't sit there too long, because you will need to retreat to the dining room for a superb meal.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. The calamari was also perfectly cooked and tender. We loved the low lit atmosphere and our server was fantastic. Our server recommended the mac n' cheese as a side and said it was better than any mac n' cheese made anywhere. She was right.

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Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I generally avoid chain restaurants, but I love J Alexanders. Their salads are to die for! Quality is always superb. Only downfall is the food and drinks are kinda pricey.

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Clarkston, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I know there are other J. Alexander's locations out there -- but this one in Dayton is the best! From the minute you walk up to this restaurant, the experience is terrific. The outside landscaping is neat and lovely, and when you enter, the hostesses are instantly gracious and welcoming. Even on a busy night, we were seated within 15... More

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Dayton, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is mine and my wife's favorite restaurant. We have been here about a dozen time and have never had a bad experience. Every dish we have tried was excellent! Food is warm, accurate, and served timely always. Would highly recommend if you are in the area. No reservations are needed unless you have a big party.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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275 reviews 275 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I met friends here for dinner and we sat on the small patio which is furnished with comfortable chairs and large umbrellas to deal with the late afternoon sun. Typical of J Alexander the greeters are very friendly, help with the heavy entrance doors and quickly seat the party. Our drinks were served quickly as was a tasty spinach queso.... More

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176 reviews 176 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Anytime you are in the Dayton area you should visit this J. Alexander. It is the best one that I have visited around the country. It is well worth the visit. Also, I recommend ordering the onion ring tower. They have the best onion rings I have ever had.

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vandalia, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

With such competition from Chop House, and Carvers which are right next door, I don't know why J. Alexander's would get skimpy. First problem--steaks are just one size on the menu, and that size is not listed. It just says prime Rib, with salad and a designated side, with no size listing, and then a price of $24!? So, you... More

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Centre, Alabama
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77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The steaks are outstanding and prime rib is very tender and very moist and flavorful. The atmosphere is superb.

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