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Sweeney's Seafood

28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
(937) 291-3474
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Ranked #87 of 689 Restaurants in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Oyster Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
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194 reviews 194 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Restaurant Week selections that we chose at Sweeny's were the Filet Oscar ($25.15) and the Cod with Chips ($20.15.) We started with the Dynamite Shrimp which were just spicy enough. The Caesar Salad was not very fresh but the Squash Soup was very tasty. The filet and crab cake were excellent and the cod was good. The Souverain 2012... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I took my fiancé to Sweeney's for his birthday. He wanted seafood and neither of us had tried Sweeneys. It is in the heart of downtown Centerville and has a back door entrance. Very inviting and warm atmosphere. I had the oysters Rockefeller and my fiancé had the shrimp cocktail. Both were delicious! For entrees we had scallops and tilapia... More 

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127 reviews 127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Five business associates made reservations for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were immediately seated. Our server was attentive and thorough. We ordered shrimp, clams, and crab cakes. All entrees were cooked perfectly and tasted absolutely delicious. I ordered a side of stewed tomatoes and they were as good as the Pine... More 

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Centerville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We love eating at the bar. Doug is the best bartender and the drinks are very worthy. The clams and pork chop are the best!!! Deserts are simply wonderful. We are newbies so we are looking forward to trying everything on the menu....:)

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were both hungry for seafood and since we just can't bring ourselves to hit the national chain nearby, we decided on Sweeney's. We have been there before, however it has been several years. My husband got the butternut squash ravioli and shrimp and I got the salmon with creamed spinach. Both were the evenings specials and boy were they.... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

The Dayton area is not overly renowned for its cuisine: mostly a case of quantity over quality. Sweeneys offers decent food and service at a decent price. I had the lobster ravioli: the pasta was heavy and a little stodgy, as was the sauce. They do not prepare the ravioli in house and you can tell. But it was quite... More 

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New Castle, Indiana
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33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The wife and I ate here for a late dinner on Friday September 26, 2014. I admit to being hesitant to go to a seafood restaurant in Ohio, let alone one in a small town, but we like to go to locally owned restaurants and gave it a go after reading nice reviews. We were greeted by the owner who... More 

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dayton ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It has been years since we have gone here, Cannot recall why, but I think it just wasn't a great meal way back when ... So what a nice SURPRISE! We found it to be attractively decorated, pleasant and comfortable seating and Great food and service! The waitress was one of the best I have had !!! Pleasant, brief but... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The wait for the food was unfavorable especially since it came out not very hot. My butterfly shrimp appetizer looked like and tasted like the frozen butterfly shrimp from the frozen section in the grocery store that I ate as a kid. My husband's swordfish was not cooked throughly at all to the point where the server was surprised. The... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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942 restaurant reviews
2,693 helpful votes 2,693 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Sweeney's Seafood Restaurant is located dead center in Centerville. There is great parking to rear of restaurant, and very easy entrance and egress to Main Street. My Family of Origin always had Chesapeake Oysters (in the “R” months,) and the oysters were purchased by the gallons in Maryland. Thus I developed a hearty appetite for seafood. Moreover, Chesapeake Oysters were... More 

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Additional Information about Sweeney's Seafood

Address: 28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
Phone Number: (937) 291-3474
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Oyster Bar

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