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Sweeney's Seafood

28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
(937) 291-3474
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Ranked #111 of 678 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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- Aug 23, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
dayton ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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1,263 reviews 1,263 reviews
845 restaurant reviews
2,354 helpful votes 2,354 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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Dayton, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was craving some fresh seafood, so my husband and I finally checked out Sweeney's. My food was very good, but then again, I wasn't blown away. Relatively speaking, however, this is most likely the best option for freshly-caught and prime choice fish in Dayton. It's a touch expensive, so this wouldn't be a once-a-week type of dinner. We had... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Found this seafood gem hidden away in Centerville with parking off Main Street. My wife and I arrived early and enjoyed a drink at the quiet bar which was a nice change from the usual bar scene. As the remainder of our party of six arrived we were shown a table even though we had no reservations. The service was... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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125 reviews 125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A friend at work recommended this place. I'm from SoCal so I'm a bit of a seafood snob and honestly have not found any source of good fresh seafood in the area. My husband and I started with the brie cheese and it was really good. The swordfish was just flown in today and I just have to try it.... More

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Discovered Sweeney's on Groupon and decided to try it because we are seafood lovers. Despite the hour wait for a table, we were not disappointed. Once seated, our server, Ryan was prompt and attentive. We were served dinner quickly and everything was delicious. Homemade salad dressings, warm bread, and amazing seafood are reasons we will be returning. Lisa stopped by... More

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Centerville, OH
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My wife and I discovered this one-of-a kind seafood supper club in Downtown Centerville a few years ago. Although it went through a change of ownership in 2012, the same staff is still there with the addition of a very talented chef. We’ve experienced excellent service and enjoyed some of the best food in the region with each visit. Their... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The bisque was ok for a starter but from there it was a free falling down to the basement. Cookie st jack was rubber like, fish was fried with odd flavor as if the oil was burned.

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New Lebanon, Ohio
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166 reviews 166 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My husband and I wanted to eat at a local fish restaurant that wasn't a chain, so we chose Sweeney's. I had been here before, however, after reading the reviews, I'm guessing it was under the previous owners. We waited about 5 minutes in the alcove to be seated, as the sign stated "Please wait to be seated", and then... More

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