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Sweeney's Seafood

28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
(937) 291-3474
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Ranked #82 of 686 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
99 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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Senior Contributor
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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913 restaurant reviews
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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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