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Sweeney's Seafood

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28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
(937) 291-3474
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
seafood in Centerville

Hadn't been here ... well about 10 yrs. Tried it for restaurant week which is a great way to try new places for a reduced price. It was a nice meal .. loved the aquariums. We shared the Smoked Salmon Crepe:Hand-filled crepe filled with cold Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Dill Crème Fraiche and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
chattygirl7491
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Franklin Ohio
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Middletown, Ohio, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband and I had diner here one evening around 6:30 pm on a Friday evening.It was fairly busy but we were seated right away. I had Seafood Mac and Cheese and my husband had clam chowder And a fish sandwich. I ended up stealing his clam chowder because it reminded me of the awesome chowder we had in Monterey California.... More 

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Franklin Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been here ... well about 10 yrs. Tried it for restaurant week which is a great way to try new places for a reduced price. It was a nice meal .. loved the aquariums. We shared the Smoked Salmon Crepe:Hand-filled crepe filled with cold Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Dill Crème Fraiche and Fried Bay Scallops: Fresh Nantucket Island Bay... More 

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1 Thank chattygirl7491
Centerville, Ohio
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1,949 reviews
1,293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tis a dreary winter day, and we are having dreams of dining at Hilton Head Island. We often frequent Sweeney’s Seafood Restaurant on Friday and or Saturday and more during Lent. We can count on a hearty greeting by Lisa, and publican, Doug as we enter. Doug assures us that the Scottish Belhaven in on draught. We take note that... More 

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4 Thank SavantIII_11
centerville oh
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love Sweeney’s. We never sit in the restaurant, always at the bar. Doug, the bartender has been there for 20 plus years. It is always fun having a drink and a meal, while interacting with the others patrons and Doug. Food ranges from steaks, chicken, sandwiches, pasta, seafood being their specialty. Clam Chowder is really good.... More 

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3 Thank jeffCentervilleOh
Centerville, Ohio
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

If you're looking for good seafood in Dayton, Sweeney's is the spot! It's a great little secret and you have to know how to find it, but once you do you'll be back! It's become our favorite spot. Always very good specials and the food is outstanding. Sit at the bar and be entertained by Doug, one of the best... More 

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2 Thank Bill10161
Dayton, Ohio
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341 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We have lived in the Dayton area over 30 years and Jay's has always been our go to place for great seafood. Now that we have moved to the south side of town, Sweeney will move right up the list. The broiled seafood platter was the best flounder I've had since Virginia Beach. Service was great. We will become repeat... More 

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2 Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Kettering, Ohio
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We almost always sit at the bar when we visit because the company is interesting and it's fun to meet new people. Gary, behind the bar, has never disappointed. Calamari is almost always the dish my husband orders simply because it's always done to perfection. Sweeney's also offers some unique specials and it is also one of the very few... More 

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2 Thank kdemolet
Centerville, Ohio
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Sweeney's is one of the few locally owned and operated restaurants around. The food is excellent, especially the bourbon salmon! Service is excellent and they always check back to see if you need anything, and to check to ensure you're enjoying your meal.

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2 Thank enjoymyweekends
Centerville, Ohio
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1,949 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Old habits die hard. My wife and have acclimated to a lifetime of Friday seafood dinners, and the Dayton area seafood scene was very scant in “ancient times.” Sweeny’s Seafood Restaurant is always a “Friday blessing.” Yes, we do include nearly all Dayton area seafood restaurants once – twice a week; however, Sweeny’s Seafood Restaurant is always a welcome event;... More 

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3 Thank SavantIII_11
Centerville, Ohio
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great restaurant that fills an empty niche in Centerville. For long-time residents, Sweeney's is in the old Antonio's Restaurant. The inside is bright and cheery with a nautical theme--a far cry from the old dark, red velvet of the former Italian restaurant. Fresh fish, delicious bread and a well-stocked bar complete with a variety of microbrews await you. I miss... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: (937) 291-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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

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