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Sweeney's Seafood

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Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
(937) 291-3474
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4:00 pm - 8:30 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: Reservations, Takeout

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  • 9
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent seafood dinner

This was our first visit to the long-standing independent restaurant after new owners took over, more than a year ago. We visited on a Friday evening. Parking was limited. The restaurant had accepted reservations for our party of four and we were promptly seated on arrival. The restaurant was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
David V
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Dayton, Ohio
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was our first visit to the long-standing independent restaurant after new owners took over, more than a year ago. We visited on a Friday evening. Parking was limited. The restaurant had accepted reservations for our party of four and we were promptly seated on arrival. The restaurant was packed. Ambiance was nice but it was quite noisy. One of... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I were in need of a "night out" and dined here in February 2015. Our overall experience was very enjoyable. We had reservations and were immediately seated at a table next to a nice aquarium. Their craft beer selection is terrific, as was their menu. We ordered crab bread for an appetizer, it was quite good. For... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is by far one of my favorite places to eat. Bread is amazing, salads are great, filet melts in your mouth and calamari is amazing! Worth every penny!!!

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Fairborn
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205 reviews 205 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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Venice
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135 reviews 135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Reviewer
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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, Oyster Bar
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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