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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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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Across the Board: Food, Service, Athmosphere

Let's begin by clarifying: THIS IS NOT IN DAYTON. It's in downtown Centerville. Not sure why the address is listed as Dayton. We made our first trip to Sweeney's for my wife's birthday and were not disappointed. Staff was friendly and atmosphere was "classic" for a seafood restaurant. Food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Dan T
New Lebanon, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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310 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Kettering, Ohio
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank kdemolet
Centerville, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank enjoymyweekends
Centerville, Ohio
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1,891 reviews
1,243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,962 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 

2 Thank SavantIII_11
Centerville, Ohio
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

1 Thank WaltripWoman
New Lebanon, Ohio
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Let's begin by clarifying: THIS IS NOT IN DAYTON. It's in downtown Centerville. Not sure why the address is listed as Dayton. We made our first trip to Sweeney's for my wife's birthday and were not disappointed. Staff was friendly and atmosphere was "classic" for a seafood restaurant. Food quality was good and service prompt throughout our stay. The serving... More 

1 Thank Dan T
Centerville, Ohio
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We always try to support the locals but these locals couldn't care less if we were there or not. The hostess dropped the menus and never said a word..she clearly did not want to be there. The food is good but don't order non alcoholic beverages unless you're ok with no refills. Bottom line...good food terrible service. I'll go someplace... More 

Thank bracol1
Centerville, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Big fan of Sweeneys' organic salmon, and seared Ahi tuna....never miss ordering their broccoli as a side..,and Doug at the bar is very intuitive and pleasant to chat with. Always have great beers on tap and my visits never disappoint.

1 Thank Jimmy S
Lebanon, Ohio
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I'd call this a sort of hidden gem, decor was nice and the food delicious. I had scallops, grilled. Mys dining partner had the salmon which was alos very good.

Thank Tom H
Dayton, Ohio
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

1 Thank David V

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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
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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