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“Good take-out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jay's Gourmet Pizza & Seafood

Jay's Gourmet Pizza & Seafood
2975 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2979
760-720-9688
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Ranked #38 of 271 restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Description: Various reviews listed on igougo, Urbanspoon, insiderpages... One of those quaint little places that serves large portions of really good food.
Maine
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Good take-out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We wanted take-out as our granddaughter was too tired to eat out after a full day at Seaworld. The front desk of our hotel recommended Jay's. We got the chicken Marco Polo and the Pizzeria...both were good (although the Polo was a little heavy in the wine.) However the price was very reasonable, and there was plenty of food, and the folks very nice. It was nice switch from burgers or pizza.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Almost Missed This One”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We spent a week staying near Jay's Gourmet, walking past it a few times without giving it much thought. Finally, someone said, "if you want an outstanding meal..." And so we made it to Jay's... We were tucked into a cozy corner where we were able to watch the goings on as we enjoyed a wonderful meal and the great service and friendly conversation with Ashley and Heather. We ordered Chicken Marco Polo and whatever the seafood special was that night. Both were terrific and surprisingly didn't leave a dent in our pocket the way some restaurants do. We had enough food that we were able to take anything we couldn't eat with us to enjoy the next day. Jay's deserves every good review it gets.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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DENVER, CO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fun locals kind of place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Staying in Carlsbad, CA for a couple of days, and just wanted a pizza our first night in. We were able to walk over to Jay's from our hotel, and had heard locals like this funky little joint, and now, so do I!

The inside dining area is small, but they offer a few tables outside in front of their parking lot. If it had been a warmer evening, we might have done that, but inside was fine, though a bit loud at times. Our server, Ashley, was welcoming from the moment we walked in the door, and was very friendly and accomodating.

We decided on a large pizza, 1/2 homemade meatball and cheese, and 1/2 hawaiian (canadian bacon and pinneapple). While both tasty, my dinner companion and I liked the meatball side the best. The other half's pinneapple was deliciously sweet, but the canadian bacon didn't have that much flavor. The crust is thin and chewy. We didn't order anything else except iced teas, and our bill came out to $22.00.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Carlsbad, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Jay's has been in this location for more than 20 years, consistently offering huge portions, great-tasting food, and fair prices. There are also enough menu choices for many return trips.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glendale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“New Year's Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great place to take family for dinner. Good food, large menu selection. Quick courteous service. Called ahead for a large party and was well received and waiting for us.

Visited January 2013
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