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Jays Downtowner Restaurant

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1230 E Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001-5175
+1 704-983-6171
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good48%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“Good food but drab atmosphere”
Mar 14, 2018
“Good visit”
$$ - $$$
1230 E Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001-5175
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was excellent, food was fine but hushpuppies were a little hard but the entire place needs a good cleaning and painting. It's drab and has been for years.

Thank wizard3174
Reviewed March 14, 2018

The food was good. There was a huge buffet with a good variety of food for $12including beverage. The small individual plates was more than I could eat. Fish camp style eating.

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We visit this restaurant weekly! Their flounder is so thick. It's awesome! We've had their shrimp, oysters, and crab cakes. It's all wonderful! Their onion rings are homemade, not the bought variety. I would put this restaurant up against any beach seafood place there is!...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Jay's Downtowner has the best Rib Eye Steak in the Albemarle area. I would rate the seafood as average to above average, but get the Rib Eye here. Great value, enough for two people. You can call ahead if you want to use the drive-thru...More

Thank 627jrh
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Locally owned and operated this restaurant is open weekends. Hot spot for seafood and great steaks! We go here every Thursday night. Delicious meals and good sweet tea a Carolina favorite.

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Not a big fan of this location...the food is just ok. Service was fair. The oyster stew was bland, most everything else was fried. There was really nothing to write home about.

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed November 21, 2016

the best salt and pepper flounder and hushpuppies ever. Really neat place affordable and plenty to eat in any platter

Thank Derek C
Reviewed November 14, 2016

During a recent business trip, my coworkers and I went to eat here. I really enjoyed the seafood and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The service was good and all of us highly recommend this place.

Thank mrscakes2233
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We all went out for dinner and the restaurant was very busy. We finally got a table and was waited on right away. The fish and shrimp was very good ! You get a endless amount of hush puppies and honey butter too ! We...More

Thank karen b
Reviewed June 2, 2016

we love this place! The seafood is the best in the area, large portions and friendly service. They have a couple of meeting rooms and they have take out too.

Thank liz r
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 E Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001-5175
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Albemarle
  • Phone Number: +1 704-983-6171
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