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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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40439 Stony Gap Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001-9129
(704) 982-5814
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is great and the buffet stays fresh with so much to choose from. My husband, mother-in-law and I enjoyed it a lot! We said we would come back!

Thank Rhonda T
Mount Gilead, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places great fish friendly service . The country buffet is to wonderful !

Thank Robert Jr. W
Albemarle, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday evening and it was crowded but were seated rather quickly. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful and pleasant. I ate the buffet and my wife ordered off the menu. By the time I got back to the table, her food was there. The selection on the buffet was excellent, the grilled fish was good... More 

Thank wizard3174
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just to make we don't get confused... There is two Jays. One is the Jays Downtown on Main Street in Albemarle that does not do the buffet and then Jays at Stoney Gap that is the buffet. Both are good and my wife and I have eaten at both. The downtown has nice thick flounder. Stoney Gap has a good... More 

Thank Ed F
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jay's Seafood has buffet and menu items available. Personally, I usually purchase from the menu, but my family and friends always get the buffet. Either way is delicious. On my last trip, my brother talked me into salt-n-pepper calabash shrimp. OMG! I did not need any sauce, because the flavor was totally out of this world!

Thank Toni G
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Good seafood at a reasonable price. They have a buffet that in addition to salad and seafood, has southern comfort foods and choices for dessert. My husband likes the buffet. I am probably in the minority and actually order from the menu because they are one of the few places I have found who do broiled seafood well. Which leads... More 

Thank Colleen L
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Tried to stop while on vacation. Line was out the door and we couldn't even see the hostess stand. Might've been the after church crowd? They must be something real special. We won't know. Ate elsewhere.

Thank Chris B
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100 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My family and I love to eat here. The buffet is fantastic. So many, many choices even for the pickiest of eaters. The buffet has a variety of meat entrees, vegetables, a salad bar, soups, and desserts. My two youngest children love the chocolate and/or vanilla ice cream dispenser! We always enjoy our mealtimes at Jay's Seafood!

Thank TravelingAngelaDawn
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I've had worse seafood on the coast. This place was a nice casual dining experience. Good selection of fish and can be cooked a variety of ways. Busy place and the flounder was excellent!

Thank Mikbaidak
Charlotte, North Carolina
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Always looking for a place to eat near Lake Tillery so finally tried Jay's. We arrived for the Sunday brunch and the place was packed. Every southern home cooked dish...fatback, chicken and pastry, fried chicken, fried catfish, fried chicken livers, fried okra, popcorn shrimp, biscuits, Mac and cheese....and so many others all on an all you can eat buffet..... The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40439 Stony Gap Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001-9129
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Albemarle
  • Phone Number: (704) 982-5814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?