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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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40439 Stoney Gap road, Albemarle, NC 28001
+1 704-982-5814
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Jay's has the best seafood around. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! This is a must try place!!!

Thank Emily S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This is your classic seafood restaurant. They have a nice buffet, or if your prefer you can order off the menu. They have great "sweet tea", a southern favorite. It's also a good place to book parties with co workers, family and friends.

Thank Sandra A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Good food friendly staff. Only accepts cash so don't bring card. Food is good. Price includes drink.

Thank Heatherdooles
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We went there the first time on a Saturday night and the place was hopping. The food from the buffet was hot and delicious and everyone was pleased. No ambience but lots of variety and well prepared typical fish camp food with a few exceptions . The second time we went was on a Friday night and we entered from... More 

Thank 2mdoves
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We love Jay's Seafood buffet and Jay's Downtowner is also excellent! The grilled Alaskan white fish is great! They have a room that can be reserved for private parties. And they have some of the best desserts around!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Albemarle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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 Stoney Gap road, Albemarle, NC 28001
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Albemarle
  • Phone Number: +1 704-982-5814

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