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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected a fish restaurant with various choices of fish. What we found was limited choices for fish but some really unique preparations. I found my choice to have an overpowering taste hiding the fish. It could of been better. We felt the prices were a bit too high for the selections. Nice decor.

Thank catshephearder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We try to get to Jay's as often as we can, and can truthfully say we have never has a bad experience. Love the Oysters Rockefeller. All of their fish dishes are fresh and delicious and the chocolate mousse dessert is always a must. Would recommend the spinach salad substituted for the regular salad that comes with dinner as it... More 

Thank SusieQ5753
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent dining experience. The service was the best I have seen in a long time. The waiter took it upon himself to send something back to the kitchen because it didn't look right to him. Thoughtful and perceptive. The food is outstanding and the champagne selection is better tham most.

Thank yurmyka86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rated this a 4 two years ago. Raised it to 5 on the basis of their improved wine selection, which includes my favorite chard, Rombauer, and their perfect execution of blackened wild Copper River salmon. Done just right, with only enough blackening spice to add some flavor without overwhelming the fish. Our experienced server managed our crowd of 12 with... More 

Thank realdesertfox
Alcoa, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Totally cool place. High end but not stuffy. We took our 9 and 5 year olds. No kids menu but we figured that going in. Our kids love fish so no problem--pan fried walleye and fries (shared) made for an amazing fish and chips for them and 9 year old ate the salad that came with. Hubby and son raved... More 

1 Thank MomFTW
Auburn Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Service was great (ask for Chonda) and the food was excellent. Try the strawberry salad if in season!!

1 Thank tzxj3n
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Had great service by Kim, she took wonderful care of us. Everyone in our party had the seafood plate. Will return on next years trip to Dayton.

Thank jhais28374
Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Went to Jay's as a reward for my son's Masters Degree from the University Of Dayton. He got his bachelor's in Florida so sea food seemed in order. First and foremost we were met at the door By Amy and were taken to seats immediately. Our server was absolutely amazing. She was quick, efficient and very entertaining. Loved our server.... More 

Thank smenard415
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Very close to our hotel, so the drive was super easy! Parking was a breeze as well. Start with the HUGE shrimp cocktail (4 shrimp were $17)....did I mention this was excellent! I would recommend the blackened swordfish...I actually ordered the rare tuna. It was tasty, but the swordfish was incredible. Very good service and a lot of history -... More 

Thank Brad945
Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is the second time I have eaten at Jay's and again I am impressed with the Seafood in Dayton. Started with oysters on the half shell, outstanding. I tried the seafood triple play and it was fantastic. This is a place you will usually need a reservation. This is a restaurant for the over 60 crowd. Only draw back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-222-2892

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