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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Greenville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

dinner for four, a Thursday evening, not overly busy, good service, all food average or a bit better. not a particulalry robust menu of seafood, but covers basics. wine list also mot overly extensive, just the basics. Nive ambience, old building in historic area, parking readily available. all in all, a nice dining evening, just not exceptional.

Thank retireetraveller47
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Freshest seafood you can get in this area....Reasonably priced, but certainly not inexpensive. Good drink selection as well.

Thank David L
Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed another good dining experience Saturday. Among the many things we like about Jays is the consistency of the food and service and have to always end the meal with a Jay's coffee. We have been eating at Jay's even before the present location when he had the Yankee Tavern on Yankee Street in Centerville.

Thank Ohio C
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Saturday an our experience was exceptional as always. We started with the Oysters Rockefeller and they were the perfect combination of oyster, chopped spinach and cheese. For dinner I had the grilled scallops and they were prepared perfectly. My dining companion had the blackened tuna and it was excellent. Trust me when I say upgrade to the... More 

Thank SusieQ5753
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service just was not in line with the prices! Portions are small, service just so so and really nothing that exciting...used to be a great place but not anymore....

Thank elhak
Dayton, Ohio
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after a show and realized why Jay's is still one of the best restaurants in Dayton. Excellent service and I was always beautiful ambience.

Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I strongly recommend the Cedar Plank Salmon with their garlic mashed potatoes. Also, all desserts made in house from scratch. The chocolate peanut butter tart is to die for!!!

Thank MissMaha
Wilmington, Ohio
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Went here for Christmas Eve dinner. Was very crowded, seating by reservation only. They kept moving tables and chairs around. My steak had a lot of charring on the outside and the inside was more pink then I like, but i ate it anyway. Roasted red potatoes were probably the best think I had. The Caesar salad was good. Waiter... More 

Thank crabbytoro
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at Jays to celebrate our engagement anniversary. Yes, we went on to marry and have kids. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the prawns as an appetizer, salmon and a good pairing of wine for dinner. The peppermint dessert was a perfect ending. If you are seated by a window it can be cold, since... More 

Thank Margaret G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Jays last night, and one of the best meals of the year. I had the pepper crusted tuna and she had the plank salmon. Both were cooked to perfection, and the side dishes and salads were excellent. We splurged and had "the four yums" for desert and finished every bite. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 937-222-2892

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