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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (114 reviews)
“scallops” (27 reviews)
“bourbon salmon” (11 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We bought a groupon for this restaurant. Nice ambiance in an original 1800’s building - lots of history in this place. I had the salmon and quite frankly it was dry. I have had much nicer salmon in other local restaurants. Service was fine but...More

Thank Nancy45322
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not what I expected. I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day and they were out of everything we want it. On a busy time like this how can you be out of steak and other Seafood. What we did get was so so the...More

Thank slkric4077
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is Jay's crab legs! and legs I got, wrapped in hot towels in a basket, awaiting the butter, prepared and cracked to perfection so that all I needed was my teeny fork and my fingers to enjoy.. well.. actually I should have used the fork...More

Thank 956chantalw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

jay's is worthwhile visiting if only for the bar. It is a 19th bar, had carved wood and leather, about 50 feet long. The two bartenders have been there for decades and they actually know how to mix drinks. Make sure you have time for...More

Thank s G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress was really nice, but the food was average at best. Anyone who has lived near a coast would certainly agree. My food was served burnt black and crispy. Fortunately the waitress was nice and asked to replace the item and offered something else....More

Thank AF17D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the lobster seafood platter. it had cod, scallops, shrimp and lobster tail so fresh that it tasted like it had just been caught. I also had oysters to start and they wee fresh and delicious. We didn't expect to have such good seafood...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Restaurant brings in fresh seafood and had three options for Walleye, not many places would have this offering in Ohio. Mine was Pecan crusted and delicious. Service was friendly and tremendous. Wine selection was great and a very good appetizer list ( many options could...More

Thank davew49
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We had 14 people in our group, and service was top notch. The pepper crusted tuna special was more of a salty spices crust than pepper, and the salt overpowered the tuna. Get the wedge salad—I’m still savoring the flavors! The red potatoes were done...More

Thank Jake S
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were out for girls night out and decided to try jays since it had been awhile sincerely I d been there. We got the shrimp and scallops and the were the BEST EVER!!!!! This is a must for excellent freshly flown...More

Thank onetwo w
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Jay’s Seafood on a Friday. The place is always packed so make reservations or plan to wait. We didn’t have reservations but got seats at the bar; it’s a full service bar so it worked for us. The place has an...More

Thank Pinayaq
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March 3, 2018|
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Response from jmlwill | Reviewed this property |
Khaki’s and a button down shirt would be perfect.
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I believe so, but I would contact the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $45
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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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Jay's Seafood Restaurant has been family owned and operated for 41 years. Specializing in fresh seafood, steaks and fine wine at reasonable prices. Our story is rich in history. During the period ranging into the late 1800's, Dayton was one of the leading areas in the nation for flour milling. One of these mills, located on the Miami Erie Canal, was known as the Joseph Kratochwill Dayton Corn and Grist Mill. This building was constructed in the 1850's. Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight you are dining in the former Dayton Corn and Grist Mill.. In 1882, James Jacob Ritty opened the Pony House Restaurant. He commissioned wood carvers from Barney and Smith Car Works to turn 5,400 pounds of Honduras Mahogany into a bar. The fruit of their labors is the bar you now see standing in Jay's. Join us seven nights a week for a great dining experience
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