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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a coworkers recommendation. And I'm sure glad we finally we did. This place has delicious seafood. We started with the calamari and it was awesome. I had the house prepared scallops that were outstanding. My daughter and her fiancé had the fried shrimp and they thought they were very good as well. My husband had a filet... More 

Thank fwblondy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll make this short. I took a group of 6 to Jay's for my Granddaughter's 16th birthday! My wife and i used to go there quite often years ago and it was very good. I understand Jay has passed and the place is under different management. Too bad. The service was fine! The food was terrible! What more can I... More 

Thank jimlowe45042
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling is all about the experiences, and the folks at Jay's understand that. The restaurant was vibrant on Saturday evening we visited; the food was spot on and the service genuine and friendly. Starting with the Poke, well, it was just as expected. Fresh; full of flavor and just the right size to share. My wife, having never tried it... More 

Thank Jim H
Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3rd visit to jays, service was excellent at the bar and all dishes we had were done well with ample portions. Recommend anytime.

Knoxville, Maryland
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Very nicely decorated and great food. Our server was amazingly fast. We never had to ask for a refill for our sodas. Food was great and had a pleasant time during our visit.

Thank Andrea_A_MD
Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Before the owner passed this was the place to go for a good seafood or steak dinner. The last few visits haven't been all that stellar. We had the fish tacos and I won't get them again. The fish had a strong fishy taste & was a little mushy. The tortillas they were served in was hard & had no... More 

Thank Terrihead1
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 7 walked up from the Dayton Conference Center without reservations and enjoyed excellent seafood in creative preparations. The decor is a bit dated and stodgy, but this is in stark contrast with the food! From app to dessert, all the dishes were well prepared and delicious. Our server was outstanding, giving excellent recommendations (like a stellar pinot... More 

Thank Todd L
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We have dined at Jay's for years and continue to enjoy the food, service, atmosphere and consistency. Finish your meal with a cup of frothy Jay's coffee.

Thank Ohio C
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I come to Dayton several times a year and sometimes I forget about Jay's. This is an old school place and it pulls it off well. Great wine list although the staff could be a more knowledgeable of the selections. Started with a crab cake which was excellent. Then to some salads. I had the filet which rivals any of... More 

Thank billgorm
Tonawanda, New York
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Friends were going there and we decided to go with them even though we don't eat seafood. Fortunately most restaurants have other types of meat on the menu. My husband and I each ordered the 6oz filet mignon which came with a salad, onion rings (which were great) and a side (we both had a baked potato). I ordered mine... 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?