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Sweeney's Seafood

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28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
(937) 291-3474
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a birthday party at Sweeney's last weekend, and everything was handled flawlessly. We had great service, and the owner personally came out and welcomed everyone. This isn't my first trip to Sweeney's, nor will it be my last. I was prompted to finally write this review when I realized so many people in our group had never been... More 

1 Thank Olivias21
Fairborn, Ohio
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352 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between the four of us we had many of their Restaurant Week offerings and all were very good. We ordered the Scallops Scampi and Pot Stickers for appetizers followed by Peach Salad and Clam Chowder. The entrees were Salmon Florentine ($20.16,) Swordfish and Filet Oscar ($25.15.) While the restaurant was busy, April kept an eye on us.

1 Thank OldBoyScoutFox
Lebanon, Ohio
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we have lived in the area for 19 years this was our first visit to Sweeney's. Now that we have found it, we will be back on a regular basis. My wife & I love seafood and yesterday we were in the mood to experiment and go to a place we had never been prior. Quite naturally, we... More 

1 Thank Dmcdon2851
Miamisburg, Ohio
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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are not near the ocean but if you are having a seafood craving this is a great choice to satisfy that craving. The clams appetizer was really good and the fried scallops were cooked perfectly. I'm looking forward to our next visit!

1 Thank paolat257
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I have eaten numerous times at McCormicks and Jays, but Sweeney's is my favorite, by far. The Sesame crusted tuna is cooked rare and always fantastic. The walleye, swordfish and red snapper specials they have are fixed in a spectacular fashion. The red snapper this weekend might have been my all time favorite dish (the BBQ pork in the red... More 

1 Thank Bryce937
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The service was good, the craft beer on tap was good. The food was below par. The appetizer of peel and eat shrimp was good, well seasoned with Bay's. The dinner of scallops, salmon ($25) and lobster tail (13$) was poorly executed. The broiled salmon was water logged, indication that it was frozen, the scallops were mushy and lobster tail... More 

Thank ChicagoTrish_D
nanuqk72, Owner at Sweeney's Seafood, responded to this review

I am sorry to here about your experience. Our Scallops our of the highest quality 10-20 size fresh dry packed from Massachusetts, our Salmon is also fresh and is organic from the Faeroe Islands, as far as the Lobster Tail I am the Chef( Winner of Best Seafood and Best Chef by Dayton Magazine 2015) and I personally cooked the... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Drek, pure and simple. Flounder was lathered in paprika and over cooked; crab legs were cold; and the oysters have been artificially plumped up. Last call for this dishonest eatery.

Thank BostonianinBA
nanuqk72, General Manager at Sweeney's Seafood, responded to this review

This is not a true review! Sweeney's Seafood Bar & Grill does not artificially plump up any of their oysters or fish. We serve fresh, clean fish! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Sweeney's is a casual restaurant that specializes in seafood. Everything from fried clams to lobster, and it's all good!

1 Thank schlotmot
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Sweeny's has been a staple in Centerville for quite a few years although the ownership has changed at least three times. Hadn't been there since the newest owners took over so decided to give it a try on a recent Saturday night. The meal was the star of the evening. Food was served hot and expertly prepared. Only issue was... More 

Thank Brian C
Springboro, Ohio
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Love the atmosphere. Not black tie....but it would be acceptable. Very comfortable bar. Staff seems to know everyone! Desserts are amazing! Thank you, Lisa!

Thank kkleine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: (937) 291-3474

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