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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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Miamisburg, Ohio
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200 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 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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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice little seafood food joint outside Dayton. The place is cute and has a lot of character. Service was very good and the food was fantastic. It is a mix of standard seafood and Cajun/creole. We visit Dayton once a year and would definitely go back.

1 Thank Renee I
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Great dinner with my wife and two sons. The wait staff was was spot on with their recommendations and food was excellent.

Thank David M
Morgantown, WV
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Looked for a good seafood restaurant near our hotel and found Sweeney's on TripAdvisor which looked good to us. We can't offer much of a wide ranging review but we can say we really enjoyed our shrimp dinners. My wife had grilled shrimp with rice pilaf and I had fried shrimp with sweet potato fries. Both meals came with nice... More 

Thank Tripplanner-89

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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, Soups
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, 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?