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Jay's Gourmet Pizza & Seafood

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2975 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2979
+1 760-720-9688
11:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the recommended place for great pizza. Very good recommendation. Nothing fancy but from what I was told a popular local spot.

Thank Barbara S
Maricopa, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Calamari in diablo sauce starter was fantastic. Perfect pasta sauces. Waitress was awesome. Very friendly bar atmosphere. Mom and pop shop. Great walking area in Carlsbad Village.

Thank ethan_s4
Ottawa, Canada
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here our first evening in Carlsbad, on the recommendation of our hotel staff. The portion size was large, enough for my husband and I to have supper a second night. I had the seafood salad, which had lots of seafood, plus vegetables (onions, carrots, etc.) and my husband had a pasta dish with giant meatballs. The restaurant has... More 

Thank DorothyB99
Kalamazoo, MI
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296 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Jay's before and returned because food and service are always good. Busy, local atmosphere.

Thank JSKazoo
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Forced to doing a return to reviews on tripadvisor by my simply worst meal in a month. From a salad swimming in vinegar, thumped down on the table, to a main (chicken Marco Polo, I opted for vegetables instead of noodles) swimming in sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Piping hot, but veg not cooked (and I like them a bit crisp),... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

As a long time visitor to and resident of Carlsbad, I have often eaten at Jays, even years before when it was called Ollies. It is a busy, somewhat small and therefore more intimate, but casual restaurant with very good food and very good service. Good seafood, pizzas and other pasta dishes and sauces. Parking is tight in its small... More 

Thank Douglas60933
Bloomfield, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

My wife and I shared the cioppino and it was superb. Full of a variety of seafood. My wife is an excellent cook and she commented that the homemade sauce in this dish was about the best she has ever had! It also had great local atmosphere.

Thank Patrick C
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Returned to Jay's after having been gone a few years. Good, fresh, tasty seafood with pasta. Good sauces with the seafood. Very large portions. Piazza also looked good, but we prefer seafood. Small, loud and bustling, service was attentive with the whole team involved. Soup or salad with dinner is unimpressive and quite frankly unnecessary, not up to standard of... More 

Thank James H
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I revisited Jays after 18 years away. It was a special homecoming date night. But although the place has been spruced up a little, it's prices are NOT in line with the casual atmosphere. I looked at the menu and said "oh my...this has changed!" It's basically a long bar with a dining area and pass-through kitchen... More 

Thank 4chrisryan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The family stopped in for dinner. What a cozy restaurant! No fancy tablecloths - I suspect some would walk right by. The staff was so friendly. It felt like a neighborhood eatery. I had scallops with linguini, hubby angel hair with white clam sauce while daughter opted for chicken parm and son in law chicken marsela. All agreed that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2975 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2979
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-9688
Various reviews listed on igougo, Urbanspoon, insiderpages... One of those quaint little places that serves large portions of really good food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?