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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

) #17 of 635 Restaurants in Dayton €€€€ American, Seafood,
225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (102 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I were late for our reservation(meeting lasted longer than anticipated) but we were greeted with a smile and quickly seated. The food was excellent(vegan) and our wait time was very short. Even though the place was busy with customers, the atmosphere was...More

Thank Allenmarie1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb food and atmosphere. Just a bit pricey, but wife and I had two great main dishes and drinks for under $70. I would drive out of my way to eat here. Wait staff very pleasant, prep time for meal quick. This is one of...More

Thank JerryVirginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The occasion was a family get together. The food was wonderful. Everyone was very satisfied with their dinners, but the real highlights were the excellent clam chowder (as good as I've had anywhere) and the calamari. Their calamari is prepared the way I like it....More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming to Jay's since 1983 and have never had a bad meal. Once again Jay's didn't disappoint. The rare grilled tuna was excellent. Good wine list even by the glass.

Thank Brent113
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong: the food was excellent and the location very beautiful. It is just that it was all frozen in the nineties. There was nothing new and exciting, except maybe the dessert. The service was great, so, maybe, I came with wrong expectations

Thank USExpatsThe3Cs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of us in town for the annual Hamvention in Dayton had a wonderful dinner at Jay's. The could not have been any better. Every thing was hot when served, the taste was true seafood. Have been here before and it was as good as...More

Thank jhais28374
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Made a reservation on Mother's Day. Easy parking behind restaurant. Seated without a wait. Place was busy but our waitress was friendly and knowledgable about the menu, made good suggestions. Mussels appetizer was delicious! Dinner was served hot and delicious. Scallops were perfect and fried...More

Thank UpstateNYtraveler12
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at Jay's for the first time and it was incredible. I've always heard good reports of this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The pan-seared walleye with pecan butter was perfection. Service was professional, friendly and attentive. And our server was extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Very good food,rather pricey the chocolate fudge nut ball was excellent! Our waitress was very nice and our food was brought to us very quickly,I would go back again

Thank Gina T
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It is excellent food, but it is very pricey. Actually, it's over-priced. It seems to cater to the 60s and up set. My friends and I brought the mean age to 70 when we were there and we are all in are early 50s. Seafood...More

1  Thank Kimberley L
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Do you have gluten-free options?
8 July 2015|
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Response from P N | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but I would contact the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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