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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere enhanced with dark wood and red upholstery lend a dignified air. The food is good and the histroic district of Dayton adds a touch of class. Fun place to relax over dinner.

Thank Teach2014
Weehawken, New Jersey
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562 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a person who has spent the majority of his life in Jersey, I generally get skeptical of seafood houses outside of the coasts for the simple reason that the fish is often frozen and transported. When the host of our business trip recommended a seafood restaurant, my skepticism was ready. However, this was quite a nice place. It wasn't... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful wood work in historic building, two old carved bars. A real dayton classic, neighborhood a little rough but a nice relief from the seafood chains.

Thank eerb
Mason, Ohio
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195 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Business dinner after a long day of work in Dayton. Seafood was our desire and great food was... The place is one of the oldest one in Dayton and the atmosphere is great... Great IPA beer from a local brewery, TOXIC BREWERY... Calamari fritti were really good and tender... My salmon en creute great..., never had salmon in that way... More 

Thank Marco C
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Jays while visiting UD and had a great meal. The menu is very much fish and seafood made simply with fresh ingredients. The jumbo shrimp were the largest I have every had. More like prawns and were good (ordered 1, 2 or 4)The raw tuna special entree was terrific as was the baked cod. It is pricy but... More 

Thank cmau3
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on November 5 about 7pm for dinner with two other families. We had reservations and were seated on time. The building is beautiful..looks like an old livery or really old warehouse and the old ornately carved wooden bar is spectacular. Service was excellent during the meal, and the food was very good. I had the spinach salad with... More 

Thank Shani L
Jamestown, Ohio
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great in both taste and presentation. The atmosphere is historic, which is fitting for the historical Oregon District. They are celebrating 40 years! Our server was attentive, but not bothersome. Our group had the plank salmon, the pasta seafood and the charbroiled swordfish. I heard many of those little moans of approval throughout the meal!

Thank Dennis P
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 24 October 2016 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 20 October 2016

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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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?