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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (123 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
“bourbon salmon” (12 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The waitress was really nice, but the food was average at best. Anyone who has lived near a coast would certainly agree. My food was served burnt black and crispy. Fortunately the waitress was nice and asked to replace the item and offered something else....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank AF17D
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I had the lobster seafood platter. it had cod, scallops, shrimp and lobster tail so fresh that it tasted like it had just been caught. I also had oysters to start and they wee fresh and delicious. We didn't expect to have such good seafood...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Restaurant brings in fresh seafood and had three options for Walleye, not many places would have this offering in Ohio. Mine was Pecan crusted and delicious. Service was friendly and tremendous. Wine selection was great and a very good appetizer list ( many options could...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank davew49
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We had 14 people in our group, and service was top notch. The pepper crusted tuna special was more of a salty spices crust than pepper, and the salt overpowered the tuna. Get the wedge salad—I’m still savoring the flavors! The red potatoes were done...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank JStudebaker
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were out for girls night out and decided to try jays since it had been awhile sincerely I d been there. We got the shrimp and scallops and the were the BEST EVER!!!!! This is a must for excellent freshly flown...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank onetwo w
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Jay’s Seafood on a Friday. The place is always packed so make reservations or plan to wait. We didn’t have reservations but got seats at the bar; it’s a full service bar so it worked for us. The place has an...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Pinayaq
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t ate at Jay’s in awhile; quality seem to go down hill after Jay passed. Had a doctors appt. in Dayton and thought we would give it a try again. My husband and I both ordered the Alaskan king crab legs. They were horrible!...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Susan0212
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The fresh seafood choices are always reliable and well prepared. The monthly three course special is a great value with nice choices. The grilled rare tuna is one favorite!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank jmlwill
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Friday night on Restaurant Week?... but of course! full house but the service was as impeccable as always and the food was tops. Will definitely return on a Thursday soon for the Crab Legs special! We dine at Jay's often with another couple and it...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank 956chantalw
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Took my granddaughter and her roommate out for dinner during Restaurant week. The girls were blown away with their meal. First course they chose the salad and I the mushroom soup. The main course was salmon over roasted root vegetables with a tomato sauce. The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank janek152
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Response from jmlwill | Reviewed this property |
Khaki’s and a button down shirt would be perfect.
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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