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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (115 reviews)
“scallops” (26 reviews)
“bourbon salmon” (11 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

Great restaurant and nicely decorated with a beautiful bar.  The salmon en croute is my personal favorite and served with a wonderful lobster sauce.  Their wine list is also excellent.  It's nice to find such good seafood in Dayton.

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Reviewed 22 June 2010

I came back for the blackend swordfish; I loved it. The clam chowder was excellent as well. Great atmosphere. It's a nice neighborhood. It's was busy while I was there; service was a bit slow because of that.

1  Thank biggerjim
Reviewed 2 February 2010

I enjoyed the dinner and the service was very attentive... but there was only about 20 people in the entire place (It was a Tuesday Night). I would go back.

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Reviewed 10 November 2009

Local seafood restaurant in a large, warehouse-like space with a certain charm. The service was excellent, and the food was well prepared, if not especially imaginative. But if you crave basic seafood, you could do much worse.

Thank richnindy
Reviewed 26 August 2009

Very nice restaurant, tons of atmosphere. Pleasant, efficient waitstaff. The salmon en croute was delicious.

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Reviewed 1 July 2009

The atmosphere is wonderful and so is the food. We miss Jay.

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Reviewed 12 January 2009

I've been to this restaurant more than any other in the Dayton area, and it's still my #1 choice. Whether its seafood, steak or one of the fabulous special selections that Chef Justin creates, Jays is still the place. If you’re lucky enough to be...More

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 18 June 2008

This restaurant has been excellent since Jay opened...you still see him working there!

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Reviewed 29 February 2008

This place hasn't been right since the former owner's daughter took over. The last few times we visited the service was terrible and the food wasn't up to it's former glory. Which makes me sad because it used be to be one of my favorite...More

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 15 January 2008

Best seafood in town.

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Response from jmlwill | Reviewed this property |
Khaki’s and a button down shirt would be perfect.
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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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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