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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (117 reviews)
“scallops” (27 reviews)
“bourbon salmon” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Jays has the freshest seafood in our area. The food is amazing. It's a little pricey but u get what u pay for. Reservations required most weekends unless you want a long wait. We went early, 5 pm, on a weeknight and were seated within...More

Thank cinderella1106
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Went here for our anniversary....Although the service was a bit slow in the beginning, our waitress regrouped and provided us with adequate service the rest of the evening. The food was wonderful as usual...I had clam chowder ( which is fantastic) and a fried shrimp...More

Thank TNT1827
Reviewed 5 September 2011

I have visited Jay's twice this summer with friends. Dinners both times were delicious - fresh fish of the day, caesar salads, bread, wine, the Four Yums for dessert! Service was excellent - personable staff and they made sure you felt welcome and treated nicely....More

Thank Dancer247
Reviewed 3 September 2011

Anybody who can say they planned on going to Red Lobster instead of Jay's definitely has a deficient view of seafood. Jay's is a treasure, not just in Dayton, but Ohio and countrywide. We are seafood fans and compare Jay's to the best places in...More

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Reviewed 2 September 2011

While traveling through Dayton, our Hotel recommended Jays. We should have went to Red Lobster like we planned.... Dinner bill was $62.00, after they reduced the bill a whopping $2.00 to addres our concerns about the quality of our meal. Simply put, every single item...More

4  Thank Dave e
Reviewed 31 July 2011

Jay's is to seafood as the Pine Club is to steak. We have been around to remember the Old Yankee tavern that Jay ran in the south suburbs. Jay and family know seafood, Dayton, and wine. Probably the best downtown Dayton restaurant. We seem to...More

2  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Soft Shell crabs and Fisherman's platter were excellent. Took a chance on the Fisherman's platter special (shrimp, scallops, haddock and oysters) and richly rewarded. Service was terrific. Highly recommend

1  Thank Travel_now1234
Reviewed 6 June 2011

We spent a night in Dayton between flights - and needed a place for dinner. In the phone book, I found this restaurant, with multiple awards for its wine list - so we decided they might know what they were doing and decided, despite doubts...More

1  Thank ldm010
Reviewed 24 December 2010

12-13-10 Jay's used to be one of our favorite seafood restaurants. This time we were very dissapponted. The service was excellent but the food way over priced and not the best. I had the chargrilled swordfish steak. It was thick but dry. My husband had...More

4  Thank OhioTraveler64
Reviewed 25 September 2010

We were here 9-24-2010 Excellent meal. Great food, atmosphere and wine selection. Scallops and swordfish are highly recommended. Go with the Pinot Noir by the glass. Service was impecable.

1  Thank Murphy_Sox
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Khaki’s and a button down shirt would be perfect.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Meals
Dinner
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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