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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

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40439 Stony Gap Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001-9129
+1 704-982-5814
16:00 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food friendly staff. Only accepts cash so don't bring card. Food is good. Price includes drink.

Thank Heatherdooles
Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went there the first time on a Saturday night and the place was hopping. The food from the buffet was hot and delicious and everyone was pleased. No ambience but lots of variety and well prepared typical fish camp food with a few exceptions . The second time we went was on a Friday night and we entered from... More 

Thank 2mdoves
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We love Jay's Seafood buffet and Jay's Downtowner is also excellent! The grilled Alaskan white fish is great! They have a room that can be reserved for private parties. And they have some of the best desserts around!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Albemarle, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food is great and the buffet stays fresh with so much to choose from. My husband, mother-in-law and I enjoyed it a lot! We said we would come back!

Thank Rhonda T
Mount Gilead, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is one of our favorite places great fish friendly service . The country buffet is to wonderful !

Thank Robert Jr. W
Albemarle, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went on a Saturday evening and it was crowded but were seated rather quickly. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful and pleasant. I ate the buffet and my wife ordered off the menu. By the time I got back to the table, her food was there. The selection on the buffet was excellent, the grilled fish was good... More 

Thank wizard3174
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Just to make we don't get confused... There is two Jays. One is the Jays Downtown on Main Street in Albemarle that does not do the buffet and then Jays at Stoney Gap that is the buffet. Both are good and my wife and I have eaten at both. The downtown has nice thick flounder. Stoney Gap has a good... More 

Thank Ed F
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Jay's Seafood has buffet and menu items available. Personally, I usually purchase from the menu, but my family and friends always get the buffet. Either way is delicious. On my last trip, my brother talked me into salt-n-pepper calabash shrimp. OMG! I did not need any sauce, because the flavor was totally out of this world!

Thank Toni G
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Good seafood at a reasonable price. They have a buffet that in addition to salad and seafood, has southern comfort foods and choices for dessert. My husband likes the buffet. I am probably in the minority and actually order from the menu because they are one of the few places I have found who do broiled seafood well. Which leads... More 

Thank Colleen L
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150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Tried to stop while on vacation. Line was out the door and we couldn't even see the hostess stand. Might've been the after church crowd? They must be something real special. We won't know. Ate elsewhere.

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40439 Stony Gap Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001-9129
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Albemarle
  • Phone Number: +1 704-982-5814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?