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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 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Kettering, Ohio
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341 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here because I got a groupon and they appeared to have good ratings. First of all, when I got here it was pretty empty. It later picked up a bit. Service was quick for being empty, but when it picked up you were easily neglected. It wasn't enough of a pickup for service to depreciate like it was.... More 

Thank waterdance
Lansing, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my family to Easter brunch recently. Jay's food was good. The Prime Rib was very good, and the sugar cured bacon delicious, but for 32.00 dollars a person I expected more choices. Anyway, when it came time to pay the bill, I put my credit card in the holder, waitress takes it away to scan it, then comes back... More 

Thank Madmax3251
Sidney, Ohio
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here a few times over the last 10 years and last night I remember why it is so long between each visit. In my case it was a series of little things first we ordered Calamari in garlic butter fairly tender but lacking in flavor a dash of salt would of helped. Then came my salad that... More 

Thank ChristyNic
Dayton, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

What a disappointment! Had reservations at 5:00 seated right away. After 15 minutes we were finally acknowledged drink and food orders taken. Got drinks by 5:30. No salad, no bread just waiting. 6:00 an hour into the wait we are informed our waiter disappeared because he could not be found. Our order was supposedly ready although we hadn't gotten our... More 

Thank Brenda O
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Our food and service was excellent!! The atmosphere was great...Joice was joyfull and gave us recommendations that turned out tasty. we would definitely recommend to anyone and we will come back.

Thank Tracie F
Dayton, Ohio
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96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

For some reason the food is not as good as it used to be. The hostess and waitress were friendly, but they were obviously understaffed and service was slow.

Thank schlotmot
Kingsley, Michigan
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This place used to be my husbands favorite but the food has really slipped since Jay passed away. Great atmosphere, great bartenders, but the food just lacks flavor and originality for what you pay.

Thank JRoberts20
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The food was really good, however the rude attitude of the staff (all the staff) was beyond words. We were left ignored and waiting for very long periods of time. Promised items were never delivered and when one person had food to take home, the waitress insisted on packing it and threw out half the food so it'd fit in... More 

Thank David P
Dayton, Ohio
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485 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Went their with family in December and our very discerning son had the filet. He said it was the best he had ever had. So we came back a month later and I had to give it a try. It was by far the best filet. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Medium rare, I could... More 

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Greenville, Ohio
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159 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

dinner for four, a Thursday evening, not overly busy, good service, all food average or a bit better. not a particulalry robust menu of seafood, but covers basics. wine list also mot overly extensive, just the basics. Nive ambience, old building in historic area, parking readily available. all in all, a nice dining evening, just not exceptional.

Thank retireetraveller47

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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Lebanon, Ohio
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?