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Jays Downtowner Restaurant

1230 E Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001-5175
+1 704-983-6171
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“oysters” (3 reviews)
“hush puppies” (4 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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1230 E Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001-5175
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We visit this restaurant weekly! Their flounder is so thick. It's awesome! We've had their shrimp, oysters, and crab cakes. It's all wonderful! Their onion rings are homemade, not the bought variety. I would put this restaurant up against any beach seafood place there is!...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Jay's Downtowner has the best Rib Eye Steak in the Albemarle area. I would rate the seafood as average to above average, but get the Rib Eye here. Great value, enough for two people. You can call ahead if you want to use the drive-thru...More

Thank 627jrh
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Locally owned and operated this restaurant is open weekends. Hot spot for seafood and great steaks! We go here every Thursday night. Delicious meals and good sweet tea a Carolina favorite.

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Not a big fan of this location...the food is just ok. Service was fair. The oyster stew was bland, most everything else was fried. There was really nothing to write home about.

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 22 November 2016

the best salt and pepper flounder and hushpuppies ever. Really neat place affordable and plenty to eat in any platter

Thank Derek C
Reviewed 15 November 2016

During a recent business trip, my coworkers and I went to eat here. I really enjoyed the seafood and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The service was good and all of us highly recommend this place.

Thank mrscakes2233
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We all went out for dinner and the restaurant was very busy. We finally got a table and was waited on right away. The fish and shrimp was very good ! You get a endless amount of hush puppies and honey butter too ! We...More

Thank karen b
Reviewed 2 June 2016

we love this place! The seafood is the best in the area, large portions and friendly service. They have a couple of meeting rooms and they have take out too.

Thank liz r
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is the sort of restaurant that usually, only locals know. It is not open all week, just Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You cannot get much better seafood at super prices anywhere else. Honest. And you will always find the parking lot with plenty of...More

Thank SPTravlr
Reviewed 18 October 2015

One of two family owned seafood restaurants. Great place for family dining. Local specialties, lots of choices.

Thank AwesomeYou
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 E Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001-5175
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Albemarle
  • Phone Number: +1 704-983-6171
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