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Dayton's Chicken and Seafood

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909 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804-1939
+1 410-548-2272
06:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Mon 06:30 - 19:30
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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614 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok it's a diner but I found it not to appear clean also had 2 different waiters that were not attentive had to ask for things several times. One of the waiters was telling people that he worked till 12mn somewhere else well I guess he was tired. I asked for egg whites they told me they were out. Really... More 

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Salisbury, Maryland
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well this was not our night to eat out, I guess. My friend ordered lima bean and corn soup for an appetizer. The waiter dressed in black jeans, red t shirt and a gray hooded sweat shirt came back and said they were out. My friend ordered clam chowder. He returned to say they were also out of chowder. So... More 

Thank J325
Salisbury, Maryland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went for supper. We were seated and had our drink served in five minutes. Our waiter took are order and returned within ten minutes with are food. I have to say it was hot and very God. I had the four piece chicken and my friend had the liver and onions. Food was wonderfully

Thank Rosebud5858
Salisbury, Maryland
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119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We had to try this place because the parking lot was always full when we drove past it. Once inside, we weren't really seated (the not very friendly gentleman at the desk said to seat ourselves). The place was crowded. The crowd was of the older generation and the after-church types. We happened to be there at lunch time. I... More 

Thank Cindy M
Charlotte Hall, Maryland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great stop for lunch or breakfast....just be careful on Sundays breakfast lasts a little longer before they go to lunch. Chicken and dumplings to die for. Cant beat the food or the price. Always filled with locals.

Thank susane244
Narvon Pa
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198 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

9-19-16 Reddy feet really nailed this restaurant. I remember this was really a nice restaurant. My mother and father lived just a short distance away and often ate there. Crab cakes $12.95 were better today than ones that I had in St Michaels at twice the price. They aren't lump but have a good taste. I also had some crab... More 

Thank Bob1789
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I've had breakfast lunch and dinner here a number of times. The food is always good. Chicken and dumplings are an Eastern Shore favorite. A good place to bring your family or if you are making a solo visit or bringing a date. The service is good.

Thank Sbyman
Clear Spring, Maryland
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Don't be fooled by the location or curb appeal, this place has great diner food at super prices. We have been there for breakfast three times while visiting our daughter who lives in Salisbury and have been pleased and impressed. Locals probably don't want the secret to get out. Where do you get a bottomless cup of coffee included in... More 

Thank jeffsW8210WA
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

People have been going to Dayton's for decades, and not without reason. It's one of the last of its kind, more of a diner than a restaurant. Previous reviewers are right in that it needs more attention to cleanliness, management friendliness, and upkeep. A deep cleaning and furniture repairs are definitely in order. The food is what one would traditionally... More 

4 Thank reddyfeet
Fort Myers, Florida
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473 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Went there after an event we attended. Had some fried chichen, it was served hot and was very good. Fries were ok, slaw was ok, had about 16 people and the service was good. Definitely would go back.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804-1939
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 410-548-2272
There was another location for many years on the boardwalk at Ocean City, Maryland. This location has been closed for several years.

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