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Jay's Seafood Restaurant

225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
+1 937-222-2892
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (115 reviews)
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“bourbon salmon” (11 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an ok dinner. Did not get any seafood, but the steak was good, salad average. Great key lime pie. Parking situation is ridiculous. Very few spots and now they have a company that helps them charge for parking. Don't get caught without paying for...More

Thank jordangregory23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on a Sunday night. Jay's has an interesting interior with dark wood and stained glass. We started with Moscow Mules that were too sweet and produced a terrific headache. The guy who shucked my oysters butchered each one into several pieces. House salads...More

Thank tromba61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only place for fresh seafood and choice libations with an historic flair. Always a first choice.

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This place always has great food and the best Clam Chowder this side of Boston but they need to pick up the pace a bit. Delicious seafood, great wine selection and a hidden gem in Dayton

Thank davew49
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had a very good meal at this location- only one visit and plan on returning. We were treated very well as we entered with children (this is not always the case in fine dining). Our boys love seafood, and this was their "baby date"...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Jay's is the "go to" place for seafood in Dayton. High ceilings and a fascinating bar make for a very unique decor for a top quality restaurant

Thank yetti45409
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Went with family (kids, adults, grandparents) to celebrate 2 birthdays, all of us seafood lovers. The sushi and lobster-loving little kids were probably the happiest with the food. The clams, shrimp cocktail, and sashimi were amazing. I should have followed their lead. I ordered grilled...More

Thank Veronica L
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting setting inside an old mill. Offers various types of seafood. Generally well prepared. However, avoid plates that are more seasoned. The seasonings tend to mask the quality of the fish.

Thank PLC66
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks Trip Advisor on this one we just finished an Alaskan cruise so was skeptical of OH seafood. Halibut was incredible ! Perfect breeding and think flaky fish. Tons of mussels! Hubby loved the tuna steak. Very flavorful and I'm not a cooked tuna fan....More

Thank TravellingCarolH
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I now reside in Mexico but I lived in Wapakoneta OH for 20 years. Wapak is 50 miles north of Dayton on I-75. Boyfriend and I plus our friends went there many, many times over the years. I've had seafood in Maine, Boston, Florida and...More

Thank barbicheesecake
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Restaurant features
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, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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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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