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Jay's on Third

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9836 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1934
+1 609-368-1000
17:30 - 22:00
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Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dine at Jay's several times a season as we are weekend year round residents of Stone Harbor. This past Saturday had to be one of the best meals we have ever had at Jay's! Ann is a wonderful hostess and Dominic's service is second to none! Every course was outstanding... the arugula salad and seared tuna... More 

1 Thank Mrsdrclay
Hockessin, Delaware
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

With the shore season over we still love to go down to Stone Harbor and this past weekend we got reservations at Jays. Great food, great service in an upscale atmosphere. I had a tuna app and LI Duckling. My wife had Calamari and then the Filet with black garlic sauce. This great BYOB doesn't winde down just because the... More 

2 Thank robertl_gannon
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorites. Has delicious and imaginative food by a young talented owner chef and managed by his charming wife. Dishes are always fresh and done in a modern California style-never heavy or overdone. It is what shore dining should be

2 Thank Emy A
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Well we had 8:15 reservations for over 3 weeks and they had to jam the 4 of us into a table next to the hostess... Where people are constantly coming and going. It's also very loud and we had trouble hearing our server. Not exactly a relaxed dining experience as they say on their website. So much for atmosphere. Now... More 

1 Thank Ronsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal food and service. Tim, Lindsey and Anne provided excellent service and were very friendly. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Brian C
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Service was good, meal was average. No bar was a disappointment. The steak and seafood entrees were unseasoned and tasteless. The appetizers were tremendous. The restaurant was average, but for the price, disappointing.

Thank rcrissinger
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very nice dinning experience for a birthday dinner. Companion and I enjoyed our leisurely Saturday nite celebration. Service was great, food beautifully prepared and presented. We were visiting from out of state and selected location via tripadvisor reviews

1 Thank 13ahr69
Lumberton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It's been a few years since we last visited Jay's on Third. This visit was excellent in every way. Two of us had the Tuna from the menu and it was cooked exactly as we requested. Some like it rare and some like it a little more cooked and they hit the mark on both. The flavors on the dish... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a MUST VISIT if you are visiting Stone Harbor. Jay's has a long tradition of superbly prepared fish and lately has introduced an Asian flair. We started with the gazpacho & boneless beef ribs which were both outstanding. For mains, we had the salmon, catch of the day halibut and pad thai. All were generous portions and very... More 

1 Thank BTortella
North Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have dined in fine dining restaurants such as Cafe Matisse, Cafe Penache etc. and they do charge for their service and meals which are all excellent. You can look them up yourself. This restaurant charges fine dining prices but does not deliver the meals. I ordered the steamed halibut it was served over bok choy. Not much on flavor... More 

1 Thank vins_5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 38
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9836 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1934
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Stone Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 609-368-1000

Now in its 8th season,
Jay's on Third has become one of Stone Harbor's premiere restaurants, offering seasonally inspired dishes from fresh, local produce, seafood & meats, cooked simply yet incorporating international influences. Bring a bottle of wine & enjoy an evening of casual, fine dining at Jay's, voted South Jersey Magazine 2010 and 2011 Best of the Shore and awarded 4 stars from The Press of Atlantic City.

Jay's On Third is a great place to dine and relax, whatever the occasion may be, in a lovely seashore community and neighborhood.

Attention to detail sets Jays's on Third apart. Reliability and goodness are shared in an upscale environment in a relaxing atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?