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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 good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Jay’s Seafood on a Friday. The place is always packed so make reservations or plan to wait. We didn’t have reservations but got seats at the bar; it’s a full service bar so it worked for us. The place has an...More

Thank Pinayaq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t ate at Jay’s in awhile; quality seem to go down hill after Jay passed. Had a doctors appt. in Dayton and thought we would give it a try again. My husband and I both ordered the Alaskan king crab legs. They were horrible!...More

Thank Susan0212
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The fresh seafood choices are always reliable and well prepared. The monthly three course special is a great value with nice choices. The grilled rare tuna is one favorite!

Thank jmlwill
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Friday night on Restaurant Week?... but of course! full house but the service was as impeccable as always and the food was tops. Will definitely return on a Thursday soon for the Crab Legs special! We dine at Jay's often with another couple and it...More

Thank 956chantalw
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Took my granddaughter and her roommate out for dinner during Restaurant week. The girls were blown away with their meal. First course they chose the salad and I the mushroom soup. The main course was salmon over roasted root vegetables with a tomato sauce. The...More

1  Thank janek152
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

My date and I went to Jays on Thursday lobster night yum. I had the whole lobster done to perfection messy but wonderful, green beans and salad. My date had the salmon, potatoes, salad. We topped dinner off with a nutball which tasted awesome but...More

Thank cgypsytraveler
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Went to Jay’s for the first time tonight and it was great. The waitress Patty was one of the best ever! It felt like she was one of our family. Very nice setting and atmosphere. We started with calamari for an appetizer and it was...More

Thank MillsR33
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We love eating at Jays Seafood Restaurant. It's located in the Origon District of Dayton, Ohio. Located in a historic gristle mill. Huge bar that's also of historical significance. It's a very good place for groups. Friendly service and good parking behind the restaurant. Reasonable...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Jay’s Seafood Restaurant provided an excellent menu with outstanding results. The swordfish was exquisite. The atmosphere of the building itself added to the whole dining experience. Jay’s is a highly recommended restaurant to either enjoy lunch or dinner.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I had a great experience at Jay's last night. I was meeting my dad there for dinner before a show at the Schuster Center. I arrived and was seated at the appointed time of my reservation. My dad was coming from out of town and...More

Thank FoodLover161010
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Response from jmlwill | Reviewed this property |
Khaki’s and a button down shirt would be perfect.
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I believe so, but I would contact the restaurant directly.
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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