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**History** If you want to be a part of history Jay?s Seafood is the place to be.. Jay?s opened in 1976 owned and operated by Jay Haverstick. Currently his daughter Amy Haverstick is running the restaurant. Housed in the old Joseph Kratochwill Dayton Corn and Grist Mill. The building was constructed in the 1850?s, and survived the 1913 flood. 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. Dining, drinking, and gaming were the traditional fare of the Pony House; however, legend has it that an even wider choice of vices was available. The establishment had its share of well known visitors? Buffalo Bill Cody is said to have ridden his horse right up to the bar. The notorious John Dillinger (who never robbed a saloon) was one of the regular customers. Prize-fighters, such as Sullivan, Jeffr ies, Corbett and Jack Dempsey, seemed to find the Pony House a favorite place to imbibe. Jay found the bar prior to opening and had it restored inside the old corn and grist mill. **Hours of operation:** Restaurant: Mon-Thurs 5:00pm - 10:00pm Fri-Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sun 5:00pm - 9:00pm Jay?s Kitchen Door Retail shop and wine tastings Friday 2:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
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Ohio?s premier Seafood Restaurant is located in the Historical Oregon District. A beautiful 32 foot Mahogany bar graces the wall inside of Jay?s unique restaurant which was originally an 1862 Grist Mill. Fresh fish arrives four times weekly from Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Oregon; Florida and Lake Erie. All Beef is top Angus from Chicago and is cut on the premises. Jay?s outstanding wine selection has earned the only entry from southwest Ohio in the ?Best of Award of Excellence? list presented by the prestigious magazine, ***Wine Spectator.*** we have been an award winner for the last 18 years. Delicious desserts are all made exclusively in our own bakery to complement a wonderful dining experience. ***Weekly specials include:*** Monday - 25% Wine Book Prices Thursday - Lobster & Crab Specials Friday - Wine Tasting from 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday - Wine Tasting from 1 pm to 6 pm
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My husband and I went to Jay's for a romantic dinner and wow, did they deliver! The atmosphere was fantastic, service was phenomenal and best of all, the food... indescribable! I have never been so excited about a restaurant in my life! Enjoy!

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Good Seafood for Ohio

Considering your in Ohio, the seafood was fabulous! Down side is that there are way too many tables, parking is horrible and you get an attitude if you don't make reservations.

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King Crab Legs are the BEST!

I have always had the best Crab legs in town. They are great they come cracked and wrapped in a hot cloth. The service was great, everyone was very nice and the witress was wonderful. Lobster was good as well. The deserts are very good.

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225 E 6th StDaytonOH 45402

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