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Jay's Gourmet Pizza & Seafood

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$$ - $$$
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2975 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2979
+1 760-720-9688
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I revisited Jays after 18 years away. It was a special homecoming date night. But although the place has been spruced up a little, it's prices are NOT in line with the casual atmosphere. I looked at the menu and said "oh my...this has changed!" It's basically a long bar with a dining area and pass-through kitchen... More 

Thank 4chrisryan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The family stopped in for dinner. What a cozy restaurant! No fancy tablecloths - I suspect some would walk right by. The staff was so friendly. It felt like a neighborhood eatery. I had scallops with linguini, hubby angel hair with white clam sauce while daughter opted for chicken parm and son in law chicken marsela. All agreed that the... More 

Thank Marcia1009
Traverse City, Michigan
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459 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Got a carryout of 3 item large pizza and an antipasto salad. $40 with no beverage. Pizza was like all others in this area, thin crust. We prefer deep dish but could not find one. This pizza had zero flavor in the crust and seemed to lack tomato sauce. One of the most disappointing pizzas we've ever had. The antipasto... More 

Thank Bill H
California, USA
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1,090 reviews
530 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Family owned restaurant on PCH. limited free parking in front of restaurant. reasonable priced and good food. Don't skip dessert! Make sure you order the Tiramisu. recommended Meutermedia

Thank MeuterMedia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Besides being less than a block away from where we stayed, their pizza IS TO DIE FOR. Period. Awesome pies, great craft beers and stellar service made this place an excellent find for us while away. If you're ever in Carlsbad, see the ocean sunset - of course - and then walk over to Jay's for a great pizza afterward,... More 

Thank Tom and Patty H
Santa Barbara, California
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service are excellent in this small local family restaurant but the acoustics were bad and it was very noisy which made it difficult to talk with my dining companion. If hearing is not a problem for you then this is the place for great pasta, pizza , seafood. We had scallops and shrimp over linguini with white... More 

Thank 1xmasgirl
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with the family at Jay's. The food was divine and the service excellent. The lovely wait staff were very friendly and patient with our small (overexcited, tired and hungry!) children. Both the childrens' and adults' meals were decently sized and very yummy. I enjoyed my caprese salad immensely and my husband's shrimp and scallop linguine pasta... More 

Thank QldKaren
Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Can't beat Jay's. We have been enjoying their Italian seafood for over 20 years, our kids grew up eating Jay's Special, a delicious seafood combination of mussels, clams, king crab, calamari, salmon, halibut over pasta. Never knew Seafood Pizza until Jay's. Can't beat Jay's great value, casual atmosphere, and quality. Love Jay's!

Thank garykob
United States
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172 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

excellent Italian food, wine, service, salad, etc. the Service is always great, our server (Elizabeth?) was excellent, suggested wines, and desserts, and perfect service. A nice cozy place in Carlsbad. Dinners are cooked to order. GO there....

Thank melanie94588
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian cuisine, great service and courteous/friendly staff. Small parking lot, however, if you are strolling in the village of Carlsbad, it is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner.

Thank Terry T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2975 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2979
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-9688
Various reviews listed on igougo, Urbanspoon, insiderpages... One of those quaint little places that serves large portions of really good food.

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