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Sweeney's Seafood

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28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
+1 937-291-3474
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first time here. I chose to order the "Oscar" filet. I asked for it medium... it came our Rare. They had to cook it more. Also one of our companions Salmon was under cooked as well. Loved the presentation of our food, very fancy! The "ship wreck" drink was delicious!! Would probably go back again. Nice atmosphere!

Thank OhioMomof4boyz
Dayton, Ohio
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465 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

First, the clam chowder is excellent. The special boullabaise was underwhelming. Our server was efficient, even overly so. We weren't finished with our soups when our entrees came out. Throughout the meal she wanted to clear dishes without asking if we were finished. We said something about it and she responded well. The key lime pie was made from scratch... More 

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Chesterfield, Virginia
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493 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is an awesome restaurant, that you have to look close to find. Parking sucks, but the food is great. They make their calamari in thick strips instead of the rings, which makes the best calamari in the world! Service is great, a nice craft beer selection and the seafood is always fresh.

1 Thank mike b
Dayton, Ohio
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444 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had dinner with a friend. My meal started fine with a nice Caesar salad, but went downhill when my entree arrived. I had a fisherman's platter with clams, flounder and shrimp. The 3 shrimp were fresh and flavorful, but the piece of flounder was thin and tasted old. However, it was the clams that were really terrible. Instead of clam... More 

Thank Marblehead750
Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

While in town visiting from Cleveland my son-in-law and I were on our own for dinner, since my daughter and granddaughter were at an event for the evening, so he has always enjoyed Sweeney's Seafood and wanted to take me there for dinner. I thought the food was mediocre and the portions were awfully small. Our server was great and... More 

Thank Dianedmb
Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I have gone a couple of times in the last few months on a Friday night to have appetizers and drinks at the bar. The food has been tasty both times, and we LOVE the calamari, which is cooked perfectly, not greasy at all, and comes with two tasty dipping sauces. The salad is fresh and crisp.... More 

Thank donnavicca
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Compared to the seafood from the east coast, it was just Ok. Went there especially for fried oysters. Small portion for the price. Different from fried oysters from OC MD, but not bad. Better than none. We love oysters in any form.Happy to have found a place less than 100 miles from home. Didn't care for the mashed potatoes with... More 

Thank torfa80
nanuqk72, Owner at Sweeney's Seafood, responded to this review

We do have soft shell crabs as a special when they are in season. Which they are currently not. More 

Covington, Kentucky
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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Crabcake appetizer was on the small size. Mostly crab but lacked pizzazz - the two sauces on the side helped a little. One was the standard Rémoulade, the other a mustard sauce you may like. The entree was their Black and White sesame seed encrusted tuna. The tuna was fresh and the seeds added visually but not perceptively to the... More 

Thank SteveHereNow
Clarksville, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My sweet husband took me out for my birthday and we tried Sweeney's for the first time. I love most fish so I was excited to try this place because of the great reviews. I'm happy to say they were not wrong. I tried the wreck fish (special that night) and it was so awesome! Reminded me quite a bit... More 

1 Thank Norma F
Springboro, OH
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I really used to enjoy Sweeney's, but the last couple times we went there, the food was sub par to say the least. Portions were way smaller than they used to be and the last time was the smallest yet. My husband and I went across the street for huge ice cream treats at Graeter's because we were both still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-291-3474

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