One of Dayton’s best deals is also one of its best kept secrets: happy hour at Jay’s Seafood on Sixth Street in the Oregon District. Introduced over the summer to entice more early evening guests, happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 5 – 6:30pm and features $4 domestic craft beers, $3 domestics, $4 house wines, $4 well drinks, $6 martinis, and 25% off all appetizers.
But the real gems of this new program are the sliders, small burger sandwiches served two at a time. “Small” is relative, though — together, any two of the sliders equal to more than a normal-sized burger. I went in on an empty stomach and couldn’t finish the second slider on my plate. There are three kinds: kobe beef with white cheddar is the most popular, and tuna and salmon are available as well. An order of sliders is just $5, or for $8 you can get a sampler plate with one of all three varieties.
“There’s been a really good response to the new sliders,” owner Amy Haverstick said of the tuna and salmon, which were added last month alongside the popular beef offering. “One of our chefs has been with us for 34 years, and another has been here for 31. We sat down together and they came up with the happy hour menu items. We’ve gotten great compliments on them all.”
Jay’s also offers a monthly 3 course meal deal and here’s what’s on the menu for October for $27:
Beef Barley Soup -or- Herbed Ghost Pepper Créme dressing on grilled Romaine with roasted beets and walnuts
Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Salmon with a spicy pumpkin curry sauce served with roasted redskin potatoes or vegetable du jour -or- Pan Seared New York Strip steak with au gratin potatoes and herb butter
Almond Pear Tar -or- Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Ganache
Jay’s is also know for their quarterly wine luncheons, and there’s one coming up this Saturday:
Italian Wine Luncheon, October 10, 2015 12:30 pm
With Guest Chef Michael Tenore and
Wines with Michael Freeman
Linguine Al Frutti Di Mare
2012 Fiona Di Avellino
2012 Greco Di Tufo
Wild Boar Boneless Chop with Roasted Vegetables And Polenta
2012 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderarra Sottana
Butter Poached Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragu and Truffle Fries
2010 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello
2005 Lucignano Vin Santo
For more information about Jay’s Seafood or to make reservations call 937-222-2892.