28 West Franklin Street

Centerville, OH 45459

Phone: 937.291.3474 (FISH)

Fax: 937.291.3475

Daily Specials


Our Commitment and Pledge to You - What We Stand For

In today’s world there is a perception that “NEW” and “FAST” and “MORE” is important to restaurant customers such as yourself.  For the most part, established businesses (especially those that are locally owned and operated with no corporate connections) suffer from this misconception.  To be successful established restaurants must do what is necessary to work diligently to ensure that they are current with industry trends and your needs.  To that end, it is important that they continue to “reinvent” themselves over time.  That is not to say that they must stray from what they do best, but rather, extend the restaurant’s strengths.


Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill, located in the heart of historic Centerville, Ohio, is such a business.  Established over 22 years ago, Sweeney’s has undertaken a major transformation over the past three years.  Not just to make it better, but to make it “BEST.”  While the traditional menu items that have made Sweeney’s successful remain, the centerpiece of its products and services has dramatically changed.  This has been recognized over the past years by the restaurant winning numerous awards, including Best Seafood by Dine Out Dayton in 2013, Best Catch by Dayton.com/Dayton Magazine in 2014 and 2015 as well as Best Chef (Executive Chef Michael Kruse) in 2015.  But, most importantly, it has been the reception and continued patronage of you, our customers, that has been the most gratifying element.


It is our commitment to serving the freshest fish, meats and produce that has been the heart of our transformation.  The new phases “from farm to table” or “made from scratch” often used today are at the core of the transformation.  With the introduction of daily fresh fish and seafood specials (such as Wild Alaskan Halibut, Wahoo, Swordfish, Soft Shell Crab, Canadian Walleye, Pacific Cobia and many more) hand-cut and prepared from sustainable sources along with all fresh (never frozen) Beef, Pork and Chicken and a wide variety of Cajun and Creole-influenced dishes, the restaurant has focused on providing the highest quality meals, with country club service.  The phases “from rivers, lakes and oceans to table” and “made from scratch” clearly describe our menus.  Virtually all soups, sauces, dressings and deserts are house-made from scratch.


A new addition to Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill’s menu is the introduction of a Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Seasonal Menus to accompany our regular, expansive one that features fresh seafood and fish as well as chicken, chops, steaks, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Diners also have an option to enjoy Seasonal Sangrias along with other enticing options.  Additionally, Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill will continue Executive Chef Michael’s Daily Specials that capitalize on his ability to obtain very seasonally-fresh ingredients to ensure maximum taste and quality.  Also available nightly are the ever-popular House-Made Desserts such as the decadent Peanut Butter/Chocolate Pie, authentic Key Lime Pie and unique Cheese Cake variations.  And, for those so inclined, there is an exclusive Bourbon and Scotch menu featuring many hard-to-find and popular selections.  Selections include Angel’s Envy Cask Strength, Four Roses Elliot’s Select and many from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Additionally 12 rotating microbrews are on tap nightly (and paired with the specials) as is the ever expanding wine and spirits menu.


We do understand that the following might sound like “marketing” messages, but we want you to understand how passionate we are about the restaurant and the food and service that we provide.  While the Sweeney’s original traditions remain, the restaurant has been reinvented and is evolving.  Fish and Seafood was, and is, our heritage and we will never forget that.  But, we are not only dedicated to preparing and offering a wide variety of fresh and sustainable fish and seafood, but grilled items, specialty dishes with innovative sauces and sides, soups, salads and desserts as well.


“Have It your Way” is not just a catch-phrase, but is the heart of our overall restaurant’s philosophy – you are encouraged to “customize” the manner in which fish, seafood, meats and side dishes are prepared.


There are many logistical and other challenges for Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill in obtaining and preparing fresh, sustainable fish and seafood in a mid-west location.  Here is how Executive Chef Michael Kruse and General Manager Lisa Long will continue to meet or exceeded these challenges:


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Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill Where Being One of a Kind is the Best Kind to Be!!

Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill was voted “Best Catch” and Michael Kruse – “Best Chef” by Dayton Magazine in 2015 & 2016!

Our Commitment to You

Our Awards & Recognition

Our Bar Menu

Our Hours of Operation

Located in the Heart of Historic Centerville, Ohio

28 West Franklin Street (Rte 725)

Centerville, OH 45459

 Phone:  937-291-3474 (FISH)

Reservations not required but recommended

Our Private or Group Dining

Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill Where Being One of a Kind is the Best Kind to Be!!

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