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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary
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928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 (9th)
+1 303-444-1811
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings
Description: A local institution since 1994, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is the...
A local institution since 1994, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is the first choice for fresh seafood in Boulder. Ranked top 25 Best Seafood Restaurants in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Our menus are crafted with sustainability in mind, using farm-fresh local ingredients and ocean-fresh seafood. Whether you join us for the first time or the 100th time, for dinner or happy hour at the raw bar, count on a vibrant and lively atmosphere. We bring the Coast to the Coastless.
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  • 15
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great restaurant, loved it. Server knew all about the food and was so passionate about it, as well very attentive to all of our needs. Food quality was excellent, really fresh and interesting sauces and combinations. Wine selection and quality also great. And all staff so friendly throughout... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant, loved it. Server knew all about the food and was so passionate about it, as well very attentive to all of our needs. Food quality was excellent, really fresh and interesting sauces and combinations. Wine selection and quality also great. And all staff so friendly throughout! Really looking forward to returning here on my next visit to Boulder.

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Thank ExperiencedBusTrav
Vail, CO
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the oyster shots and oyster bar during happy hour! No better deal around. Always fresh and delicious.

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Thank Debbieonvacation
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I wandered into Jax just after happy hour started on a Saturday and the place was packed. We couldn't get a table for 6 but the staff were more than happy for us to sit around the bar. The service was just fantastic, extraordinarily attentive for such a busy evening and the food and beverages were awesome.... More 

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Thank 3Gen
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Food and service was great! Presentation is very nice. Small dining area so all tables are close together.

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Thank trailrunner1946
Boulder, Colorado
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband's company decided to have a small Christmas dinner at Jax Fish House and we all had a great time! The food was really good and the desserts were amazing! The special was flavorful, presented well and unique with the squid ink gnocchi. We will go back for dinner and dessert again!

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Thank lkabernathy
Boulder, Colorado
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150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

A big fan of Jax. Great service, food and environment. Fabulous place to go for fresh fish in Boulder. I also think they have the best martinis in the city.

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Thank lmlmlm
Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I've been a few times and always enjoy Jax. The food is tasty, the oysters are so fresh! While (shell)fish is the focus there are a few alternatives if you have a group with an anti-fish person :-) It's loud, but you can still generally hear your companion(s). The service is prompt, cheerful, and helpful. Jax really sets a good... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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782 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Small fish place in Boulder. Packed with patrons for a reason. Great & fresh oysters Wife has poached lobster tail. Fantastic. I had grilled swordfish: fantastic Would definitely be back.

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1 Thank Jonmun
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Stopped in between lunch and dinner for a bite to eat. Ordered the calamari and the shrimp cocktail. Both were very good though unremarkable. I ordered a strawberry infused martini that was incredibly strong but the waiter was nice enough to take it and have it mixed with some lemonade so I could enjoy it. All over a good visit... More 

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Thank 4everPaul
Leeds, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had a really great dinner here. The highlight was the seabass main course that we both had - everything about it was excellent and it's highly recommended. The atmosphere and service was great too (the people at Salt down the street could learn a thing here). We would definitely return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
    (9th)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-1811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings

Description

A local institution since 1994, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is the first choice for fresh seafood in Boulder. Ranked top 25 Best Seafood Restaurants in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Our menus are crafted with sustainability in mind, using farm-fresh local ingredients and ocean-fresh seafood. Whether you join us for the first time or the 100th time, for dinner or happy hour at the raw bar, count on a vibrant and lively atmosphere. We bring the Coast to the Coastless.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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