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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Contemporary
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928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 (9th)
+1 303-444-1811
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4:00 pm - 10:00 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, Reservations
Description: Consistently voted to the "Best of" Awards of Boulder and Denver, for 20...
Consistently voted to the "Best of" Awards of Boulder and Denver, for 20 years Jax has served up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer to the masses that squeeze into the packed Pearl street hotspot. Prepare yourself for the welcoming, yet wild vibe that has set JAX apart from all the rest. The famous Raw Bar offers up to a dozen different varieties of oysters nightly as well as clams, chilled crabs and lobsters, all flown in daily. Don't miss the world famous, only at Jax - Emersum Oyster. Behind the scenes, Chef de Cuisine Alex Krill creates innovative entrees that capture the essence of fresh fish and local and organic produce. The lively, upbeat bar run by Mixologist Devlin Kaplan is home to Boulder's best martinis, an outstanding wine list and an often changing menu of local micro-brews.
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 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
Need an oyster fix?

With the Café Boulder shutting down, this gem looks to capture ALL of the oyster affectionados who enjoy these bivalves raw or cooked. If you want a seat at their rather small bar, get there at opening time, 4pm. Oh, the menu looks great too, but for me it is always a progressive mollusk stop when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Naples, FL
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  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Naples, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

With the Café Boulder shutting down, this gem looks to capture ALL of the oyster affectionados who enjoy these bivalves raw or cooked. If you want a seat at their rather small bar, get there at opening time, 4pm. Oh, the menu looks great too, but for me it is always a progressive mollusk stop when visiting Boulder!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a small restaurant and bar with great atmosphere. The food is fantastic, especially the gluten free calamari. I usually don't like hopping, crowded places like this, but Jax works in every way.

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boulder,co
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

been going here for years and years, its a true staple of Boulder. Always great seafood. right off west pearl st, great stop after some people watching

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great food, very fresh salad, excellent rare tuna, vibe is good and I would come back. Get reservation or u will not get in. Very happening bar, nice outside eating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You have to fight for a seat to eat at the bar, so I recommend making reservations. My husband and I dined on the oysters, curry clams (my favorite), the decadent clam chowder and craft drinks. The wait staff was quick and sincere. Their use of spices was right on! Something to write home about!

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stopped in without a reservation on a Friday afternoon before a baseball game. Despite not having reservations, they seated us at a great corner table. Our server was very helpful and was gave good drink recommendations. I ordered the calamari, while my boyfriend ordered the oysters. He tacked on an order of hush puppies right before the waiter left.... More 

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La Llagonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Boulder may be quite far from the nearest oceans, Jax offers excellent seafood. The place being busy and as we got no reservation, we ate at the bar which was a good way to see how the place works. And it works full speed to provide good food and good drinks to its customers. We tasted only the starters (four... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great happy hour. The menu is pretty pricy but the happy hour menu allows you to enjoy some great fresh flavor for less. The oysters with the Fort Oyster Stout was quite memorable. Check this place out!

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We came to Jax's for the first time to celebrate my boyfriends 23rd birthday and we LOVED it! They have a killer happy hour with drink specials but also great specials on the oysters (super fresh, best I have ever had) and their gumbo (soooo good) We also had the peel n eat shrimp, delicious and very fresh, and the... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great place great happy hour. Lovely staff who work hard to please. A bit up scale but casual. $$$ Would definitely come back.

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Additional Information about Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

Address: 928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: +1 303-444-1811
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Contemporary

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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: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients

Description

Consistently voted to the "Best of" Awards of Boulder and Denver, for 20 years Jax has served up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer to the masses that squeeze into the packed Pearl street hotspot. Prepare yourself for the welcoming, yet wild vibe that has set JAX apart from all the rest. The famous Raw Bar offers up to a dozen different varieties of oysters nightly as well as clams, chilled crabs and lobsters, all flown in daily. Don't miss the world famous, only at Jax - Emersum Oyster. Behind the scenes, Chef de Cuisine Alex Krill creates innovative entrees that capture the essence of fresh fish and local and organic produce. The lively, upbeat bar run by Mixologist Devlin Kaplan is home to Boulder's best martinis, an outstanding wine list and an often changing menu of local micro-brews.
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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