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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
3034441811
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Ranked #12 of 494 restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 9th
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You don't go to Jax for a quiet conversation. You go for excellent seafood, tasty, fresh oysters, and a lively good time. As good as it gets in the Rocky Mountain region.

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Denver
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There's no doubt, Jax has some damned good vittles and a small intimate setting. It has a narrow bar in the front with seating on both sides while the barkeeps and oyster shuckers take care of you. I've gone there for years and as with any higher quality restaurant it will be more expensive. But for me, it's just gotten... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We love jax! The crab legs, lobster, oysters ... Everything is yummy! We've never had bad service, totally worth every penny!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This restaurant has a great local beer selection on tap, and amazing seafood. The oysters and peel&eat shrimp that should not be missed! Only had happy hour here, but would highly recommend it. It is a great value.

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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Unusual menu with a fairly limited selection. Had the barramundi special, which included a slow-baked egg on risotto. The fish was very tasty, as was the egg - risotto was a little on the undone side for my tastes. Very yummy flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel sauce for dessert.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I come to Boulder often but hadn't been to Jax for a few years. My memories were of excellent food but packed in noisy crowds. But on this visit the noise level was subdued, the restaurant full but not raucous and the staff was pleasant. The food was as good as ever. I had the classic Gumbo with a Wedge... More

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Graceville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great Seafood in Colorado? Who would have thunk it. I am from Gulf Coast and very close. Add the service we had and you have a wonderful dinner. Higher than seafood on coast but that should be expected. Peel and eat shrimp/gumbo/chowder all great!!!!

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Lafayette, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Very crowded get there early in the afternoon on a weekend enjoy sitting at the bar and just take in the atmosphere.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Jax is really good sea food which is kinda funny considering it is in Boulder, but I guess it's close to Denver airport. They were having a happy hour special on oysters when I went which were great! Very fresh! I also had an assortment of crab that was good. They had some really good drinks as well. Would highly... More

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Superior, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

OK, so we really like this place and go often. I do understand why a new chef wants to make changes but when a place has been successful for over a decade you have to be careful. We had an entree special that was outstanding and some appetizers that were as expected but kind of bland Peal and eat shrimp... More

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