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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 - 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, 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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent seafood in Colorado

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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La Llagonne, France
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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La Llagonne, France
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161 reviews 161 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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USA
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102 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good fresh selections in the middle of Boulder. Nice service, overall a bit pricey for what you get. Overall, I would stick with the seafood selections and steer away from the salads.

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Wisconsin
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134 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We dined here our first night, based on TA recommendations. It was excellent! My daughter and I shared a mussels appetizer, and I had the scallops for an entree, both were excellent. I also had their version of a Moscow Mule, which was so refreshing. The service was great and we loved the sustainable seafood commitment of the restaurant. I... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food, super fast service, attentive wait staff! Everything we tried was phenominal! Favorites were crab cakes and Tres Leche dessert and Old Fashion. Will be back to try more

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Moers, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you are in Boulder and love seafood: go here! Oysters and seafood are awesome. And really friendly staff!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Even though I am not a fish lover, I really liked this place. My friend loved his oysters and he confirmed they were fantastic. I had the crab cake and it was really great. Waiter was willing to do separate checks, which was much appreciated since I was on business. Staff was friendly and accommodating.

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Miami, FL
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25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A very large selection of oysters and very fresh seafood, beautifully presented, with delicious fish dishes and scallops. Even the bread is special--make sure you order some! Pearl Street has many good restaurants, and this is our favorite so far.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?