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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
3034441811
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Ranked #8 of 500 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A former guitar shop has risen like the Phoenix and reinvented as a quaint seafood restaurant. The " shotgun " style building has created a delightful platform for a very popular atmosphere. Though I noticed acoustical material in the ceiling, it was overwhelmingly noisy at 6:30. Tables were very close together, which may have been due to adding capacity for... More

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Heber City, Utah
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been going to Jax for almost 5 years and the last few years it has been on a steady decline. Food quality has eroded and service, while being friendly the quality has also declined. Also, it seems the mgmt. is focused on increasing revenues through higher prices and charging for bread. We had 4 martinis, oysters, and several... More

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Boulder, CO USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Jax's has the best seafood in Boulder. If you want oysters, this is definitely the place to go. Unfortunately, it is in a tiny space and the tables are very close to each other. The walls are brick. So, you get the picture, it's noisy. Definitely make a reservation because it is always busy.

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great restaurant with excellent seafood, a wide range of interesting choices, and great service. It takes reservations and it is best to get there on the early side or make a rest reservation because it is generally full. I highly recommend the restaurant both for its food and the excellent service.

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Durango, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There is a reason Jax was voted one of the top places to eat in a town with hundreds of choices. We have been here for lunch, drinks, a date, or even a 40th birthday party. Peal Street is the famous mall to walk on and see live shows or other interesting people. All have been really fun with great... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Always looking to show our guests a great spot in Boulder and Jax's never disappoints. We ate here recently and had a wonderful dinner. The Oysters are fresh which says a lot for a place that is this far from the ocean. Servers were attentive and quick. If you live in Boulder, or are visiting, don't miss Jax's.

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Annandale, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Busy spot on Pearl with well-crafted cocktails and fresh seafood. There is a Southern influence from the kitchen and the staff made great recommendations for one of our diners with restrictions. The atmosphere is trendy with the industrial-rustic vibe. Hot spot for happy hour too. The food was fresh and creative.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When we are nearing our trip to Boulder (several times a year) I make a reservation for Jax. From the drinks to the food to the service, it is always a great experience.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a calamari fan. Usually bland and rubbery. Not at Jax! Tender and flavorful! Nice selection of happy hour tapas and cocktails.

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Boulder, CO
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96 reviews 96 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We've been going to Jax for Happy Hour ever since it opened, but I never bothered to write a review before. There are always a few people waiting outside for it to open at 4:00, just to get the best seats at the bar. They started taking reservations a couple of years ago, so make one if you want any... More

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