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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
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Ranked #10 of 508 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 9th
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Boulder, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great time at the bar eating really good oysters, visiting with a most congenial and efficient bartender named Brad. Stayed at the bar to share a wedge salad and swordfish with roasted root veggies and julienned apple. Pretty presentation.

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Glencoe, Il
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The best oysters ever, an amazing wait staff, and my king crab was also amazing. (juicy, tender, light and easy to crack shell). Caesar salad was ok but it was overdressed. Dad loved his drinks and the tuna that followed. Very rare and tasty. My grandfather liked his lobster roll. Since he spent many months in Maine, he said it... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Jax has been a regular favourite of ours when ever we pass through Boulder. It's consistently good. My only gripe is that the portions are still a bit on the large side; fine if you want to take home but a waste if you are passing through. It can get very busy as it's very popular so I would advise... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Excellent food, especially the oysters. Good bar. Service is great. Always make reservations because this place is small and extremely busy. Small outside dining area.

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Chadron, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Atmosphere was hip and appropriately lit. We had no real complaint with the staff or the seating, though it was a little cramped. It was a little loud in the restaurant because of the high ceilings and layout. The food was disappointing. We ordered a salmon dish with cider vinegar and beans and a lobster roll. Though the sea food... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Boulder and it was excellent! We were fortunate enough to get a table outside and it was great for people watching along Pearl St. The oysters were great, as well as the calamari. I would definitely return again the next time we're in Boulder.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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173 reviews 173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Traveling on business and with a group after work looking for a nice place to have dinner - we found it at Jax. The beverages were good, with a nice assortment of microbrews. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their entrees. I'd recommend the Old School Tuna, as it was both delicious and very nicely plated. The service as very... More 

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Eldorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

And the service is always good. Like most of the Big Red F restaurants, service people greet and say good-by like you're an old friend. But the noise! Have to eat very early to avoid it, so we don't go as often as we used to.

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JaxBoulder, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Sabra, thank you so much for the support you give to Jax Boulder! We are in our 20th year of operation and we wouldn't be here if not for loyal Jax fans like yourself, you mean the world to us. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally if you ever need an early table to avoid the noise, I... More 

Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

If you like the unusual with a good seafood menu, Jax is the place. It sat at the bar, had oysters, gumbo and a Caesar salad. All were wonderful especially the oysters, shucked right in front of you. I took advantage of happy hour too, with lower appetizer prices. The service was very nice. It's located in the heart of... More 

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New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The food here is very good. We ate here at 8:15 on a Friday. It was busy. The atmosphere is hipster with a slight industrial feel (the trend nowadays). We ordered the breads and spreads. I had a caesar salad and my boyfriend had the heirloom tomato gazpacho; both were quite good. My entree was the Australian sea bass on... More 

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Additional Information about Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

Address: 928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 3034441811
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: Seafood, Contemporary, Fish & Chips

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