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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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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
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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166 reviews 166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lively atmosphere and the food was wonderful....The gumbo was very flavorful and the sea bass was as good as any we've ever had. The snow crab legs were fresh and very good too....would highly recommend this spot!

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Thousand Oaks
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

There are plenty of good restaurants on Pearl St but the fact that Jax remains in the top tier is a testament to there quality. We went there with my son ( a Chef) & ordered small plates. We loved everything that came out of the kitchen. I recommend the sardine apptizer. I think it;s been 8-10 years since my... 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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