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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary, Fish & Chips
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928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 (9th)
+1 303-444-1811
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4:00 pm - 10:00 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Great food

Have to say that thus is one of my favorite seafood restaurants. Great menu, great staff, lively atmosphere. Had the smores dessert, absolutely to die for. The tuna was spot on, ramen shrimp very tasty. Loved the mussels for happy hour, my own small bowl, lots of great flavor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
debra s
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Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Illinois
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Have to say that thus is one of my favorite seafood restaurants. Great menu, great staff, lively atmosphere. Had the smores dessert, absolutely to die for. The tuna was spot on, ramen shrimp very tasty. Loved the mussels for happy hour, my own small bowl, lots of great flavor.

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a cute restaurant with an amazing menu. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh. Make reservations! it gets booked.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

One of my favorites. I'm pretty much a regular at all the locations. Come for happy hour. Best way to eat here. I always get the $1.25 oysters, the calamari, and the peel and eat shrimp. It never dissapoints. I love Jax.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went for an early dinner and were pleasantly surprised by the Happy Hour offerings. My daughter had a burger (at a seafood place?!!) It was done nicely. The coleslaw was fresh, thinly sliced with onion. Very nice. I had 6 daily special oysters and gumbo. The oysters were fresh, condiments well thought out. They provide a teriyaki sauce/oil that... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
78 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 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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9 reviews 9 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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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: Seafood, Contemporary, Fish & Chips

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?