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Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
970-682-2275
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Ranked #43 of 457 restaurants in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mountain
Description: Voted 'Best Restaurant' at the 2011 Taste of Fort Collins, Jax Fish House is one of Old Town's most popular destinations for unforgettable food and drink. At Jax, Exec Chef Sheila Lucero and Chef de Cuisine Kevin Grossi have created an innovative menu filled with the best, locally sourced, sustainably harvested ingredients we can find. The menu is matched by a colorful, vibrant space. Exposed brick and modern flowlighting create a comfortable yet upscale mood. The famous Raw Bar at Jax greets you as you enter and features a variety of fresh oysters, clams, chilled crabs and lobsters, all flown in daily. A lively crowd chatters away at the bar while slurping oysters over sips of fruit-infused martinis. Jax is the perfect place to grab happy hour after work or before a show. Buzzing atmosphere, eclectic local art, knowledgeable-friendly staff and the Best Seafood in Fort Collins make Jax worthy of its rave reviews.
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Clearfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

great service and food; really pleasant venue to sit, eat, and chat. We biked from our hotel to the restaurant; it was a great trip to FoCo.

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Kristi Q, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

First of all, THANK YOU so very much for joining us at Jax. Secondly, thank you ever so much for your willingness to review us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself when you dined with us, and we are tickled that you would choose to share your experience with others. We hope to create delicious and memorable... More

Springfield, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Were in town for a visit to CSU. Went to Jax for dinner. Service was excellent. Had the oyster sample plate and mussels that was a special. Both were excellent. The steelhead trout was great! Would definitely return. Have a nice selection of craft beer.

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Kristi Q, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

First of all, THANK YOU so very much for joining us at Jax. Secondly, thank you ever so much for your willingness to review us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself when you dined with us, and we are tickled that you would choose to share your experience with others. We hope to create delicious and memorable... More

laguna niguel caalifornia, USA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here for the first time and everyone hit their marks. The wait staff was friendly, professional and attentive. My steelhead trout was perfectly prepared - skin was crispy and the meat flaky. My husband's salmon was prepared the way HE liked it, which was slightly different from the menu. The wait staff was happy to accommodate his request.... More

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Kristi Q, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

First of all, THANK YOU so very much for joining us at Jax. Secondly, thank you ever so much for your willingness to review us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself when you dined with us, and we are tickled that you would choose to share your experience with others. We hope to create delicious and memorable... More

Lander, Wyoming
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I love this Jax's and also the one in LoDo (Denver) because both have fabulously fresh seafood. Always go during happy hour because the happy hour oysters are only $1.25 each. Now, I only like East Coast oysters so if they are not on happy hour pricing, are quite a bit more. What I usually do is mix and match... More

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Kristi Q, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

First of all, THANK YOU so very much for joining us at Jax. Secondly, thank you ever so much for your willingness to review us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself when you dined with us, and we are tickled that you would choose to share your experience with others. We hope to create delicious and memorable... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times, last time the pork chops were awesome! This time no chops on the menu, we were looking for some kind of steak but not for $34, so we settled for the special of fish n chips for $17, one piece of fish, steak fries and cole slaw... Good fish ... Bad price. Service was... More

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Kristi Q, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

First of all, THANK YOU so very much for joining us at Jax. Secondly, thank you ever so much for your willingness to review us on Trip Advisor. We hope to create delicious and memorable evenings that celebrate fresh seafood, feature a festive atmosphere and offer service that is second to none. THANK YOU so very much for joining us... More

Fort Collins, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Having just read "Valentine'​s Day dinner scams: Don't go out tonight." on Slate (google it), I was a bit apprehensive having Valentines day be our first introduction to our local Jax Fish House. Receiving three voicemails over the prior week reminding us of our reservation, tipped us off: expect crowded conditions. We arrived early, hoping to sit for a few... More

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Kristi Q, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your Valentine’s Day experience with us. I am thrilled that you had a chance to experience all the fun and unique aspects of our restaurant and the wonderful place that it is. Any holiday is fun to celebrate, particularly when it gives a chance to showcase the spectacular talents of our Chef Kevin Grossi... More

Tehachapi, California
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230 reviews 230 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
24,822 helpful votes 24,822 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The scallops are to die for. These are the best I have ever had, Amazing that you can find such great seafood so far away from the coast but Jax has hit the mark. Jax also offers a wonderful swordfish. Seasoned beautifully and cooked to perfection. The offered sides compliment the meals perfectly. The staff at Jax are very professional... More

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Ft. Collins, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stopped in for some oysters and other goodies before taking in a late movie on 12/30. The place was packed and I managed to get a seat at the bar. The bartenders were working feverishly to fill all the drink orders, keep up with the barware and food orders at the bar. It was all-night Happy Hour night. The food... More

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FORT COLLINS
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Jax should have stuck to their normal menu. The New Year's menu was horrible. Our party of 6 tried the various offerings and they all were poor. It seemed that Jax tried to hard to come up with an exotic menu. We had a choice of 3 appetizers, main dishes and dessert. Most dishes had beets in them to include... More

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Santa Maria, Ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Seven of us went to Happy Hour All Night at Jax. We had a reservation and were seated immediately in spite of a holiday crowd. Our waiter was excellent, the selections were delicious, some traditional some unique and all prepared with attention to freshness and balanced seasonings. Yum! We grazed from the happy hour list as well as the menu,... More

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