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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 #48 of 466 restaurants in Fort Collins
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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English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant for the first time and had high expectations based on others reviews. The unless you sit outside the noise level inside can prohibit any cross table conversation. We ordered the ahi poke (very bland) and calamari (excellent !!) for appetizers. Main courses were the Colorado catfish-french toast-raw egg experiment and the pepper crusted ahi tuna. We... More

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Houston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We wandered in on a Tuesday night with no reservation. They seated us promptly. The service was attentive. My wife had the three grilled fish tacos with dirty rice (it happened to be "Taco Tuesday"). Both were tasty, she says. I had the shrimp & sausage po boy, which came with chips and slaw. All good. About $40. I would... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We decided at the last moment to dine out and I decided that we should try JAX as we had not been to this restaurant since we moved into the area 7 months ago. We were greeted by a server who said that he would get the hostess to seat us, which happened in less than a minute. Our hostess... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We've been fans of the Jax in Denver so were thrilled to see it in Fort Collins. We've now been a number of times since it opened a couple of years ago, as a couple, with family, and on business and it is always a consistently good meal and experience. Certainly one of the A-list places in Fort Collins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Get the Calamari! I will say that again, get the calamari. The sauces that go with it are one of my favorite things in life.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I treat myself to Jax every 6weeks or so. They have a great happy hour with an amazing list of delicious oysters on the half-shell. Their shuckers and bar tenders know their oysters as well as their drinks. If you need a visit to the ocean shore for fresh fish, head to Jax! It's in lovely OldTown and is centrally... 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 enjoy yourself when you dine with us, and we are tickled that you would choose to share your experience with others. We hope to create delicious and memorable... More

Clearfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

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