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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 #38 of 482 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Price range: $14 - $35
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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, CO
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We tried Jax for the first time recently, and although some of the food was very good, both my husband and I felt that we won't be in a hurry to return. We started out with some mussels, which neither of us typically eat, but they were prepared very well and were very tasty. Next, we had lettuce salads which... More 

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Wyoming
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First, I want to thank the staff for moving us from an island table to a booth. My dinner companion insisted and the staff accommodated the request. They were pretty busy, but made the adjustment for us. We had oysters on the half shell - can't go wrong with that - and an order of calamari - fabulous sauce. We... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

I'm not aware of much competition in Fort Collins but this is very good seafood. My wife and I shared the Chilled Seafood Sampler appetizer - a combination of crab claws, mussels, oysters and shrimp. It was excellent and plenty for us as an entree. The peel and eat shrimp were seasoned nicely. Sometimes in Colorado restaurants they can be... 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 TripAdvisor. 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 evenings... More 

Colorado
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135 reviews 135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to Jax to celebrate our daughter's new job offer and the food was scrumptous as usual. I had a white fish of some kind I had never heard of before (man..something, I think. I was kind of loaded from a stop at Social). Anne had the mahi and everything was amazing. We had the calamari first and it... 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 TripAdvisor. 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 evenings... More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Have been there multiple times and am always pleased with both the food and the service. It is absolutely a culinary delight and they do amazing things with seafood of all kinds. There is generally an "unusual" fish on the menu that you don't often see and I tend to go for that entree every time. The presentation of all... 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 TripAdvisor. 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 evenings... More 

Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very crowded but good service. Excellent sea food. Would go again any time. Located right downtown in a great walking area.

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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 TripAdvisor. 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 evenings... More 

Longmont, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I left the restaurant so hungry last night that I had to go eat somewhere else. I should have never spend $200 here and to go home hungry is ridculous. I will never go back here again, sorry Jax, epic fail!

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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 TripAdvisor. We hope to create delicious and memorable evenings that celebrate fresh seafood, feature a festive atmosphere and offer service that is second to none. I am so sorry to hear that your experience... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I took our two boys to Jax after hearing great reports of the restaurant from many different sources. Our expectations were more than met. The atmosphere was fun and comfortable, our server, Josh, was fantastic, and the food was amazing. Our sons loved the snow crab kid's meals they chose, and my husband and I were blown... 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 TripAdvisor. 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 evenings... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Go prepared for the unexpected, i.e., the restaurant offers what they can get in that's freshest. We weren't sure what one fish entree might taste like, so our waitress arranged a sample taste for us. Amazing! Here's where I go for oysters on the halfshell.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 TripAdvisor. 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 evenings... More 

Ft. Collins
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Do yourself a favor and head to Jax. This seafood makes perfect sense and we're so glad it's within our grasp. Jax introduced us to some awesomeness at Taste of Ft. Collins and New West Fest so of course we had withdrawals in between. Turned out to be the perfect anniversary dinner for us. Oysters wellfleet Ginger soy oyster Grapefruit... 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 TripAdvisor. 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 evenings... More 

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Additional Information about Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

Address: 123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
Phone Number: 970-682-2275
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 9:00 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 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood

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