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Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

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Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Wine Bar
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123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427 (Mountain)
+1 970-682-2275
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Voted 'Best Restaurant' at the 2011 Taste of Fort Collins, Jax Fish House...
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. Behind the helm, Exec Chef Sheila Lucero and Chef de Cuisine Ricky Myers 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 Jax Raw Bar greets you as you enter and features a variety of fresh oysters, clams, and chilled crabs, all flown in daily. A lively crowd chatters away at the bar while slurping oysters over sips of fruit-infused martinis. Come for happy hour, dinner, or drinks before a show, and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere, eclectic local art, and knowledgeable-friendly staff Jax exemplifies. Add in the Best Seafood in Fort Collins, and you'll be hooked!
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Much better the second time around!

My family went back after our not so good meal at Jax by recommendation of the manager to try them again. We had a wonderful experience on them. The food was amazing and we will be back! Thank you so much Kristi!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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  • Local cuisine
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My family went back after our not so good meal at Jax by recommendation of the manager to try them again. We had a wonderful experience on them. The food was amazing and we will be back! Thank you so much Kristi!

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Torrington, Wyoming
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My husband and I spent two days in Fort Collins celebrating his birthday. We chose Jax because we love seafood and saw great ratings on Trip Advisor. We had an awesome time...food is delicious and the atmosphere was lively and friendly. We can highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits, Calamari, Clam Chowder, and Oysters Rockefeller. Our server, Alfredo, was awesome!... More 

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RIO RANCHO
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149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Going to seafood restaurant in Colorado is always a bit of a gamble as you couldn't be much further from any large body of water. While the food at Jax varied between Very Good and Average the service was VERY slow. It took almost 20 minutes after we were seated before a waiter finally came to our table. On the... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

hip, noisy, but get a booth and enjoy great seafood. The happy hour menu allows for tasting of several dishes at a lower price and great drinks

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This restaurant was amazing. Alfredo our waiter made the experience very special. Every dish we ordered was wonderful and "gourmet". We sat outside and had a wonderful evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went to Jaxs with my girlfriend enjoyed the happy hour! Food and drinks were amazing! Atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Oysters were out of this world!

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I'm from Maine and have high expectations when it comes to seafood. This place has some of the best seafood I have ever had.

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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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'm just writing this because I live in Fort Collins and have ate at a lot of restaurants in town and there is NO WAY Jaxs isn't a Top 5 restaurant in this town! People need to review this place more often because it is a great place to eat and service has always been good! I can't even name... 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 

Ft. Collins
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Love this place! Jax is my husband's favorite place to eat and have drinks. They're so creative and excited about the food they serve! Cucumber Lemon Press (I was delightfully surprised!) West Garden (Green Tea! It was slightly sweeter than I had hoped for but the overall feel was very light in flavor) Cornmeal Oyster PoBoy Mexican Standoff (Tart!!! Smokey... 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 

Colorado
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389 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

After reading reviews of Jax Fish House online and here in Trip Advisor, we chose to dine here with another couple to celebrate a special occasion for dinner on a Friday evening. We made reservations several days in advance for 5:00 pm. When we arrived our reservations "were not in the system", although we saw our name and number in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
    (Mountain)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-682-2275

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

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. Behind the helm, Exec Chef Sheila Lucero and Chef de Cuisine Ricky Myers 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 Jax Raw Bar greets you as you enter and features a variety of fresh oysters, clams, and chilled crabs, all flown in daily. A lively crowd chatters away at the bar while slurping oysters over sips of fruit-infused martinis. Come for happy hour, dinner, or drinks before a show, and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere, eclectic local art, and knowledgeable-friendly staff Jax exemplifies. Add in the Best Seafood in Fort Collins, and you'll be hooked!
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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