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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, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The service is awesome. The ambiance is nice and not stuffy. Everyone there, patrons and staff, seem to really WANT to be there. The food is solid. I wish it had more fish options. I would put it an inch behind Jax in Boulder but an inch ahead of Jax in Denver. Price? Pennies too high, but hey, no complaints... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a great find when ordering fish in colorado is always a gamble! Just before thanksgiving during a wicked change in the weather we ducked in here as a family to get out of the cold and grab a bite to eat. Everything was delicious from the peel and eat shrimp to the main entrée fish specials! The waiter knew... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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305 reviews 305 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

While we find the entree pricing a bit on the high side for a casual FoCo restaurant, we had a great experience recently when stopping in for Happy Hour. The place was bustling and we were lucky to find spots at the bar. The wine was a good Happy Hour value for the quality. The shrimp & grits was amazing,... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Normally it takes me months to find the time to write a review on here, if I bother to write one. However, I just had to write a review after our amazing culinary experience tonight! It was our first time visiting Jax and it exceeded my expectations. I will say that Jax is what we would consider normally a very... More 

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Fort Collins, CO
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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31 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
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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 

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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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