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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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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, 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, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Description: Named "Best Restaurant in 2011", Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar...
Named "Best Restaurant in 2011", Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has taken Fort Collins by storm. Serving up the freshest, most sustainable seafood alongside the highest quality, farm-fresh local produce, Jax has quickly become an Old Town favorite. Jax happy hour never disappoints, with the ever-lively Oyster Bar and a selection of locally brewed craft beers & handcrafted cocktails. With so much fresh fish, they ought to change the city's name to "Port" Collins!
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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service.

Excellent selection of oysters ,crabs and other tasty treats. Good drinks as well. We enjoyed the oyster shooters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TLB1952
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Hershey, Nebraska
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Hershey, Nebraska
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent selection of oysters ,crabs and other tasty treats. Good drinks as well. We enjoyed the oyster shooters.

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Thank TLB1952
Williston, North Dakota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived early and were informed that we would have a 15 min wait. After 15 minutes, we were informed again that it would be 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes once again expired, another member of our party asked the hostess for an update. She replied " I already told another member in your party that you would have... More 

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Thank Bigwillysallon
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of us gathered for Monday Evening Happy Hour. We ordered just about everything on the happy hour menu, and shared. The oysters and calamari were so good we had to order more.....and more....and more. Fantastic!!! The beer choices could be improved, especially given all of the great craft beer available in Fort Collins.

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Thank cwt2015
Midland, Michigan
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5-spiced ahi, seared and spiced to perfection, with grilled baby bok choy that sent the clear message that the chef and the kitchen are not shy about their respect for and love of good vegetables. I dined alone and the server was perfectly friendly and professional, knew the dishes, and recommended a wine that nicely complemented the flavors of the... More 

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Thank MxnWhoWalks
Ft Collins
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a fun evening at Jax. We went for our boys 1st and 8th birthday with the family. The food was amazing as always. The service was just as great. We ordered this time from the happy hour menu and shared everything like we always do. I will say that I was a little upset to see that the happy... More 

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Thank Wehrli
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to dream about and to eat out at. We come from Wyoming just to eat here. We have done their special event chefs nights as well as normal eating out with friends. Every holiday or special occasion is another chance for our friends and family to get us a giftcard for here because they know... More 

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Thank 865katrinav
Berthoud, Colorado
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Once again, my dear TripAdvisor friends, you did not steer me wrong. I decided on Jax for a birthday celebration and it was perfection. We had a amazing food, drinks, and service with Matt. Everything was fabulous... the oysters, fried and raw, muscles, and oh my god, the crab! I loved the cucumber lemon press it my new favorite favorite... More 

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Thank Babybug1111
Loveland, Colorado
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had our holiday party for our staff at Jax during happy hour. We had great service, wonderful food and drink, all for a very reasonable price! I would highly recommend going during happy hour. If you're not sure what to get, ask the staff - they generally have great suggestions!

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Thank Leah A
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Service is great, food is always done perfectly. Great ambience. Drinks delicious. Parking is close in the parking garage. I thought I would hate my table next to the kitchen but it was fun watching them plate. Bathrooms were clean.

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Thank NLWalsh
Centennial, Colorado
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165 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

What a great meal and professional service! We took our college student kids here for my birthday dinner. Started with drinks and the complimentary calamari we got by checking in on that other restaurant review app that starts with a Y. None of us have liked calamari in the past - but this was a completely different product. Tender, tasty... 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, Bar scene

Description

Named "Best Restaurant in 2011", Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has taken Fort Collins by storm. Serving up the freshest, most sustainable seafood alongside the highest quality, farm-fresh local produce, Jax has quickly become an Old Town favorite. Jax happy hour never disappoints, with the ever-lively Oyster Bar and a selection of locally brewed craft beers & handcrafted cocktails. With so much fresh fish, they ought to change the city's name to "Port" Collins!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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