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Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
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Ranked #35 of 462 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Price range: $14 - $35
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, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Ft. Collins
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 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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Monterey, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were able to enjoy a great dinner outside due to the nice fall weather. The beet salad and peel and eat shrimp were great starters, and hands down the best Bloody Mary's ever!!! I don't usually do a bloody at dinner but my Mom said they were fantastic and she was right. I had the fish tacos lightly blackened... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always get the Mussels in Chardonnay sauce. Happy Hour 7 days a week. The food and service are always top notch at Jax.

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Fort Collins
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There aren't very many fish restaurants in Fort Collins so we usually go to Red Lobster. We've also tried the Fish Market. On a whim, we tried Jax and BOY WERE WE SURPRISED! Very flavorful food - not your everyday menu! Everything we tried was delicious! Now you can easily spend $50/person as they charge a la cart for appetizers,... More

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Moss Beach, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have made it a habit to go to Jax Fish and Oyster bar on Monday nights because Happy Hour runs all evening. We love their "coin margaritas" for $4 and then order several small plates to make a dinner for the two of us. Their mussels, caesar salads and fish sliders make a easy and delicious meal. This place... More

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Dunkerton, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was visiting my daughter in Colorado and happened upon a coupon book in a smoothie shop that had an offer of 4 free oysters at Jax in Ft. Collins. It was a beautiful evening and I took my son in law there that evening just to get out of the house and relax. We ordered 16 oysters and a... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We sat outside to sit with my dog which was nice. The tables were super close together though. I couldn't believe how pricey it was. I wasn't in the mood for a salad so I got the salmon sliders. They were alright. Eh it was alright but the price would keep me away.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great service, and great food by a creative chef. Creative menu has something for everyone - I had a hard time choosing! Dine outside, or inside - its a pleasant atmosphere thats not too noisy even when full. I had a swordfish special which was perfectly cooked and served with a mushroom dish that was delicious. Save room for desert... 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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