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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 - 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, 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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Nice Happy Hour dinner

My wife and I went for an early Tuesday dinner during the 4PM - 6PM Happy Hour. The Raw Bar was already busy, while the dining area had a few other early birds. The Happy Hour menus from the Kitchen and the Raw Bar have enough selections to make a nice meal. The Happy Hour drink list has good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Henry A
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Whenever I visit the Denver or Ft Collins area I always make time for Jax! If you're leary of seafood or have never gone, try going during a happy hour, that way you can try numerous specialty plates with smaller portions. During the evening, highly recommend their course meals if they are offering it. Great place to go on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I ate here last week and enjoyed mussels for an appetizer and halibut for the main course. I also had a side of rice that didn't taste so good. Great service on a busy night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I love Cesar salad and seafood so it would not have taken much to make me happy. I ordered the salad and asked if it came with anchovies, part of what I consider to be a "real" Cesar salad and was told that it could. I was surprised to see a little pile of them put on the side of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My family took my husband here for Father's Day because of the Craw Fish Boil they were having. Being from the south, he absolutely loves craw fish. We haven't been able to get any since we moved here. Anyway, we ordered the craw fish and you got about 7 to 8 (maybe) with 2 tiny, and I mean tiny bite... More 

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Kristi Q, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am incredibly disheartened to hear that you did not enjoy your experience on Sunday. What a let down, especially for a special occasion such as Father's Day. I'm so sorry we disappointed you. Unfortunately our crawfish came at a much higher price than anticipated, especially with overnight shipping and I'm sorry about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I went for an early Tuesday dinner during the 4PM - 6PM Happy Hour. The Raw Bar was already busy, while the dining area had a few other early birds. The Happy Hour menus from the Kitchen and the Raw Bar have enough selections to make a nice meal. The Happy Hour drink list has good choices... 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The calimari and oysters were great and they had a half-price bottled wine special the night we visited. Bartender/waiter was very knowledgeable and the oyster bar is a fun and lively place to sit and enjoy great food and drinks.

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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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Additional Information about Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

Address: 123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
Phone Number: +1 970-682-2275
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Wine Bar

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?