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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109 (9th)
+1 303-444-1811
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always try and get a reservation here when I am in Boulder, not always successful because they are packed usually. But Lucky to nab a table this past Thursday because of the first snow of the season and it was EXCEPTIONAL! The 1 - half pound crab leg for $38 was a little pricey but was really good and... More 

Thank Tina G
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jax is a neat, friendly, often crowded because it's so good, kind of place that you want to go back to again and again. Excellent oysters and a good selection at good prices. Totally rocks, totally cool, totally delicious.

Thank Shah G
Atlanta, Georgia
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You never know when you are going to run into a perfectly cooked piece of fish. You think it happens often, but it really doesn't. That absolutely perfect outside sear is a work of art. Crispy, concentrated, rapturous. Biological wrapping paper that surrounds a flakey wonderland of oceanic bliss. You have to try hard to cook this well. And I... More 

Thank tigerinatlanta1
vanessa_jaxboulder, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your stellar review. "Biological wrapping paper!" I am stealing that ;) We hope you return soon and enjoy another piece of oceanic bliss with us. With Gratitude, Vanessa More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Friendly owner! I enjoyed the fresh oysters. Amazing how they could be so good so far from the ocean.

Thank Ana T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We went for happy hour and had several dishes from their menu. The waiter was so great, very nice atmosphere. Going for happy hour gave us a chance to try several dishes, all delicious. It was also less crowded since I heard its a popular place.

Thank crazyjaney9
Boulder, Colorado
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The atmosphere at Jax is always upbeat and busy. The bar is a fun and crowded place to have a drink while waiting for your table.

Thank cjc519
Southbury, Connecticut
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed excellent appetizers and entrées. All night happy hour so a bit noisy but the food was great. Recommend the Jax seafood noodles.

Thank tscrider
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Boulder is a relatively tough restaurant market with some pretty educated consumers. I have eaten in a lot of the local spots and been pleasantly surprised by both variety and execution. But Jax is a standout. I was not expecting anything exceptional at an inland seafood establishment, but his was as good or better than some I've visited on both... More 

Thank pochen9
Exton, Pennsylvania
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We were seeking a good seafood dinner in a casual setting near Pearl Street so we were thrilled to find Jax! (Thank you, Trip Advisor, for the listing and reviews that led us here.) The food, wine, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding. The seafood chowder is a meal by itself but luckily, we also had the amazing halibut entree.

Thank Mariann H
Sussex, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Strolling down Pearl Street it's hard to choose a restaurant for happy hour or just a drink. We saw a sign outside Jax that mentioned 'happy hour oysters' so for sure we stopped. We sat outside out front since inside was crowded (this place is loud, wish it could be bigger). Our service was speedy and friendly. Two martinis and... More 

Thank sailaway22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-1811
A local institution since 1994, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is the first choice for fresh seafood in Boulder. Ranked top 25 Best Seafood Restaurants in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Our menus are crafted with sustainability in mind, using farm-fresh local ingredients and ocean-fresh seafood. Whether you join us for the first time or the 100th time, for dinner or happy hour at the raw bar, count on a vibrant and lively atmosphere. We bring the Coast to the Coastless.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?