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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109 (9th)
+1 303-444-1811
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Redding, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to Jax expecting great things and was disappointed in the price/quality equation of our dining experience. It's a cool place and the waitstaff was attentive, the food however was average and over priced. I'd suggest going there for happy hour to get some oysters and a beer vs. dinner. There were 5 of us and that was our... More 

Thank chazport
Westchester County, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Boulder and decided we were in the mood for awesome seafood. We had a terrific dinner at the bar at Jax while hanging out with some locals who clearly know this place is one of the best. Alaskan Halibut with summer veggies was cooked perfectly complemented by Sonoma Cuterer Chardonnay. I was so hungry... More 

Thank Bill M
Boulder, Co
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

JAX (with the help of overnight air delivery) continues to consistently demonstrate that even in the landlocked high desert there is very fresh fish and seafood, beautifully and knowledgeably prepared, to be found. Small, very popular, and a great, crowded bar for your wait for a table, unless you get there early.

Thank bouldertype
Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So your in a land locked state and think, no way am I eating oysters, fear not Jax's is no ordinary land locked fish house. No matter what you order it will be tasty. As a former resident that now lives on the coast, I've never been disappointed, so go without fear and enjoy all the great menu items.

Thank Chris K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a fan of Jax since the day they opened. I don't live in Boulder, so I visit about 2-3x year. I think somewhere along the way, in 14' and 15', Jax had lost its way. The kitchen's quality level had slipped from its usual high level of quality. It didn't suck by any standard, it had just slipped.... More 

Thank Motionway
Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the start let me say that I would hesitate to go back again. With that said when we made our 5:45 reservation (nothing else available until 8:00) we were wondering what wee might do to kill time until our 7:30 concert. That turned into a near issue of wondering if we would get out in time to make it... More 

Thank RonInColorado
Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As coastal residents, we were a bit suspicious of a seafood restaurant in the mountains. (Sorry Jax, we're late to the party.) But....the great reviews and "being away from home all summer cravings" overrode the misgivings. Good decision! Every bite of every dish was scrumptious. We chose NS raw oysters from about 15 varieties offered, seared halibut with a tasty... More 

Thank 3AngelsDD
San Diego, CA
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Saturday evening I walked up Pearl street to Jax and foundthe restaurant busy with a very friendly staff. Since I was dining alone I chose to sit at the bar. They featured some crafty cocktails and I really enjoyed mine. They have fresh fish flown in everyday and they offer a large variety of oysters and some nice combo... More 

Thank Janzycor
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a truly specular find. I ate there three nights over 9 days with two different groups of people. Each time we ate at the bar, exact same food as the main restaurant but with more interaction between the bar staff and fellow dinners. Over the course of the many days I tried or sampled over half the menu.... More 

Thank jlm2222
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday night early and was so happy to see that they had happy hour until 6pm. The happy hour offered many amazing options. To start we shared Calamari (amazing!), tuna (small but the flavored were fantastic), oysters were delicious and big and the gumbo was good. We then had the sour dough bread, which is a must.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?