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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary
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928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109 (9th)
+1 303-444-1811
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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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Exton, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Mariann H
Sussex, New Jersey
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank sailaway22
Boynton be
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, service excellent. It's a shoebox size of a restaurant that is loud and the portions are tiny. Maybe 3oz of halibut?! It's excellent, pricey and you'll leave a lil hungry🤔

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Thank Pamela R
Vanessa L, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Jax Fish House and thank you for taking the time to review us. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t see the value in your dishes. We receive fresh, never frozen, fish that is flown in from all over the world each and every day. We are the first restaurant in... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in while waiting for our restaurant to have tables open up. We caught the tail end of happy hour and grabbed a seat at the bar. I had an excellent Italian white and we ordered the Hook - with oysters, crab, and shrimp. The oysters were tasty and the shrimp were nicely flavored with something like Old Bays.... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 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 

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Vanessa L, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Helllo, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Jax Fish House and thank you for taking the time to review us. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t see the value in your dishes. We receive fresh, never frozen, fish that is flown in from all over the world each and every day. We are the first restaurant... More 

Westchester County, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 

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Thank Bill M
Boulder, Co
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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.

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Thank bouldertype
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 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.

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Thank Chris K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
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
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
    (9th)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-1811
Description
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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