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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

$$ - $$$American, Seafood,
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
+1 303-444-1811
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant was very good and was prepared with beautiful presentation. However, we had the feeling that part of the presentation was to disguise the fact that the quantities were incredibly small. The prices are pretty high, too. Our server was attentive...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has always been the best fish place not only in Boulder, but probably all along the Front Range. Terrific oysters, especially the ones [Emersums] from their own beds in the Chesapeake. Also wonderful calamari, and a decent wine selection. Reliably delicious, but it sure...More

Thank Russ R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love the oysters but you can break the bank quickly. Get there early if you want a seat at the bar. 😎

Thank Pedrolei
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here .... great service from the moment we walked in Really fun atmosphere and the food was superb Started with the house salad and a crab cake all portions are small but well prepared and seasoned The crab risotto was very flavorful and...More

Thank Sylvie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I split a wedge and got the voodoo catfish. The salad was a bit spicy, maybe the five onion ranch, but it was great. The catfish was also great. Excellent service and cool atmosphere.

Thank sunnykay
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Nice restaurant in Boulder with excellent service and good food. Oysters were very fresh. Almost only seafood is served and prices are expensive but worth the price. We sat at the patio since we did not have reservations, the place was full and people came...More

Thank Dan11562
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to Boulder we must go to JAX. We have never been disappointed. We started with oysters. I enjoyed a glass of Cava and my wife had a martini. The special Thai Sea Bass was outstanding. I asked for extra hot and...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Oysters were really good. Setting is casual, rustic and fun. Service was excellent. Nice selection of beers.

Thank metaligenics
Reviewed March 17, 2018

This is a great place! We always make Jax a stop when traveling through Boulder. Great people and people watching, lively vibe, and fantastic food! Got there early for happy hour and some delicious appe's. It's a sure thing in Boulder.

Thank D5896QUjamesc
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Great seafood (best in town)! If available, grab a seat at the bar...the service is excellent and fun to watch the oysters being shucked!

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Questions & Answers
April 9, 2016|
Response from vanessa_jaxboulder | Property representative |
Hi there! The Hush Kitties are our version of a Hush Puppy. A little tongue in cheek, I know! You can do these with or without crab meat. 3 C flour 2 C corn meal 1T Sugar 1.5 t salt 1.5 t baking soda 1.5 t baking powder 4 T... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
  • E-mail
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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