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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great happy hour. Calamari shrimp oysters fresh everything. Great wine. Great cocktail sauce. Get there early for happy hour

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Touted for its seafood, Jan was a bit disappointing. May more a bar that serves food than a proper restaurant. Have been to the Jax in Denver and KC and they are a bit better in my opinion and the atmosphere there is a lot classier. Prices are pretty steep for venue and value received. Lots of better restaurants in... More 

Thank Jim H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been a favorite for years. We try to visit at least once a month. Happy hour is a great value. We love the oysters especially the Dux.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to go a little earlier than we would normally, because the waiting list on a weekend can be brutal. But they were able to seat us fairly quickly, and both the food and service were exceptional. There were four of us, so we got the large cold sampler plate, which had lobster, oysters, mussels, crab, caviar, and calamari.... More 

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Lee S, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for scheduling time to come visit Jax while in Boulder, we really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Wish I would have taken pics, but doesn't matter. We had two excellent entrees and an appetizer. Old School Tuna was Monday night special and my boyfriend not necessarily a seafood fan. He Loved it. Seared. So fresh. I had Korean BBQ Butterfish. The vegetable medley was amazing! Butterfish melt in your mouth. Carmelized sauce ever so slightly too sweet.... More 

Thank Paulette F
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Had a decent meal here. The place is really busy and it's hard to get in. Finally got a table. Service was a little slow but that was to be expected. Mussels appetizer was very good. I had fish, my husband had shrimp. Both were ok. Just a little pricey for what you get.

Thank Cowgirlkc
Glen Haven, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

It is what it is and that is darn good! Great happy hour and great dinners. The staff is some of the best around. We always have a good time.

Thank Franklin C
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We go to Boulder frequently, and a visit wouldn't be complete without a visit to Jax, one of the best fish restaurants I have eaten at. We usually go between 4 and 6 PM so that we can take advantage of the happy hour food specials on delicacies such as oysters. Last visit I had perfectly prepared tuna, and the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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

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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
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?