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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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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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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Jax is a little restaurant (I mean little because there are not a lot of tables) with excellent surf menu. There is turf but very limited. Must make reservations and even then, unless a few weeks in advance, may not get in. Food quality was excellent from crab tortellini to halibut it was awesome. Staff were wonderful as I have... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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262 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has a high energy level and casual fun atmosphere. The servicer was bubbly and friendly. The meals were delivered in a timely fashion for a busy Saturday night. The quality of the food was fair. The calamari was not crisp, but limp. The sea bass was dry and we remedied the problem with extra sauce, but should have... More 

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Thank Sandy2645
Vanessa L, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sandy, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Jax Fish House and thank you for taking the time to review us. I’m so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your food on your recent visit. We strive to provide the highest quality of service and sustainable seafood, while maintaining a fun and relaxed environment. We... More 

Nortre Califonkneeonee
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257 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood, great service, you need a reservation or patience to wait. You will be rewarded. This place is packed for a reason. We mostly went scallops, oysters and the pile of King crab. Biggest legs seen since Alaska many years ago and very fresh, not salty and sweet taste. Caviar was a special treat. I got introduced to a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. We had the halibut and it was seasoned and cooked perfect! Service was great and the restaurant was very clean! Right in the middle of Pearl Street, perfect location.

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Thank Sandy M
California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at Jax Fish House before, about 5 years ago, and it was a special treat. And, so it remains.... We began our meal with caviar -- a rare treat for us. Then, we moved onto the oysters. I had mine grilled, but my husband and our friend slurped down some lovely oysters, "Russian style" -- with creme... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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371 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Delightful place to eat . Great great food, service was wonderful and the atmosphere was fun. Wonderful menu... I had the salmon and it was perfect. Make a reservation ... It's busy and well worth it!

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

Thank you so much Mary! More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Food and service is impeccable. The dining area was overseen by a gal that did an amazing job!! She knew the menu/wine list and was able to explain everything precisely. Adjoining tables are a bit too close; will dine at the bar or patio next time. Fun and relaxed atmosphere with spot-on service and top quality food!

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

Brawns , Thank you so much for coming in, and for taking the time to share your experience! Hope to see you again soon! Vanessa More 

Chicago, IL
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My wife and I went here with my son and his girlfriend while visiting Boulder. We dined on a Sunday night. It was nice and quite and getting a reservation a few hours before we went was not a problem. Had a great table near the window. The atmosphere was good. The service was great and the food was excellent.... More 

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

RFT, Thank you so much for coming in, and for taking the time to share your experience! It sounds like you made some great selections…on your next visit try our Ahi Tuna with forbidden black rice and black garlic aioli, you’re sure to love it. Hope to see you again soon! Vanessa More 

Dublin, Ireland
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Oysters are indeed fresh and yummy but was let down by their Cioppino, quite blunt, couldn't taste the wine in the broth.... Tomato broth was more like a pureed tomato sauce out of a can.

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Thank Florin P
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a menu with a lot of choice and great food, you will find it here. The service rocked too! You will regret not trying the seafood chowder!

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Thank Rudedog83
Vanessa L, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Rudedog83, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Jax Fish House and taking the time to review us! We love to hear from satisfied guests and know we’re hitting the mark. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Vanessa 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, Gluten Free
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
Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?