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Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

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123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427 (Mountain)
+1 970-682-2275
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

TA gave the restaurant high marks. Right on. Be sure to make reservations. It was packed, but the service at the bar was super. I tried the special, tuna, and a great cobbler desert. The drink list was extensive including my favorite moscato. Enjoy!

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a bad experience and had expected much better, as we eat at the Boulder Jax as often as we can. Had poor service, first calamari appetizer was crispy; just sloppy. The manager Rick did his best to salvage our dinner, but by the time he became involved it was too late. He did reduce our bill considerably, which... More 

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi Mr. and Mrs. Cable, Thanks so much for taking the time to visit on September 2nd, and for taking the time to write us a review. I am truly sorry once again that you were disappointed in your experience. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to make it right that night, but alas as you mentioned it was... More 

Denton, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood was outstanding. It was fresh and the presentation was beautiful. The service was excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Fort Collins!

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne, Thank you so much for the kind words! We are absolutely flattered to be your favorite restaurant in the Fort! Looking forward to seeing you back at Jax soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a no frills restaurant that serves up some excellent food, try Jax! Starting with happy hour when you get great deals on drinks and appetizers, you can fill up just by sitting at the bar. Should you decide to grab a table don't hesitate as this restaurant will certainly fill up quickly. While the atmosphere... More 

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Bill D, we can't thank you enough for your kind words and patronage! Looking forward to taking care of you again soon! Sincerely, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Eaton, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I feel I must share with you one of the best restaurants I love! Jax in Ft. Collins is simply exceptional at every level: food, service and atmosphere. (So Jax, get ready for lines out the door). Let's start with the food: the chef's each have a deftness, skill and palate that would be appreciated in restaurants costing five... More 

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for such a FANTASTIC review! It's guests like you that make pulling on that back door of the restaurant every day worthwhile. We absolutely cannot wait to take care of you again! See you soon, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous restaurant, not only for transplants from the Cheasepeak Bay area, however all seafood lovers. Their East Coast, mostly Rappahannock, Oysters conjur up memories of sitting by the water, shucking, eating and savoring the taste. The Lump Crab cake does the same thing. Everthing is delicious and the wait staff is delightful, helpful and interested in the... More 

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you so much for the great review! Looking forward to having you back soon. Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I love seafood. She took me in for happy hour on a Monday. We had calamari (the best I've had and I've eaten a lot of calamari!), peel and eat shrimp and some fresh Kumamoto oysters. The food was good and the bar was busy. It was fun to sit and people watch.

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi Betsy, Thank you so much for leaving us such a kind review! Monday All Night Happy Hour is such a great deal, and the vibe brings in some amazing people for sure. We can't wait to have you back here soon. Thanks Again! Rick Compton General Manager More 

Colorado
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Great experience at this restaurant starting with the wonderful vibe and the friendly, professional staff. Had the crabcake and calamari - exceptional! My friend had the mussels - delicious! Nice wine offerings as well as an assortment of different mules. My new favorite place in Old Town!

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks so much for the killer review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and the service. If you're a wine lover, definitely check us out on Wednesdays, where we feature 1/2 off bottles of wine, and killer food pairings! Have a great weekend, and thanks again! Rick Compton General Manager More 

New Jersey
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Went to Jax with friends for happy hour and some apps for an early dinner. The service is spot on and the food is delicious! We had the calamari which is battered and fried to perfection, caviar was awesome, peel and eat shrimp, snow crab, and did I mention oysters! Everything was absolutely perfect and I would recommend Jax to... More 

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi There! We're so happy you had a great time dining with us! Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a killer review - can't wait to see you back here soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Whitefish, Montana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

A professional and friendly staff - our waiter Alfredo was really over-the-top about service - menu options change with the "catch" and the chefs ideas are fantastic. Really a good spot to simply hang out have a great cocktail and some fresh oysters too. We will reccomend it to anyone. Maybe not a children's choice though - grown ups will... More 

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, Thank you so very much for the awesome review! Sorry you didn't find the vibe children-friendly. We do our very best to accommodate all members of the family, from the crayons on the table to the creative and healthy options on the Kids Menu. Let me know the next time you're in - I'd love to say thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Wine Bar
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
    (Mountain)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-682-2275
Description
Named "Best Restaurant in 2011", Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has taken Fort Collins by storm. Serving up the freshest, most sustainable seafood alongside the highest quality, farm-fresh local produce, Jax has quickly become an Old Town favorite. Jax happy hour never disappoints, with the ever-lively Oyster Bar and a selection of locally brewed craft beers & handcrafted cocktails. With so much fresh fish, they ought to change the city's name to "Port" Collins!

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