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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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Fruitland Park, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though we did not have reservations on this busy Friday evening, we waited only ~20 minutes and we served drinks while waiting.j

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Thank christine907
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I waited much too long to try this place out. Based on the facade and reputation, I thought it too fancy for me, considering I really only go out downtown for the occasional causal gathering with friends. Most of the time, just drinks and appetizers. A friend of mine thought to go after looking through happy hour specials, and I... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good seafood for being land locked Colorado..I'm from the East coast..I do eat the oysters..like the calamari-salads on happy hour are great-gumbo and clam chowder yum..All for about 4-$6 a small plate

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Thank Explorer2110
Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks so much for the kind words and the great review! Please let us know the next time you're in, we'd love to thank you in person. Kindly, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Westlake Village, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

To be honest this is not my favorite sea food restaurant but the food was certainly good. The preparation of their sea food is not typical but it was sufficiently good enough for a return visit.

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

Hi Mr. Rosen, I'm so happy to hear that we made such a great impression on you! Our chefs take food very seriously, and I'm happy to hear that it was great enough to entice you back! Looking forward to seeing you in our four walls again soon. Sincerely, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Illinois
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

this is our first visit to jax in ft. collins, having dined at the denver and boulder locations, all great! love the tropical fish tank in the dining room. king crab excellent, oysters excellent, the special my husband had was excellent. staff very well trained and attentive at all locations, bravo to management. would love to dine here weekly.

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

Hi Debra, Thanks so much for the fantastic review! Our tanks are serviced by the terrific crew at Premier Fish & Reef - they do an amazing job. We can't wait to have you back here soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

croatia
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

From PEI oysters to American paddlefish, this seafood restaurant has it all. Busy on a Friday night with happy hour in full swing. Try the New England clam chowder or the crab cakes. Top quality, excellent service. Would return in a heartbeat.

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Thank elainep007
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

We have been looking for a place that has an oyster bar. We hit the jackpot here. The main entrees are also magnificent and beautiful. It was really busy so i would recommend reservations.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I received a gift certificate for Jax for my birthday. We had a leisurely dinner. The only mistake I made was wording the special which came overcooked and I ended up eating it instead of sending it back. It was just such a special evening that I didn't want to wait around for a kitchen fix on it.

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

Hi John, Thanks so much for the review. I'm sorry your fish came overcooked - we'd love to make that up to you the next time you're in. I'm happy the rest of your experience was great, and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Thanks Again, Rick Compton General Manager More 

USA
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300 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Jax Fishouse is part of a chain with locations in Boulder and Denver's LODO. Interestingly, the menus vary between locations to some degree in terms of both offerings, style of cooking, and prices. Fort Collins, for example, offers great martinis and quality wines by the glass on the happy hour menu where the other two locations do not (points in... More 

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Thank dvorac4
Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi there, and thanks for the terrific review! We too are a little biased about the Fort Collins Jax - thanks for noticing! Kellie is truly one of the best - we're very lucky to have her as part of our team. Do let us know the next time you're in - I'd love to thank you in person! Cheers,... More 

Jackson, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We had excellent service, from making the reservation to getting our bill. Appetizers were unique and filling and we each ordered very different entrees and they were all delicious in their own right. We couldn't have had a more pleasant and palatable experience.

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

Mi Ms. C! Thanks so much for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, 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, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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