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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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank marypagejones
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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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank betsy926
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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank MomfromColorado
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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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Zeesmom
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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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Maureen C
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 

Colorado
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good prices on fresh oysters, beer and select cocktails! The service is great and you will love everything you order!

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

Hi Barb, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We can't wait to have you back ! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I am not one to eat much fish or seafood by my mom wanted crab legs for her birthday so we (mom, sister, brother-in-law, 2 nieces, and I) chose Jax. Wait staff was friendly & knowledgeable, place was clean and nicely done, food was really good. I had the gumbo which I enjoyed; my mom said it was the best... More 

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Thank FCtraveler00
Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks so much for the great review! I'm glad you had a good time on Wine Wednesday - such a great deal. We also offer All Night Happy Hour on Monday, so if you're in the area drop on by! Take Care, and thanks again! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Fresh oysters, great drinks, fantastic service. This is my go-to with the girls. If the weather is nice, eat outside on the patio.

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Thank BethCo4
Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi Beth! We can't thank you enough for the great review! We offer Happy Hour 7 nights a week, and All Night on Mondays! Thanks for mentioning the patio - we just installed lighting out there, so you can enjoy the ambiance well into the night! Can't wait to see you back here soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Fresh, well cooked seafood. Not a fan of the Cajun rub they put on the peel and eat shrimp, but I'm a purist and want only steam to touch my shrimp! :-) Nonetheless, even with the rub the shrimp are still tasty, I just wish there was an option to leave it off. The crab legs were delicious and sweet... More 

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

Hello! Thank you so much for the kind review! Sorry you weren't a fan of the spices on the shrimp, but we're so happy you enjoyed the rest of the food! Looking forward to serving you again soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manger More 

Alnwick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is not the first time we have visited Jax in fact it is our "go to" place when we visit our family from the UK. As ever it was busy (Saturday) and although we hadn't booked a table they managed to fit us in. Cheerful welcome and service with seafood to die for. Love this place.

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

Hi Alan M., We can't thank you enough for the kind review!! So happy you think of us first when your family comes to town. Looking forward to having you back soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager 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, Gluten Free Options, Cajun & Creole, Wine Bar
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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