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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 - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Asheville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was with a large group in town on business. We made a reservation for dinner and were duly impressed with the service, menu and quality of the food. Highly recommended!

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Thank Sanda24237
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello! Just wanted to say thank you for coming into Jax and checking us out. So happy to see that we were able to accommodate you and your group. We certainly hope to see you back in, and please let us know if we can do anything for you ahead of time. Thanks so much! Sam Taylor More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fresh, sustainable seafood prepared with a creative twist. Chef Ricky Meyers knows his stuff. Always consider the evening special. Always. Sam is incredibly knowledgeable about wines . Take his advice and discover something new.

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Thank emmadunfee
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Mrs. Dunfee! You are too kind! It was great seeing you and the family, you all are an awesome group and glad you had great time with us that evening. Let me know if you ever need anything. Thanks again! Sam Taylor More 

Denver, Colorado
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542 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 906 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped into the Fort Collins location assuming that it would be every bit as good as the LoDo location in Denver. We were not disappointed - we arrived & partook of the Happy Hour specials. The service was excellent. Love the peel and eat shrimp, calamari, and the clam chowder is to die for.

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1 Thank denver60
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you for the great review! I'm happy to see that we met your expectations and stayed consistent with our Denver location. Those guys rock down there! Happy hour is definitely something to take advantage of and it looks like you did. We hope to see in again soon! Cheers, Sam Taylor More 

Farmington, Michigan, United States
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344 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is right downtown so parking is limited. We visited on a Monday night for the happy hour menu not knowing it is happy hour all night evidently on Monday. We started with raw oysters that had good flavor but were undersized compared to what we expected. They were sold as medium but I would say they were small. We... More 

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Thank Ralph R
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hey Ralph, Great to see that you came in yesterday and dive into our happy hour! That's the best way to do it if was your first time in. Not sure if you had our happy hour oysters or another variety within our selection, so sorry they were a little petite, but we received some Wellfleets this afternoon that are... More 

Ft. Collins, CO
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Collins has a lot of great restaurants, which might be why this was our first time at Jax. Indeed, we saved the best for last as we went for Happy Hour, but wish we could have stayed all night. We loved the super fresh ingredients incorporated into the creative menu, great prices, warm atmosphere and amazing staff. We had... More 

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Thank Bontempo
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello! Just wanted to say thank you so much for coming in and finally checking out the Jax splendor! We hope to see you in soon again, don't wait as long as before! Cheers Sam T General Manager More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great happy hour menu! Tuna tacos, and mussels were fantastic! Cocktails were great (try the Jax strawberry lemonade!) My husband ordered the crab legs, they were tasty! I had the cioppino..it was just ok! Definitely would come back!

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Thank ReneAnn25
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello ReneAnn Fantastic to see that we might've gotten you hooked on our happy hour offerings, I could eat those tuna tacos all day long! My apologies in regards to the cioppino, hopefully its something that we might be able to fix and knock out before you come in again. Let us know! Thanks so much for coming in. Cheers!... More 

Fruitland Park, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Christine, Thank you for taking the time to come and hang with us and see what we were all about. Great to see that you were taken care of while a table was being prepared for you. I hope to see you in soon! Cheers More 

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 4 weeks ago

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

Hello Andrea, Wanted to thank you for coming in and giving us such a great review! We offer Happy Hour all evening long on Monday nights and from 4-6pm during the week after. I hope to see you in soon! Cheers More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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, 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
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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