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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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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Colorado
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
New Jersey
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Whitefish, Montana, United States
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Colorado
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited about celebrating our wedding anniversary with a dinner that matched the occasion. We had to change the time of our reservation twice and they easily accomodated us including putting us at a table we wanted. We were checking out a wine choice and talked to the wine steward, Anders, who steered us in an excellent direction based... More 

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

Hi Scott & Jeanne! Thanks so much for sharing your anniversary with us! I'm so happy you enjoyed the LIOCO Chardonnay - it is one of my personal favorites on the list. If you're ever passing by Copoco Honey on College Ave, they're responsible for the delicious honey on the cornbread. Have a great weekend, and we look forward to... More 

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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Put our name on the list and they told us we were next. They sat two more in front of us. List must not make sense to them. Left and probably will not go again.

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

Hi Brian, I'm so sorry we failed you at the host stand. I have already sent you a private message, and we are eager to make this right with you. I look forward to hearing back, and I promise not to waste another second of your time. Sincerely, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free, 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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