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“Tasty, but expensive”

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Ranked #13 of 581 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 9th
Description: A local institution since 1994, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is the first choice for fresh seafood in Boulder. Ranked top 25 Best Seafood Restaurants in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Our menus are crafted with sustainability in mind, using farm-fresh local ingredients and ocean-fresh seafood. Whether you join us for the first time or the 100th time, for dinner or happy hour at the raw bar, count on a vibrant and lively atmosphere. We bring the Coast to the Coastless.
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Unusual menu with a fairly limited selection. Had the barramundi special, which included a slow-baked egg on risotto. The fish was very tasty, as was the egg - risotto was a little on the undone side for my tastes. Very yummy flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel sauce for dessert.

Thank DragonLady13
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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

I come to Boulder often but hadn't been to Jax for a few years. My memories were of excellent food but packed in noisy crowds. But on this visit the noise level was subdued, the restaurant full but not raucous and the staff was pleasant. The food was as good as ever. I had the classic Gumbo with a Wedge Salad. The Gumbo was perfect and the wedge of iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing was a great foil to the spicy soup. Rather than an entrée I had the Crabcake and Poké appetizers. The Crabcake was excellent - all lump crabmeat that appeared to be pan sautéed. The Poké, which I ate a lot of in Hawaii last summer and which is raw tuna in a mayo sauce with seaweed and scallion, was served over a useless cake of rice with soy sauce. Nonetheless, it was a wonderful meal in a great setting.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Great Seafood in Colorado? Who would have thunk it. I am from Gulf Coast and very close. Add the service we had and you have a wonderful dinner. Higher than seafood on coast but that should be expected. Peel and eat shrimp/gumbo/chowder all great!!!!

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Very crowded get there early in the afternoon on a weekend enjoy sitting at the bar and just take in the atmosphere.

Thank bouldermalenurse
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Jax is really good sea food which is kinda funny considering it is in Boulder, but I guess it's close to Denver airport.

They were having a happy hour special on oysters when I went which were great! Very fresh! I also had an assortment of crab that was good. They had some really good drinks as well. Would highly recommend.

Thank Riley M
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