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“Fun atomsphere, heart and soul of Boulder, fresh and yummy food with excellent service!”

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Ranked #13 of 587 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 July 20, 2014

I have been eating at Jax for 18 years in my favorite town in the world, Boulder CO. My meal the other night was out of this world! The food is fresh and the flavors are crisp and delicious! The atmosphere is always fun and the bartender Brad makes the best margaritas in town. The wine selection is also fantastic! I think Jax keeps getting better and better. Take it from a Boulder local, this is the place to feel Boulder while enjoying great food, drinks and service!

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Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had great King Crab legs, 1 pound, for reasonable price for king crab, service was great, good wine, not luxurious atmosphere more like old fish house, very pleasant, would return again

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fun, trendy restaurant with an excellent selection of seafood. Vibrant crowd is part of the appeal. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait for 15 minutes. The restaurant is very loud when it is full and it is hard to understand the other people at you table. The decoration is sparse but ok. the food (fish) is great and very fresh. The oysters were simply absolutely great. The fish we had for the main course was excellent. But the service is generally caotic and un-coordinated with long wait times.

Thank Sponi
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I used previous trip advisor posts to pick Jax for dinner. I started with 1/2 dz kamamoto oysters on the half shell and my boyfriend ordered the peel and eat shrimp. Both dishes were excellent. We also ordered the seared tuna dinner to share. The tuna was a bit disappointing. We are used to seared tuna with a kick. This was a bit bland. The service was excellent. The oyster shucker ( ben?) took good care of us and was knowledgable. Truly enjoyed ourselves. Make sure to make reservation particularly on the weekends. Looking forward to our next meal at Jax.

Thank Armest
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