Jax Fish House - Boulder
Jax Fish House - Boulder

Jax Fish House - Boulder

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jaxfishhouse.com/boulder
  • Phone: 3034441811x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, & Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Happy Hour: Everyday 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shelia Lucero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: The Jax Roving Raw Bar!
    We have unmatched access to the freshest, most responsibly sourced seafood on the planet. Our talented team of expert shuckers will recreate the magic and energy of the Jax Raw Bar experience anywhere you want it. Go to www.jaxboulder.com/party or call 303.444.1811 to book your event today!
  • Special Events: CRAB BOIL @ JAX!!
    Reserve your space on our patio (weather permitting) or in our dining room for our abundant ‘East meets South’ crab boil.

    Fresh Dungeness & Snow Crab
    Shrimp, Andouille, Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

    $39 per person for nearly 3lbs of grub!
    Add more crab for just $12.

    Available for groups of 4-16
    Reservations must book 24 hours in advance:
    call 303.444.1811

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are two parking garages within a two block radius of our location and street parking is also available.
A word from Jax Fish House - Boulder
Consistently voted to the “Best of” Awards of Boulder and Denver, for 17 years Jax has served up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer to the masses that squeeze into the packed Pearl street hotspot. Prepare yourself for the welcoming, yet wild vibe that has set JAX apart from all the rest.
The famous Raw Bar offers up to a dozen different varieties of oysters nightly as well as clams, chilled crabs and lobsters, all flown in daily. Don’t miss the world famous, only at Jax - Emersum Oyster. Behind the scenes, Chef de Cuisine Alex Krill creates innovative entrees that capture the essence of fresh fish and local and organic produce.
The lively, upbeat bar run by Mixologist Devlin Kaplan is home to Boulder’s best martinis, an outstanding wine list and an often changing menu of local micro-brews
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Jax Fish House - Boulder reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (83)neighborhood gem (54)special occasion (53)hot spot (42)vibrant bar scene (40)romantic (22)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (8)good for groups (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I had sturgeon, wonderfully prepared. Excellent overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special place for special events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We seldom dine out, but it was my wife's eighty-second birthday and she loves seafood above all things. We'd been to Jax decades ago and were put off by the deafening noise, but the seafood obsession won the day. We minded the noise less, and had a meal worthy of the special event. The variety of dishes was exhilarating, from down home to exotic sides and the full gamut of fish house dishes and then some. Our server was wonderful, tactful and patient with our naivete, informative about what needed to be defined. He made us feel not just like friends, but almost co-conspirators in designing a meal where we could satisfy our feeling that our palate and our pocketbook were being equally coddled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Kitaya
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant is very lively. It is the place where you go out for a great dinner and not having to dress up. The service was fast and the food, for me and my husband, was top class! We enjoyed the oysters, Australian sea bass and arctic char greatly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Fav Spot
    DiningOutOften
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Tables are too tight to be private - but food is amazing for the seafood lover! I'd give it 5 stars if I didn't have to sit so close to the neighboring tables that our server couldn't fit between them...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time to Jax.
    SeafoodConnoisseur
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food is great, but seating is a little cozy and it is loud for private conversation. A bit of a bar atmosphere for the whole restaurant. The experience overall was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Dinning Experience
    Butch
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Always enjoy great meal here, this time was no different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely terrific
    Tapas4EvaVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My wife and I recently went there for our anniversary. We told them in advance that it was a special occasion and they treated us wonderfully. We even requested a lobster in advance and they got it and cooked it to perfection. Everything was perfect. Great atmosphere. Great food. Wonderful staff and management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always love this place!
    barbieinco
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    didn't disappoint- loved both the cocktails and the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    BGLTraveler
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Jax had great oysters and gumbo and that is why we chose to go there, and we were not disappointed. I would go there again, but since I was on vacation I wouldn't make a bee line to get there when I went back, just because while a very nice restaurant, it is a chain restaurant so I could visit it in other areas. So the food is very good, the staff is friendly, and our table location was ok. They were nice enough to hold our table as we were a few minutes late, so we were very appreciative of that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mrs Marco Jill
    Jillyskiing
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great table by front window. Great service and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    jonlju
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Jax is one of my favorite restaurants in Boulder. It always deliver on food, wine and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful spot!
    dmck
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was excellent, very busy fun place....service was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner at Jaxs
    Iwantmore
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food and great service. The raw oysters were delicious and labeled by exact location and flavor in the menu. Mly fish in a curry sauce was magnificent. My wife's seared tuna very, very nice. Key lime pie for desert was just right and great flavor. If you like fresh fish, Jax is the place to go. I've got to try the bar at happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jax is the best of boulder
    Bouldersbestfoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Every time I visit my daughter in boulder we go to Jax! Whether it's a table for 2 or 10 the service is over the top and the food is impeccable. I have never had a bad meal at Jax. Love the mussels and calamari for appetizers, great salmon, cioappino, tuna- everything tastes wonderful. Service is always outstanding too! Great Malbec that we all enjoyed! I recommend Jax to everyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Chef0920
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was fantastic. Unfortunately the service was terrible. Would have been better if we weren't celebrating our wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food, Great Atmosphere
    Swooperz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Loved the service, loved the food, and loved the ambiance. This was an anniversary celebration for my wife and myself, so we did find it a tad bit loud for having a quiet, romantic dinner, but had it been any other occasion - it would not have mattered at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try the muscles!
    KAT4
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My husband and I came here for our anniversary. The food is out of this world; we had the muscles, buffalo oysters, tuna, and pollock. Everything was perfect. The cocktails were not great, but our server was quick to switch them out for wine. For those who have never been, be warned that the tables are very close together, but for us it adds to the ambiance. They even gave us a card for our special occasion, it was a wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Jax's
    RES21VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great fresh food, outstanding service starting with Lee's management through Candice and Jess and all the bartenders and wait people. Alex's kitchen and Jax's just get it! A Boulder must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jax never disappoints
    Curlygirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Jax's business model seems to be, "Treat every customer like a rock star." We are greeted like good friends, are treated to attentive service and great food. All our friends want to go to Jax with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place for Sea Food
    Akisan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Jax Fish House - Boulder overall was very good. Space was a little cramped and the noise level a bit high. The oysters and crap cakes were the best that can be found in Boulder, we will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great seafood.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    What else is there to say? Every time we go it's excellent. Loud and tight quarters but we're there for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful seafood far from the sea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Superb, fresh seafood. The preparation simply could not be better. The service was as friendly, professional and caring as the food was a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Service, Ambience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have a wonderful evening celebrating my wife's 50th Birthday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouillabaisses
    RarelyInBoulder
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Best Oysters on the half shell I've had in a long time. Delicious Caesar Salad. Bouillabaisses was not delicious. Broth was salty, not rich, lacking flavor. Prawns were small and difficult to peel. Embarassing to have to wrestle with them - and the unopened mussels - in front of my date and her guests. Several prawns were mushy. No fish at all. Some mussels barely opened. Not satisfying. other 3 main courses at the table were reportedly delicious.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Fabulous oyster raw bar, nice meal, and outstanding service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Food
    NYtoBoulder
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is one of the best in Boulder. Excellent fish and good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jax, great seafood
    HockeeVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Jax is one of our usual spots when we visit Boulder. The specials are usually fantastic! Being from Maine, I don't recommend the lobster roll. Everything else, you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks for a great 1st anniversary
    Brian
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Justin was a great server and everyone at Jax was great. The food was outstanding and we opted for a second helping of oysters instead of a dessert. Everyone we talked to on the staff was warm and inviting. Thanks for helping us celebrate a happy anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boulders Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Reservations needed. Justin was our server. He knows the menu , the wine list - all his suggestions were spot on. We dine here every chance we get. Location is perfect on the upper end of Pearl Street.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cramped but delicious
    MoreQthanA
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Yet another magnificent meal at probably the best fish / seafood place along the Front Range if not in Colorado. If anything we would say that the food was even better than our last visit and - as usual - the wine and drinks menu was very good and pretty comprehensive. The one thing you have to realize is that this is a small - "cozy" - place and can be somewhat claustrophobic and a little noisy. Not sufficiently unpleasant to spoil the experience but - at least this last Saturday - getting there. In addition the service can be stretched and patchy - it's a very busy restaurant and hums and bustles pretty much through the entire evening. All in all though: a wonderful evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food... Really loud
    Rocky1mountain1way
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food and service, as always, but I'm wondering if they could add some acoustic noise control to the ceiling. My wife and I were shouting to each other to be heard. Some conversational buzz is a good thing, but too much is a buzz-kill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Boulder option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife, 2 adult children and I celebrated a special occasion at Jax and it was a wonderful experience. The seafood choices were a great variety, both on the entree menu and at the raw bar. We'd go there again
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They know seafood!
    PSmurfVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A lively, bustling seafood house. Was very busy, given the free oyster hour (we had four dozen), but the remarkable servers were more than equal to the task of keeping things moving, without rushing anybody, and always being friendly and helpful. Remarkable selection of great seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seaside in Boulder?
    Obbie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    National Oyster Day? I do not know this is real, but when JAX advised us that they had declared August 5 "Oyster Day" and offered 50 dozen FREE Oysters that may be served within 1-hour (happy, happy hour), well....it was time to celebrate. We invited our good friends, one of which wished to go to JAX for his Birthday dinner earlier this year....and we decided to Party UP and DOWN some oysters. Ha! It was great to get there 1/2 hour early to both anticipate the delectable eatables and to hear the crowd applaud when the first round of Oysters were served. The rest of the meal, and we ate very well was remarkable. Great Job! We could hear the waves roar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Jax made our anniversary dinner very special. The food and service were excellent. We would definitely come back and also recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jax is outstanding!
    Bouldersbestfoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everytime I visit boulder I make sure to eat dinner with my daughter and friends at Jax! The food is always amazing, nice wine list and cocktails, and excellent service. Love the mussels, crab cakes and calamari.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehh
    Yumfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The portions are very small! I had shells in my food from the crab cake and lobster roll. The lobster was dry and didn't seem fresh
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • MassageGirl
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Based on web-site and entrée prices, I thought we were going to a nice restaurant. Too pricey to be eating on paper table cloths with crayons. Would not go back and sorry we stayed. Very noisy...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Foodie63VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The raw bar items are outstanding! Nothing like it in Boulder! We've been going for 16 years and are always pleased!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    First of all our server, Justin, was one of the finest servers we have ever had and we dine out at least 6 times a week. The food was presented beautifully and cooked to perfection. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Jax as your dining destination.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic