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Jax Fish House - Denver
Jax Fish House - Denver

Jax Fish House - Denver Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jaxdenver.com
  • Phone: (303) 292-5767
  • Hours of Operation: HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 4-6pm

    Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 11pm, Sunday 4pm - 9pm
    Reservations Recommended

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Sheila Lucero
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kelli Kudrick (303) 292-5767
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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, Crawfish, Andouille, Corn & Potatoes

    $45 per person for nearly 3lbs of grub!
    Add more crab for just $23.

    Available for groups of 4-16
    Reservations must book 48 hours in advance:
    call 303.292.5767.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th & Wazee
  • Public Transit: Union Station, Light Rail and Market St Bus Depot are all less than 2 blocks away! Plus a short 2 blocks from the infamous 16th street mall.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking Friday, and Saturday. Sunday through Thursday there is ample street parking and a lot behind our building located on 17th Street between Blake and Wazee.
A word from Jax Fish House - Denver
Named “One of the Best Seafood Restaurants in the US” by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Jax is the home of FRESH and delicious. Chef Eric Lee receives jet-fresh seafood every afternoon, using refined global techniques to transform simple proteins and farm fresh produce into an unforgettable dining experience.
Josh Ernst is the heart and soul of the Jax bar. The cocktails and small batch, house made sodas at Jax are the height of good taste and purposeful preparation.
Beginning January 2013, Jax is bigger, better, fresher and luncher. We’ve doubled the size of the world famous Oyster Bar and brought the kitchen into the dining room with made to order chowder, stews and steamers, prepared before your very eyes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "When I dine out, I look for restaurants that have great good, good service and a nice atmosphere. Jax has all of these."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Been frequenting Jax's for more than 20 years. Some of the best fish on the Front Range. Had a great seafood platter. Ahi Tuna and Halibut was fantastic. Awesome drinks as well. Music and bar adds a perfect vibe. As icing on the cake, providing my twins excellent desserts for their 16th birthday gratis."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Always a fun spot to be for an all around good time!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have spent the evening at Jax countless times and always come away blown away by the food and service. Noah is the best server we've ever had and always makes the night special."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Jax Fish House is far from fine dining, and is really nothing more than a bar with overpriced bar food. I was very disappointed with the prices in contrast to the portion size--the muscles were about the size of a fingernail. The oysters were exceptional, but at $3.50 each, much overpriced. As for the interior, the long bar is the focal point with tables packed in against the walls as an afterthought. The bar was so packed at 5PM that people standing at the bar were pressing up against the tables. In short, the incredibly noisy environment coupled with people's posterior ends pressed up against you is very unappealing. Even when dining on overpriced bar food, I expect to do so at my own table without my personal space being invaded."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Oysters are fantastic. Wine list is good too. A little expensive but worth the money"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We love coming here for the fresh oysters. We love this resturant"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Jax was a great choice for oysters. Outside dining in summer is especially fine."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was outstanding as always. Perfectly prepared ono, fried oysters, crab cakes. Great peel-and-eat shrimp appetizer. Waiter was a bit boorish and condescending; just a bit weird. But that's not been our experience in the past. One thing that is consistent: Jax is very loud. Would go more often if not for the loud 80's music."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was very good and creatively served. Small dining area; large bar; quite noisy with young bar crowd."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Excellent food and fun service---chad headed up the team and his banter with husband was an added bonus. As we came relatively early on a Sunday not crowded and not too noisy. Picking up as we left. Definitely recommend"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I brought my uncle here while he was in town for a couple days. He is from Maine and was skeptical of a gosh place in Colorado. He was blown away! He got the steelhead trout dish and told me I should bring him here everytime he's in town. I got a non fish dish in order to keep prices low for the evening, but I wish I'd gotten a fish, even though my pasta was pretty alright (not amazing though). Great dining experience, great waiting staff and awesome wine! If you get there before six, you'll get some nice happy hour options."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Took my wife and friends there for her birthday. She had never had oysters before, the waiter did a wonderful job suggesting a variety for us to try. We enjoyed them very much. Also, they have incredible bread with honey butter. The meals were well presented and cooked nicely. The only critique I have is I felt the entrees were a bit overpriced. It is downtown Denver though, so higher prices can be expected. I would still highly recommend! Seems like a wonderful night spot and a great place for dinner."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Excellent place for dinner. Great service, always great food!! Lots of action going on..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very friendly staff. Very good food. Not much more to say--we live far away and just love this place."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We all had the best dinner at Jax. The clam chowder is amazing, the cornbread is so good, halibut and mahi mahi were out of this world. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Overall, a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Luckily there were just a bunch of friends getting together for dinner. Had I taken customers to this place, I would have been embarrassed. The menu was extremely limited, the food was not good, AND, in a seafood restaurant they bragged about there hamburgers. Absolutely not a place for anything other than a drink and "Cold Bar" seafood."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The restaurant is just a bit loud for us. But, I would return for the crab cake paired with the Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our server made the evening dinner a better experience then it would have been otherwise. I thought the food was good but certainly not top line. We had good wine selection but googled it later to find out a bottle would typically cost $16.99 we paid $17.00 per glass."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was exceptionally good. And the service was terrific too. I would definitely recommend Jax to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was very very good. We had the Poke appetizer and the Buttermilk bread. I had the grilled Mahi Mahi and my wife had the fish and chips. Both meals were excellent! We also had the key lime pie for dessert. Very good key lime pie. The restaurant was VERY VERY loud! The music was turned up so loud that it was difficult to converse with my wife. This is really my only complaint."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 2 at 5:45 because we had a comedy show to go to and the doors opened at 7pm. We got there and were not sat until 6:10 because of happy hour, which needless to say I was not so happy about. The manager Kelly came over and apologized and bought us a round of drinks. The waiter also gave us the Happy Hour pice for some of our food. I really appreciated how much they wanted to make my experience great. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Delicious food, great atmosphere and impeccable service! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Jax is one of our favorite happy hours which usually turns into dinner with friends...but they like to turn and burn tables...I've had menus taken...like the wine and drink list that the table is set with, had 3 wait staff ask in a matter of one minute if we were done, the table completely cleared while we are eating including 1/2 empty drinks or food we are still working on...I find this practice rude. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "No need to go to Landry's (er... M&S) across the street. Hit up this younger, hipper spot for superb seafood. Crowded without being cramped, loud without making you shout, you feel like you're in a popular place. The menu is not vast, but big enough to have a few good choices. Everything we tried was excellent: Staples like crab cakes, chowder, and the exceptional house "emersum" oysters were all executed to perfection. We also had the "salmon belly" special which was a salty piece of fish heaven with an excellent remoulade and delicious early season tomatoes. Sides and desserts were good - the "german chocolate" cake had great coconut icecream and candied pecans, though the cake was a bit too light. Wine list was short but well considered."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • " What can we say? A great selection of fresh fish and oysters, served by friendly, knowledgeable servers. The setting is both comfortable and funky. Try to get there during the daily happy hours, between 4 and 6, where select oysters go for $1.50 each. Sit at the marble counter and watch the shucking first hand. The menu is excellent, but watch for the daily specials, which can be awesome, e.g.fresh lobster ravioli with buerre blanc sauce. If you are a key lime pie lover, don't miss the house made product. Reserve ahead."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "My husband and I have always loved Jax. As long as we plan far enough ahead to get a reservation. This last visit we had fantastic food, as always, though it seemed extra loud and I felt like we had to shout to actually hear each other. While we both love lively and energetic atmospheres while we are out without the kids, this past time was a little over the top. We will definitely go back, though we may ask to be seated further in the back next time."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I found the food to be good but priced on the high end. I would recommend to others because of the location, energy, and staff. I would stop and have oysters while downtown again, but for the price, I would go elsewhere to have dinner."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great happy hour! The oysters, calamari and drinks were great! Dinner was awesome! This is the place to get amazing seafood and drinks in Denver! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had to be in Denver overnight between Skiing Breck & flying home. I am a foodie and needed quality food and atmosphere while being able to feed my 2 active boys. I found it! We popped in, they sat us in a small booth alongside the wall, behind the bar ... so great view to people watch and view the evening action unfold. We had prompt service, our waiter, Eric, was attentive to us and our boys. We chose a variety of oysters -so fresh! We got the burger for the boys, which I had to take a couple bites of and then I ate the Mahi and my hubby got a Lobster dish ... both YUM!! The decor in Jax is very modern, Tadich-Grill cool but more bright and hip-lively. I have already referred local Denver friends to it. Kristin"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Couldn't have asked for better service. We ordered the special, which turned out not to be for our taste. We didn't expect them to comp us for it, but they did and were very nice about it. Everything else was fantastic and would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food, service was very attentive and the place was pretty lively for a Saturday night."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great meal, had friends in from out of town and they loved their dinners. Crab was excellent, oysters were wonderful. Great place to eat would go again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Jax was our first date we made it our first date.after our engagement. We thought Jax would make a bigger deal out of it but it was dinner as usual."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went there on opening day, forgetting that it was when we made our reservations. Though the restaurant was very crowded we were blown away by the experience! We had oysters to start, which were delicious! Let your server recommend the best to you; they know what they are talking about! I had the Seared Ahi which was melt in my mouth amazing! My boyfriend had the Trout, which he enjoyed very much! I can't believe it took us so long to get here, but now that we've been once, we'll certainly be back soon!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went for date night. The server was knowledgable of the menu and had no issue with requests for the kitchen since my girlfriend is a vegetarian. I would highly recommend and will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service was good, but I was not a fan of the food - it was too.....funky. For a restaurant with the name "Fish" in it, I would have expected a large list of fish to choose from. Instead, you had to pick from oysters, calimari, clams, and other things that not everyone loves. Also, the noise level was extremely loud, and barely any room for the waiters to even take your order at the tables. Definitely will not be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We love this place it is Amazing...Great fresh food..Price but absolutely worth it."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Some items were great and delicious. Others were just mediocre at best, which shouldn't be true for the price."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Jax is always one of our favorites. Consistently great food. Noah is the best server on the planet. The only recommendation is to get rid of the tables in the bar with the bar stool on one side. They are too close together and NO one wants to sit on a bar stool at a table for several hours for dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014