Order th Gumbo ad Po Boy!
We loved thecocktails, the Green Gumbo, and th Shrimp and Sausauge Po Boy! Th Po Boy was awesome. We also sharedth Lobster Roll, which wa a bit bland, but overal, we ha d a gat time! Our waitstaff was wonderful - very professional.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best calamari we've ever gad. Mango arugula salad great, delicious dressing. All the entrees were great, we had four. First time I ever had someone fillet a fish before my eyes for me. Everything was cooked to perfection. Key lime pie was delicious. Noise level is a little high. Our waitress was wonderful. Pricey.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
My wife and I really enjoy dining at Jax for the seafood. This last visit was to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary. We were treated royally even though we did not mention the special occasion. Will we go back? Absolutely!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jax is a restaurant that has never let us down. Great food and service always. This time was no different. Grouper was amazing and the smoke cod appetizer was too. The rhubarb and strawberry dessert and vanilla ice cream did us in. Where is my pillow! Thanks Jax.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went on a friend date with a girlfriend on Saturday night. The food and service were both very good. I enjoy the crayons on the table for everyone. We had fun drawing pictures.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant, but
We love this restaurant, but the salt levels seem through the roof, so beware.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Burger and Oysters
I love the Jax burger and oyster combo. The oysters are excellent. And the burger comes with bacon, blue cheese and a fried egg on top. Boom.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish is a challenging dish, but Jax gets it right. Creative pairings, reasonable pricing and outstanding preparation - and our meals were served straight from the grill to our table. Service was friendly and knowledgable.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner, but cramped.
We enjoyed a great dinner, but the seating was cramped and the tables were very small. The oysters also had a lot of sand in them. The best dish was probably the ciopinno which was a fantastic portion for the price.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always crowded, always good
Super yummy, super loud, always a bump and grind to get in. Not romantic but a classic must have in Boulder. They are doing it all right! Happy Hour always rocks!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Everything was just great. Fresh fish, excellent service, and oysters galore.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's been ages since I had a whole trout--picked it because it was 'local'. Waiter filleted and deboned it. They traded fries for some lovely grilled veggies. Delish!
Im not local but was with a friend who is -- she'll be back, I bet!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We both ate trout and it was amazing. In addition as we eat early, we enjoyed the benefit of "happy hours" prices on appetizers. Our server was outstanding in de-boning the trout. A great evening.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome happy hour
We went there for happy hour, and it was fantastic. Delicious food and drinks at great prices. We will be back.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for seafood
Jax is a nice cozy place to garb some great seafood. Their calamari app is one of the best we've had lately, little grease, huge french fry like pieces of squid and 2 flavorful sauces to smother them in. Special cioppinni was chock full of seafood and had a nice tomato-y kick to it. The Kajiki was prepared medium rare like Ahi tuna and was excellent as was the mushroom risotto cake that came with it. Even the vodka gimlet was just right! Our only complaint would be that the chocolate flourless torte was exactly like the consistency, texture and flavor of a plain ol' brownie and sadly, we had to have them take it back....other than that, great place to grab some delicious seafood!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
have gone here for their fish.
have gone here for their fish. food has always been good.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Catfish was excellent. Small
Catfish was excellent. Small but good list of craft beer. Wine ordered was good too. Liked happy hour oyster deal. Just a bit cramped.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner
I've been here several times and there's never been a bad meal. I always bring visiting friends and no matter what, the food is excellent. I won't comment on specific dishes since their menu seems to change quite often, but really, you can't go wrong. Service is spot on and it can get very crowded during the happy hour period- great deals. It's a tiny place though, so be ready to be sitting *right* next to the people next to you. Tables are very close together. But when the food is this good, I guess they need to try and get as many customers as possible in there.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the start the evening off with some oyster shooters. Down the hatch!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place! Great cocktails, great food, and a nice selection of seafood entrees that changes seasonally.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Jax. Typically, we
We love Jax. Typically, we go there for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. It's always our first choice! The food is exceptional, and so is the service... the servers are truly awesome. The key lime pie is "to die for!"
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made reservations and they were running behind, the hostess made a space at the bar for us and treated us to some appetizers. It was two of my friends birthdays and this was the first restaurant of many that acknowledged my special requests when I made a reservation. They greeted my friends with a "Happy Birthday" and they had two birthday cards on the table from Jax. The food was delicious and I felt that the staff takes pride in their customer sercvice, which is a rare find. I am in the customer service industry and I expect a lot and this staff exceeded my expectations. They have a great attitude and are quick with customer service recovery. I will definately be back soon!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crab burger heaven!!!
We love the crab burger and enjoy the energy ....the end table by the booths makes our evening -
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and Delicious
As always, we enjoyed the hectic atmosphere and delicious food here. The peel and eat shrimp were flavorful and appropriately messy (thank goodness we were given hot towels and lemon afterward), and the whole trout was perfectly prepared, accompanied by a flavorful sauce. The seafood stew was outstanding. We were so full we had to skip dessert.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food & Service
Chose Jax for our anniversary to try something new. It was the only place that acknowledged the notes I entered when I made the reservation. The hostess immediately wished us a happy anniversary, and there was also a card on our table. Nice touch. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and offered his opinion on request, but didn't overload us with info on every menu item like so many do. The food was served hot and delicious. It was a great experience.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner at Jax's. The service was great. The waitress was attentive to our needs. Definitely will return another time.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Geoff was fantastic...knowledgable and attentive. The food was excellent (Ahi Tuna and Halibut). We had made reservations and were seated right away. The entrees were rather pricey and the dining room was small, claustrophobic and packed in. Next time I go, I'll probably sit at the bar and eat my fill of oysters.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Home away from home!
; ) Wish I could come every day to Jax to visit my friends who work there and eat the amazing food!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, I had the cioppino,
Great food, I had the cioppino, my dinner mate had the lobster roll, both were very flavorful. Service was just right attentive but not over-bearing. Noise level is high due to brick walls. Restaurant is on the smaller side. good for a couple or maybe four. Larger groups might feel tight on space.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food but snug
Had dinner with a friend, we were very impressed with the food, so much that we gave in and ordered dessert, which again impressed! Ambiance in the place is great, a ton of character, but not much room. Felt a little closed in as tables were put so close together, we kept getting bumped into by the wait staff and other patrons. But that wouldn't stop me from going again with really great food.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, however JAX is very noisy and the tables very close together.
We were practically sitting in laps of the people at the tables on either side of us.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood option
We were looking for seafood in Boulder, and Jax filled the bill. Very good food, and not too expensive, given that it's seafood in the heartland. Nice atmosphere. Not a big place, so reservations are a good idea. Used OpenTable to make our reservations -- first time using it, and it worked great. We were there for happy hour, which gave us the option to enjoy appetizers and drinks at a discounted price.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jax was awesome. The combination of flavors and aromas was simply exquisite. We had the blackened catfish and escolar. Also had the gazpacho which was literally the best of its genre I've ever had. One very, very minor criticism is that the spice in the escolar dish was just a bit over the top. For me, I thought it overshadowed some of the amazing flavor combinations in this dish. Overall, though, I'd have it again any day of the week. Great job, Jax!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Lovers Dream
As always JAX came through with a delicious, thoughtful entrée. Fresh Blue Nose fish over coconut rice with a curry sauce. Fresh vegetable accompaniment. To die for bread and salted butter. Melt in your mouth Key Lime Pie.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We walked past the restaurant the day before and thought it had a great vibe so we looked at the menu and then booked. The food was great , welcome warm and engaging and service very friendly . Would definitely recommend a visit
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food....but very noisy.
great food....but very noisy. Atmosphere a bit fractious...not good for a quiet romantic evening.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Jax. The food and atmosphere could not have been better. Five stars plus!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always very good
My son attends university and when I visit, this is our restaurant of choice. Have been to Jax in downtown Denver, and it was a disappointment. The Boulder location, is always good. Wonderful seafood, albeit pricey.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jax is Boulder's Best
LOVE their happy hour. $1.25 oysters (which are top rate) and $3 glasses of wine. Their entrees are pricey but worth it for a special occasion. I'd try to find a special occasion at least once a month! I don't think you'll find better seafood anywhere in Boulder. They also pay attention to their sides. Their seared greens are cooked perfectly and are seasoned beautifully. Our waiter was funny, charming, and attentive but not at all overbearing. Checked in on us often. We felt very attended to.
I don't think you can miss with this place.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The clam chowder was perfectly rich & delicious with nice form chunks of potato. The gumbo was great too. 3 of us shared a 1/2 seafood platter with crabs, lobster tail, shrimps & fresh oysters. Every bite was divine. Really fresh seafood in Colorado is hard to come by. The French wine was affordable... Nice surprise.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant came recommended and did not disappoint. Food was great! We loved the appetizers especially the calamari and osters. Would recommend but small place so can be a bit noisy.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect night out with friends
With 3 young kids at home my husband and I don't get out with just adults very often so it was a great pleasure to come to Jax with another couple and to have a adult night out. The food, drinks, service, etc were all fabulous and we had a great time! We are planning on making this a habit.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour Happy hour
You just can't beat Jaxs happy hour. A dozens oysters and a high life!!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Jax the THE go to place for fresh seafood entrees, prepared by experts.
Creative and always beautifully presented. Cooked to perfection.
Happy hour specials are some of the best in town.
Superb libations and cocktails.
You just can't go wrong at Jax un less you're looking for a quiet place to dine.
Make no mistake, this is a hot spot and for good reason!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic atmosphere & great food
This is an absolute great spot. The fish is fabulous and the food is great. Just be prepared that it is a little noisy. As long as you don't mind crowded, this is a great spot.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great sea food in Boulder
This place has it all, ambiance, great sea food and nice waiters
I highly recommend this place, brick walls and trendy spot
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some not so good changes
We love Jax and eat there often, however they've made some recent changes we found disappointing. First, no bread service. It's been replaced with breads and spreads you have to pay for. I hate being forced to buy something every other restaurant provides complimentary, and we don't really want the fancy bread because the rest of the food is so good, just need something simple to nibble on before all the rest comes.
Second, what happened to the Catfish? You can't take that away!! Third, no seared white fish on the menu, just poached. It was excellent mind you, but I would like to have at least one to choose that is seared.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food, ok service
Love the quality of the food and selections of fresh fish at Jax. Was a little disappointed that even with a reservation in a less then full restaurant on a Monday night we were seated at a small table near the bar and where we could feel the draft from the open door. I do understand a larger party arrived after us. But I should have requested a table that was a little larger and near the back of the restaurant. The server was extremely slow to ask us for a drink or to the point that I asked another server if he could get ours or take a drink order. And the food was a little slow but that was aided by the fact that we ordered a doz mixed oysters which were great.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is great and the atmosphere is even better. Get the calamari!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I went to Jax
My wife and I went to Jax on Pearl St on a recommendation from a friend who lives in Boulder. In short, we absolutely loved it and we will be back. It's definitely a new favorite for us.
It was happy hour so we started with the 'chowdah' (we're transplants from New England and appreciate the pronunciation) and it held up with many that we've had in MA and RI. Also a good happy hour deal was the peel and eat shrimp. It was the best shrimp appetizer we'd ever had.
For dinner, because wife loves lobster, she couldn't resist the lobster roll. She *really* enjoyed it. I had their signature pan seared tuna (Monday) special. Our waitress said it was her favorite and it did not disappoint! Presentation was great and the taste matched.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM