Jax is my favorite fish house
Jax is my favorite fish house in Fort Collins. Not only are the oysters great, several main dishes are fantastic as well. The wait staff is always friendly and very accomodating. The infused martini's, especially the pineapple one, are fantastic. If you haven't had the chance to go, do so!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jax had the freshest seafood I've ever had in Colorado. Wonderful spot. Definitely taking family here when they come to visit. Best service we've had in a very long time. And who can top an all day happy hour on Monday?
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Topside Surf, Spirits and Hops
The food is enough of a draw but I'm especially drawn to this place for the happy hour 4-6pm (all day on Monday).
The Emersum Oysters are delicious and $1/each at happy hour -- can't beat that.
Nice selection on the happy hour ranging, from shrimp, mussels, gumbo, to house cocktails and draft beers.
The 'Seafood Slider' is a must -- I haven't been able to walk away eating just one.
They've also got a decent selection of beers and have a small but decent handle on mixology and offer a handful of craft cocktails.
Everyone here is super friendly and service oriented and I really dig the energetic vibe, patio seating is also available.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there for lunch. The food that we received was great except for one of theAhi appetizers. They saw that we were not pleased and replaced it with a plate of sliced Ahi. They where very nice. We were well taken care of
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & better service
My wife and I had a great dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The Ahi Tuna plate is simply a great combination of flavors. The management & wait staff was very considerate and attentive to our needs. I definitely recommend this for great seafood in old town Fort Collins.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!!
I love going for happy hour they have the best menu! Season has been our server the last two times and does a outstanding job!!!!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
I would Eat here again in a heartbeat. the menu had so many things that I would love to eat. I ended up going with the special (halibut cheeks). They were amazing. Served with a sweet corn risotto, I couldn't get enough. Our waitress was very friendly and super helpful. She had great suggestions and answered the questions about the menu with confidence. Make sure you try the Salted chocolate drink. It is a game changer! :-)
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant in a LOUD envirn
The food was Delicious!, excellent presentation, exceptional service. Maybe you should open a separate oyster bar from the restaurant?
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fabulous time at Jax. Two years in a row we have gone for a special anniversary dinner. This year, they seated us near the kitchen, treated us with a toast, great service, and delicious food! We'll continue the tradition if we continue to have great experiences :)
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. The
Great food and service. The place is noisy, but worth it!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food and service
This is the real deal - probably the best food in Old Town. Service is outstanding.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine seafood in Colorado
A great raw bar and a diverse, creative, tasty menu of seafood dinners and appetizers make this a favorite destination for a night out. Great happy hour too!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still good but watch the details
We love JAX and will visit as often as the budget allows. Not only is the food terrific, JAX makes some of the nation's best cocktails--no kidding.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff (especially the chef) accommodated my wife’s allergy needs with a very creative dish. The rare (cooking temperature that is) scallops were some of the best we’ve had and that includes the famous dry Stonington scallops we have had many times in New England. It is wonderful to find some nicely presented and tasty seafood in Colorado.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped in on our way to Cheyenne for a concert and had a delightful meal. The staff is on a level that compliments the experience like a well chosen wine. They are very welcoming and gracious. The food is interesting and well prepared. Everything was delicious.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seafood, Vibrant Atmosphere
The Cornmeal Dusted Walleye is amazing. The ahi poke appetizer is very tasty. They have a good wine selection and inventive cocktails. Everything is super fresh. We also had great service. They were very accommodating. We will be back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
We had several appetizers and each was delicious and presented beautifully.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable Evening at Jax
I made a reservation for four a day or two before arriving. There was a mix-up with our reservation (hostess gave our table to another party just as we arrived (5 mins early), but she quickly found another table so we were not inconvenienced. Service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. All of our dishes were delicious however my wife's salad and main entrée were served at the same time as the rest of our entrees were served, so we had to ask that her entree be returned to the kitchen and a fresh one prepared when she had finished her salad. Our waitress did so without missing a beat and was very apologetic for the mistake. Fun, energetic atmosphere. Just what we were looking for. Thanks!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service
Our service was outstanding. The attention to customer need without being intrusive was amazing.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish For a King
Jax's always provides one of the best dining opportunities for a fish lover's appetite. I love the mussels in the wine sauce and my husband can't get enough of the fresh oysters. The wedge salad dressing is outstanding but our wedge could have been a bit bigger on this last dining experience. Normally on week nights it is, but weekends tend to have more clients so this may have been the reason. Great place to dine.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit to Jax, and we cannot wait to return. We arrived at the end of happy hour and jumped on the $1 oysters - LOVE! Everything we ordered was first rate - hats off to the Chef - service was perfect too. We sat in a very nice booth with a window, as requested on our Open Table reservation. The Lemon Verbena Cheesecake was lick the plate - over the top delicious. Go, go go to Jax - we will be back very soon!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were able to order off the happy hour menu with portions that were just right. With wine and plenty of food for a party of nine, our bill came to $300... excellent food for less than $30 per person!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a great place to dine in old town. Very good service and food. Had the green gumbo, slightly spicy , but excellent ! Also recommend the shrimp and sausage po-boy. Very tasty and quite a bit of food. You won't be disappointed.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food at JAX was excellent
Food at JAX was excellent as always. This time the service was attentive but lacking knowledge. Our waiter did not recall the evening special and did not know what single malt scotch was available. The latter was served neat but ordered on the rocks. Overall just minor issues and JAX is still my favorite restaurant in Fort Collins.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special birthday Dinner
Always a special, delicious dinner! Service is amazing. The food is always fresh and different. The birthday boy got oysters. We shared the shrimp and grits-OMG! DELICIOUS!! I ordered the lobster salad and it was sooooooooooooooo good!!! HUGE chunks of lobster, hardly any mayo or anything to get in the way of the lobster. Also ordered the seasonal veggies. Big enough for a family. Green beans, kale, chard and mushrooms-very flavorful. We ended with the salted caramel ice cream with homemade dark chocolate sauce-AMAZING!!! We will continue coming back because we know we get what we pay for: fresh, delicious, chef-prepared cuisine!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely food, with a bit of a backup
If this were just about dinner, it would have been all five stars...the scallops, the striped bass, the oysters...lovely.
However, then we ordered dessert...it took over 25 minutes to be served. Not the server's fault. The assistant manager on duty was duly appalled and comped dessert, a round of drinks, and gave us two free entrees for next time--she handled the situation very well, and this was exactly what I would expect from Jax. Well done, making us feel like we mattered and being duly apologetic.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The seafood was so fresh. I have never eaten oysters and I tried them and they were so delicious. The waitstaff was excellent. Will definitely be back again.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jax on a Sunday
My husband and I went on a Sun. night with our friends. It was very quiet when we arrived at 5:30 but within an hour it had become loud. Mostly ate from the Happy Hour menu for a light dinner and had a couple of the house drinks. It's fun to sit in the window booth and watch the world go by the window. Enjoyed the food and even the well drinks. I think this is a great place to eat seafood but the noise level bothers me after a while which makes it difficult to visit easily.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music was too loud and annoying.
Music was too loud and annoying. Detracted from an otherwise enjoyable evening.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. It was slightly pricey, but entirely worth it for the food itself.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner with Friends
Our friends shared a beautifully presented charcuterie platter with house made crackers, smoked salmon, duck, a special locally made cheese and garlic olives. All terrific! Our server scored points by getting our last drink order and dinner order in before happy hour was over. Entrees served were the happy hour dungeonus crab, the angus burger, a crusted cod fish dish, and a crab cake. All dinners were impressed with presentation of their dishes, qty of food, quality of the food. The only comment/complaint was from the burger meal - burger was a touch over done and the house made chips do not complement a great burger as well as some really good house fries would have. Not an option on the menu. Shared desserts all fantastic!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good and the
Food was very good and the waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The place is loud, but a fun atmosphere. We did have to wait a bit to get a drink. We ordered oysters for an appetizer and they were great, but our salad and main entrée was delivered too quickly. Overall, a good and fun restaurant!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
good to great
Jax has good food, not at the level of a San Fran fish oriented restaurant, but very good for Fort Collins, Colorado.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jax is at the top in Fort Collins
They do everything right at Jax. The food is fresh with as much use of local products as possible. The Fort Collins
salad on the happy hour menu is excellent, and the local vegetable dish on the happy hour menu is well done too.
The serves are always friendly and efficient. The happy hour is just the best deal. You can sample the gumbo and
fish and other dishes at great prices that apply to drinks also.
We love Jax. They have never let us down and we go a lot.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The total package
Jax Fish House is one of the few restaurants in Fort Collins that is the total package... creative, hand -crafted cocktails, a robust wine list, local beers... locally sourced food as well as an outstanding selection of seafood (amazing desserts...basil panncotta!? yum) and impeccable service. I have a shellfish allergy and they took such great care with asking about it (first of all) and then double checking that everything I ate did not come in contact with anything that might cause a problem. It's a wonderful dining experience all around.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monday all-night happy hour
Celebrated a birthday here recently at the recommendation of a friend. It was a Monday, so all night happy hour prices. Oysters on the half shell for a buck! Actually the best oysters I’ve had in Fort Collins. Calamari was delicious and the chowder was to die for. They obviously used Hazen Dell mushrooms in the chowder, it was delicious. The entrees we ordered, cast iron seared scallops and the shrimp and andouille po’boy were both excellent. A complimentary birthday dessert made the evening perfect. Definitely going back, but on a Monday for sure!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always amazing food
The food is top notch and the chef even specially made a vegetarian option for one of our friends!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best tenderloin & fish in Colorado!
From stupendous service to delectable food, we had an amazing experience. Each item is prepared with careful attention and is very unique and not found cooked that way in other restaurants. The appetizers and desserts were terrific as well. Our party of 6 ate lots of food but were not overly stuffed when we headed home. The staff made us feel like family.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fresh seafood, unusual entree's (I had the barramundi fish which I had never had before). The presentation was top notch, service was friendly and attentive. Neighborhood feeling in Old Town Fort Collins. Outstanding!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took one of my top clients for dinner on Saturday night and the food was outstanding, service perfect, and the overall atmosphere and experience was top notch. Love this restaurant and you truly have the best happy hour in Fort Collins!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Fish in Fort Collins
Very good reliable restaurant with fresh fish that you can count on. Very casual atmosphere but service has always been excellent. Noise level is often high but better than going to a place where you are the only diners. Drinks are well-made and can be customized if you can tell them just what you want. Menu is not huge but items are very competently cooked. Some accompaniments and sauces are really excellent. I often bring out of town guests here and have never been disappointed. Love their version of fish and chips on Sundays. They could use an expresso machine. In warm weather, drinks and appetizers are fun out front with lots of foot traffic going by. Definitely one of my favorite Fort Collins places.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kudos to Server
We were so impressed with the service we received from our server, Sam. Very knowledgeable, was there when we needed him and not there when we didn't. Really appreciate the kind of welcome we received and the food was great also. Will certainly return to Jax soon.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for special occasion!
Took my parents there for their anniversary and Jax pulled out all the stops! Great food, great service and a night to remember!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were greeted as we entered the door to a fairly loud oyster bar full of people. A very nice hostess and we were seated promptly.
The waitress was busy but kind and we were attended to by others till she could get us fit into her rotation.
The food came out hot but the special fish my wife had wasn't SO special…Kind of like she said "I could have had it anywhere" no big deal. My Ahi was delicious! The salad dressing on my wedge salad was a bit too much….but that's personal preference. Overall the place is energetic…clean , quaint in decor and very friendly . We'll be back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
something's fishy here
from the fish in the tank to the fish on the wall, our experience at Jax was delicious. Of course ours came from the kitchen, and it was scrumptious. Service was excellent, so if something from the sea is on your bucket list- Jax is a great place to enjoy it.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Hour Rocks!
My friends and I made a reservation online, which was quick and easy. We were given a booth, as requested. The servers were upbeat, attentive, and professional. The happy hour tapas-style dishes were delicious, and the social scene was energetic and vibrant, even on a Monday night. We will return!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservations via Open Table is the best concept for me. Jax took care of us at every turn. Part of the group arrived early, they sat us at our table. How fabulous is that! We received great service, fabulous oysters, and really great food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find for seafood in a landlocked state (CO). Brought guests here over the Thanksgiving holiday; they loved it! Great value and great quality! service was also outstanding.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can't say enough good about this restaurant. The scallops were outstanding, uniquely well prepared. Matt, my waiter, was there every time he should have been but not too often. All the personnel, Katrina (assistant manager), Darien (greeter), and Kristin (manager) all made me feel very relaxed and at home. I enjoyed the experience as much as I have any other restaurant experience and more than most. I only wish it were closer since I drove 100 miles from home to get there. I will definitely plan to return.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was outstanding as
Service was outstanding as was the food. The mushroom scallop soup was delicdious. Calamari very good. Oysters great.
Only complaint would be the noise level, was difficult to converse among the six people at the table.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM