Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.highlandpacific.net/
  • Phone: 3034776644
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Cajun
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: LIVE MUSIC on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays starting at 9:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Osceola St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar
When you're in the mood for good times, pleasant dining, and great cuisine, Highland Pacific is a great choice. Our restaurant offers a pleasant, inviting atmosphere that is perfect for casual dining with families and friends. We accept online reservations for parties of 5 or more. The menu features an extensive array of selections, with something sure to please every member of your group. Highland Pacific also features a professional staff of friendly people, who will ensure that your visit is a pleasant one. The restaurant features LIVE MUSIC on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays...a Happy Hour Menu Every Weekday from 3pm - 6:00pm...& the Weekend from 5-6pm, plus the locals love our Music Happy Hour from 10pm Until Midnight. Everybody looks forward to seeing you, so please stop in soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (14)romantic (11)special occasion (10)great for lunch (9)good for groups (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Bad service, worse food
    pm2030VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Our waiter had an indifferent attitude, he wasn't friendly or mean, just cold and acting like he didn't care. I ordered the mussels which were terrible. They were fishy and the broth had no flavor at all. My wife had the scallops which were slightly better but still bad. The scallops themselves had no flavor and everything was drowning in a garlic butter sauce. I was disappointed in everything at this restaurant and would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    I went here with a date who really enjoys seafood. He thought his food was good, but mine was awful. Granted, I know I got a burger at a seafood restaurant, but it should still be edible. The original waiter we had was very rude, and he ended up switching with a girl named Valerie (who was much kinder). I was also disappointed with their wine list. Considering they have a full bar, I would have expected more than 5 wine choices. All in all, I doubt I will be returning here. Totally bummed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A happy anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    This restaurant had a definite neighborhood feel. From the fruit and cheese plate, to the fresh, crisp salad with tasty walnuts and raspberry vinegar estate dressing, to the beautiful and delicious shrimp with andouille sausage and grits..it was all delightful. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, attentive without hovering. We had a great time and will be sure to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't know why we waited so long
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Went to Highland Pacific Friday night for the first time. GREAT service at the bar, very friendly, decent wine, had my fave Gin (Hendricks), food was very good, and the Oysters were fabulous! We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    The ONLY complaint I would have about this little gem is the clam chowder. It was a disappointment-overpowering wine and bacon flavor-very little clam flavor. However, the entire rest of the meal from the peel and eat shrimp available by the pound, the hush puppies, our entrees and dessert were just exceptional!! Personally, I had the scallops and they were cooked perfect with the right balance of side dishes. The cost was VERY reasonable!! They have specials every day and on our day, it was half off (their already reasonable prices) a bottle of wine! The service was excellent, our water glasses never went unfilled. I will definitely be hitting this little place up again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal and Excellent Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We went there for dinner last weekend and loved the food, ambiance, service and especially the happy hour deals!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The oysters were fresh and
    lovefood
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The oysters were fresh and wonderful. The food was awesome. Four of us each ordered something different and then rotated plates so everyone had a bite. All four dishes were very good. The paella was the best dish we had! The wine selection was small, but the wine was good and not over priced. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brought us back to the east coast!
    CMandCG
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Crab cake sandwhich was unbelievable! Absolutely no fillers, and perfectly seasoned. The Caesar salad was not swimming in dressing; a perfectly balanced and crisp salad. Our server was attentive, knew the menu, and was helpful in suggesting a solid wine. We favored every bite, and the ambiance was energetic; the clientele: a mix of post work suits and displaced surfers missing the oceanfront fresh seafood locales found in New England or the beaches of California. Will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food for moderate prices.
    KBrown87
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Great food for moderate prices. Felt like we were the only ones there. Very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdaydiner
    birthdaydiner
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    By using the open table reservation and stating in writing I was taking someone to dinner for a 50th birthday celebration I would have thought that upon arrival and giving my reservation information the hostess would have figured out to offer a birthday treat without me having to say it out loud and spoil the surprize. They seemed to careless that I made a reservation. The prizes are too high and amount of food is to small. The only time to go to this place is Tuesday's for their mussle and fries special and the only time it is busy. The service leave alot to be desired and its lazy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highland Pacific Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    The service was excellent, the food tasted great and we were surprised at how easy it was to make a reservation one half hour before dinner time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    MSgirl38
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    I had happened upon Highland Pacific's Facebook page months ago and that was on my agenda for a visit to Denver. We grew up in Mississippi and spent a few years in Louisiana and currently live in the Northwest so any opportunity to get some crawfish and fried catfish, we jump at it ! We didn't expect it to be great but we were pleasantly surprised! The crawfish poboy, fried catfish with étouffée sauce, hushpuppies and red beans and rice were all authentic. Excellent food and atmosphere- I give this restaurant 5 stars and we will definitely return when visiting the Denver area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay food without much punch:
    rawly59
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    okay food without much punch: bland paella, very small oysters. tiny wine list but the white with our seafood was fine. very disorganized staff, with communication issues. little things off, say, ketel one but no grey goose; jw red but not black.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent and can't wait to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    we enjoyed Highland Pacific very much. A good variety on the menu, even for non seafood lovers. casual but upscale atmosphere, nice neighborhood feel. we had oysters and scallops. and Monday night was half price crab legs, 1/2 pound for $12. a great deal. We will definitely return again and hope to get there on one of the nights with live music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A local gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful! This is by far, one of my favorite restaurants. A local gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's hard to find a good oyster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    It's hard to find a good oyster bar in Denver. But we took a shot and went to Highland Pacific. We were pleasantly surprised...comfortable, casual, great food. A real neighborhood kind of gathering place and we don't live in the neighborhood. We'll definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced Location
    edandjerri
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    This is an overpriced location for quantity you get. My 4 scallops with some mashed potatoes and spinach looked like a small appetizer. Drank water and never did see any ice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    I'm reluctant to say that Highland Pacific seems to have fallen from grace. My wife and I had not been there for over a year, and, at best, I could only call the food "average" right now. I'm really bummed about that, because I used to really like the restaurant. I had to send the mahi ceviche back (very obviously old fish). The paella had lots of rice instead of seafood, but it tasted ok. My wife's shrimp soup (a special for the 5280 menu) was delicious, but her clam chowder was very "basic". We will go back to try them again before we give up on them, but for now I cannot recommend Highland Pacific.
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  • Not Good Enough to Go Back
    TravellingP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Food was good but not special. Clam chowder was a let down. Waiter was very interested in leaving early the night we went and the bar was serving a patron who was well past her limit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Customer services
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We requested that we sit where the band was going to be that night, because we wanted to stay after dinner & have drinks etc. After 10 of us spent $ on Dinner, they told us that we had to get up from our table because they had to take it down for the band. There was no other seating options for us and they said they needed the room because they were going to get busy. Basically the 10 of us were asked to eat and leave. I will Never go back or recommend them. That was rude and poor customer service. I put my request in 1 week prior. if it was a problem, you would think they would have called me. We went to a bar with Music and entertainment and they were more than happy to accomodate our group of10. FYI our bill was $200 at the other bar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing fancy, but always
    jsmithVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Nothing fancy, but always a terrific experience. Food and service were very good. A comfortable, affordable evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a small restaurant,
    Erin
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    This is a small restaurant, tucked in the West Highlands area. The menu has a great variety and thus far, I have enjoyed everything I've ordered. Check out their website for their specials-they have wonderful happy hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went with a group of friends.
    PaulaK
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We went with a group of friends. We were early for our reservation on a Saturday night but were seated promptly. I could drink their Hurricanes by the bucketful. My steak po-boy was yum. Husband's shrimp and grits were yum. Everyone seemed happy with their meal choices. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. Fish and chips
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Food was good. Fish and chips was mahi mahi, excellent. Would definitely recommend mussels and fries and the hush puppies!!! Only complaint would be services was pretty slow. We would have ordered more drinks, but it took so long for the waitress to come by... And it was definitely loud!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a very relaxed atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    It was a very relaxed atmosphere, no pressure to eat and run. It was a little cold in the front of the restaurant but not terribly uncomfortable. Oysters are fresh and cold. Might want to offer more extras with the oysters (lemon and horseradish sauce)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service for a party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    Excellent service for a party of 12. All the dinners came out at the same time and were cooked perfectly. Oysters are fresh and tasty. Good selection of fresh seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All the dishes ordered by
    Andy
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    All the dishes ordered by our group was very good. I will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great spot with excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    A great spot with excellent food, friendly staff and live music on Wednesdays and weekends. I would highly recommend HiPac to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went there for my birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    I went there for my birthday dinner, waited for almost an hour for my table, then the bartender was the only one who seemed to care that our party was standing around waiting for so long. Our server was not very friendly and a manager never came by to apologize. It was not a friendly atmosphere, the staff all just seemed annoyed that we were there. Being a server I understand that large parties can be a pain but that is in the job description of the service industry. The food was good but the restaurant was an overall disappointment for my birthday dinner.
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  • Good food reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Good food reasonable prices nice for seafood without high prices. Portions are on the small size but with apps you will not leave hungry. Good service nice change from bar or faux bistro restaurants
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant really seems to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Restaurant really seems to care about a personal experience with the diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I love this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    My husband and I love this neighborhood place but not for its food. The bartenders are great - always try to remember our names and its just got a great neighborhood vibe - lots of energy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • versatile seafood dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar is a place a keep returning too. The seafood is fresh, the service is excellent, and the neighboorhood is bustling with things to do. The restaurant was very accomodating for a large group, but reservations are a must as the place isn't extra large. Try sitting at the bar gobbling things up from the oyster bar with your love catching the baseball game and sipping on a drink of your choice. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was very good, although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    The food was very good, although the portions were a little small, admittedly an unusual complaint. The red beans and rice appetizer was outstanding. We ordered a second for dessert. Service was a little spacey, but swift.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate