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About Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder

Jax Fish House in Boulder works tirelessly to bring fresh caught seafood and fine coastal food to the surrounding landlocked community. The dining experience at Jax Fish House focuses on sustainable seafood when choosing who to partner with to provide guests only the freshest seafood. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner with dining options that include bar seating, tables and a chef's counter.

The menu at Jax Fish House is dependent on market availability as all of the seafood used in house is flown in daily from one of the coasts. Guests favorites include hot oysters in three different flavors, green curry mussels and the sinker sampler platter with East Coast oysters, green lip mussels, peel n' eat shrimp, snow and king crab and lobster.

928 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Open for Dinner Nightly at 4:00pm.
Happy Hour Daily from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Cross Street:
9th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 444-1811

Website:
http://jaxfishhouse.com/boulder

Catering:
We have unmatched access to the freshest seafood on the planet and the deepest bench of hospitalitarians, shuckers, bartenders and chefs, either side of anywhere. Let us come to your next event and throw-down with FRESH and delicious in a way that your guests will never forget. You supply the space and the guests and we will bring the delicious! All we need is your address and we’ll take care of the rest.

Parking Details:
There are two parking garages within a two block radius of our location and street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Shelia Lucero

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for a special 4-Course Valentine's menu for $75. Optional Beverage Pairing $35. Reservations recommended.

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Fun (3)
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Hot Spot (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Always one of my favorite sea food places to go in boulder! Nice people, great vibes, and amazing food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Jax Fish House is our go-to restaurant when we desire seafood in Boulder. This time we reserved an early table (reservations are a must) before going to a Boulder Phil performance at Mackey. Jax never disappoints us. We started with bowls of pumpkin bisque (my wife) and the gumbo. Both were excellent. (No surprise!) My wife ordered the Arctic Char and I had White Sea Bass. Both were prepared and presented perfectly, and delivered timely by our attentive and friendly waitress. We washed the food down with a very good Laurent Sauvignon Blanc. Since we had time for desert, we shared a very tasty key lime pie, which isn't always easy to find in Boulder. It was the real deal. The manager checked in with us a couple times to ensure that everything was to our satisfaction, which it was.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great night, friendly staff, good food. Our waiter made great recommendations of oysters. Yum! He also spent a lot of time talking with our son about the local culinary school, which we were there to visit.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the staff was very attentive and polite!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Terrific Oysters! Great waiter (Brad). Other seafood excellent. Not what you wold expect (seafood) in the mountains, but they have the supply chain down to a science.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Jax never disappoints! Consistently yummy and fresh seafood! Space is a bit loud so I would not take my 80+ year old parents but certainly my teenage kiddos!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and service but very noisy and tables very close together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Mediocre seafood that is way overpriced. Menu online was inaccurate.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Originally from the east coast, Jax did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The review item that requests checking all virtues that apply is misleading in several respects. One option is to check Local Ingredients, but if the restaurant is landlocked, thousands of miles from an ocean, and specializes in fish, most customers would prefer eating fresh food flown in on a regular basis. My wife and I are included in this class. Jax has splendid fresh seafood well prepared and served, a creative menu of many choices, and excellent service by servers with a healthy sense of humor. The elegant desert on the house was welcome as well. We are strong fans of Jax, anniversary dinner or not!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome , incredible dinner! Highly reccemend !! Thank you for great quAliy

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I visit Jax every time we are in Boulder, it’s a favorite. I finally had my husband with and so excited for him to try it. Our waiter was the worst it wasn’t even a very busy night and he was shockingly inattentive and basically unaware. One member of our party ordered a second drink and another said I’m out I think I will get and hesitated and he simply walked away. The food was not up to standards this night either. I will go back but this time it was lacking and a waste of money.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We always enjoy the happy hour oyster menu, it is possible to get both raw and fried for a slight increase in price, so ask. the fried are great! jaxs is very well run and serviced restaurant and staff is excellent and well trained. Happy hour food menu is a very good value. Enjoy!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My daughter and I went to "kick off" the holidays and we had a lovely dinner together. Happy hour menu is amazing - we ordered from dinner and happy hour menu and we were both very happy with our meal and service. The calamari was phenomenal! We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

love Jax in Boulder and Denver - one of our favorites.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Jax's is one of our favorite Boulder restaurant. Cannot beat Happy Hour menu and drinks. Wonderful staff that has been there a long time; which speaks for the restaurant as a whole.
Dinner menu is wonderful as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding as always

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

First time st Jax and it was a terrific experience. From the start, with our server, the warmth of the staff and the passion for their work was evident.

We were told it was a great place for seafood. Coming from the NE before moving to Colorado, we missed the availablility of good seafood. Jax fill this void.

Preparation was excellent, unique combinations of ingredients, beautiful presentation, and wonderful flavors.

We are already planning a return visit.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2016

great food, interesting twist on seafood. thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Jax is superb. When you think about it, Jax is Oyster Central in that the oysters are all traveling about the same distance and time to Jax but from all over the US and Canada.
Our special was a over peppered but was taken care of on the bill. All previous entrees were spot on. A serious treat all round.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Cramped, crowded seating in a small brick room covered with crayon graffiti. Other diners' butts in your face whenever getting up, sitting down. Older customers required physical assistance to get out of their tight seat. Reminiscent of an airplane. Could hear diner next to me better than my date. I would be afraid to order crab here for fear of spraying neighbors when cracking shells. 15 minutes to get waters. Slow food delivery, 15-25 minutes to get apps and small plates once ordered. A bit too much head on the draft beers. Waiter explaining their Korean "butterfish" dish mentioned it was escolar. Denied or did not know it is often used as a counterfeit tuna in cheap sushi. Wikipedia entry on escolar says it all. And this is a seafood house? Two beers, two cocktails, bread, half dozen oysters, 1/2 lb shrimp, one crabcake, calamari = $110. It is higher-quality seafood in Colorado, though. Just wish it wasn't like an overpriced city bus with slow service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Really good selection of seafoods and appetizers. We didn't eat oysters, it's not our thing. We had salmon, halibut, beet salad, sourdough bread with honey butter. Friendly service. Would go again for sure.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We live on the Atlantic coast but had our best seafood meal ever in Boulder. Who would have thought. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2016

I asked for a lovely table, and got something perfect and cozy. The food and service was outstanding. A+ on every level.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Nice anniversary dinner. Great deal on champagne and the oysters are always good. The Caesar salad was fabulous. Atmosphere can get a bit loud but great service and food make up for it

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2016

I would absolutely recommend Jax Fish House to anyone! I love this place. The service and food are both fabulous! On our last visit, our waiter gave my husband his cocktail on the house because it was his birthday - so wonderful! The only complaint I've ever had was the last time we were there. My son ordered the kids' fish and chips meal. It came with 2 very small pieces of fish. I mentioned this to my waiter and he kindly brought out a bit more fish for my son. Truly great service! Our family uses any excuse to head over to Jax. :)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Organic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Very fun upbeat atmosphere along with very fresh seafood and creative cocktails! You will not be disappointed!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Staff were friendly and efficient. The food and drinks were very high quality. The overall experience is lacking due to the crowded seating and high noise level.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Excellent atmosphere, knowledgeable and excellent waiters, great seafood menu and overall great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Lovely anniversary dinner! They gave us a card for 50% off shrimp on our next visit and, since we didn't want dessert, comped our non-alcoholic drinks since it was our anniversary. Great food and amazing service!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2016

The food and the service were excellent and the pricing was reasonable however it would seem that the kitchen might be under staffed as it took almost forever and a day to finally get food. Mostly that's not an issue for us bet we had actually made a fairly early reservation in order to be certain to make it to our concert in plenty of time and as it turned out we barely made it by the skin of our teeth.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2016

We had been to the Jax Fish house in Denver. Which was very good. So we were thinking that the Jax in Boulder would have come close. Boy were we wrong. The drinks were very weak and very very small, my husbands and daughters fish dishes were overcooked. My son-in-law and I had the lobster sandwich. It was ok but not great. Overall we left very disappointed. For a pricey place I really would expect everything you order is perfect. I know we will not go back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Excellent food and wine selection. The calamari was tender and the sea bass was excellent. Best of all the service was superb, as always

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2016

From the moment we entered the restaurant the evening was special. From the ambience, service , and food all was exceptional....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Our server Kathleen handled rambunctious young college men with aplomb. She was terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2016

As coastal residents, we were a bit suspicious of a seafood restaurant in the mountains. (Sorry Jax, we're late to the party.) But....the great reviews and "being away from home all summer cravings" overrode the misgivings. Good decision! Every bite of every dish was scrumptious. We chose NS raw oysters from about 15 varieties offered, seared halibut with a tasty succotash of heirloom squash and corn, spicy braised collards and warm sourdough bread with honey butter. Perfection! And the service was topnotch - on a Friday evening with every table and bar seat full. There's a reason the line is out the door. It's so good.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Although it's pretty loud, Jax was a great experience. We had a fantastic meal and service. I had the scallops special, which included wasabi mashed potatoes and some scallops served tempura style. It was magnificent. We also had great house cocktails, and reasonable drink prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2016

The food and drinks were great. Great happy hour menu. Service was a little slow but only because they were so busy. Our waitress was very friendly. We had a complimentary birthday dessert for my friend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Excellent chowder! Over-priced oysters that were too rinsed. Bread should not be charged--especially a mediocre serving of such. Very loud establishment, but they do cram in too many tables and everyone is far too close to their neighbor for comfort. Nice decor. Fresh snow crab and it was delicious. The wine list is good but prices jacked up waaay to much. We will give this place more opportunities to shine, but will sit at the bar for some breathing room.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Outstanding, friendly service and the salmon was "melt in your mouth"!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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