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.
We had a great experience. The food was wonderful and we had excellent service!
We absolutetly love Jax Boulder. The service is so exceptional and the food is superb. Always the best time...
The restaurant is very small and cramped. Servers and patrons kept bumping into our chairs as they walked by. The service was good and our server attentive. The food was okay but not what we expected for what we spent. The price was very high and there are much better restaurants in and around Boulder for what we paid. The restaurant doesn't have much atmosphere and is too cramped and loud. We won't be back. Too many other choices where we can get better value, better food and a much nicer atmosphere.
The (seafood) was delicious and very fresh tasting..
Terrific oysters. Great service! ( Alex & Brad). Very popular, so a bit noisy. Good deal on happy hour oysters.
Should have researched this better in advance. Was looking for a intimate dinner in a good seafood restaurant. This is a bar that serves food. It was very loud, had to almost yell to hear each other. The tables are small and very close together. Couldn't help hearing every word of the rather crude conversation taking place next to us. Food was pretty good but pricey.
Quite loud. Tables very close together. Good food, not exceptional. Would rather come here for happy hr, not an expensive dinner.
Go three times and you are a regular. Dave Query knows how to make diners feel like special guests. Consistently friendly, knowledgeable staff, great service and wonderful food. We go often.
Jax is just cool.
Loved the vibe. Service was top notch. First visit after many years of passing by and hearing great things. I loved the salads, but other than that, I didn't love the menu or the food. Pretty pricey for not loving every aspect, but we did have fun.
Great to see JAX back on Open Table, since this is our go-to app for making dinner reservations. What a terrific experience all around. Great food, great service and a all around good time. The oysters (Cheasapeake) were fresh and delicious, especially during the HH which made the price just a $1.5 a bargain for a land locked state.The MAX Manhattan was the best man on the rocks I've had outside of my own making at home. The fries and gumbo was the weakest dish, skimpy on the andouille, crawfish and chicken, the fresh fries made up for it to a large degree, or I would have complained. Wedge salad was classic and super fresh. Now dessert, the S'mores chocolate, one of the very best desserts I've ever tasted, don't miss this one. Overall, can't wait to go back, especially now that they're back on OT! cheers!!
We’ve been to Jax Boulder many times in the past and we’re very disappointed tonight. Two of the three of us barely ate a thing because food was not good at all. I didn’t complain to the server because I typically don’t, but will never return.
Jax continues to be one of the best of Boulder dining. It never disappoints, bringing delicious recipes and great, helpful service. Always a treat!
From the moment we walked in the door, the staff was very attentive. We were seated in this little niche close to the front door that was warm,cozy and quiet...making it very easy to celebrate.There was even a card for the “Birthday Girl”.
Although, we were there for the oysters...which were amazing... we enjoyed delectable selections from the Happy Hour menu. The portions were generous and everyone was quite full. Of course, we made room for dessert and the S’mores were to die for.
We had such a wonderful evening!!!
Rarely disappointed eating at Jax, and was not this time. Waitress was very attentive, but not annoyingly so. We normally do a couple of dozen oysters plus multiple happy hour plates - spicy tuna, green curried mussels, crispy and tender calamari. This time we also split the TomYum Prawns, which was generous and very tasty and lemongrassy, however not a very authentic soup flavor - a little too heavy on the dashi (maybe soy?) and brown colored, missing some of the reddish, pepper slant. The waitress also very generously gifted us a wonderful bread pudding dessert for my son’s bon voyage dinner. One of our fave/go-to restaurants.
Love Jax. Thank you for yet another perfect meal. Cioppino was even better than I hoped for :).
Great and kind service. Tasty seafood, generous on helping with wine selections and pricing. We always eat here when in town. Just need a larger space.
Overpriced bland over cooked food.
Crab was dry. Oysters small. Just not very good.
Jax is one of our favorite restaurants. Located on Pearl Street it is charged with a very positive vibe from the customers, to the fantastic service, to the delicious appetizers and entrees. The tables are a bit tight in the small space, but that just makes the spot seem cozy and friendly.
This is really a can't miss option for a great meal on the weekend. Afterward you can take a walk down Pearl Street and enjoy the Boulder scene.
Recommended by a friend. Great food and service. A menu that will bring us back several times. Good wine selection. Be sure to make a reservation as this place was full even at 5 pm!
I had not been to Jaxs in a longtime. I had very fond memories of the food. Again the seafood is the best. I am from the coast and grew up on seafood. This is the only place I know to recommend for fish in Boulder. This time the food was excellent as usual but the noise level is so high. Not good for a date night or celebration when you want to talk. The tables are jammed in, the wait staff can barely make it through. Service was good because everyone helps out everyone. I did not like our waiter, he just wasn't good. Maybe we are too old for this atmosphere, 60 and 68.
We mistakenly made a last minute reservation on Valentine's evening thinking normal menu was available. Of course it was a special spread for the occasion at $75 a head. We have been together for 45 years so we just don't do that sort of thing. But there we were, and it was fabulous. Menu was innovative, flavors absolutely delicious, they had exotic things like oxtail, Thai sausage, very rare in Boulder. Strongly recommend they get some of that wicked stuff onto their regular menu. A spontaneous and very special occasion.
Top notch food, creative and perfectly prepared, a great place to find seafood 1000 miles from the sea. To me their absolute best feature is the staff. Our waiter (Justin) was attentive without being intrusive, and he volunteered suggestions based on our tastes. The icing on the cake was when, 5 minutes after leaving the restaurant, the hostess texted to tell me that my girlfriend had left her leather gloves on the table. Now that's class.
Jax is pricey but well worth it. Noisy, but so are most restaurants in downtown Boulder, and that just adds to the energy.
Fantasmicoric the best valentine's day meal ever
Full disclosure: I enjoy simpler, healthier, vegetarian food for the most part so I’m probably not the typical Jax diner. It was a special menu for Valentines Day. I was hoping for a menu with broiled fish and a fresh salad option without a lot of unhealthy junk on it. Unfortunately, such a thing wasn’t available that night. Each course seemed very rich, oily and fatty overall. I left feeling terrible and sick. Richness overload. My wife said she felt awful when got home. I spent $230 for dinner for 2 with 3 cocktails and tip. A diner who is more of a gourmet than I would likely love it. Those who like “cleaner” food should avoid it. But the service and ambiance are great. They did a great job of timing the courses and not making us feel rushed.
Wonderful as always! Service was exceptional as well as the food. One of our favorites in Boulder!!
Jax is the best restaurant in Boulder for seafood, especially raw oysters; we try to go at least 1/month. This night it was Mardi Gras and Jax is the perfect place to enjoy that holiday
Great...as always! The wait staff is the best around!
Delicious food! We tried most everything on the happy hour menu. The Oysters were perfect and we especially loved the Spicy Tuna. Service was A+. The value was just right for a fish and oysters. Very small restaurant so I recommend reservations. Highly recommended.
Good atmosphere, great service, exceptional food. Me and my husbands favorite date night restaurant.
We were in town for a business trip and came for dinner. Oysters and dinner entrees were delicious. The "forbidden rice" was not my favorite - felt undercooked and too sweet. Drinks were a bit overpriced, but the service was excellent. Overall a good experience and would come back again or recommend for a nice evening out.
What a great place to meet friends and enjoy delicious wine, cocktails and fresh seafood snacks! Nailed it Jax!
We had wonderful service and a nice dinner celebrating a birthday.
The sea food menu was amazing and such a Great Great service. This Restaurant knows how to take care of its customers.
The gumbo, oysters, crab cakes, Hess chardonnay, key lime pie - all divine. You'd have to go to one of the coasts to match Jax. Even then, maybe come up short.
Jax is all around one of my favorite restaurants in Boulder. The food is wonderful! I had the scallops and they were cooked to perfection and the plate size is just right. Jax is a fairly small restaurant which gives it a cozy feel. The crayons for coloring on the table cloth is as far from stogy as you can get! The people serving the food seem more like friends than waiters and they are attentive but not hovering. I would pick Jax anytime I want to have a night out with great food.
Our third time here - usual noisy upbeat vibe and typically delicious food. However our waiter was stunningly unhelpful, dismissive and arrogant when we were selecting our mains. We looked at each other and almost walked out - however it was supposed to be a special night, so we persevered. Halfway through the night he started to turn on the charm, but it was too late.
We will not return to this restaurant and will no longer recommend it.
Phenomenal service, great food! We had a great time.
Best oysters I’ve ever had.
Alway a fantastic experience dining at Jax. My favorite place in Boulder for dinner.