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About Jax Fish House - 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

Jax Fish House - Boulder Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.0

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4.0

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Energetic

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1461)
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Notable Wine List (205)
Good for Groups (163)
Kid-friendly (124)
Late-night Find (102)
Great for Outdoor Dining (86)
Great for Lunch (71)
Scenic View (17)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Healthy (3)
Business Meals (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2016

We took our friends from Florida to Jax Fish House and was very pleased with everything. Service is exceptional as well as the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I had one of the most delicious meals i have had in a very long time on my recent visit to Jax. It was a halibut entree served with sweet corn and squash. The flavors on the plate were amazing! And it was such a great summer dish using the vegetables that are currently in season in the area. Well done Jax!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Jax is an outstanding Boulder restaurant. There's a reason they have been there a long time. Most recent visit had the Korean BBQ Butterfish & key lime pie. As usual, the meal was perfection! thank you

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Always one of my favorite restaurants. My wife is not even an oyster kinda gal, and they have so many different kinds, it's fun to try them! This place is a can't miss and a must try!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Jax is always great; great food, well trained servers, nice cocktails, good wine at good prices. We were so glad to be able to get a table on short notice! If you have a hankering for sea food this is the place. : )

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2016

JAX is a Boulder gem. Great service and great food. If Candy waits on you it is a sweet experience. Great personality and super service Not a bad item on the menu.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Good food. More expensive than what we anticipated

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2016

I was very disappointed with the quality of the food and the service. The restaurant does not provide adequate space for the number of the diners they seat. The food is way over priced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Great food, great service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2016

The best thing about Jax was the food -- the crab cake I had was excellent and the halibut I ordered was cooked perfectly. However, the service was fair at best. I made a reservation but still had to wait an additional 15 minutes to be seated. The server was not especially attentive and forgot to bring us one of our appetizers until we had nearly finished our main course. The decor in the restaurant is nice but I did not like that it was very noisy and all of the tables were placed very close together, making it feel crowded. And although the food was tasty, it was not a good value -- our meal for 2 ended up totaling about $140. My compliments to the chef, but I don't think I will be back, except maybe for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We were disappointed at Jax's this time. Thought the food was mediocre nothing special.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2016

One of my fav places still. Reliable

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Friendly and prompt service as always. Happy hour oysters were amazing! Calamari appetizer is best in town. But all our potatoes and fries were undercooked. Better crispy with seafood we think. And having to pay for bread is a negative, especially when it was also undercooked and lacked flavor. Didn't taste like homemade sourdough, more like a pilsbury loaf. Sorry! But if you make us pay, then make it good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2016

We haven't been to Jax in Boulder in a few years, but always love coming here. Decided it was a great place to go for our 36th Anniversary.

Have recommended this Jax plus the on in Ft. Collins over the years.

Everyone who works at Jax, is very nice and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Great meal, fresh fish/oysters.. though a little pricy for what it is.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Jax is the best place in Boulder! Great food and experience every time we come!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2016

Excellent seafood and lively atmosphe. Loved that you can now get a reservation so you don't have such a long wait for such a popular Boulder restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Was my birthday friend made a not in the reservation and they didn't seem to read the notes. They were out of a lot of stuff.

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