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Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder

999 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Happy Hour

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Open for Dinner Nightly at 4:00pm.
Happy Hour Daily from 4:00pm-6:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 444-1811
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shelia Lucero
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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.
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Cross street
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Parking details
There are two parking garages within a two block radius of our location and street parking is also available.
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 999 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCynthiaS (Denver)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

VirginiaC (Denver)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!!!

AnnieBananie (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Love Jax. Thank you for yet another perfect meal. Cioppino was even better than I hoped for :).

4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018


Overpriced bland over cooked food.

Crab was dry. Oysters small. Just not very good.

MichaelO (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

miker (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

ChuckyT (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantasmicoric the best valentine's day meal ever

MrJSN (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipDennaB (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful as always! Service was exceptional as well as the food. One of our favorites in Boulder!!

vipDougS (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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