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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

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (4)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantasmicoric the best valentine's day meal ever

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great...as always! The wait staff is the best around!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Good atmosphere, great service, exceptional food. Me and my husbands favorite date night restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

What a great place to meet friends and enjoy delicious wine, cocktails and fresh seafood snacks! Nailed it Jax!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had wonderful service and a nice dinner celebrating a birthday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The sea food menu was amazing and such a Great Great service. This Restaurant knows how to take care of its customers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Phenomenal service, great food! We had a great time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best oysters I’ve ever had.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Alway a fantastic experience dining at Jax. My favorite place in Boulder for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent menu w/inspired combinations, excellent service from Jacob, tables too close together on E. Side, reasonable pricing, very busy-worth the wait.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our server Alex was fantastic!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fantastic food. Wait staff is exceptional, knowledgeable, friendly and just plain nice.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food as usual. Wish it was a shade less expensive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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 8, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was a little off this time, but the food was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 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 23, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 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 16, 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 15, 2017

Outstanding as always

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