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About Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Fort Collins

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in Fort Collins, Colorado has a passion for serving up food includes sustainably harvested seafood and produce that is farm-fresh and local. With a popular oyster bar and plenty of locally brewed craft beers, this is a great spot for meeting up with friends after work.

The starter menu at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has plenty to tempt, such as house smoked trout, Buffalo fried oysters, chicken and shrimp gumbo, jumbo lump crab cake and spicy tuna tacos. On the seafood menu, there are three samplers, aptly named �the hook,� �the line� and �the sinker.� Get some friends together and enjoy all three, �hook, line and sinker.� Though Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is all about the seafood, there is a burger and Colorado steak frites on the menu as well.

123 College Ave Suite 104
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour: 4:00pm-6:00pm every day and all night Mondays

Cross Street:
College & West Mountain

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(970) 682-2275

Website:
http://www.jaxfishhouse.com/fort-collins

Parking Details:
Parking is FREE! We are located in the Opera Galleria building which has an attached parking garage with access from LaPorte b/w College and Mason, and on Mason b/w Mountain and LaPorte. The first hour in the garage is free and we are HAPPY to validate your parking so you can PARK FOR FREE at Jax! Walk east from the structure through the Galleria to access our door on College. Street parking is also available and FREE for 2 hours, but it is far less plentiful than the parking structure.

Public Transit:
The Max Transit System comes right to Oldtown! Jax is between two stops you can either hop off at the Mountain stop on The Max or at the LaPorte stop. Walk one block south to College Ave. and we are half way up the block on the West side of College Ave.

Executive Chef:
Sheila Lucero

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Fort Collins Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (14)
Romantic (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (10)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (9)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Tapas (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

First, I want to be clear that our server Sara was attentive and very professional. It is clear that the wine prices on the wine list have increased at least 25%. We chose a wine titled Imagenry. When we requested a second bottle, Sara informed us that they did not have anymore of that particular wine. We then spoke to the manager Sam. When he came to the table, he knelt so that no one else could hear the conversation. He apologized, of course, never asked what he could do...such as giving us a similar bottle of wine at the price point that we had purchased the first. He returned with two plates of shrimp which we did not order nor want. I have never had this type of behavior from a manager. I would recommend that Sam be treated to several interpersonal skills training. My recommendation is to enjoy one of the other Jax in Colorado.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We went to celebrate a belated birthday for me, and valentines day. We splurged and did the all you can eat crab, and it was worth every penny. SOOO GREAT! I would go back in a minute.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined 4 days ago

Jax is always a good place to eat. I think they have raised their prices through as we were taken back by how expensive it is. It was a detractor to the evening. Good food just be prepared.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great! Our favorite restaurant in Fort Collins

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our service was wonderful and all of our food was delicious. The standout was definitely dessert! The key lime pie was amazing .

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very disappointing. The muscles were nice but the broth was tasteless. My wife had the ahie tune entree. It was very spicey. The best part of our meal was the chowder soup. For $100 (including 1 cocktail each) I felt it wasn’t a great value.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food but a bit overpriced for what you get.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Never disappoints! Great food, atmosphere and experience!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Healthy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service. Way too noisy.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is always excellent and presented in an appealing manner. I must give a special comment to our server Matt. He is without a doubt the best server we have ever had in a restaurant. He is personable, respectful, and a true gentleman. He fondly remembers us when we dine at your restaurant. He is a true asset to your restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour, Healthy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

One of the best things about going to Jax, besides a great happy hour is being served by the best server I've experienced in quite some time - Sarah!!! She is friendly, conscientious, respectful, knowledgeable...I could go on and on. She knows how to do it right! I also love that Jax has done away with using straws, and uses cloth instead of paper products. This has become one of my favorite restaurants in Fort Collins!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

What better way to celebrate Fat Tuesday than a night at JAX!
Great food, great Sazarac's, live band, Hurricane's in the Mardi Gras glass!!
Give me a break……..why wouldn't you go!
Thanks to everyone at Jax for your planning and pulling off this fun party!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great music! Great chowder! Nice to be able to reserve through open table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The atmosphere was electric Mardi Gras! This place was definitely a party. At our table the waitress came up and put beads around our necks, she was so friendly. We ordered drinks and some raw oysters which were amazing, a little smaller then I remembered. Two people ordered the jambalaya, one calamari and a wedge salad (vegetarian), another a steak. I had Creole Shrimp & Grits which was just what I wanted. We all enjoyed our meals. For desert we had King Cake & our grandaughter found the baby in hers & received a gift certificate. Overall an excellent evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We looooove Jax! One of our favorite Fort Collins restaurants. When they’re not busy (like when we were there at 4pm) the service is quick and oftentimes the servers are being observant and take care of biz without needing to be reminded.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had all you can eat crab. Was delicious!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We brought our son to this restaurant as a celebration because he was in Fort Collins for a college tour of Colorado State University. We had a GREAT meal and a really fun time!! Matt was an exceptional waiter!! He recommended the sea bass and the key lime pie! So so wonderful!! Thank you everyone for an awesome experience! We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Early Valentine’s dinner

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service was excellent. Made reservations and did not have to wait.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We didn't expect much from a seafood place in Fort Collins but we ere pleasantly surprised. It was like we were back in San Francisco-delicious. Hit happy hour to get half price "coin margaritas". I don't even like margaritas and I loved these.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I went to Jax for an early Valentine's Date on a getaway night in Fort Collins. My girlfriend and I have been craving seafood since moving out to Denver, and Jax was just the ticket to soothe our need. Right from the outset, our server Sarah was attentive and highly knowledgeable about the menu - inside and out - giving us suggestions and guiding us through our first Jax dining experience. Her energy was palpable and it made us more excited in turn. The food itself was delicious - from the oysters and calamari to the Australian Seabass and Tuna dishes. The tuna was one of the best dishes I have tasted in a long time. As the cherry on top, our craft cocktails were excellent and reasonably priced. Safe to say we left Jax with full bellies, smiles and the intention to come back again soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great meal, and our waitress was great. Definitely will be going back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We visited jax before a concert, it was busy but we had reservations and were seated right away. We started with the calamari, which is one of our favorite appetizers. Jax does it very well every time I've tried. For dinner, I had the special which was a mahi mahi over a lobster bisque with seasonal veggies. Fish was cooked perfect and the dish was very tasty overall - everything went very well together. My husband had the ahi tuna, it was perfect. A great piece of fish prepared to perfection, melt in your mouth. I also love their infused liquors and creative cocktails as well as a great wine list. I've been to 3 jax (Boulder, Denver and Ft. Collins) over many years and they are all fantastic, never have been disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing, our favorite Fort Collins restaurant. Service is unbeatable and the food is so tasty!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We have been coming for years and this was the best dinner we have had yet! Keep doing what you are doing. Entire crew was awesome.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

server seemed to lose interest in us once it became clear we weren't ordering a lot of appetizers or expensive oysters or cocktails. The biggest disappointment was the tuna which must have been low grade in order for a pad thai preparation to make sense. It tasted terrible and was a big shock, but no one came around to check on us until the other people in our party were already finished with their meal, so needless to say, I didn't want to order something else at that point. For a classy restaurant, these were two major dings in my experience (which has otherwise been mostly very positive)

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Jax Fort Collins is always a great time and never disappoints - excellent food and service, comfortable and friendly, and the Happy Hour menu is a great way to get an evening started. This is our favorite restaurant in Fort Collins.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Birthday celebration. First, the hostess was very kind to reserve us a booth by the window and to write “happy birthday” on the table. Then Kelly was very attentive and an overall great wait person. We had a very good time and will be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The only thing better than the escolar special was Sarah’s awesome service. Thanks girl!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great, attentive service. Outstanding seafood. A bit pricey for portions of dishes we selected.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Jax is a hip seafood restaurant located in the heart of old town. It has fun ambiance and an upbeat atmosphere. The food is okay. The menu is very adventurous with a mix and match of flavors. I personally like a more simple menu when it comes to seafood, but my husband likes more flavor and loved his meal. Drinks were delicious and refreshing. Server was super attentive and the floor Manager made sure we got a great table for our date night.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The fresh oysters and fish were so good it made me believe I was on the coast! The cuisine was outstanding from the appetizers, entrees and deserts. Front to back, and incredible experience that was among the best I have ever experienced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love to eat at Jax. Never disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our server Matt was terrific. We were celebrating a birthday and Happy birthday was written on the table. How nice, Food excellent and service superior. Have been there before and will be there again. Only thing I don't like is how noisy it is.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Consistently the most creative and delightful dishes to be found in Fort Collins! Always fresh, savory and delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The - crab and sea bass, seafood was excellent as well as the salads. But the sides potatoes were not so great - small pieces and kind of well done and greasy it would be nice to have mashed potatoes as a choice. Did not like the bread they served - would rather have sour dough. We did not like the side potatoes so we gave them back and ordered the truffle potatoes but the ended up being the exact same potatoes but with truffle sauce - the sauce was great - but the potatoes were duplicated . No one told us they were the same. The waiter was great but the bus help was a bit confused it took them a long time to get cocktail sauce which I needecin order to start eating my crab

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Matt was our server and he did a fabulous job. Very attentive and informative!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

just wonderful from the moment the hostess greeted us, found us two seats at the bar to wait a short time for our reserved booth, drinks served, wait staff attentive accurate and timely to outstanding appetizers and main dish. Service and quality aligned very well to cost.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Poor Reservation management. None of our requests were met. For the price per plate, the service should be more refined and better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice menu, some different and unusual dishes, waiter knew the wine list and was helpful with suggestions, bringing us tastings. Different decor in the restaurant with good crowd mix. Nice salt water fish tank. We got reservation at the last minute as we arrived from out of town. Had to wait about 15 minutes after reservation to be seated, but it was worth the wait. Would eat here regularly if I lived in Ft. Collins.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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