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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Business Meals (2)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

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 15, 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 15, 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 14, 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 14, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dinner. Service was friendly and energetic. Knowledgeable staff.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Ft. Collins! Hard to talk us in to a different restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Loved our waitress and receptionist who saved a booth by street window for my 86 year old mother and our family. Seafood fresher than Maine where I live!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

we had a wonderful birthday dinner. the food was fantastic and the service was top notch.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our first visit to this busy restaurant with great food for seafood lovers. Service was fantastic , Sara was really good to us , helpful suggestions, did check on us regularly promptly responding to all of our requests. The oysters were fresh and positively delishious as was the rest of our meal. Would recommend and will be back often

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent with exceptional service. The calamari was the best we've had around and the oyster bar makes for an experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

All good! Server was excellent and food fresh!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Your reservation process worked like a charm. Jax has been our family's favorite for many years. Lots of special occasions. Is our daughter-in-laws fav and she is Swedish. At her request my entire fam joined us for our last meal together before everyone departed for Sweden, Germany and Boulder.
Came time to order our drinks to toast a great holiday but Jax would not accept any ID but her passport. Not her Swedish ID or any other ID. She did not bring her passport as it was packed for their return trip. She works for Swedish gov. And is 29 years old with same last name as everyone at the table. We did not make a scene but since she had been here at least 4 other times without passport didn't expect. Kind of changed our mood, embarrassed her and we got seated by kitchen and was not experience we wanted. $400 we could have spent somewhere else where common sense and better service could have won out. Will not be returning unless our daughter in law requests. Next time she's here..... couple of years maybe. An updated and international ID verification code needs to be introduced. Losing a liquor license is huge and we all got it but in this circumstance there was zero risk.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Considering our bill we would have expected more for the money. I've seen bigger goldfish than my order of catfish. While the ambiance was nice, we expected more for the amount of food vs the amount it cost. Also the food was nothing more than average fare, considering what the is in Ft Collins for dining. Jax could have been so much more. Even so, when our last time in town (3 years) the meal was outstanding for the price per plate, looking forward to returning. Which ended up being sort of a letdown. Now the service was exceptional , wait staff very helpful and attentive. Shout out to Steve for his on the money service.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful food! Server was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the values of this restaurant in terms of sustainability and fresh fish and seafood acquisition. Lovely atmosphere! Dessert chocolate was divine! Wine Wednesday is half priced bottles!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We spent New Year’s Eve for dinner and had the Cajun boil. I was extremely impressed and overall our server and food was awesome. I would recommend Jax for sure

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic dinner for New Year’s Eve. The courses from the prix fix menu were all delicious. And our server couldn’t have been better. Thanks for a great time Jax!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Jax is our go-to for special occassions. Everything is done right and the food is top-notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always great service and great food

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was good, but not great (my fish was not hot, but my wife's scallops were). The plates were on the right size (maybe a tad small). Wine list is nice with reasonable prices. The desert was excellent. The overall price is a bit high for the value. We went for our anniversary and a had a nice table and a nice meal...but I might go to another pace next time. I would likely recommend Jax to a friend -- but only if they were looking for a higher priced restaurant. I think the value is not quite there.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food but was pretty noisy for a while. A lot of babies and small children happened to be there, which to me is sort of mystifying why a family would want to go to a place that expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fiancé’s birthday

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely Christmas dinner! Interesting menu with options for everyone from expensive to inexpensive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

So glad for this restaurant....GREAT Happy hour items (food/drink), and quality customer service/inventive creations from the kitchen. Tonight I enjoyed some fresh oysters w/ an apple cider mignonette w/ a Scarpetta Sparkling Wine, flavorful clam chowder, great grilled/smoked scallop special with a French Savignon Blanc, and hazelnut cake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

we didn't get seated until 8 for a 730 reservation so that was frustrating. Other than that great service. good food. But if the noise level of Jax makes it difficult to have conversation with even a small group. Probably best for 2 people only. Kelly is a great server.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

We frequent Jax regularly... it is our favorite restaurant! They have virtually everything that makes for a perfect dining experience... GREAT people, outstanding food and a wonderful atmosphere! We have never had a bad or even marginal experience... always excellent! We highly recommended Jax to everyone!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Spicy, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

From the hostess to paying the check , we had a great experience. Ashley was our wait person and she was excellent. The support people, busters, water glass fillers and food bringers were right on. Not a quiet place but a vibrant one. Food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2016

We've been here a few times, it's always delicious. Service is always good. I really enjoy fish/seafood - JAX always delivers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 30, 2016

We always enjoy Jax and try to take our out of town guests there for the Monday night "happy hour" experience. Never disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2016

15 years ago we ate at Jax in Denver when we were dating. This was out 15th anniversary and we found Jax in Fort Collins. We live in Wyoming where where the only seafood is deep fat fried frozen shrimp. Our food was outstanding, the drinks were great and we got a free desert since it was our anniversary. The waitress was new but very competent and friendly. The manager came by to congratulate us. Very pleased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2016

We came to jax on Sunday expecting half price crab as advertised on the Internet. Feel it was false advertising since we did not receive half off.

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

The food is great. Blending traditional seafood dishes with innovative spices and flavors. The happy hour choices are a great value that truly satisfy while mixing up different foods. Oysters are always fresh and have excellent choices from each coast. The wait staff is always knowledgeable and friendly. One of our favorite spots in all of Ft Collins.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Fantastic food! Super fresh oysters. Trendy/friendly service. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Jax Fish House is one of our favorite restaurants in town. The seasonal menu makes us eager to return and we know we won't be disappointed.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 23, 2016

My husband and I have dined at Jax several times. We always love all-night happy hour on Mondays. The service is always top-notch, and Jax keeps the menu fresh with some new items.

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

Everything was awesome. Our waiter was great as was the food! Go there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We had a wonderful server, one who answered questions and provided recommendations (it was our first visit). Without exception, the food was excellent - we ordered oysters, tuna tacos and shrimp for starters and scallops, fish and ramen soup for dinner. We also had dessert, mainly because the meal was so good, we wanted to try more (creme fraiche and s'mores). Prices are high, but we felt the value was pretty good, other than the scallops (absolutely yummy, but $32 for 4-5 scallops? A bit pricey). Everything is a la carte. Still - we went to celebrate Mother's Day, had a lovely time, enjoyed the food and experience and wouldn't hesitate to return!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We arrived a little late and had a show to attend. At first, I thought we were in trouble for time because our waitress was so attentive to the table next to us. As it turned out, she was attentive to us as well and managed her time such that we were well served and well fed with minutes to spare for time to make it to the performance. Well done, Jax's!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We have been to Jax many times and we have never been disappointed. The fish dishes are prepared well. The prices are reasonable and the specials are delicious. Their Happy Hour selection and prices are the best in Ft. Collins. This may sound strange coming from a Florida boy, but their calamari is the best I have tasted.

It can get very busy so make reservations. It can be noisy but a great place for a family dinner.
Wine list is not extensive but reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 4, 2016

It's a tradition to go toJax on my daughter's birthday so she can get oysters. A great time again this year. Plus a tasty key lime birthday dessert. The service was very considerate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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