Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.31mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 1.04mi
  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.31mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 1.04mi
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Lola Costal Mexican - DenverLola Costal Mexican - Denver
(1575)
$$$$
Regional Mexican | Highlands, Denver
Booked 47 times today
Zolo GrillZolo Grill
(601)
$$$$
Southwest | Boulder, Boulder Area
Booked 16 times today
Blue Agave GrillBlue Agave Grill
(352)
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 24 times today
RARE ItalianRARE Italian
(422)
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 29 times today
Sonny Lubick SteakhouseSonny Lubick Steakhouse
(993)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 16 times today
Jay's BistroJay's Bistro
(1311)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 20 times today
Bisetti's RistoranteBisetti's Ristorante
(765)
$$$$
Italian | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 8 times today
Rio Grande - Ft. CollinsRio Grande - Ft. Collins
(112)
$$$$
Mexican | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 7 times today
Nick's ItalianNick's Italian
(140)
$$$$
Italian | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 7 times today
The Welsh RabbitThe Welsh Rabbit
(38)
$$$$
American | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 2 times today
Aspen Grille- Colorado State UniversityAspen Grille- Colorado State University
(4)
$$$$
American | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Booked 1 time today
White Tree SushiWhite Tree Sushi
(11)
$$$$
Sushi | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
The MediterraneanThe Mediterranean
(1791)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Boulder, Boulder Area
Booked 68 times today
SALT - BoulderSALT - Boulder
(1277)
$$$$
American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Booked 34 times today
BRASSERIE TEN TENBRASSERIE TEN TEN
(2351)
$$$$
French | Boulder, Boulder Area
Booked 65 times today

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.31mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 1.04mi
  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.31mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 1.04mi

About Jax Fish House - 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
View Larger Map

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 - Fort Collins Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (809)
Special Occasion (655)
Hot Spot (481)
See All
Neighborhood Gem (383)
Vibrant Bar Scene (373)
Good for Groups (251)
Romantic (176)
Notable Wine List (147)
Great for Outdoor Dining (100)
Kid-friendly (87)
Late-night Find (69)
Great for Lunch (62)
Great for Brunch (24)
Scenic View (14)
Sort by
S
543 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 2, 2016

It's always good to know that you can find excellent seafood inland. The oysters and fruit de mer were both fresh and delicious. An active place with lots of noise.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on May 1, 2016

Jax really knows how to treat you right, especially on a special occasion. The wait staff is very attentive and takes care of all your needs. The food is always outstanding. Love splurging here!

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2016

As always, we greatly enjoyed ourselves as we were celebrating my wife's birthday. The team followed through on my request for flowers & they treated my family like family. The GM is a great guy and made sure our time spent with them was enjoyable

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 19, 2016

We always enjoy Jax in Old Town. We were sad to know that Juan is off to pursue his dream in Denver. Garrett was a delight as our server. His recommendations were on target.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on April 17, 2016

Happy hour can't be missed! The hush puppies are delicious, the fruit del mer was great and the 3 orders of snow crab was well worth it. Service definitely lacked on this occasion; our server was all over the place. Overall, a great experience thanks to the food!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was excellent and not typical, nice place to find fresh, locally sourced well prepared entrees and appetizers. Generous happy hour offerings and friendly, attentive knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Amazing as always. Best happy hour in town.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2016

This place has awesome sea food! It's fresh and prepared well. I also had the ramen which is delicious and my husband had the lobster salad sandwich and he said it was bland. Our server was very nice. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 7, 2016

Great food and service was excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2016

As always the service is terrific, food is excellent, fish is cooked perfectly (not over done).
Great beer selection as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2016

Hostess was not very friendly at all. Food was good, server/service was good, food was delicious and came out in reasonable time considering it was packed.

Would give it 5 stars if the hostess was welcoming or warm...or even maybe neutral and not bitchy?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2016

We have always wanted to try Jax in Denver, but could never get in sideways so when we drove by the Jax in Collins, it was a no brainer to finally give it a try.

Such good food! We started with the calamari which was quite different as it was served over a combination of aioli and bbq sauces. I had my doubts, but could have eaten another plate full! I had grouper because I have never tried it before. It was served with endive, roasted brussel sprouts and pancetta over a beet puree. The grouper is not as mild as bass, but almost as flaky. The flavors were fantastic! Would order again for sure. My husband had the crustacean/butternut squash risotto. Again, the flavors were sublime.

We were there right at 5 before the rush and it was most pleasant. By the time we left, it was packed and much noisier. After all, there is a large bar and the best happy hour cocktails I've experienced, so I am not surprised that it packs immediately after work.

Food, service, location - it has it all. We will certainly be returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2016

The manager let us try sips of 3 wines before we decided on a bottle,
and this was on 1/2 price Wednesday! 3 dozen oysters slid down
easily--recommend the larger Hurricane Harbor ones from PEI.
PEI mussels in lemon-wine-garlic-onion broth were delicious,
especially when soaked up with toast!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Over all a great night. I always have a great time while at Jax

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Food was excellent as always. Waiter was very good and attentive. Was very loud that night as we had a large party right behind us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2016

We generally go to Jax every month or so, but there was a bachelor party with 7 gentlemen that were extremely loud on this visit. There were times my wife could not hear me without my raising my voice. I left with a bit of a headache.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 13, 2016

We attended Jax Fishhouse Fort Collins for Great Plates 2016. My family had a wonderful experience. Great staff. Quick service. And the food was excellent. The best calamari we've ever tasted! We will definitely go back and recommend to friends visiting the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2016

We had a special occasion to celebrate and I had a yearning for sea food, so Jax was the place. Our appetizers were Oysters on the half shell and Calamari and both were excellent. The main courses were all wonderful as was the service. If Jax Fish House is not on your list, put it there.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 6, 2016

Our waiter was excellent, and it was obvious that he cared about being spot on. My gin and tonics were perfect. Hard to get that. The steak was just ok, not much flavor and lots of fat oozing from the veg. I would lighten up on the sauces, just too much for being very rich.
Our waiter would make me recommend the place.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service5
value3

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Our first visit to the Fort Collins location, have dined at the Denver location. We really liked the atmosphere, not too big but not cramped. Initially thought our table by the kitchen would be a distraction, but not an issue. Started with calamari, simple panko seasoning paired with a very tasty mango chile sauce, 3 of us shared, portion is a bit small for more than 3 people. Ordered one entree from the Great Plates menu, 3 courses; chose the gumbo, wedge salad, & Cioppino, all tasted fine, gumbo & Cioppino could have been better seasoned and portions left me hunger. Also ordered the Seafood risotto, generous plate of risotto compared to the amount of seafood. Third dish was a shrimp po'boy, by far the best plate on the table, full sandwich on a nice toasted bun and really good fries. The bun was so much better than the bread served with the Cioppino, which was dry a little too charred. Server Alfredo was great, in addition to the other staff that was in constant motion between the kitchen, bar, and tables.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2016

My husband and I tried Jax Fish House for the first time and we're hooked! Our server, Kellie, was phenomenal! We've never had raw oysters and asked her which ones we should order, so our server offered to buy our first ones herself and really spoiled us with some amazingly awesome oysters. She took the time to explain how to eat them and really paid special attention to all of her tables. The nicest thing is that they don't rush you out of there to turn over the tables. Service is prompt and attentive, but really give you a laid back feeling of take your time and enjoy all there is to enjoy.

We also ordered some "food for the table" which included the cheesy poblano grits and hush puppies. We indulged in the grouper and the sea food risotto both of which were exceptional! Raving compliments to the chef and kitchen staff! Fantastic portions and excellent, excellent flavor! And I'm not much of a seafood lover... but I'd have no problem returning to Kellie's section and trying even more fish and oysters! Jax really spoiled us, complete to the manager taking time to ask us how our first oysters were and noted that we LOVED our server and the atmosphere.

We will return for sure!!!! New favorite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2016

It took an extra 45 mins for our table which we had a reservation for, but they were super awesome and got us a great table and free calamari for the wait. Very good service and very good food. They even modified a menu item to make it extra special for me:) An overall wonderful experience.
Thank you

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 2, 2016

terrific wine and nice menu. Our server Kelly was fantastic. Wednesdays is half-off bottles of wine - we will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2016

The food at Jax was tasty. I dislike seafood of all kinds, so I had a burger. It was delicious, and it didn't taste fishy at all (which was my fear). My husband had the grouper, and he said it was flavorful and good. For the price, however, he was expecting a larger portion size. Another member in our party had the same observation; his dish, too, was smaller than he anticipated. However, another friend with us had the Crab Duo, and it was an enormous amount of food (easily enough for two people). Finally, the desserts, although tasty, were very small. As in, one tablespoon of ice cream and a tiny tart.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2016

The restaurant is energetic indeed, it was definitely on the loud side. Good happy hour. Delicious calamari!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Unique seafood dishes in Fort Collins. Good oyster selection. Reasonable pricing for the quality and service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 22, 2016

Absolutely splendid! The food and atmosphere was fantastic! The Monday Happy Hour was a gem and I was so pleased with everything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service1
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.