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Date
Fri, 4/20
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9:00 PM
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Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Fort Collins

4.6
648 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole
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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
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Phone number
(970) 682-2275
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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
Sheila Lucero
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
College & West Mountain
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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.
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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.
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Jax will be hosting a special Mother's Day brunch menu from 10:00am-3:00pm that includes Jax style bloody mary's and bottomless mimosas! Raw bar menu will be featured all day. Dinner service will begin at 4:00pm and bottomless Snow crab will be featured for the evening!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 648 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Lovely meal. Our waitperson recommended exceptional oysters. Always very good.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very small portions 1/4 a piece of corn served with the crawfish broil only about 15-20 pieces of crawfish 1/2 a piece of sausage, calamari was 1/2 a normal portion also barely any seasoning in the crawfish and very mediocre service , my burger was was over cooked dry and not hot which makes no sense , we had a larger group 10 people and a very large tab 668$ and we still tipped Ashley over 20 percent but her service was only worth about 8 percent as she never really asked if we needed more drinks we had to hunt her down to order them . First and last visit was very disappointing not impressed with the food at all !

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We went for all-day Monday happy hour and got 5-6 different happy hour dishes that were all very good. Service was great. Great atmosphere. Would recommend this place to anyone that loves good food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great happy hour and great service! I highly recommend making a reservation, though. We took our out of town guests here on a Monday night and thoroughly enjoyed the all day happy hour.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food and service is always superb!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great evening with outstanding food and spectacular service from Sarah. She was awesome in working with the kitchen staff around some food allergies we had within our party. Oysters were out of this world.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were so excited to try Jax! We had stopped in before for wine and oysters. Our dinner was amazing! Delicous food, great service and an inviting atmosphere!
Thank you!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. Way too loud...

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorites in foco! A must when we have guests in town!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Kelly was awesome! Very knowledgeable on the food and especially the wine. We were given a very nice table. Jax’s is a fun, happening place with great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Love this place. Always delicious and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was yummy. Our server was great. Always love JAX!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed Easter Brunch at Jax. The menu had plenty of options, fancy but not too fussy. Or server Sarah was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had an awesome time and the team treated us like Kings & Queens... Loved It!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Matt was very accommodating. Provided us with a very special anniversary with a personal touch. Thank you Matt!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Loved our meal and the waiter was great. This was a perfect birthday setting

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love Jax! It’s just a perfect place to dine before a concert or arts event downtown. Drinks are great, and we especially enjoy the oysters and the small plates happy hour menu. They really treat fish right!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Too loud. Why have music playing in the background? Just makes it that much harder to hear anything at your table!
Food and service were great! Noise level approaching painful.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

STEVE WAS EXCELLENT, FRIENDLY, AND FUN. WE WERE MEETING FRIENDS FROM OUT OF TOWN
WHO WERE RUNNING A LITTLE LATE AND FELT NO PRESSURE. IT JUST GAVE MY WIFE AND I MORE TIME TO ENJOY THE HAPPY HOUR MENU AND DRINKS.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

While I enjoy your restaurant and will definitely come again, I have to suggestions. Put a vegan meal or two on the menu. That way I can bring my wife. Number two, the walleye meal I had left a lot to be desired. Portion size was really small and the presentation was severely lacking. I certainly would not get that again.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Fantastic meal. Started with Oysters on the half shell. The special was fresh Walleye filet with Quinoa cakes, roasted vegetables, The sauce was a Dijon mustard preparation. Paired with a California Pinot Noire and great company.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always incredible food and top notch service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Awesome food and service

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We enjoyed everything. I had fish and chips and it was probably best I’ve ever had

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Good food, good service, reservations are a must have. Show up early for bar seating. A little disappointed with a table for 3 where a high top table for 6 was divided with a screen. The division was NOT 50/50. We ended up with a 35/65 division, this was on a Monday night. So being cramped was a bit of a bummer.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Oysters were fresh, and the Shrimp and Grits were outstanding!!! The seared tuna was absolutely fantastic - buttery soft, and the best we've had in a long time!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great seafood, great presentation, located in the heart of Fort Collins. If you like oysters and seafood,mi recommend Jax.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We had a great time. Love the fresh seafood you see when you walk in the door. As a transplanted Easterner it is refreshing to see fresh oysters. We were early for reserved window table but we were nicely seated at the bar for a drink. Great selection of microbrews and their Bloody Mary is superb.
Service was spot on, very clean environment, and the Happy Hour menu is perfect for early light dinner. Can’t wait to have another bowl of clam chowder.

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1.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Jax in Fort Collins is amazing. We love going there and always have fun, while enjoying the cuisine. Kelly was our waitress and she was the last time we there, amazingly she remembered us! We enjoyed her, knowledgable about all the menu offerings and will make a recommendation if asked. She also has a terrific sense of humor.
We enjoyed our cocktails, both having the Strawberry Lemonade.
Our two entrees were Creole Shrimp & Grits---we love this meal.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Jax was amazing! The food was great. The house specialty cocktails were tasty and our server Katie was very upbeat and attentive. I look forward to going back, soon!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was good...Particularly the key lime pie! Best I've had since the Everglades (1983)!

The service left quite a bit to be desired. Reservations were made for 5:30. We were seated in the back at 5:50. Our waiter, while pleasant enough, spoke and was moving so fast (and it was so loud in there) I couldn't really understand him. We waited longer than anticipated for our food...even the key lime pie (like 15 minutes). Not too bad unless you're on a date and trying to make it to the show on time!
However, it was a Saturday night and they were pretty darned busy.
So, yes, I'd recommend this place anytime other than a Friday or Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great fresh seafood...very friendly staff and helpful.....this is one of our favorite places

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We enjoyed the offering for Plates. Everything was wonderful except the red fish was over cooked. The value for the meal was good.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My husband and I view Jax Fish House Fort Collins as our #1 "go to" restaurant when we'd like a nice dinner out in Fort Collins. The food is consistently excellent and creatively prepared. The specials are always worth considering because they are delicious they are artistically executed. The staff, from reception to service, are professional and just fun. We rate Jax Fish House Fort Collins top notch.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Our favorite oyster place on Monday evenings, when we enjoy the happy hour and get some other goodies along with the oysters (calamari, mussels and margaritas or a glass of red). And the service is great!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Jax is a great place for seafood anytime you visit Old Town Ft. Collins. Best Happy Hour prices and value in Old Town. Their calamari is the best in Colorado and the Sunday night crab special is fantastic.

Ask for Sarah, she is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Sarah our waitress was FANTASTIC! We were able to relax and enjoy our meal prior to a show and was not rushed at all. The food was great and we will be back!

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Didn't even stay for dinner. Made a reservation for 3 only to have them try and stick us at a bar table for two. Far too small and crowded. Wondered why I even bothered to make a reservation in the first place.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always great food, service, and ambience.
Love happy hour.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Double Thumbs Up !! Always a pleasure. Never disappointed. Great service. The Happy Hour menu is top notch.

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