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Sun, 6/17
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8:30 PM
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Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Fort Collins

4.6
686 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Special Occasion

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.
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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
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5.0Dined a day ago

Lovely! Wonderful patio and super fresh fish.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. A bit noisy for a first date. It’s expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

In my opinion, the menu was not as good as in the past. The emphasis on snow crab is misplaced. That crab is mostly shell-unlike king crab. The risotto and halibut was very tasty, but overpriced. A good restaurant when someone else is paying. Too loud for a pleasant/normal conversation.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had a great server

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great experience as usual! Very accommodating to the kids.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent as always. Like their happy hour menu better than Boulder.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Had a great dinner with my wife and also celebrating our anniversary. The hostess and wait staff were very excited for use and made us feel like family. Wait staff right there for every little need and so energetic. Great food, great time.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Nothing special. Food was mediocre. We went there on our anniversary and while the food wasn't bad it was not good either. There are better options imho.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

First time here and loved it! Seafood was fresh and delicious! Can't go wrong with all you can eat crab legs on Sunday! We definitely picked the right day for our first experience.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Best happy hour in Fort Collins!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Jax never fails to deliver a great experience! We get there ever chance we can. The staff is great, the food amazing and it is such a great atmosphere to gather with friends or to just have a nice dinner with the hubby. Our server on our last visit, Emma, was fantastic. She had great suggestions for our guests from State College and she helped us make the night memorable for them! Keep up the great work Jax, we'll be coming back again very soon!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

As always Jax was very good!. We had friends with us from California and they loved it!
I had the Creole Shrimp and it was delicious, a little spicy but not over the top for me, everyone else had the same thing. We shall return to Jax whenever we are craving seafood.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

As usual Jax did not disappoint! Great service excellent food. Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff. Far and away the best happy hour in Northern Colorado

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Loved it, I would highly recommend for anyone! Great date night place.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Very good food and service. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was well prepared and tasted excellent. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great experience at Jax. They always go the distance. Our server Matt was excellent. The food is always fresh and delicious. Oysters are fabulous One of the Best seafood restaurants in northern Colorado.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Everything was fantastic, As Always.

Thanks,

Jason

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We had the usual excellent dining experience at Jax this past Monday. We really enjoy their "All Day Happy Hour" & happy hour starters for dinner. The calamari is to DIE for, & they always have some new & fun dishes. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We've been to all the other Jax locations and have come to accept that they have a high standard for all their food, and that it is really the only place you'd want to go to have fish, which from their name, is their specialty. But we happened to be in Fort Collins around dinner time and were looking for a really good meal, something not always easy to find in that town. So we went to Jax based on our experiences at the Downtown Denver and Glendale locations and were not disappointed! There are some good hamburger and steak options for you landlubbers, but if you're in the mood for a really wonderful ensemble of tastes topped off with some of the best prepared fish you could hope for, this is where you want to be. Our waiter was helpful and knowledgeable, prepared to talk in depth about the wines and the entrees. GO!

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We had previously been to the oyster bar and enjoyed it so we decided to try the dining, but were very disappointed. There is a better Fish restaurant in Ft. Collins. The oysters are very good. We were very surprised the dining wasn't better.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We waited 35 minutes for our appetizers. The couple that came in after us started their meal first. We were just getting up to leave when they brought it. We also wanted a booth as it was spouse b day but they put us in the middle-noisy. They asked if it was ok but what could we say, they already had put 'happy Birthday' on the table. It was a nice touch though. We finished appetizers and went somewhere else for dinner.!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

JAX is my favorite place to eat in Colorado! All night happy hour on Monday’s are the best!!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Our server took our drink order and said she would be right back with our drinks and to give us the specials, however she must have went on break because another server brought my beer (the wrong one) and told us he would be right back to take our order. Just unnerving that our original server didn't mention the switch. The table next to ours had to ask a passing server to find who their server was since they had been seated for at least 10 minutes with nobody showing up. It was Mother's day so very busy but I felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a reservation and we were seated immediately. The food was very good - especially recommend the calamari appetizer and the pork belly cornbread. Skip the risotto - it was mostly vegetables and had a very bland taste. We got the king crab for $38. You actually only get 1.5 legs. The chef did not cut the shells like they do at some restaurants, so it was very difficult to get the meat out. Service was great. Overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food, service, and experience was absolutely outstanding. I would very recommend to a friend and I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Incredibly attentive and authentic staff support. Top notch experience, for a group of 13.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food is always outstanding! The service is lacking. Never enough servers for all the tables. That should be an easy fix.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It was a great time, meal, and drinks. Wished they carried Spring 44 vodka. We will go back!!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Enjoyed seafood at Jax. We shared mussels and a halibut entree. High quality seafood, great service.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Enjoyed my birthday dinner with my fiance there , while in Fort Collins enjoyed every minute of it thank you very much for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Fantastic fresh and flavorful seafood and sides! Drink menu offers great selection of craft cocktails and beers. Best aspect of Jax is the people/service. Been three times... always impeccable service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was awesome, as always. Fun, crowded, noisy. Great spot to hang out.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We had an awesome date night there. Wine was delicious and the all you can eat crab was perfectly cooked and surprisingly high quality for a land-locked state. We also had mussels in the white wine sauce - I could've drank the sauce.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great place to grab a quick bite to eat, or have a nice dinner. Bar has some great had crafted cocktails. Such a popular place the bar seating is limited. Happy Hours is awesome.
Have to say our server, Karen was a awesome. Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was our second visit in four months as we live in South Dakota. It was fantastic both times and I would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great experience with the happy hour menu. Best oysters in town.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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 on April 17, 2018

Did the crawfish boil while it was going on! A new food experience for my boyfriend and I and it was good! Fun place with a great staff.

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