Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- LoDo

4.6
1735 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in Lodo in Denver is a unique dining experience filled with fresh caught seafood in a cozy and lively atmosphere. The goal of Jax Fish House is to provide guests who live in a landlocked location access to amazing seafood which is why the in-house dishes are created with seafood flown in daily from the coast

Sidle up to the chef's counter where guests request chowder, gumbo, a clambake or steamed mussels that are made to order. The Jax Fish House raw bar offers chilled clams, lobster and crab as well as chef creations that enhance the flavors in various combinations. Pair any meal with one of the beer or wine choices available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sunday
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Monday-Thursday
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 292-5767
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sheila Lucero
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Private party facilities
Jax is available to you for all things FRESH and fish and we have a menu for every budget. We are a charming, cozy restaurant and have no private party space, but there are many different seating arrangements we can provide to create the perfect event for you and your guests. We have reservation space available for parties from 1 to 16 guests. Jax is also available for full restaurant rentals, where the entire space is YOURS for lunch or dinner.
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Private party contact
info@jaxlodo.com: (303) 292-5767
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Catering
We have unmatched access to the freshest seafood on the planet and the deepest bench of hospitalitarians, shuckers, bartenders and chefs, either side of anywhere. Let us come to your next event and throw-down with FRESH and delicious in a way that your guests will never forget. You supply the space and the guests and we will bring the delicious! All we need is your address and we’ll take care of the rest.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th & Wazee
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Parking details
There is ample street parking and a lot behind our building located on 17th Street between Blake and Wazee.
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Public transit
Union Station, Light Rail and Market St Bus Depot are all less than 2 blocks away! Plus a short 2 blocks from the infamous 16th street mall.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1735 People Are Saying
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I would highly recommend the Boulder location over the Denver downtown venue. Better menu, more personable and friendly staff, and better ambiance / atmosphere.

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JP
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy Hour drink and food specials. We had several happy hour appetizers and fresh oysters. Then split an entree for dinner. The service was fantastic. Food was great. Even though we are a land locked state that have great fresh seafood. Definitely recommend this.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love love love this Jax location, so much that we drive from the boulder area to come here!!!!

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J
Tampa
72 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. The waitstaff went WAY out of their way to accommodate us. Food and drinks were delicious in a fun atmosphere

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is the way to go

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New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Waited over 45 min for chowder!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with unique offerings. Awesome happy hour prices, great staff with awesome recommendations!

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting from San Francisco. So impressed with the place from the moment we walked in. The smell was heavenly:), we were there on a Monday which is all day happy hour! So we got our fill of oysters both raw and cooked. All excellent! The wait staff worked as a team and we were never without a fresh drink or need. Thank you Jax.

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W
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The oysters were top notch..we did both coasts and were not disappointed. We requested mignonette and it was perfect. Two of us ordered the crab carbonara and neither was able to finish the generous serving (and I'm a big eater).

The lobster tail was disappointing... they are steamed and then chilled..then resteamed

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JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jax’s impressed and did not disappoint We are from Md and seafood at home is at good at it gets
The King Crab legs were very good and the French onion oysters were a hit In fact we reordered them
Johnnyc

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent especially the oysters. Hard to find great seafood in the middle of the country but Jax has it

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter,Jose, was amazing! Service, atmosphere, oysters, crab, shrimp... 🌟🌟 🌟🌟 🌟!

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j
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t great. Pretty overpriced for quality. Can’t say I’d come here again to get any seafood.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Made reservations for 6:45 PM got there around 7:00Pm. We were promptly seated. Everyone from hostess to waiter very kind. Food was pretty darn good. will be going back soon.

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OD
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! Great Waiter and wonderful recommendations! Food was excellent! We will go there again!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Jax while in Denver with my daughter who was celebrating her birthday. The server was great, very knowledgeable and provided several menu suggestions. Complimentary warm chocolate chip cookies were given as a Birthday treat after dinner. A nice touch!

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BK
Kansas City
176 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, great food, great service, great time.

Peel and eat shrimp, crab cake, cornbread, roasted oysters and gumbo. Great meal.

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CH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A-Mazing!!! As always. Food is spectacular and service is top notch!
This is my favorite anywhere!!

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N
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great happy hour menu for a pre-game meal. The crab fried rice and calamari are great!

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Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food quality is good but the quantity is a bit small ! And they charge with hot robe ( towels) without advance notice !

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S
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time to dine at JAX Denver. Outstanding! I like it better than the one in Boulder.

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B
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved their meal. Excellent. Service was fantastic. Can't wait to return!

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D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We went there to meet a friend who was visiting from Boston. When we got there and told them our last name, we were asked if we had booked at this specific location - come to find out that our friend had gotten there and was seated, so they overlooked the reservation. Definitely not a good feeling to think you made a mistake of booking the reservation at their other locations in CO, and being told there were no more tables available for the evening - especially with two little kids in tow. Once we were seated, the waiter barely greeted us, left without taking everyone's drink/happy hour orders, and just wasn't attentive. By the time he came back, happy hour was over. Once we ordered, we waited for most items for a unusually long time, and when we finally inquired about our mussels - we were told the restaurant was down to one steamer. When we asked about the gin we ordered, he went to get it from the bar. Poor service at best, and we spent a nice penny there ($250+). A smile goes a long way - and he didn't do much of it, if any. Food was mediocre at best, calamari was super greasy (not crispy greasy either). I ordered the Jumbo Lump Carb Cake, and all I could taste was breading, no crab! We both ordered the seasonal sangria, and that was no good. Disappointed in the food, service, and experience - especially after choosing the restaurant based on positive reviews from others.

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DY
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. I had a great octopus dish, and my wife was very happy with her gazpacho and the appetizer. The oysters we shared were good as well.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best oysters I have ever had! The staff was amazing and the food was incredible. We can’t wait to go back.

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AK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Terrific waiter. Food was fresh and creative. Very well timed meal courses- didn’t feel rushed. Cool vib.

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TB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lobster Night every Tuesday- a culinary experience!

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the options on the menu and enjoyed everything I ordered. The lobster and shrimp toast is my favorite, but also enjoyed the Dungeness crab, poke, bowfin roe and the mussels in tomato/chorizo broth! The cocktails were delicious too and the service was great. This was my second time there and I will definitely be back!

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PS
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The last few times that we've been to Jax the prices seem to go up and the quantity seems to go down. Food quality is reasonable but not worth the price any longer. I had a 4oz piece of halibut for $33 with red potatoes and a few mushrooms. The ambiance was less than desirable as well with a group of 7-8 people groping one another at the bar about 1 ft from our table. Had a reservation yet waited 20 mins for a table even though there were tables available. Couldn't recommend Jax for a nice dinner at this point.

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MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russ our server was really good - observant, but not hovering. He had good suggestions for beer and wine. Betsy came by to check on us - always good to see her and get additional information on the crab boil!

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Born and raised on seafood from the Connecticut Shoreline I will definitely return here when I’m feeling homesick . The crab dish and oyster special was incredible !

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JE
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Relaxed. Crowded, but what the heck. Might want to invest in some solar shades for the summer days!

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Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food! The clam chowder was hands down the best ever. Service (Big Red) was outstanding! Highly recommended.

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A
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We asked our friend to be our Wedding Officiant. The waiter brought key lime pie and ice cream to celebrate. It was fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to spend our first anniversary!!

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DS
Milwaukee
40 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Happy Hour Menu!

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AK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience when I went to Jax for my boyfriends birthday. The staff was super friendly and reconized my boyfriends birthday by decorating our table, giving us a dessert and going over the top with a signed birthday card from the staff. I definitely will be coming back to eat!

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TH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars for everything! Couldn’t have chosen a better place to celebrate another year of life! Love the bar staff!!!

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great waiter, fun atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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KB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No better place in Denver to get seafood. Repeat customer and every trip has provided great service combined with fabulous food.

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