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Wed, 4/25
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7:00 PM
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Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- LoDo

4.7
1629 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Special Occasion
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
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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. We also suggest using BluCar as a valet app!
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1629 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Jax is my favorite restaurant in Denver! I love the food, the atmosphere and the service is always impeccable.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Wine list was a little pricey, need more good selections by the glass.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing! All of the reviews were completely accurate. I would definitely go again!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Only disappointment was that there was no valet and you do not validate if you valet with the company across the street from you

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our favorite near-Coors-Field restaurant when we lived here until 15 years ago. We were thrilled that it is still there and still largely the same. We went for our anniversary, but the crowd ranges from business types in their work suits to baseball fans in their T-shirts.

It is definitely a seafood and oyster bar, although there are a few other items on the menu. It is great for their happy hour (4pm to 6pm) when you can get cheaper bar food and drinks. We used to love stopping by for martinis and oysters at the bar before ball games. For the latest visit we skipped the martinis, but gorged on the happy hour oysters and I added their calamari and seafood sampler from the happy hour menu. My husband got a halibut dish from the main menu. He said that the halibut was slightly overdone (easy to do), but my calamari, oysters, crab legs, and peel-and-eat shrimp were great. Also VERY good deserts.

It's pretty loud, but very clean and upbeat. Very modern styling from what we could see in the front part near the bar. Easy walking distance of the ballpark and the theaters.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always, fantastic food and service. Can’t imagine being treated better by everyone there. Always a wonderful time at Jax. Chad, Noah and Alec were all spectacular. Can’t say enough good things about this place.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had been here before with some friends and decided to come back for a date night. The seafood is always fresh and amazing. We showed up at the tail end of happy hour and ordered a couple drinks and a happy hour appetizer to start out. Then we each ordered an entree and when they came out I was surprised by the tiny portions. I ordered the scallops and it was a $36 entree and I recieved three perfectly cook scallops on a bed of lentils. My husband ordered the lobster toast and it was literally a small piece of toast with a lobster salad piled high. While the taste of the food itself was amazing, we both left hungry. You’d think spending over $100 for two people on a meal, you would each be satisfied. However I was truly disappointed by the tiny portions of our full sized entrees. I get that happy hour items will be smaller, but I expected the most expensive entree item (scallops) to be a little more substantial. I will always recommend Jax for the freshest seafood in town, but I guess you have to plan on eating a snack afterwards.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Terrific oysters. Wait staff knowledgeable and very helpful. The fish was outstanding and presentation very nice. Excellent value - even the beer was great. Looking forward to next visit.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Appetizers/small plates are great, the main entrees are so so.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had a great time! Great service! Big Al was our waiter and he was amazing, fun and so knowledgeable. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service was fantastic and the food was even better! Cant wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was amazing and the happy hour was a nice perk since it had the items I wanted to order anyway. Really amazing fish and seafood.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

If you’re a seafood lover you have to go to Jax! I was in town for business and met my stepdaughter and boyfriend there for dinner. We drank, laughed, ate, laughed, ate more, laughed and has an awesome time together! Great service, fun atmosphere. Hope to return soon! Will definitely recommend!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Again had a great meal at Jax. Their snow crab cioppino was excellent. Best raw bar in town and service was very good

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was wonderful! Our server Chris did a fantastic job. We had a great time. We drove over an hour to get there.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, wait staff and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

good oyster selection, had some very good mussels and the service by Jose was as good as it gets.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent place all around!! The food and staff are amazing!!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had a great time and special points to the restaurant for being able to easily accommodate a wheelchair and having a handicapped bathroom. The bar menu was cost effective and we enjoyed the tuna and hush puppies.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Really attentive wait staff. Excellent super fresh seafood. Lots of Different preparations and options. Nice environment. Fair prices.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Staff was great! Food even better :)

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This restaurant is great and I would definitely like to return. The service was top-notch and the food was all delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Jax is my favorite dining place in Denver. The food is excellent, the service impeccable, and although a little pricey, well worth the money.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Made celebration dinner super fun...server Justin was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Jax never fails! Perfect location close to Union Station! Classic recognizable seafood but with modern twists done the right way. Don’t ever stop doing what you do!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was fantastic, but the service is what made the experience. Our waiter knew every detail of the seafood and its preparation, and he took us on a journey of exploration. We tried things on his recommendation we would not considered, and we had fun! Everyone is on their game at Jax - truly delightful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was my mom’s birthday and she is a celiac and they did everything they could to make sure the meal was gluten free! Very knowledgeable staff and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend if you have someone who’s gluten free in your party.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love going to Jax. No matter what the occasion is.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was just average this time. Grits were not good at all. The crab trio wasn't any better than we prepare at home. $170 for two to eat a small portion of crab and a couple oysters is way overpriced. Service was fantastic. Not sure I'd go back a fifth time.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner for two treated to a dozen oysters from both coasts, then crab cakes, ahi tuna poke and then the Tuna Wellington. All courses were excellent and the service was GREAT! Thanks, Chris for all the suggestions. Our third trip and the food and service has always been right on.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Jax is awesome! The best seafood restaurant in Denver. Service is excellent, food is perfectly prepared. I especially love the oyster selection, knowledge, presentation, etc. If you are an oyster fan, this is the place to be!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was perfect!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Noah was amazing! Delicious food and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We picked Jax for our 25th anniversary. They did not disappoint, absolutely fantastic service and tasty food. We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Was my wife birthday and when we arrived out table was ready. Omthe service and food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Just a date out with my mother , having a lil bit of happy time with her while enjoying some seafood we like, I had a beer and it was pretty good. Not really a drinker myself but will have one now and than. Little bit costly for my wallet but what the heck it was for MOM , thx the service was outstanding, Fred H.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Made the reservation with minimal notice and the staff was on point. Our table was ready when we got there with a special anniversary greeting and we were very well taken care of! As always the food and beverages were great as well!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always love coming here with friends or family. Best margaritas in town.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was not good. I have been here many times and this was just awful. My Wellington was burnt and the sauce was cold, and the veggies we're under cooked.

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