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About Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- LoDo

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.

1539 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
17th & Wazee

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 292-5767

Website:
http://www.jaxfishhouse.com/lodo

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.

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!

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.

Executive Chef:
Sheila Lucero

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.

Private Party Contact:
info@jaxlodo.com: (303) 292-5767

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Jax Fish House Lodo is offering a special $75, 4 course menu on Valentine's Day. Our regular menu will not be available. We will have our full raw bar and an a la carte menu available at the bar. For menu information, please email us at info@jaxlodo.com. Thank you for celebrating with us!

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- LoDo Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Omaha)·Dined 3 days ago

Jax’s never disappoints! They have the best servers and only serve you their best every time. Great vibe, friendly service, becoming a tradition for us whenever me make it to Denver! Their seafood is the best!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had to wait 30 minutes even though we had a reservation but we weren't in a hurry. Service was great. Food was awesome. We would definitely come back the next time we were in Denver

Tags: Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Thank you Bobby for being as patient as you were professional. We found the menu daunting but with Bobby’s help we’re we able to negotiate our way through it. The happy hour menu is large and full of fun and exciting dishes. Don’t be suprized if you order 4 or 5 of the amazing starters and never make it to the entrees. We both agreed the Charbroiled oysters deserved top billing for the evening!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I wish I had paid more attention to the other reviews. The service was very slow. The dinning experience was not a good way to end a great week with family in Colorado. There was nothing special about any of the dished ordered by our party of 6. It was a bid disappointment. I had the scallops and the sauce was so strong you could not taste the scallops. The oyster appetizer was not bad but was not the best. There are much better restaurants with much better service and quality of food. I think they are so busy they don't care to please their customers any longer.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our favorite place for seafood and fish in Denver or Boulder.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Jax was a great find! We will definitely be returning in the future. We had east coast oysters from Maine which are amazing by the way and the crab cake was to die for not to mention the awesome wedge salad we shared. Our waiter Chris made it all more special.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall food was great. We were there to celebrate my Mother's birthday as she was craving Alaskan King Crab Legs. All dishes were great, but her $38 King Crab Leg was not quite what she had expected and the flavor was a bit off. Waiter was on point, and seafood tasted fresh!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waiter was great. He treated us to some dessert and cornbread for our anniversary and they wrote happy anniversary on the table. It was very sweet of him and the food was incredible and fresh

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wife birthday

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great happy hour menu, love that it’s all day on Monday! Great food, awesome service, & not a huge tab!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Happy hour prices are great! Had oysters, calamari and steamed mussels. Mussels prepared at bar area and there are three sauces to choose from.

Location is great. .......,,,,,,,,,,...,,........

Tags: People Watching, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous food! Great time. Can't wait to go back. Calamari is absolutely fabulous.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food! We will be back for Valentines Day.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was our first visit.. we enjoyed the food it was perfect portions, great service, friendly environment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love the oysters! Also appreciate our server giving us a last call on happy hour.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Horrible New Year's Eve experience. First 2 courses were horrible. Service was bad. We got seated 45 minutes after our reservation. By that time we were informed that what we wanted for a main was no longer available. After being seated and looking over the menu, our waiter informed us that the kitchen was closing and we needed to get our order in if we wanted food. By this time in the evening, it wasn't busy and our waiter (Red) was slow....waiting 10 minutes for a drink that we could see sitting on the bar was ridiculous....he actually came back and asked if we wanted a drink 10 minutes after a drink was ordered that we still hadn't received. We reserved the fix menu dinner for the second time and won't do it again. We have had great experiences with Jax, just not with the fixed dinners during the holidays. $250 waste of money.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Incredible experience. Top 5 restaurant in Denver.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Management and staff were wonderful with the food being fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Perfect in every way, as usual. Chad and Noah make it fantastic. Hands down our very favorite restaurant and experience. We’ve been everywhere and Jax is the best

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We live in Santa Fe, NM and every time we go to Denver we dine at JAX as one of our must do places. The food is terrific and service is first class. If you like seafood this is a Denver" must".

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food served by excellent staff. Jax in downtown Denver has a huge seafood bar in the center of the restaurant, it makes the place a bit noisy and crowded. However, if you choose to reserve a table, you'll be served the finest seafood in Denver by a waitstaff willing to answer any and all questions and will provide an incredible dining experience.

I've been going to this restaurant for many years, through many remodels. They have yet to disappoint me. Be sure to order the calamari; It's what they are known for, and rightly so.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was good but pricey/
$280 for 4 people and dessert
And one dinner were comped.
One bottle of wine

Service was slow.

Restaurant had a lot of ambience

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Try to get there for happy hour... Great prices on small bite. We make a meal from it. Splurged on oysters... Most expensive thing. It was about 100 for 3 of us with drinks. Very good deal...

Tags: Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Located near Union Station, it is at a great spot where one can wander around both before and after dining. The staff was personable, friendly and attentive. When I made reservations, I noted it was for a special occasion and upon our arrival, the paper tablecloth was decorated with a banner stating the occasion.... nice touch. There was a large selection of wines and beers from which to choose, and the food was well prepared and tasty! We enjoyed the experience and will likely go there again in the future.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

First time there, won't be our last!! Great food and ambiance

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Delicious sustainably-sourced fish, knowledgeable waiter, and prompt service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Another great meal and our server Alec was terrific again.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This was our first visit to Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, and we will definitely be coming back. We arrived during happy hour, and decided to order several appetizers as our meal. The appetizers we ordered were definitely big enough to serve as entrees. Our server was very attentive and gave great suggestions on the appetizers and wine. And the service was quick enough that we were able to enjoy our meal, and get to the concert on time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Russ our server was great

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

This place is a MUST! Go all out here... DO NOT hold back!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fabulous seafood for Colorado. Excellent chefs and servers. Outstanding menu. Best place in Denver for oysters.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We visit Jax for nearly all of our special occasions as the service is dependably stellar, the menu always stacked with new creations and the cocktails top notch.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Food was very tasty. One dish at our table was disappointing in portion size/value for money but everything tasted great.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 2, 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. The seafood is fresh and the dishes are delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Food is always great and oyster selection is fabulous. Thanks for another great experience

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Enjoyed the creative way the seafood we ordered was prepared. Five of us, each ordered an appetizer and entree. The appetizers we shared, we found each of them very appetizing. Everything tasted fresh, the plates were appealing. Our waiter and the host were very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Charbroiled oysters... sooooo goooood.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2016

We love Jax. The food is always perfectly prepared and the service is great. No complaints. Very well priced compared to other seafood restaurants in the area. It is a little noisy but I think that's the vibe they're going for.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2016

The grilled octopus was perfect--smoky char on the outside, practically melt in your mouth inside. Top notch!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Friendly service and great food.

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