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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Jax is offering a special $75 four course pre-fixe menu for all New Years Eve Reservations. Our regular menu will not be available. We will have our full raw bar offerings in addition to the NYE menu. Please call us with any questions or email as at info@jaxlodo.com to request a copy of the menu.

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- LoDo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.3

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4.0

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4.0

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Energetic

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Kid-friendly (88)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Well, somehow I made it 56 years without being told how to eat....until tonight! I was scolded twice by our waiter. First, my wife asked for lemon, and the waiter insisted she try her fish before he would set it down. Then I was told I really missed the full experience because I did not eat all of my starch. Are you kidding me??? I have been to Jax several times, but there is no reason to go into a dangerous area to have an experience like this!! Food was very good....

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·Dined on September 9, 2016

Very good food. Wild Salmon dish was super. Excellent server. Loud but we could carry on a conversation easily.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2016

We have dined at Jax in Boulder and in Glendale, but this was our first visit to Jax LoDo. We were not impressed. The oysters were great, no argument there. The shrimp in the appetizers were OK, not super. The Happy Hour Drink- sangria, did not taste like sangria; it tasted like soda pop. Two in our party had the lobster roll entree and were not impressed. It had very little lobster in it and mostly tasted like bacon. Could have been called a bacon roll. I had the monkfish, which had excellent flavor and sauce, but the piece included a giant bone, so there was really very little fish. I don't think we'll return for dinner; just use the rest of our gift card on oyster happy hour.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Incredible aeevic

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Good food but the food was a little different than the one in Boulder.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Amazing and delicious unique seafood dishes. One of a kind dinning experience. A downtown gem

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Interesting that the review offers only from "quiet" to "energetic" for the noise level. We would have called it rock band level, and when I went to the front host stand to request that the music sound level be lowered a bit, the response was "lowered?" We could hardly converse from one side of the table to the other. This seems to be the new standard in dining establishments to crank up the sound levels in order to be "trendy". The maxim goes that the louder the ambient sound, the louder people talk, and then the louder people talk,....... The food was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Really loud making conversation difficult. Service was slow. The staff admitted that it was a slow night. We saw our waiter chit chatting with other servers several times as we were waiting to place our order.
My salad (lettuce and dressing) was boring and not worth the cost.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Happy hour Monday's are great..... Really good seafood for a landlocked city & awesome draft beer selection.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Jax is our favorite go to seafood restaurant. Everything is delicious inventive and of the highest quality. Always something new and they have the best oyster selections.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Quality sea food,,excellent seevice, love the happy hour on Mondays

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2016

The energy at Jax LoDo is great. People that want to have an experience that comes together in great food and service come here. The ingenuity the Chef brings to the menu is exciting.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 21, 2016

I'd scoured reviews for an hour and a half trying to find the perfect place to have dinner. I hate to say it, I wasn't impressed. The food I ate wasn't bad, but it was nothing special. The two oysters I had was probably the best thing I ate. I had the calamari but asked for it sauteed -- looked like it was actually steamed instead as there was a puddle of flavorless liquid at the bottom of the bowl and no color at all on the outside. One of the dipping sauces was tasty but the other was like flavorless butter. I also had the panang curry mussels. Not much flavor there as well. Pretty underwhelmed.
The server was very nice and even comped my mussels since she got my order wrong the first time, but service was extremely slow.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Service was great Chef made a complete veggie dish for my wife and the food tasted amazing. Been there before and will go again and again. Cheers.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Great food...bad noise..eat outside if you can...drinks could be more generous....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Caleb. Great server. Knowledgeable. Gotta try the snapper next time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Crab cake very good. Crab !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Great service and excellent food; great selection of oysters. Would come back again!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Food matched the service - both great! We unknowingly went there during happy hour time so the value was great for some of the items on the HH menu. Our waitress even spread out the items we ordered so we wouldn't feel rushed eating and we'd have room on the table to enjoy the food. Quite frequently, we've been to restaurants where they bring everything out at once so we're left to rush scarfing down the dishes to make room for the other plates but she spaced our meal out perfectly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Had our anniversary dinner at Jax in LoDo last Thursday night. It was very good, as is the usual for this restaurant. Our waiter, Jose, did an outstanding job and made sure everything was in tip top shape. The food is great, the atmosphere is great and that is what keeps us coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Made a reservation earlier than we wanted because of the availability on the app. Had a horrendous drive to get there. Due to traffic and an accident on the main route, we had to backroad and got lost. Made three phone calls to let them know we were going to be late. Sonia, the hostess, graciously thanked us for calling and told us not to worry. They would hold our reservation. And they did despite the fact that we were almost one hour late. We got there, had an awesome dinner. The place is noisy. That is the only "complaint", if we were to call it that. We like to converse during dinner and sometimes it is boisterous. But the service, the food and the people overshadow any noisy shortcomings.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2016

I hadn't been to Jax in years and it didn't disappoint. The food was amazing with great Happy Hour options and our waiter was attentive and cared about my dietary needs. It was a wonderful experience and my visiting friend from NJ was impressed!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Waiter was excellent. Spicy ahi tuna poke was very good. Wedge salad was good. The oysters we had were also good. New England clam chowder was excellent. Brussel sprouts were good. Would not order either entrees again-Royal Red Shrimp Hash was not good-slight burned taste and not a fan of peeling my own shrimp; the special of the day lobster sandwich was dry, very little lobster and loaded with many toppings that seemed to be taking up space for lack of lobster. Anniversary dinner and waiter served complimentary champagne which was nice. Would only go back for apps.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2016

We loved our dinner dining experience. The seafood was fantastic and the service was awesome. The hostess was very friendly and personable!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Way way too expensive. Food very tasteless. Loud. I would never return.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2016

As always, my experience at Jax in LoDo was great. They have the best oysters and happy hour is to die for. Thanks for keeping up the good work Jax - you rock !!!!

Jose was a great waiter

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Very happy with our experience at Jax. The service was friendly and professional. The food was very flavorful and prepared very well. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Jax has the best fish in Denver and the oysters were outstanding. Nevertheless, it's super noisy and you must shout to be heard even in close proximity to a friend. Don't go if you want to talk to the person you're with.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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