Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

4.7
1273 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We’re more than oysters - we’re Denver's best seafood restaurant! Our approach is to create honest food and drinks, served in a comfortable, casual environment. The restaurant’s culture is inspired by memories of growing up in coastal towns with families of oyster farmers and fishermen. Like them, we strive to bring you superb hospitality and delicious food with a commitment to the freshest seafood at reasonable prices. To ensure this commitment of quality, we’ve partnered with Chris Quartuccio of Blue Island Shellfish Farms in Long Island, NY to bring you nearly daily shipments of seasonal oysters and seafood, offering favorites such as Steamed Mussels, Lobster Rolls, Clam Chowder, Crab Cakes, and fish like halibut, Icelandic cod, and salmon, to name a few. Our food items are complemented by a well-rounded bar menu with craft cocktails, a great wine list, and thoughtful beer selection.

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Offers

Shuck Mondays with 99¢ Oysters

Starting Jul 20, 2020 · Sun 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy fresh, premium oysters for 99¢ - all day, every Monday!

Voted Cherry Creek's Best Happy Hour

Starting Jul 18, 2020 · Sun 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us daily 2-6pm for oysters, clams, mussels, tacos, sliders, small plates starting at $1.49. Mules, Cocktails and Martinis for $6.99, and Half of Wine by the Glass!

50% Off Wines For Takeout/Delivery

Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All wine bottles are 50% Off when you order Take Away or Curbside Pickup. Cheers! Please visit our website to place order.

Half-Priced Bottles of Wine

Starting Jul 21, 2020 · Sun 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy our full list of wines by the bottle at 50% Off every Tuesday from open to close. Dine-in only.

Sunday Funday Happy Hour

Starting Jul 19, 2020 · Sun 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy fresh oysters, clams, mussels, tacos, sliders, and small plates from $1.49. $6.99 Mules, Cocktails and Martinis, and 40% Off All Wines by the Glass!
What 1273 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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FlavorlessJax
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

They need heat lamps. Our waiters was awesome! Great food with Passbook discount.

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Emma
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters and drinks! Really liked the roasted oyster. Servers were great too.

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vipRyAnnLilAmp
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the Restaurant Week Menu. I also had oysters and they were fresh and delicious. The dirty martini and Vesper were also sooo good!

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vipmiranda
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are obsessed with the Brussels sprouts. Everything was great though. Will be back when indoor dining reopens!

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LauraD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food is amazing. I love this place, always my choice for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came out for Denver restaurant week and it didn’t disappoint! The oysters were great, clam chowder was VERY well done, drink menu was sophisticated. Lobster roll could have been a little larger and more flavorful for $28.99 but I guess that’s what you get in Denver.

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RyanM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always outstanding. Our favorite in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren recommended delicious oysters. The fish sandwich was AMAZING & light. The fries crispy and delicious. Surf and turf salad was hearty and satisfying.

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AlexandraM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a great restaurant that I'd be happy to dine at again - the seafood was fresh and cocktails were excellent. A bit overpriced for the vibe and portions but I guess that's what you pay for when trying to find good seafood in a landlocked state. Don't get me wrong, the food is great but I wasn't expecting well over double digits for two people.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We always get the same male server and he is just not a good. I’m not sure why he still works there because he seems miserable and is not friendly or helpful until he brings the bill. The first time I thought maybe he was just having a bad day but obviously not if we had the same experience with him months later.

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NhiA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience at this restaurant. The seafood are excellent except the grilled octopus which was too “heavy” for us. It was not the Spanish octopus I came to expect. But overall, everything else was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to do a date night for restaurant week and Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafoods menu options sounded amazing! We are so glad we went there! The food was great and the service was top notch! Not only were our bellies satisfied but we had such a wonderful experience! We’ll be back soon!

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vipJeremyN
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Island was delicious as always. It is our go-to seafood restaurant in Denver. The service is always great and the food is fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant week. The food was good and service was amazing. With everything happening with COVID, they did amazing with getting people in and out to make people's reservation times.

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DebraN
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had never been before. Food was delicious, service great! We will definitely be back

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vipWendyS
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent swordfish, shrimp tacos, and clams. Great happy hour.

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scooter
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy hour menu is best value.
Be sure to make a reservation because space is limited.
Thai calamari is fabulous
Will definitely return.

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ShaneOMac
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best meals I've had in Denver. Nice quiet little place down in Cherry Creek, booked this particular night because the were doing a Veteran's Day special offering a free meal for Vet's. The food did not disappoint, I was torn between the paella and the grilled scallops so I asked the waiter and without hesitation he said the scallops. The flavor's this dish had took me to a whole different level on the taste meter. The crispy gnocchi I don't think I will order them any other way again they were simply outstanding. We will def go to this place again they had so many dishes we were trying to decide from. Thank you for your amazing hospitality towards our Veterans on their day !!!

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vipLeahL
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, good service

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LucasV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!
Great happy hour specials!!

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luv2dine
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We have always had an excellent meal every time. It looks like they are doing everything within their control to keep us safe during COVID.

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DianeB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fabulous. The food fantastic, loved the fresh oysters and the sea scallops delicious! Our waitress was wonderful too!

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vipChristianD
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem of a restaurant, cute, little, delicious seafood. We've lived in San Diego and on East Coast so we have good reference points. Many yummy choices on menu, this last time we ate oysters, lobster roll, fish and chips and added special stone crab claws. Their frites and cole slaw are also very good. One of our top 2 favorites in Denver.

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vipCami
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! They have a great happy hour menu with some really good values. I recommend the Thai Calamari and the tuna tacos. If you’re a Bloody Mary drinker, theirs are awesome!

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vipJimV
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food! Never disappointed! Hope was our server. She is very personable and considerate. Very knowledgeable about the menu as well.

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CrystalH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. It was really great. Friendly staff, delicious food, quite setting. Very impressed.

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vipNoname
Denver
468 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I'm sorry to do this and, in fact, never in 15 years have I posted a negative review of this sort but equally, have to be honest. I do believe that everyone, especially these days, deserves a second chance and we did so but this time was actually worse. From a condescending server who must have wanted to turn the table within the half-hour (3 visits within the first 8 minutes of being sat, when I'm still holding the menu and discussing it with my dining partner) followed by truly patronizing attitude. Beyond that, paying $100+ to basically fill-up on a potato side (very tasty by the way and the only fair portion size on the dish) is poor value-for-money. An entree that is minuscule and for my partner, both minuscule and dry (salmon). Only 2 beer on draft, 1 local, 1 from Michigan (we've got over 250 breweries in Colorado, way to support the local market). And so forth. Truly sorry about this, we had loved this restaurant and went regularly under previous ownership but, obviously, we won't be back.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hello Noname I'm very sorry you have had sub par experiences at Blue Island- We strive to do much better than that no matter what circumstances we are presented with and I truly hope you accept my apology. I have been the owner and operator since we opened 5 years ago and have a very long standing management, service and kitchen team so I'm sorry about the confusion in change of ownership. We all would like to make this right for- Please call me directly at the restaurant. --_Sean_

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Candice
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Wonderful food and cocktail menu. Great variety of oysters, loved seeing a white Bordeaux on the wine list!

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vipBluebomber
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The happy hour menu is great. The food was very good but our service could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hope was our server and she was outstanding!!

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KarenM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had so much that sounded good and the food we decided on was great!!! Oysters were fresh & tasty especially the roasted oysters! Also, the blood orange margarita was excellent!

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LindaNugget
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE their Sunday happy hour. Our server was amazing. We spent about 40 minutes drinking drinks before ordering and he didn't give us any issues. We ended up ordering more food and drinks when the rest of our party arrived and OMG everything was absolutely delicious. We got 4 dozen beautifully presented oysters (2 dozen were upgraded free of charge due to a shortage--yum yum yum thank you Taylor!), mussels, chowder, fries and cocktails. Thank you so much for bringing us some joy during this time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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WilliamV
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour on Sundays.
A lot to choose from.

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AHNDIM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Wonderful food and terrific service!

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NaiP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food is always so yummy and the service is really fantastic. We always have Hope take care of us, she is the best!

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Natalie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there for a romantic date night to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and we loved the half off bottles of wine. The oysters, lobster mac, and octopus were the standouts. The crab cake was underwhelming. Portions are very small for the price, FYI. Overall, good food and nice ambiance. We will definitely be back.

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vipDenverKK
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for SunDay Funday. A nice array of food and YUMMY beverages too.
I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for a birthday dinner and everything was great. The food and the service was amazing. Would recommend for special occasion dinners or when you want fresh oysters different from any other traditional restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughter & I enjoyed a very tasty dinner starting with a dozen oysters, Caesar salad and excellent specialty entrees - sea bass & prosciutto wrapped scallops! Our server Brooke was very good and it was a bustling atmosphere while still keeping tables distanced.

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Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 1273 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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