Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

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806 reviews
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Seafood
Blue Island Oyster Bar’s menu, decor, culture and overall experience is inspired from the owners’ childhood memories of growing up in small coastal towns. Combine this with superb hospitality, creative libations, and a passion for delicious food makes it Cherry Creek's freshest seafood restaurant. To ensure this commitment to quality and freshness, Blue Island Oyster Bar has partnered with Chris Quartuccio of Blue Island Shellfish Farms in Long Island, NY to bring you a daily shipment of seasonal oysters and seafood favorites such as Steamed Mussels, Lobster Rolls, Clam Chowder, and fish like halibut, Icelandic cod, and salmon, to name a few.
Our approach is simple: create honest food and drinks and serve it in a casual environment. In short, we are inspired by the oyster farmers and fisherman from coast to coast, who strive to bring you great seafood at an approachable price.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12th ! We'll offer our Brunch menu from 10:30am-4pm and our regular dinner menu with special market features from 4-9pm. Check out our Mother's Day Brunch offerings and make your reservations here: https://www.blueislandoysterbar.com/mothers-day

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Sunday, April 21st ! We'll offer our Easter Brunch menu from 11:30am-4pm and our regular dinner menu with special Easter market features from 4-9pm. Check out our Easter Brunch offerings and make your reservations here: https://www.blueislandoysterbar.com/easter

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 806 People Are Saying
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Denver
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and the ambiance.

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K
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The staff was attentive. We enjoyed our dinner.

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was tasty, the service was good altho the poor waiter was so busy there wasn't much time for personal service - but he did try. Tables were crushed together as close as possible so it was very noisy and crowded, definately not a pleasant ambiance. The menu was quite limited. For the high price I expect a much nicer ambiance so I probably won't be back.

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C
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Just no good

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Denver
49 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fresh seafood and raw bar. Cooked items are searched without a lot of goopy sauce!

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NK
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Blue Island Oyster & Seafood. Look forward to my next visit!

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SN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shane was amazing! Good food and oysters. The dining room was cool and the drink menu was extensive! Thank you so much! I be back to see you in May

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M
Denver
80 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service. A bit loud so it's a better fit if you want to go there for a casual dinner.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waiter forgot our order and didn't come back for almost 20 min and we received no compansation for the almost 20min late app and the fact he forgot. Overall the food was delicious

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DK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. We will come again for sure.

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SS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried a variety of oysters and they were all fantastic. Service from Shane was excellent and the food was outstanding.

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t
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended seafood restaurant in Denver's Cherry Creek area. Food and service were very good. Rather noisy a bit loud, but tables along the sides may be better.

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time to the Blue Island based on recommendation from a friend. We made a reservation for a Friday night which as a good thing. Place was full. Go for the oysters but also try the varied other seafood options. Loved the clam pasta dish. My spouse ordered th scallop and gnocchis dish which was ok. The scallops were perfect but the remainder was subpar. Next time she would order the simple “plain” scallops offering. Will go back and try a few different items... after the oysters!

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out with excellent service and wonderful food!

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K
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Blue Island has a great happy hour! We go there often for their HH menu-50% off wines by the glass, $1 oysters, and an extensive small bites menu! Our favorites are the knuckle sandwich, crispy brussel sprouts and togarashi fries!

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D
Denver
78 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service!!!!

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D
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy the fresh selection of oysters. Some of the items on the menu seem a bit pricey.

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D
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great happy hour offerings and prices. Excellent oysters, blackened mahi-mahi was superb, as were the crab cakes. Consistently impressive

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Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time and a fabulous meal for my husband’s birthday. Darwin is the best, he always is a wonderful server and seems to care about his customers! Thanks Darwin.

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SJ
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour. Wonderful daily specials. Nice place to dine with friends.

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We're regulars for Happy Hour, nice service and enjoy their seafood.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone we interacted with was nice and very respectful. Food was great we had lobster rolls and were perfect ordered some a la carte oysters and tasted fresh. Overall we had a good experience the only down side was I forgot to put money in the parking meter and received a ticket, but not the restaurants fault it was my own

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JC
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood and trendy bar, great casual spot, very lively scene. Excellent waitstaff, hostess and barkeep, and the fresh seafood is ...fabulous!!

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M
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Really just average. They ran out of crab legs during happy hour 430p.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at BIO. The fried clams are the best and the only place they can be bought. I did have a problem with the menus. Too large and heavy. I would suggest going back to original menus and pricing.

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m
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Mussels - garlic and wine - were very bland
Left a bad taste

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

First timers and had great reviews, but Halibut and Ono were not tender and tastless (overcooked? poor quality fish?). Mashed potatoes side was cold, when sent back came back luke warm at best.

Enjoyed the cocktails and Calamari-

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NK
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening at Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood celebrating a birthday. This was my first visit and I was definitely pleased. Shane, our waiter, was fun, yet professional, and provided great suggestions when asked. I will definitely go back, and soon!

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EK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This review was hard for me to write because I have been to blue oyster multiple times in the past. The food is always delicious (especially the lobster Mac and cheese) and usually the service matches. This night we consistently had trouble even getting our waitress to come and check on our table even as people were joining. Our drinks came out after our appetizers and we had ordered them before we ordered the appetizers. The food was good, the ambiance was good, and usually this isn’t an issue and we will likely be back again.

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ET
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Good service. Was nice to find a new place in Cherry Creek.

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and main dish was dry (salmon)...

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Shrimp were advertised as jumbo but were medium and dry at best-undersized fish portion served first, later replaced by full sized portion, but both were dry and tasteless. Oysters may be good. Did not try them. Fish has been frozen too long. Dry and over cooked.
Manager tried to placate me me with a free well cocktail on next visit. Should have comped my dinner. There will be no more visits.

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FD
Denver
533 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go here often and it's always good. Both the food and service are great.

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C
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food

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FD
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a fun way to have lunch! They have a lot of small plates, either to have for yourself or to share. We enjoyed many different items, from calamari to tuna tartare to curried cauliflower. Everything tasted great, and the service was excellent. I had been there several times for dinner, but now I think it is my favorite place for lunch as well.

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r
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really noisy but the food was excellent as was the service. It was a very fair deal for restaurant week and renewed our interest in a restaurant we hadn't been to for some time.

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JS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely time. It was my first time eating Oysters, our waiter was so patient with me, gave me some great recommendations. We loved it! We will definitely be going back.

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J
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for late lunch/happy hour. Fresh clams and oysters. Good fare. One of our party had mobility issues and the staff were super accommodating. Recommend for pleasant lunch or happy hour

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SK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The service was good, and our waiter was very friendly, but the food was very poor. The drinks and appetizers started off well. However, the steak we ordered tasted like the charcole on the grill and the desserts had very little flavor. We spent close to $120 for dinner for 2 and were very unsatisfied. I was reluctant to leave a bad review because our service was good, but felt the need to mention the poor tasting food.

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Went for restaurant week but limited choices so ordered from main menu. Very noisy at 6 pm. Expected more of a choice in fish on restaurant week special menu. Had steak as a choice on the special menu, seems another fish item would have been more appropriate for fish restaurant. Chowder was very good, oysters on the small side. Had Swordfish, good small for cost and also pasta with clam sauce. Very good but skip the chili flakes, makes it hot and it is not meant to be a spicy dish. Wait staff Darwin was very attentive and helpful . On the pricey side for what we had and size of portion.

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