Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

4.6
1756 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 a thoughtful beer selection.

Experiences

  • Shucking For A Cause

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Join the fight as Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood is 'Shucking For A Cause' throughout the month of October. Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood & Pink Ribbon Oysters have partnered in the fight against breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every dozen of Pink Ribbon Oysters sold, we will donate $6 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And for every glass of pink bubbly, we will donate another $1! HELP US REACH OUR $5,000 GOAL!

Offers

  • Shuck Mondays with 99¢ Oysters

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tue - Thu 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy fresh, premium oysters for 99¢ - all day, every Monday!
  • Half-Priced Bottles of Wine

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy our full list of wines by the bottle at 50% Off every Tuesday from open to close. Dine-in only.
  • Voted Cherry Creek's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, Tue - Thu 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 3:45 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!
  • Sunday Funday Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 11:30 AM - 3:45 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1756 people are saying
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vipJanieO
Denver
179 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We all liked our food- surf and turf salads and octopus and potatoes.

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vipEnjoysgoodfood
Montana
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed my visit to Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood. My Old Fashioned was properly made and very good. We just ordered several appetizers and shared them. That was just right and delicious. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Andrew
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. We arrived at 5:30pm on a Tuesday, and happy hour went until 6:00pm. The happy hour menu runs most of the day and is pretty extensive. Great value. I really liked the curry steamed mussels. Give it a try!

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vipJennifet
Denver
113 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour fun. Menu had quite a bit of selection. Too bad it was too chilly for the patio. Grilled were a hit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Should’ve avoided a Monday evening visit for the oyster special, knowing they were probably leftover from the weekend brunch scene. Had a horrendous night of GI trauma. Not going back.

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AshleyM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing deal for .99 oysters on monday, a great hh selection. their elderflower basil martini is delicious! 10/10 recommend

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Jhann
Denver
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Seems a little overpriced, all things considered

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Scottstew
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always fantastic from service to food

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a nice dinner. Highly recommend.

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Athena
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Staff is always so courteous and polite, every single time. The food is always amazing. Oysters are always so fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food from check in until closing our bill. Will be back!

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vipMikeF
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Loved the vibe and ambiance. Main dish came out cold and had to be sent back. Waiter wasn’t timely with asking how thug were. Had to seek out waitstaff to resolve each time. Will try again ordering different food and different waiter.

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OAKled
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten here numerous times and always come for the oysters. They never disappoint! You also can’t go wrong with Monday’s $1 oysters deal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was absolutely amazing we tried the curry mussels magnificent and charred oysters as appetizers entree was the grilled salmon on a potatoe stack topped with a crab cake and asparagus to die for.

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Nancelot37
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this place! Perfect for special occasions, as it's a little pricey for our budget, but so worth the splurge when we can!

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thanks for the visit and thinking of us!

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Disappoint1
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our anniversary perfect, even gave a free dessert.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on October 11, 2021

Happy Anniversary!! so glad you picked us for your special occasion

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MariaJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going there and we loved it great services and food was wonderful

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vipJankoss
Denver
249 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated as soon as we walked in the door. I had requested a table by a wall or window. Our table was the one by the opening to the outside. It was VERY noisy. Difficult to have a conversation. The food was excellent

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of oysters (obviously), and salads and entrees are great too! Appreciated the attentive service.

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vipWill
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a long-time patron of Blue Island. The best, dreshedt seafood in town.

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DrPete
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We frequently dine here and are never disappointed. The food is consistently good, servers are friendly and knowledgeable, and the cocktails and wine list are solid.

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DavidC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had oysters for an appetizer, and we both had an entree and some drinks. Everything was delicious and the service was good. We even found a parking spot in front of the restaurant. Enjoyable evening.

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vipcollegeskier
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was amazing
Tables were a bit too close

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Cliff
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a booth near the kitchen but away from other tables. The raw selection was awesome and delicious. Lovely white burgundy, great Caesar salad and killer clam chowder. Paella with halibut for entree. Portions were large so split everything with my date. Very nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Host didn't give us the full menu. We sat there looking at half the menu. Right before we ordered the waiter noticed that we were not given the second page and was kind enough to make sure we had our full selection. Food was amazing.

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vipLauraK
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice lunch starting with a few oysters, then on to seafood bisque with a couple of tacos and a slider. Everything was delicious and the service, as always, was great.

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CarlosP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A moderately sized dining area with simple yet welcoming décor. The servers are attentive and fast. The classic martini made extra dirty with truffle salt on the rim is a must try. They have a supple selection of oysters on the half shell. The trout dip is a surprisingly delicious and shareable appetizer. The clam chowder is a creamy delight.

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jerryk
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amy was a great server and well informed and willing to answer questions. Great experience. Will be back for sure.

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SusanR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Had a very nice dinner & would go back but it was very noisy.

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Nadia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance, and good service. Monday night $1 oysters were surprisingly good! New England clam chowder was great. Trout dip, crab cake and ricotta gnocchi's were nice. Calamari was good too. Jumbo shrimp cocktail was NOT even a little bit jumbo. Lobster was beyond overpriced. Most menu items were overpriced, but it was a nice night out. Probably will only return for Happy Hour or $1 oysters night again.

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vipLynnM
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many restaurants post pandemic have increased prices (totally understandable and we are happy to pay more) but the quality of the food has decreased. Not true here! Food still fantastic! Our "usual" choices are still top shelf at Blue Oyster. Yay!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside in a nice little patio. Food was excellent. We included in our reservation that we wanted to sit outside and were celebrating a birthday. It didn't seem like they saw those notes. We were able to eat outside and food and service was excellent.

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vipKellyS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The halibut was over cooked and the change to the tacos, keeping the shrimp and fish whole, makes them challenging to eat.

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TimH
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great happy hour drinks and food. Food ordered off regular menu was overpriced and overcooked.

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vipPeterE
Denver
68 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great foor and a great waitress

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hope was an excellent server and made our evening very enjoyable

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vipParker
Denver
96 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent tacos and grilled oysters! Happy hour menu is a good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Oysters great! Everything else…too much sauce/dressing.

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Lindsay
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a phenomenal experience. We were seated immediately, our waitress was very attentive and helpful, and the food was delicious.

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joefriday
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the drinks were superb

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood using the Order Online button. Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 333-2462.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood is rated 4.6 stars by 1756 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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