Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

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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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DK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had to wait 15 minutes for our table, by standing around. They seemed t have overbooked. Food was great though.

F
Denver
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubs and I loved it. Thank you.

MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a great evening for us! The food was perfect and the restaurant was beautiful. Service was family-friendly but still felt very rushed to leave, with no asking about a second drink, even though we were asked about dessert. Highly recommended.

LV
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great resturaunt and amazing food!!
Oysters Happy Hour were outstanding

B
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were fantastic. The lobster Mac and cheese was delicious and the fish and chips were perfect. Will definitely return.

P
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but good food with great service. Would go back to try new offerings. A lot of texture in the dishes but not a lot of creativity with flavors. Half priced wines on Tuesday.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and not the typical sea food. It was one of the best sea food dinners I have had in Denver. I would have expected to pay 50% more. The price was great for the quality of the food.

LB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Oysters are 99cents on Monday and that is when I will return. Oysters priced per oyster. Oysters are fresh and juicy. I tried the mussels which are prepared with a coconut curry- it was pretty good yet I prefer the garlic and butter version. Also tried the three clam pasta yet wasn’t impressed. Our service was not up to par.

s
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Service was subdued and all business. Food came out lukewarm. Taste was okay, but my tuna was far from just seared.

Wouldn't return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. After living in Long Island, I miss the fresh seafood and thought I would never get to indulge in raw clams here, until I found this gem. Happy hour seven days a week is the best and everything we had was delicious!

J
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant, and have been here several times. It has to be the best place in the Denver metro for fresh oysters and clams. The smoked trout dip is to die for and I have never had a disappointing entree. The brunch lobster scramble options have been the source of many happy dreams, too. Further, it’s a great place for family celebrations. My brother isn’t big on sweets, so they gave him an oyster with a candle in it for his birthday. Brilliant!!!

D
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun, good oysters, the best clam chowder on the planet! Not the fastest service for drinks, but friendly

OB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we've had in a while! The scallops were out of this world and the steak melted in our mouths! We'll definitely be back.

L
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Disappointing. I'd wanted to try Blue Oyster for a while as my husband and I both grew up on the East Coast and love good seafood. The waiter was friendly but not terribly attentive - forgot to refill water glasses and never picked up my salad plate and there really wasn't room for it on the table with four dinners. No one in our party said they loved their dinner. My fried shrimp were very greasy and arrived on a pile of limp shoestring potatoes with a side of coleslaw that was about one and half tablespoons. My husband got the Taco platter which was very soggy and one of the tacos was overwhelmed with tarragon. We enjoyed the wine but a limited selection by the glass. On the way out, my husband and I turned to each other and said, "we're never coming back".

OT
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service always good. Very busy evening but still taken care of well.

EB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Had the best crab cake ever.

M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as usual. Love the oysters and the fresh crab, but the cocktails are amazing also!

HC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special occasion restaurant. It can be hard to find good/fresh seafood in Denver. But this place hits it out of the park. Especially if you are an oyster lover. They have an amazing selection. Also great wine and food recommendations by the wait staff. We'll be going back!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Paella and half price wine night in Tuesday’s!

D
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great place for fresh oysters. Super service from Shane who is always attentive and thorough. Highly recommend!

l
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We liked the restaurant, but some of our dishes weren't as good as others. Our server was excellent. We definitely had a fun evening. We definitely recommend the fried calamari -- it was top notch. We didn't like the tuna tataki appetizer -- it was underwhelming. Two of us had the Big Scallops entree and really enjoyed it. The brussel sprouts were excellent as were their parmesan potatoes. One of us didn't like the Seared Ahi. But overall, we really had a fun evening, just wouldn't rate the food as the best we've ever had. It is very noisy, so just keep that in mind. Our server was awesome - Shane. He went out of his way to make our experience terrific!!

CJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are always amazing at asking things I didn't think about, and making sure the meal is exemplary, both the quality of the menu/recipes as well as the service.

f
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is simple . . .the menu had a good variety of choices and every item our party of four tasted was great ! In addition to typical raw bar selections, they had Clams as well, which I have found hard to find out here. It was a little noisy, but not by the standards of some current restaurants. Great place.

l
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The oysters, salads, wine and the entree were very good! Love coming here.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot!! Oysters were on point and the service was excellent! We’ll be back!

OT
Denver
119 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined on a Saturday night. We arrived early for our reservation, ordered a drink at the bar and were sat 10 minutes late. Took 10 minutes to settle up at the bar. They had a menu of specials including a bottle of wine, which we ordered and they ran out of so we ordered a different bottle (it was okay). We had the clam chowder, salmon oscar and halibut paella - all were good. The soup did take a very long time. We skipped dessert since we had been there for 1.5 hours.

d
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were very pleased with the restaurant. The food was excellent. We enjoyed the chef- inspired presentation with a simple menu. The oyster choices were divine. Our only concern was the noise level which was quite invigorating.

JG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The lobster was tough and the rest of the food was below average. This place has really gone down hill.

LD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on the patio as we brought a small dog. The waitress seemed to be in a hurry and started packing up a bowl of oysters when there was still one left and she took my mom's salad away before she had finished. It just helps to ask.

AP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there and It was great!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great daily deals

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Christian was awesome! The happy hour oysters are delicious and dinner was wonderful too, but their creme brûlée was the best I’ve ever had! Definitely will be back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Katelyn was amazing! We’ll be back soon with friends!

m
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was excellent, shrimp, scallops, tataki. I would recommend the chef not flavor the seared tuna, just let it speak for itself

FD
Denver
571 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant. Going back soon.

D
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to spots. Always excellent as it was on this visit.

KW
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the value and variety of daily happy hour!

AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overprices

CT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved my brunch at BIOB! The menu was interesting, the food was GREAT, and the cocktails refreshing. I was surprised about how quiet it was for a Sunday brunch.....
It is a bit pricey -- even for seafood -- but I loved it and would go back!

CO
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Clam chowder and lobster roll were phenomenal. Oysters were very good and crab legs were fine.
The noise level was low which made for an enjoyable dinner of good food and good conversation.

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