Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

4.8
1377 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.

Offers

  • Shuck Mondays with 99¢ Oysters

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 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.
  • Voted Cherry Creek's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

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

    Multiple dates available

    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 1377 people are saying
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vipWernerT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were great, calamari app was amazing and the scallops were tasty. No complaints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Ordered the simple sea bass and “simple scallops”...the sea bass was rubbery while the scallops were covered in a bitter, overly salted lemon sauce. Absolutely terrible and inedible. The restaurant didn’t seem to care, just took the scallops off the bill and moved on...I’m guessing they experience this quite often.

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Rasberryrum
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect from start to finish.

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vipCitynMtnGirl
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The crab legs and oysters were amazing. Lobster roll not quite as wonderful. Cute atmosphere and very good service. Only downside was removing my partners plate while I was still eating. I’d expect more. They should know that the moment they do that the person who has had plates cleared is no longer part of the dining experience, Leaving g other person to dine alone .

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Eric was incredible. We have the most splendid evening. The food was amazing, drinks were very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience... nice happy hour!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oysters were amazing! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience- great wait staff and the food is delicious!

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Rrsanchez
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I missed going here since COVID started. Great experience in every way.

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vipSpanover
Denver
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and the meal and drinks were excellent.

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vipDenise
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this establishment several times a month, gnus just happened to be our anniversary. The only restaurant we wanted to celebrate in! The food is consistently amazing and the service is always excellent.

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ArtN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very nice experience Saturday evening. I had the filet and my wife had the salmon, boh were exceptional. I highly recommend for a pleasant evening in Cherry Creek.

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LauraP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

The food was great! Understanding that they are operating within current guidelines and capacity situations we are aware things are as they are. However, we were seated at a table right next to the door leading to the "heated patio". There was a constant opening and closing of the door, at one point someone held the door open to have a discussion with an employee on the patio. It was so cold we couldn't remove our jackets at the table. We were freezing and it made our meal so miserable we paid and left half way through. Dinner uneaten and drinks unfinished. Our server was prompt and gracious. Perhaps a little more consideration can be given to seating placement or some awareness to the opening and closing of the patio door durning 20 degree weather.

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vipCarlo
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a reservation for 7:45am but we had to wait 30 minutes to be able to get seated. To apologize the manager offered us a free appetizer.
The food and cocktails were good with a great service. Overall a good dinner, would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot! The food was incredible, the ambiance was nautical and romantic. Services was amazing too! We will definitely be going back

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vipPatticake
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service over the top. Thanks to our server with wonderful recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time in and everything we ordered was super delicious!

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SonjaR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we came in to take advantage of the killer oyster happy hour. The raw oysters were as always fresh, juicy and briny. Really top notch. The surprise hits were the roasted oysters... what a treat! Dont sleep on the smoked trout dip, which was one of the best I've ever tried. This place makes for a great date night. Service was quick and friendly.

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KayhlaL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood I’ve ever eaten in Denver! I recently moved here from a coastal town in California, and had never found anything that quite compared to the fresh seafood there, until now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I were very please with everything that we got and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant made our Valentine’s Day so special!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress the great and the food was superb. Great Anniversary Valentine’s dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went out for Valentine’s Day dinner. We shared the mussels and truffle Brussels for an appetizer. Both were so delicious. Entrees were also good. Our server was great and she paced the dinner very well. We will be back!

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BartH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipdavemiller
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a hit. great food and a great vibe. highly recommend for a special night out or happy hour with friends.

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DannyM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great but pricey which is common in Denver. Great Champaign

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DwightP
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darn near the best oysters on the half shell we've ever had. Perfectly presented and completely shucked - they just slid out of the shell with now 'cutting them out'. Absolutely delicious salmon presentation and flavor, plus the Prosciutto wrapped scallops were amazing. Fantastic BIOB salad and a warm scruptious beet salad/appetizer (personally I hate beets, but my wife let me try it and it was delicious). A decadent warm chocolate brownie desert was spot on to wrap it up. Our waitress Brooke was utmost professional and personable. Aamzing how much that kind of plesant service goes a long way (thanks Brooke). Everyone was great and the atmosphere of the entire 'joint' was perfect. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Oysters were especially delicious, both the fresh and the grilled. Service was top notch. I also appreciate that they seem to be very diligent in adhering to the social distancing and masking regulations!

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EmilyP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The oysters were great but nothing blew my mind when it came to the food. Our server was just average. I don't think I would go back here unless I was just having a drink

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vipAselaW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was on point, and we were pleasantly surprised about the value. Highly recommend this place.

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Taffy
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing she made our first time at this restaurant! She was fantastic I really wish I had gotten her name. She made the entire visit 5 star worthy had we had a lesser server we would have given this restaurant 4 stars across the board. She made our visit special and was a joy to have spent the afternoon with.

Chris

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Pricey but worth it!! Delish!

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AutreyH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope was so awesome! The food was great as well!!!

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vipLynnM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Something for everyone - even non fish eaters (despite Oyster in name) but delightful for shell fish eaters!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was great

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got there in time for happy hour deals, which was so fun to get to try different kinds of oysters and calamari plus great prices on very well made cocktails. The. Had the best salmon and best king crab legs my husband and I have ever had. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and was super impressed with their happy hour!

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vipRDenver
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a 3rd time visiting and we didn't do HH this time, but rather 2 delicious entrees. Highly recommend prosciutto wrapped scallops and Seabass over Japanese noodles. We will be back!

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ThomO
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mondays is $0.99 raw oysters and little neck clams on half shell.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Blue Island for our date night dinner. We made reservations through OpenTable and were seated right away. The server was phenomenal. She made sure we had everything we needed and was fun to talk to. The food was equally amazing! The oysters were fresh and delicious. Our main courses included the simply prepared scallops and the lobster mac and cheese. Both were scrumptious. We very much enjoyed our meals and time. Will definitely be recommending and returning.

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Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood is rated 4.8 stars by 1377 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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