Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

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$30 and under
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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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Specials

Sunday is FUNDAY with Happy Hour from 11:30 AM

Our Sundays are even more fun at Blue Island with Happy Hour food and drink specials, plus an amazing brunch menu complete with mimosas and bloody marys.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 21, 2020

Ends: January 22, 2119

Availability: Sun 11:30AM-6:00PM

Coastal Sushi Rolls & Half Off Wines

Tuesdays are terrific at Blue Island with fresh sushi rolls, sake cocktails and all wines by the bottle are half off. Visit our website for our sushi roll menu and cocktails selections.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 27, 2020

Ends: January 28, 2119

Availability: Tue 11:30AM-9:00PM

Shuck Mondays with 99¢ Oysters

Enjoy fresh, premium oysters for 99¢ - all day, every Monday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 27, 2020

Ends: January 28, 2119

Availability: Mon 11:30AM-9:00PM

What 1027 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked this for the Denver Restaurant Week participation and enjoyed it so much we will plan another visit.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time.

BN
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood is excellent. They offer a good variety of seafood dished. Great for a light, healthy meal.

w
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything is great but very expensive and I do think the menu could be a bit broader bit oysters are fabulous if not pricy at $3.50 each

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Willco, Sorry you did not perceive value during your visit. Thank you for the taking the time to provide us with some valuable feedback. Brian Mohrlang General Manager

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TG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the food, our server looked annoyed, like she didn't want to work that day. Wish we had the other server that was helping the table next to us -- she was being outstanding.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Hi TonyG, Thank you for the 5 star review. I apologize for the unprofessional service you received and would like to get some more information from you so we can improve. Please call me at 303-333-2462. Brian Mohrlang General Manager

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J
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

For the price not worth the service you could choose a 5star just for 50 or so difference in price not worth your time

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Justsomeguy, I apologize for your poor experience. I would like to get some more specific feedback from your experience so we can improve. Please give me a call at 303-333-2462 at your convenience. Thank you, Brian Mohrlang General Manager

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JS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was knowledgeable, put trust in his recommendations and were extremely satisfied. Sea bass with noodles was exceptional! Lobster salad was super fresh with delicate flavors.

K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server

MW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my wife and I went there for Dinner Saturday night and had an amazing meal and service. We loved the food and will definitely go back again.

OT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious. Super fresh oysters

KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Christian, was great! Food was fantastic! We had a great time for our son's birthday!

SC
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoyable. Shane is great. Food consistently delicious.

OT
Denver
136 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined on a Saturday night. We were sat timely for our reservation. We had the pumpkin ricotta gnocchi for an appetizer. The gnocchi tasted good but wasn't sure why it was sitting in a pool of orange "cheese" sauce. It was supposed to come with a brown butter vinaigrette. I originally was going to order the shrimp with bucatini but then I remembered I don't like that type of pasta, in a panic, I ordered the fish taco platter - I could see how some people would really like this dish but it wasn't for me. My date had the sea bass; liked the fish but was not crazy about the pan fried noodles (again, more a preference thing). We shared the key lime pie, which was good. Some of the fish entrees seem a bit pricey.

BS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fish was undercooked in both of our entrees.

j
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It’s gotten shockingly expensive but the food is still just okay.

MO
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Yummy

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome experience! Would definitely go again.

FD
Denver
586 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The food and service are always very strong and the restaurant has good energy.

OT
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fabulous ..I love the salmon and added beets as aside ...husband said he liked portions are generous..

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Cesar salads and lobster rolls!

AC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Blue Island Oyster, and we REALLY enjoyed our meal. From appetizers, to entrees. drinks and dessert, everything was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was good, the hostess was amazing very professional and attentive. Our server was amazing, knowledgeable about the menu, she provided us with excellent service.
Unfortunately, the $16 Mahi ceviche was not good, it was not fresh, the avocado was starting to turn brown. Our waitress did ask how our food tasted, I said good as I hate to complain and waste food, at the end of the day she didn’t prepare the dish. I did eat it with my husbands help, but definitely not with it. Would definitely return for the oysters, crab fried rice and wonderful service.

D
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this place. The seafood is always very fresh and delicious, as are the other items we have ordered. One of our favorites that we always order is the calamari appetizer. It is enough to easily share with others or even enjoying for yourself as your entre! Our server, Shane, was very attentive in spite of the fact that it was extremely busy the Saturday evening that we went. We thought if we went at 6:30 it might not be as busy. Wrong! It was very busy and lively and Shane took very good care of us. We brought some friends here for the first time and they loved it, too.

V
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great price for the lobster fest options. However, wish they had a more moderate wine bottle price.

n
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, a yummy meal after a morning of skiing. The service a little slow, but didn't take away from our enjoyment of the meal. We love Lobster Fest!

PS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was awesome! However the device was not good, this isn’t the first time service hasn’t been good. I love the food so that’s what keeps me coming back, however I would go more often if the service was better.

H
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Chowder was served Luke warm. Fish tacos need more fish.

JY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very fresh and tasty. A little pricey but it's worth the atmosphere

C
New Mexico
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll be back again. We got there 15 minutes before happy hour ended. I got two sliders that were great.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

No complaints about food quality service or anything else. This is probably more about the fact that it's Denver Cherry Creek area and compared to other places the portions that you get are less than what I expected.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The best I can say is the food was mediocre and the service was acceptable. For a restaurant of this price point and in cherry creek only mediocre food with adequate service is unacceptable. Would avoid this place at all cost. Much better choices for fish close to this location.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on January 7, 2020

Dear Guest- I'd like to apologize for your experience, we must have really dropped the ball. I'd love to acquire more information from you so we can approve the guest experience. Please call the restaurant directly and ask for the owner or general manager.

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Happy hour deals were great. Enjoyed that they had the deals even on a weekend. We also had dinner. The crab legs and scallop entrees were delicious. Service was impeccable. Great place for a night out!

MV
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience (as always). From food to service to ambiance, just exceptional. Love this place.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Definitely going back

LR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was really wonderful and tasty. Some items were overpriced for what you receive. It was happy hour which we didn't know when making the reservation so perhaps the happy hour items are smaller than what you would receive on the regular menu after 6pm. We did order beer and wine off the happy hour menu and it was not discounted on the bill. I can't say this was intentional however our server was fairly grumpy when we first arrived. The kids and an adult wanted mock-tails and tried to order different drinks. The server said, "it would be easier for the bartender if you just all order the same mock-tail" I can understand this if the place was packed however it was New Years Day and the place was fairly empyt when we arrived and ordered those non-alcoholic drinks. The wine price was $24 per glass regularly and 40% off during happy hour. Had we not caught it and told the server the total for wine alone would have been $72 instead of $43. It is always awkward to have to tell the server they did not give us the happy hour price. When I mentioned it he knew right away which make me think he was just trying to sneak the regular price through on our bill. Regardless of the service and not everyone getting their main courses at the same time the food was really delicious.

W
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We came at noon on New Year's Day when we knew that traffic at the restaurant would not be heavy. We wanted a quiet environment and good food to enjoy the start of the New Year. We were absolutely delighted with every dish. The fried shrimp and the calamari were the very best we have had in Denver. We plan to come back during Happy Hour, specifically to savor the oysters.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waiter. He was very busy but still attentive.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everyrhing fine

j
Denver
110 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I realize that waitstaff is hard to come by and Saturday night during the holidays is way busy and our service showed this. I love Blue oyster and look forward to my next visit.

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