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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Offers

Shuck Mondays with 99¢ Oysters

Starting Jul 20, 2020 · 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!

Voted Cherry Creek's Best Happy Hour

Starting Jul 18, 2020 · 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!

Half-Priced Bottles of Wine

Starting Jul 21, 2020 · 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.

Sunday Funday Happy Hour

Starting Jul 19, 2020 · 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 1234 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughter & I enjoyed a very tasty dinner starting with a dozen oysters, Caesar salad and excellent specialty entrees - sea bass & prosciutto wrapped scallops! Our server Brooke was very good and it was a bustling atmosphere while still keeping tables distanced.

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SandyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my DU son for dinner while I was in town. This is our favorite place to go. Consistently great!

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Dotty
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Island is always one of our neighborhood favorites! We love the food, the service is always extraordinary and the ambiance is great even with distancing! Taylor, Dan and the whole gang are just wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and our server, Claire, was awesome once again!!

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vipdorothyT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your Pond oysters were delicious. We unexpectedly had to bring our dog and you were very welcoming and gracious.
Thank you for a wonderful lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way! Food was amazing!!!

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TyF00
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, excellent food, good service and tasty drinks!

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RachelJay
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place and awesome oysters

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service make the Blue Island Oyster Bar an excellent choice for any day of the week!

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thanks for the kind words

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vipKimL
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The oysters was wonderful. Very fresh. The service was fast and friendly, If i did not live 40 miles away. i would visit more often

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thanks for making the drive!!!

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vipMileHighWineLover
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve loved BIOB for years. We had a newer server, Claire, last night and she was amazing! Hope she sticks around!

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LaceyH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Denver, hands down. Highly Recommend.

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Stella
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening on the patio! The food, the ambiance and the service was excellent.
The Oysters were Fabulous, and the Mussels in the Sauce and grilled Bread, the Ahi Taco all Super Tasty. Brooke was a very attentive and had great energy.
Will be back for sure. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience as always there. Highly recommend! Love the oysters!

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Kristen
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice evening meal with the family to celebrate a birthday. Good food and we LOVED the decor. Almost every plate was delicious, but I wouldn’t recommend the swordfish or asparagus (probably because I went with the simply prepared fish and it was extremely underseasoned). Mussels were great! The peel and eat shrimp were the best thing we had all evening. Seasoning was lacking on the lobster roll. Calamari was great like other reviews have stated. Scallops were a hit as well (simply prepared and prosciutto wrapped).

Service was great and food was somewhat reasonably priced.

Will be back!

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AmyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th time here. 2 were great, 1 was horrible. We spoke to the manager about our bad experience ANd he gave us $50 gift card encouraging us to come back. We gave it a 4th try this past Sunday for Sunday funday. So glad we did. We had Jesse as a server who is terrific. Great service, conversation. He also mixed our blood orange margaritas which were strong and flavorful. Oysters were perfect. Great texture and perfect amount of salty flavor. Tacos were great and loved the gluten free options. We will def be back again.

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Patrick
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recently moved to Denver from the east coast so my girlfriend has been missing seafood. I could hardly tell I was eating oysters in a landlocked state. The service was lovely and the cocktails were nice. Sat outside, so not really sure what the ambience was like, but we had a great dinner.

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jeffb
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although the dining room was half full because of Covid the energy was still present. We sat in a booth by the bar and were treated to exceptional service by Jesse the bartender.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on October 15, 2020

We'll let Jesse know. Glad you had a nice time.

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vipBeach80126
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Island is always good - very fresh seafood. Outstanding clam chowder and do not miss the calamari with Thai sauce.

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vipStabs
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe with mask required for employees & anyone leaving their table. Tables were distanced well. Our waitress was efficient and very pleasant. Our food was well prepared & tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Atmosphere! Will be visiting again!

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vipPaulS
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very fresh sea food. Great oyster selection and love the fried shrimp.

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JacquieV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a nice dinner but a crappy waitress. We were there celebrating a birthday. Four of us total. We felt rushed to order and when asking different questions about menu items received sparky responses. No refills on soda and three of us had ordered alcoholic drinks. Our waitress never did ask if we wanted more to drink. We ended up going to the bar just around the corner to have dessert and more drinks.

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charles
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was great server and oysters were very fresh at 99c !!!

Fish n chips outstanding!

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vipJasonF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Halibut seemed fresh and was tasty as were the oysters! Would go back!

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Milk
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

First dinner with my mom in years. I was very excited to attend dinner at this restaurant, I’d heard so many good reviews. The outdoor dining was great for location, the weather awesome. However the wait person was condescending, aloof and very unpleasant.
The oysters were EXCELLENT. The lobster was tough and the crab legs frozen. The salmon over asparagus on mash was very good.
Overall a very AVERAGE dinner. I wouldn’t go back even as a guest.

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DocMom
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had made a mistake on my reservation and the hostess was very accommodating and assisted in making changes that allowed me to use a dining reward. Our waitress, Hope, was very professional and attentive. She even assisted with clearing a group from the sidewalk adjacent to our table. Food was delicious!

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NancyT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best seafood I have had in Denver and the clam chowder is as good as they claim. Calamari is on our top 10 list as well.

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CrystalR
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate A LOT of food when we visited Blue Island Oyster Bar. We had three different kinds of mussels (the Blue Island private was the best), Brussels sprouts, tacos, lobster risotto, and the Pumpkin Creme brulee. Everything was amazing. I would definitely come back here again and again. This was a great place to celebrate a birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn't try the oysters, but the rest of everything was just average.

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KevinK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, good food, good service, great location and efficiency.

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CasperCO
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Finally tried this place for their Monday oyster special and could not have been more happy. Delicious food and wonderful cocktails.

MJ
vipMJS100
Denver
94 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fare! Good service. We’ll be back soon!!

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vipAlisonF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great for Chowder oyster and beer, great deals on Sunday happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Great food great view. Great service

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TaliaS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Taylor was an amazing server and made our night extra special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Go all the time. Never had a bad meal or bad service. Overall great!

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Jeanne
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic! Happy hour prices were great and ambiance was romantic and outdoor seething was available! Brooke was a Rock Star! Dessert of Olive Oil Cake was a perfect choice.

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Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 1234 OpenTable diners.

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