Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

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$30 and under
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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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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Named Cherry's Creek's sexiest restaurant, Blue Island is serving up the sexiest menu we could think of. Be open to aphrodisiacal oysters, fresh lobster for lovers, king crab for the kissers, or Surf n Turf for soulmates, all matched perfectly with flirty cocktails or sparkling wines! Book Now!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1007 People Are Saying
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OT
Denver
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Cesar salads and lobster rolls!

AC
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
13 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
20 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
109 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.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only problem was the low low lighting for 5:30 pm. We all had to use flashlights to see the menu.

OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Christmas Eve

MM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They are understaffed for the prices that they charge. Service is slow. Food is good but we grew tired of waiting. Would have lingered longer if the waiter could have been more attentive.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hello Mitch- thanks for commenting. I'm very sorry you felt our service inadequate, I will address with the management team immediately so we can fix the problem

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D
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and the mudpie as my birthday dessert was to die for.

CP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious everything!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Skip it. Service is slow, food is bland, overpriced and they charge for bread... it's a joke. You'll get a better meal and service at Landry's.

SK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I mentioned that it was my brother in law’s Birthday when I made reservation. When the hostess seated us, she confirmed with me that it was a Birthday celebration, and identified the Birthday boy. We asked for a dessert with a candle. However, once it was time for the dessert, our waited just brought us the dessert menu and did not mention anything about a Birthday. So not sure what happened, but it was kind of disappointing.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on December 23, 2019

Sorry we missed your brother in laws birthday- our mistake. If you would like to call me directly at the restaurant i'd be happy to send him a little something special. Thanks Sean

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MA
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great idea, and food tasted good. But for the money, there was barely any food on our plates.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on December 23, 2019

Sorry you felt unsatisfied with the portion sizes- we will address this with our team.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Awful food! Not worth the price.

KS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Requested a table NOT in the middle of the room and was told when we got there that they are only reserved for parties larger than 2. Once we were sat, we noticed several tables of 2 already seating at wall booths NOT in the middle of the room. Apparently it was just poor planning by the hostess. The oysters were fresh and tasty. Ordered Surf and Turf with King Crab legs and a rare filet. The crab legs were good, but the filet was cooked well and the potatoes that were served under it tasted like left over reheated breakfast potatoes with really no flavor at all. Our waiter was great, but the table next to us had the rudest server I've seen in a while here in Denver. For a $200 plus dollar meal there are plenty of other restaurants in Cherry Creek and the surrounding area that I would go to instead. Might go back for lunch or drinks for the oysters, but nothing else.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on December 23, 2019

Hey Krystal Sorry your experience was sub par- I would love to speak directly with you about it- can you give me a call at the restaurant Sean (303) 333-2462

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OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just here for a dinner with friends. Our server was absolutely wonderful. The food was great. Having the reservation is key here.

P
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like Blue Oyster. The fish is fresh and the laid back vibe is inviting. The food is a little pricey, which is why I only go every few months. Compared to other Cherry Creek places, the price is fair. But the salmon across the street is $8 cheaper. Still, the food is consistent and I like the service.

w
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

There is only one competitor in town but it is in the Highlands and very casual. We had raw clams, beet salad, clam chowder, lobster salad and key lime pie. It was all great!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great experience however we did feel the music was too loud, difficult to hear the waitress or have a conversation with others at the table.

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas party

CM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good, but I must say it was quite overpriced for what was offered.

RC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drink. Good location. Lovely wee spot

RH
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary. From the hostess to the wait staff, we were treated to a special night. We loved the beet salad followed by scallops. We finished with the key lime pie. Loved it.

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