Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

4.7
1484 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 a 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1484 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Hostess had an attitude. Waitress was ok. Food was absolutely terrible and overpriced for what it was.

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vipddsmith06
Denver
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best clam chowder! always have a good time here and good food and great happy hour

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible service. Sat down at 12:15, ordered at 12:20, and our 2 salads arrived at 12:54pm. Incredibly slow, server did not even check on us as to why it was taking so long. So disappointed.

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vipskmath
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday
Everything was great!

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vipJJBL
Denver
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very satisfied with my first visit.

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hatepretense
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We were there on Sunday, May 2nd. The oysters were very good, fresh and well shucked. Aside from that, however, I’d skip it. The 30 dollar lobster Mac and cheese had almost no lobster, and the Mac and cheese itself was below average. The rest of the pricey food was average, nothing made anyone at the table very excited. Cocktails were small, and yes, you guessed it, pricey. The person who greeted us wasn’t dressed nicely at all, and she seemed hassled by our presence. Service was slow when they weren’t very busy. Don’t waste your money.

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Sher
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at the Blue Island Oyster Bar... enjoyed the great seafood, drink selection, atmosphere, customer service and overall vibe. Will definitely be back - maybe Oyster Monday!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a great time, great service, amazing oysters and BOMB mini lobster/fish sliders!

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JanetD
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Service. Our server was really on top of it, friendly, but not over the top. Just perfect. She helped us decide on oyster selection which was cool. I thought they were a bit pricey for what we got, but was still fun. I LOVED my entree, which was the salmon. Seriously over the top delicious. A nice dining experience overall. Thank you.

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Stephanie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. I will return to this restaurant for future meals.

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LieslS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was bad. Three course meal took 3 hours so we finally had to take our dessert in a box

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vipJeanH
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Being Restaurant Week, we know you are slammed with reservations. We have been to two others this week. Blue island did not measure up the the other two. The clam chowder was delicious but the serving was quite small. The Lobster Mac 'n cheese was luke warm and not very creamy. Pie serving was small. We have paid the same amount for all 3 Restaurant Week meals. Your concept and menu is great...just not as well-oresented as it could have been. We will return and try Happy hour sometime. We hear it is great!!

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SUzanneF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We took advantage

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and a nice ambiance. Don’t expect a quick in n out experience, get a bottle of wine and relax for a while.

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smack
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super friendly service, but not hovering. The fresh oysters were amazing - worth a return visit alone! The barramundi special (from Restaurant Week menu) was very good. The other standouts were the key lime pie and the blood orange olive oil cake. Overall, an excellent experience, hope to return soon!

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MandyR
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week but added some fresh oysters and it was still amazing value. Barramundi was perfect and the lobster mac incredible. What we really enjoyed though was the friendly and attentive service. The restaurant is doing a great job of social distancing, while keeping the atmosphere fun and enjoyable. We'll be back...

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lucetrann
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Host forgot to tell the waiter to write happy birthday on the dessert from my reservation note

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with friends for my husbands birthday. Love the roasted oysters and calamari. Drinks are strong and happy hour deals can’t be beat!

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RobinH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really nice dinner with my friends. Staff were very nice.

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AnnC
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu provided a good variety of choices.

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vipDonK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire was superb! Give her a raise! Great oysters and other food.

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DomS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I came to Blue Island for their restaurant week special AND their Monday happy hour special of $0.99 oysters. Our server ended up charging us full prices for the oysters (based on our outrageous total) and myself and the party I was with hadn’t noticed until after discussing the total of the bill on our exit from the dinner. The server was apparently “new”. Another server made it a point to tell us as he made a few mistakes on our order and our first course took an hour and thirty minutes to come out. The steak I ordered was over cooked on the bottom and raw at the top, as if the chef forgot to flip it in time. The appetizer came out cold. (Side note: the hostess could be a lot more welcoming. She interrupted me giving my name for the reservation by holding up her index finger and silently walking over to put a menu on an empty table. THEN she walked back to her station and asked me my name.) I would not return for restaurant week as the volume of order apparently effects the quality of food and service. I would return for their oyster specials at another time, when they aren’t as busy

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JorgeR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good place ! Good food a resonable price. Oister are great

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GretchenS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect. Went for Restaurant Week and one of us ordered the prefixe and one ordered off the regular menu. Delicious. Smoked Trout Dip, Fish Tacos, Caesar Salad... everything was great. AMAZING craft cocktails-- worth going back just for those. Ask for Brooke! She's wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers were to die for. Main dish barramundi was a bit dry but had excellent flavor. Service was great.

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Wasa
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow. Our waitress seem to have a table of friends nearby with him she was constantly conversing

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JuliaunnaS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope was so sweet and funny and helpful during our time at Blue Island! Loved getting to try lots of different oysters ! Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to support restaurant week 2021.

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KevinH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Restaurant was beautiful, we got seated quickly. Unfortunately it seemed like our waiter didn’t want to be there. The price we paid for restaurant week was good but not sure I’d pay more if it wasn’t a special. The fish we tried was great no flavor and not really cooked. A little bummed by the experience

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vipHeatherS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there is amazing. We have been going for years and the service, food and friendliness can't be beat. If you have a chance ask for Hope as your server you won't be disappointed. They are very diligent in making sure you have a great and safe experience.

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vipKellyS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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ILikeFood
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers were fantastic. I don't know if I'd come back for entrees but probably definitely would for happy hour!

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vipKeith
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Denver. Need to bring back the pasta with clams!!!

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vipLaura
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute place, friendly staff, great food! Overall I would definitely give this place a try... they have a great menu and great drink menu! We all had a great time! The calamari is fabulous and so are the lobster rolls...

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vipCObotanist
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

1st time diners. Good variety of seafoods. Fairly priced. Excellent 1/2 priced champagne.

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Anniebelle
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always, happy hour at blue island is the best value in Cherry Creek - love it, love it, love it !!

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vipBerryM
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continues to be one of the best places for a couple and they are VERY open to a larger group of six. Their nightly specials are outstanding..
Kudos to the entire staff, especially the hostess who never forgets the regular customers..

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HeatherS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome raw bar!

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TinaP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers. Seated promptly with our reservation . Good service, nice selection on menu. Good deal on happy hour oysters. All our food was very good.

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Rachel
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and the service was top notch! Will definitely be back again.

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You can order delivery directly from Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood using the Order Online button. Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 333-2462.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 1484 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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