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About Blue Island Oyster Bar & 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, Stuffies, Clam Chowder, Crab Cakes, 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.

2625 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm
Dinner: Sunday-Saturday: 4:00pm - close

Cross Street:
2nd and Columbine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 333-2462

Website:
http://www.blueislandoysterbar.com/

Parking Details:
$5 Valet everyday from 5pm

$4 M-Th Garage Self Park at: 250 Columbine Street
No Validation Necessary

Public Transit:
Take the local 1 Bus towards Cherry Creek
and get off at 1st Ave & University Blvd
Walk to 2623 East 2nd Avenue (about 5 mins)

Executive Chef:
Tom Stanford

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Shuck Mondays with $1.25 Premium Oysters
Tuesday - Wine Down with half off all bottles of wine
Lobster Riot Wednesday - fresh Maine lobster specials
Weekend Brunch

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come Party Away 2017 with Us and Ring in the New Year- 2018!!!!!

We Look Forward To Having You

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Details

50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Choose from our full menu of wines. Reservations appreciated. Special valid Sep 19, 2017 - Jan 16, 2018 on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

Private Dining

Blue Island Oyster Bar would be delighted to accommodate a variety of social events in our dining room from semi-private occasions or full restaurant buyout.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Casual (24)
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Happy Hour (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Cozy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

The seafood was fresh, outstanding and authentic and we have missed that in land-locked Colorado!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Gluten free lobster roll was amazing, oysters also amazing, scallop special awesome, but the portion was too small, only 3 scallops!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We went there for Monday Oyster Shucking and it was unreal! Our first time there. Service was top notch, and made it feel like a true neighborhood gem. 100% will be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I grew up on Long Island ...so Blue Island Oyster Bar is a favorite..... Food, Service and Casual Atmosphere are all wonderful and fun.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great seafood! Best clam chowder, lobster rolls. Awesome cocktails and the service is always top notch!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Appealing interior design in a very nice area. Menu leans toward East Coast seafood favs with creative twist. Clam chowder very hearty. My fried clams were no greasy at all...fine tempura style. My wife's trout was ok, but could have been made much better with a side other than a small salad, which the waiter did not tell her about when she ordered a bib salad as an appetizer. In fairness, the waiter was very nice, but new. He could have used a teammate in taking the order and making certain it was entered into their system correctly, which is was not. The manager was very appolegetic and they comped a cocktail I ordered. Definitely would go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fun location, great food (the best chowder), a place you’ll want to go back to.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Try the #9 oysters. They're amazing.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

A bit loud, table too big for our group so we couldn't talk too much as a group. Too much sauce on the swordfish but overall, really not disappointed! We all really enjoyed everything and would really like to go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Staff was awesome

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I am not a big seafood fan other than a few dishes (trout, shrimp, lobster), but my wife likes seafood, so we decided to go out to dinner at Blue Island. I was very impressed with the meal, and ordered the Surf & Turf. It included a 6 oz filet which was cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. The lobster & avocado salad was also delicious. The portions were large enough that my wife and I shared both plates. And, to be honest, we also shared an order of shoestring fries. Definitely a great experience -- the service at the bar was great, and the wine the bartender recommended was great as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to Blue Island for Thanksgiving dinner. They were offering a fixed menu, so the options were limited, but we were happy with the options. I got the butternut bisque, the salmon, and the bourbon apples. Hubby got the clam chowder, the turkey dinner, and the bourbon apples. The hubs was happy with all of his dishes. The soup came with a tiny battered crab cake on a skewer, and he said it was awesome. His turkey dinner came with all of it: turkey breast, stuffing, cranberries, mashed. He was happy with all of it. I really liked the soup. It came with crispy sage leaves which added nice texture. The salmon dish was ok. The fish was a little overcooked. The gastrique on the bottom seemed to be the same thing as I had just eaten- the butternut bisque. It was delicious again, but definitely redundant. The accompanying charred brussels were cooked well, but a bit underseasoned/ leaning to a bit too dry. We were stoked on the bourbon apples (although they could have been cooked a bit longer- they were not super soft.) The flavor was divine, as was the little dollop of vanilla ice cream on top. In all, we really like the place, the service was great, and the food was good. I am interested to go again to try the full menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was above all expectations for our Holiday family gathering. Most of us drove in from Hudson CO, about 45 miles but worth it. A little expensive, however, a great meal, family & food. Hope I get to expierience it again.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The lobster was wonderful. The service outstanding. Will go back

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A group of friends went to celebrate a birthday. Her wish was wine and oysters and this spot was perfect. She enjoyed everything! Waiter was very knowledgeable and made our evening enjoyable. Great location.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything was FANTASTIC; love those Oysters . Portions were perfect and the valet parking made life easy

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great environment & server. Just wish the portions were larger for the cost. Was still hungry after meal and I'm not a large person.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

For a first visit, my expectations were definitely exceeded. The food was delicious and the drinks were excellent. Our server's knowledge of their menu and of the individual oyster types was really impressive and she was helpful in ensuring we ordered what we were looking for. Can't wait to go back for their happy hour and Wednesday night special.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Blue Island is a great spot! Food is always excellent, great Oyster selection, good wine and cocktail list, and service always friendly. Great happy hour too. Love this place!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love this restaurant. The food and service are always top notch. Mark is a great waiter.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had Borati to start - made with what looked like canned tomatoes - followed by fish and chips - the fish was Luke warm and the shoestring fries also not hot and seemed a bit old. Service was pleasant enough but awfully rushed - we didn’t have time to relax and have a conversation (even after we’d explained we did not want to be rushed). This is only slightly above the level of a fast casual while trying to be more sophisticated.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always good but wish the oysters were bigger! Nice variety of drinks and small dishes

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Oysters were fresh. The Canadian oysters were just our size. food well-prepared. The Fish and chips were relish. The cod was very fresh. Save room for the Key Lime pie. Super service by Kate. She knows what she is doing and has good recommendations. Excellent experience. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Their clam chowder is the gold standard for us in Denver and the oysters are divine.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had chowder, dozen oysters (busy place, couldnt get in until 845pm and the oyster tasting I wanted was sold out. Reserve early!), mussels prepared traditional style. All food was good but nothing spectacular. The 50/50 martini with tbe cured olives was amazing however. Would return for sure amd do it a little different. Service was attentive all the way through.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We got an email about the 99 cent oysters after 8:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, so we decided to try that out. A GREAT deal! Everything was fine until we wanted our check and then wanted to pay--I guess it's called 'the prisoner zone.' You can't leave until you pay so you are at the mercy of staff to follow up. The bartender apparently forgot about my credit card and I had to ask her 'did you forget about us?' It's a good thing we love this place anyway...but attention to these little things really will improve the whole experience.

I'm still disappointed that they did away with the mug of clam chowder--the presentation was great. But...the clam chowder is still magnificent!

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Celebrated our son's 25th birthday here because he loves seafood. Dinner was quite pricey, especially $25 for a lobster roll. My husband had the ahi tuna salad and said it was the best salad he has ever eaten. Our sons swordfish was delicious. He loved the oysters he ordered as well. Would not order the lobster roll again. The clam chowder was tasty but there was sand in it. There was also sand in the clam pasta that we ordered. That was a disappointment. I would return, just not for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was very good. Oysters were excellent w/ a nice assortment of choices. Entree was somewhat over-cooked (grouper), but not bad. Dessert key lime pie was to die for. Not the best, but ll in all pretty good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our waitress was amazing. Service overall was great. I loved the clam chowder. Will go back for that. My friends plate the seafood pasta was great. I got the tuna and it wasn’t the best. Had no flavor. But the sweet potatoes and side salad was tasty.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was great and ambience was nice. Casual for Cherry Creek North is relative, but it did have a good down to earth feel. We had stone crab and Alaskan king crab legs as well as a number of sides. Friends ordered oysters and clams. We had martinis, wine and margaritas between us as well as the key lime pie. The food overall was delicious. No complaints on any food item at all. The sides seemed skimpy and I could have eaten a few more of them. It seemed over priced but we enjoyed ourselves and as I said, it all tasted great. But after $180 for our half of the check, I went home hungry.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Birthday celebration with a 1 year old in the mix. Great food options for everyone and server knew her stuff on oyster selection. We go there for lunch, dinner and special occasions! Great spot for seafood.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was a real thrill to have Florida Stone crab claws.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is the third time at Blue Island and it was excellent. If you are a seafood lover, you must try the lobster salad, Great restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Freshest seafood in Denver. Great oysters, and great prices at HH. Friendly, professional servers.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service was great. Our server notified us right off the bat that if we wanted another round of oysters we should let her know so they could get them out quickly. One of our friends has a seafood allergy and ordered fries as a side dish for their burger. The server quickly realized that the fries are fried in oil that could have seafood or oil that could cause an issue and replaced the fries immediately.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Front Porch Swing cocktail and roasted beets were my favorites. We mainly went for Oystoberfest... the $ .99 oysters were east coast and smaller in size but still tasty. Overall, not a weekly place for us but will definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was hit and miss. Waitress was either overwhelming or disappeared forever. Food was good but happy hour is a much better time to go.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful meal from the fresh array of oysters to the chocolate cake and blonde brownie desserts. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The seafood entrees were perfectly prepared. The vegetable sides were delicious. We especially enjoyed the preparation of the eels and the shaved Brussels sprouts. We will be returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant. I am a seafood lover and the choices I had were very good. Everything was fresh and flavorful despite the food not being warm. I will put this restaurant on my favorites list because of the possibilities. However, I was disappointed that I reserved High top seating but when I got there I was told they could not put my party there even though the seating was available. Then I noticed two different parties being seated in that area 30mins or so after I arrived. I was on time for my reservation. I would encourage management not to offer that seating if they can decide to arbitrarily take it away. Also, our food arrived a little slow and cold, it did not seem that the restaurant was that busy it was not full. Everyone has an off night maybe our waiter was distracted. I will most definitely give Blue
Oyster another go.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at Blue Island several times. The food is always excellent, especially the clam chowder. We also tried the Thai calamari which was very flavorful. In general, the service has always been fine. This visit, the pacing of food was super slow. I’m not exactly sure why that was since the restaurant was not that busy and we ate at 1pm. I hope this was a one time issue.

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