Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood

4.7
1556 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 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tue - Thu 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 3:45 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 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, Tue - Thu 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 3:45 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 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, Tue - Thu 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 3:45 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 - 3:45 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 1556 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHoot
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service, good food. Very busy place and noise level was quite high. Not a good place for a quiet dinner!

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303tiffany
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour specials, good quality food! Highly recommend.

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JoanneF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Reliable and food of excellent quality. Was extremely busy and service a little slow but that is unusual.

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vipLERP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant. They sent me an umsolictied $20 off coupon which was my impetus to go. On Tuesdays, bottles of wine are 50% off, so another incentive. My sea bass was excellent as well as the oysters on the half shell. The only problem which I have experienced recently is as we all know is restaurants are short handed. They are all working very hard for many long hours so the service was a little slow however I hadn't seen my friend for over a year obviously due to the pandemic so it didn't matter to us as we were having so much fun catching up. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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DanielH
Tulsa
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there while on vacation with my girls. Price points were a little high but the food was spot on. We went the night of $0.99 oysters and they were fantastic. I would definitely go again! Would be a great safe spot.

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DavettaY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our waitress seemed agitated by us. I don’t make everything a racial issue, but we were a table of black people & it showed in her actions. She snatched a fork away from one of the guests at our table & was condescending. We were in Denver on vacation & should we return we would not visit this restaurant again. The food was ok but not a knockout. I can’t remember the waitresses name, but she was a caucasian lady with a noticeable sized mole next to her nose.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor tables !

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vipBeach80126
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clam chowder, side salad, and crispy fish slider is my go to order at Blue Island. All three are consistently terrific!

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liv4wine
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious! Service outstanding. So sorry I can’t remember out servers name but he was attentive and knowledgeable about oysters. The Blue Pearl oysters are fabulous and can’t beat happy hour prices!

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vipDineout
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary because we both love seafood- the seafood was fresh- the HH was great especially if you like oysters - the lunch menu had similar things as HH offered but at times during the day also - the dinner menu had specialties we thought were excellent- and we had one of each of the desserts just because they all looked good! - it was a little pricey, but not minded because the food was so good, service was excellent and a perfect place for us to have a memorable dinner together!

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vipEZGourmand
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You can't beat $1 Oyster night!!! The turf portion of my "surf & turf" salad was totally over cooked. But that can be forgiven at a Seafood place :-) All else is great!

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ClaudeW
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh oysters, good wine list, tasty salads, good service

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Irunchik
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Time. Food was very nice. Service was fast. Ambience was amazing

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vipCAdams
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server started off great...then made a mistake on our order. Mistakes happen and we were great about it, but she became quite short and not very accommodating after we reminded her that we were missing two entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manager who greets is one of the nicest people on earth. We have been there twice in the last month and she is just amazingly kind and sets up the meal so beautifully. She reminds us that we are about to have a dining room experience and we have never been disappointed. Ed Shuherk, M.D.

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Jomoluvs2eat
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food is good but the oysters are very expensive. The noise level was painfully loud making conversation at the table impossible. We left after appetizers due to the noise. The server was excellent though.

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Deedee
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky to sit outside because the noise level inside was deafening. As always, it was a delicious dinner and very friendly service.

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vipTracyO
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best happy hour menu

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vipRyAnn
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I came in for a quick happy hour bite to eat and a cocktail. The food and drinks were delicious.

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vipMZjm
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son had mussels as a starter, and a plate of various oysters, and said everything tasted excellent. He had the crab claws as an entree. He’s a huge seafood “foodie” and thought the seafood was delicious. I don’t eat seafood, but I had the crackered crusted fish n chips, which was amazing!! I wasn’t sure what to expect, I’m from the UK, so I consider myself a bit of an expert on this dish!! The service we received from our waitress was excellent she knew the menu really well, made great recommendations and was attentive to how our dishes came out. Definitely recommend this restaurant, and will definitely be added to our list of favorites when we return to Denver.

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NoreenD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Attentive, personable wait staff. Excellect quality and preparation of food. Sequencing and delivery of food was inconsistant, but worth the wait.

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vipTwith3b
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

oysters and clams were exceptional.... service was slow , fish and chips were black , way over cooked , salmon looked like it came from a can , it was so over cooked you needed a knife. the owner didnt charge us for it... i would return for the oysters and clams but nothing else.

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SandraS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was fabulous and the service excellent! I don't think you can get fresher Seafood in the Denver area! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Seabass was amazing and so is the Wine

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vipJustinC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and menu. Loved it!

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Kitkat
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was a great waiter!! Love having him wait on us!

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vipMariaG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster are so good and fresh.

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SherylS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for a light supper and both got the salmon salad. It was a nice mixture of greens and the salmon was a good-sized portion, cooked and seasoned well. Yes, I'd go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came to Denver on vacation and I decided to do my research on a couple seafood spots in the area. I’m glad I found this place! The food was amazing. We got the Roasted Oysters and the ONLY complaint I have with this appetizer was there just wasn’t enough. They were amazing but has us craving more after scarfing them down. We had the Surf & Turf lettuce which was amazing, crisp, and super tasty. The steak pieces were made perfectly. I had the Salmon... and OH MY GOODNESS, it was amazing. I definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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vipCocosmommy
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really good. We especially enjoyed the smoked trout dip, crab cake and lobster mac. The key lime pie was also wonderful. The service was great once Ashley became our server. Prior to that, the guy who had our area completely ignored us for over 7 minutes ( we timed it) while he chatted with guests who were seated after us. Overall we enjoyed it but not sure if we would return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and we will definitely go back. The Seabass was amazing!

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5280Foodie
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great hostess, server and happy hour!

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KenL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Island continues to be a favorite spot for lunch and dinner when in ‘The Village’. Exceptional service, great wine list and the food is always terrific. Try the calamari, the spice is memorable! Will return again and again!

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vipPeterE
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and our waitress Hope was so helpful.

Peter

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eatswellwithothers
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was outstanding. That was the good part. But when your server has to apologize multiple times for how long your food is taking....
We went through 2 rounds of drinks, sipping slowly, being told 'the kitchen was backed up'. We're willing to cut some slack right now, knowing places are having a hard time with staffing.....but a 45 minute wait for a 1/2 dozen oysters and then another 45 minute wait for our entrees to arrive is not acceptable. Multiple times we were told our food "would be out shortly" and then another long wait. Obviously not the server's fault, but maybe instead of repeatedly apologizing you could offer us a free round of drinks?
It is very noisy, but everyone is just happy to be dining out again. I might suggest you don't take as many reservations if you don't have the staff to handle it. We're willing to try again, but it'll be awhile hoping they solve their kitchen issues.

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MrsGivena
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire was amazing and so was the food. We will definitely be back.

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Deedee
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant in Cherry Creek. Very noisy last night, back to the old levels before COVID. But the oysters and lobster roll are the Best.

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Sherman
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters as always were excellent

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HenryS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our second time here. Had a great evening. Vowed to come back again soon. Happy hour was an especially good value.

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on May 24, 2021

So happy you had a great evening- we look forward to having you back soon.

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vipDestinationInvest
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to seafood establishment in Denver for an east coast vibe. Something for everyone on the menu and noteworthy cocktail and wine list. Great happy hour too!

Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Responded on May 24, 2021

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself

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Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 1556 OpenTable diners.

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