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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

4.7
4.7
2186 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We’re more than oysters - we’re Colorado's best seafood restaurant! Opened 2017, this is Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood's flagship location. Our approach is to create honest food and drinks and serve them 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, Atlantic cod and salmon, to name a few. We invite you in for dock-to-dish dining at its best!

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 333-2462

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    CATERING & PICKUP SERVICE Whether you’re planning a party, a get-together, or something more ambitious, we’re ready willing, and able to take care of everything for you and your guests. You’ll enjoy the same quality and freshness that we prepare at our restaurant - but in your home, yard, or event space. Choose the menu that’s right for you from our favorite packages or let our team of chefs and shuckers prepare a customized menu & raw bar that fits your needs. After you decide, phone in your order and your work is done. All packages are priced per person and require a 6 person minimum. Please see our website for the menu and more information.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Mohrlang: (877) 641-9298

  • Neighborhood

    Cherry Creek

  • Cross street

    2nd and Columbine

  • Parking details

    There is metered street parking or a self-park garage located at 250 Columbine Street (next to Whole Foods) with direct access to Blue Island.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Shuck Mondays with 99¢ Oysters

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Tue - Fri - 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM
    Enjoy fresh, premium oysters for 99¢ - all day, every Monday!
  • Voted Cherry Creek's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 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!

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What 2,186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

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  1. M

    Marparr

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and exceptional service.
  2. A

    Angels

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Salmon and sides, crab legs were ok but the oysters and shrimp cocktail leave you wanting more. That’s all I’ll get next time. Noise level high. Hard to hear your mates.
  3. J

    Joyce

    Denver

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Procietto wrapped scallops with shrimp was excellent. As. Was the lobster roll. Clam chowder was the best I’ve had in Denve r
  4. LF

    LarryF

    Denver

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great as always. Food was delicious. Never disappoints.
  5. PD

    PatD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. I would recommend eating at Blue Island.
  6. L

    Lala

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    The lobster role was VERY unimpressive and with a small side of fries for $37! And mine was COLD with melted butter - it should have been warm. Glad we had the passbook. Also, the waitress charged us a regular price for the deviled eggs, when we told her we ordered it for happy hour, she said something like, oh you didn't say that. And she did not offer to take that off. Ummm...it WAS the happy hour menu and during happy hour! But that's ok, that $5 came off of her tip.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. The entire staff was excellent. Definitely a must for seafood when in the Denver area!
  8. JS

    JulietteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food! Excellent for birthday celebrations.
  9. DH

    DebbieH

    Palm Springs

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time dining here and we loved it! Food and service both excellent
  10. B

    Bailey

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! We went for the happy hour and got some cocktails that were delicious and strong! The king crap was pricey but it’s a must! The server was incredibly nice and helpful. We will definitely be back!
  11. SR

    SusieR

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  12. SD

    SanDiegoGolferGirl

    San Diego

    178 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Visiting Denver and this place was recommended. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks🙃 We enjoyed the fresh raw oysters, although very expensive, but that was about it. The smoked trout spread with chips was super salty. The clam chowder was spicy - Tabasco sauce put in it but that information wasn’t on the menu or shared with us beforehand. Just was off-putting for me. Disappointing!
  13. AR

    AmberR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great. We had an amazing dinner.
  14. LK

    LauraK

    Phoenix

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! Started with some Kumamoto oysters, followed by a lobster and avocado salad, grilled fish sandwich and clams in pasta. Everything was delicious! A little Sancerre with it.☺️
  15. LS

    LindseyS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and superior service. Great experience all around.
  16. EB

    ErinB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat here several times a year ,the food is always great, they are consistent.Wonderful service as well.
  17. AV

    AlbertV

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente, food and service by Mike and Isa, steam mussels, oysters, Chilean Sea Bass Miso and the sauce super flavor, whit a Bottle of Tempranillo 🥂👍🏽
  18. RZ

    RamandaZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I treated my son to a farewell dinner of oysters, calamari, caviar and a taco trio the night before I left him to begin his freshman year of college. The dinner and the service could not have been better. Thank you!
  19. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellence!!!! experience. Will be back. Monday BEST deal going.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary happy hour and dinner. Isabelle surprised us with a glass of champagne. The crispy Brussel sprouts were some of the best we’ve had anywhere. And we enjoyed the salmon “Oscar”. Ask for Brian. Excellent server.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was excellent
  23. S

    Suzanne

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love this neighborhood gem. Last night of the Lobster Riot, and though my lobster was cooked a little too much, it was still lovely. Fries are great and the wine lovely. Our server, Logan, was a delight.
  24. CK

    ClaireKH0314

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly suggest the roasted oysters. They’re so good! Great fries and peel and eat shrimp too.
  25. B

    Brian

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thai style market fish w coconut curry was craze-amaze
  26. j

    jasono

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Happy hour was fun although the noise level was extreme. Lobster knuckle sandwich for $19 was two bites. Good value on wine half-price on Tuesdays. Entrées are a little over priced
  27. M

    Mathe

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always good. I have not had a bad experience yet and have been at least a half dozen times.
  28. D

    Dave

    Atlanta

    162 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Server and drinks were great. Atmosphere worked great as we met an old friend and had a lot to talk about. Did not care for chowder. Seasonings unusual. Have gone to Boston and Maine for over 20 years several times a year and know how I like chowder. Clams were mostly breading again unusually seasoned. Fries very good. Salmon and crab cake good.
  29. BM

    BrittanyM

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We started off with oysters which were amazing. Then we had the seabass and scallop/shrimp entrees for dinner. Both were delicious! So much flavor and cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back!
  30. NK

    NathanK

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. The food, drinks, and service are excellent!
  31. MF

    MaureenF

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anna is such a wonderful server......she really connects with people!
  32. AL

    AmyL

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters and lobsters at Lobster Fest! Our waitress was friendly, professional and very professional. Fun night out.
  33. P

    Patt

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Happy hour get together.
  34. GB

    GailB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    All 3 of us ordered the lobster. 2 of the orders were not good. One was undercooked and both of those 2 were tough. Service from Shoshana was fine. DIdn't realize we had to pay for bread! Noise level was very high - no "music" needed.
  35. P

    Parker

    Denver

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the happy hour tacos (shrimp and ahi) and salmon sliders. All were totally fresh and delicious. What made a real impact though was the way we were treated. All of the wait staff from host to server to expediter were professional, friendly and caring. Would go there more often if the parking situation in CC North weren't such an ever-loving hassle.
  36. CP

    ChristinaP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service every time!! We love the oysters and fries!! Lobster wasn't bad either.
  37. G

    Gerry

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxing and fun at an outside table. The lobster rolls were excellent and of the quality we get in Maine each summer.
  38. CL

    CiciL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Curry mussels were my favorite!!! We came for the HH menu and brought three kids for the KEF Tuesday deal. Amy and the hostess were amazing and attentive. Great dining experience for the whole family. Thank you!
  39. D

    Debbie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monday oysters for .99 each. So good. Fish and chips perfect. Fish tacos yum. All good except we had to practically yell! Lively
  40. LM

    LynnM

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This is our “go to” spot for reliable and good seafood. Last night was disappointing on all levels- but every place can have an off night. We’ll go back again as this poor experience was a one-off.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 333-2462.

Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver is rated 4.7 stars by 2186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

2625 East 2nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80206

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd and Columbine

  • Neighborhood

    Cherry Creek

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is metered street parking or a self-park garage located at 250 Columbine Street (next to Whole Foods) with direct access to Blue Island.

  • Public transit

    Take the local 1 Bus towards Cherry Creekand get off at 1st Ave & University BlvdWalk to 2623 East 2nd Avenue (about 5 mins)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 333-2462

  • Catering

    CATERING &amp; PICKUP SERVICE Whether you’re planning a party, a get-together, or something more ambitious, we’re ready willing, and able to take care of everything for you and your guests. You’ll enjoy the same quality and freshness that we prepare at our restaurant - but in your home, yard, or event space. Choose the menu that’s right for you from our favorite packages or let our team of chefs and shuckers prepare a customized menu &amp; raw bar that fits your needs. After you decide, phone in your order and your work is done. All packages are priced per person and require a 6 person minimum. Please see our website for the menu and more information.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Mohrlang: (877) 641-9298

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