Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder

4.8
1822 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Jax Fish House is open and ready to welcome you for outdoor dining, curbside pick-up and our very own delivery 7 days a week. Any way you choose to dine, we got you. For curbside pick-up and delivery, order online! It's easy-peasy, and you can place an order for a future date, too.
Order Online: jaxfishhouse.com/boulder
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Jax Fish House in Boulder works tirelessly to bring fresh caught seafood and fine coastal food to the surrounding landlocked community. The dining experience, whether outdoors or at your home, focuses on sustainable seafood when choosing who to partner with to provide guests only the freshest seafood.

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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 1822 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
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4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a classically great dining experience!

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vipBostonians
New England
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Boulder was a stop on our cross country journey and Jax was a perfect place for dinner. We ate in the tent which felt very safe. Our waiter was fabulous and the food was too. We had calamari as an appetizer and it was tender, not greasy and delish! Our entrees of tuna with risotto and grouper in parchment were cooked (or not in the case of the ahi) to perfection. I highly recommend Jax.

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abbyj
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! We had never been to Jax before, but visit Boulder frequently because our daughter lives there. I’m so glad we had the chance to go because it was so fun!

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vipCurlygirl
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service keeps us coming back to Jax.

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annc
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was excellent. Food was very good. Out of the catfish but was replaced by amazing shrimp. Everyone was accommodating and very pleasant. One of my favorite eateries. Collard greens and hushpuppies were the bomb!

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Gail
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Surprising to find such great seafood in the mountains! Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jax was incredible, as always, with wonderful service, beautiful presentation, delicious food, and great people.

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vipLizM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shout out to the great staff at Jax. You always make us feel special on any occasion! The food is consistently good. The staff is a bonus. Thanks for making a birthday outing memorable!

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vipWhitneyK
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff ! I highly recommend !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect evening. Food was outstanding, service was amazing - The whole staff shows you they love the work and appreciate you joining them. It was a blast and delicious

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GabeM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Penny took really great care of us. The lobster cavatapi is phenomenal. Wonderful service from a great team and excellent quality food.

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Vanessa
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. My husband and I really enjoyed out meal there.

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ShellyB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jax is so great! Outstanding food, drinks and service.

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vipRachaelH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Perfect night with the best seafood and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service. We will definitely be back again!

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IdahoGirl13
Boise
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food made for a lovely evening. We will be back!

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vippmseattle
Seattle
60 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Jax so much on our first visit, we brought our son the next night. What a wonderful find! The food was absolutely delicious with only one minor exception which I will elaborate on below. Our first visit we both had the Lucky Lime oysters, Cioppino, the Caesar salad and butterscotch pudding which were all great choices. Honestly speaking, the Cioppino broth was the best we've had and we've had some excellent. ones as it's one of our favorite dishes.

Our second visit we chose the octopus special, Lucky Lime oysters once again, the Grouper, and the flourless chocolate cake. All were delicious! Our one and only disappointment was the potatoes served with the grouper. They were quite bland beside the flavorful preparation of the fish. Perhaps they needed a bit more of the sherry & mustard so that they better complemented the dish.

I would be remiss if I did not call out the outstanding service provided by the staff. It's truly a team effort and you clearly feel the appreciation the staff has for their diners. The manager, Eric, was a delight chatting with us and providing wine suggestions while our servers, Alex and Penny were attentive, helpful, and fun. Kudos to the rest of the staff as well. You all do a great job!

Thank you all! We cannot wait for our next trip to Boulder!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is off the charts! Service was even better with Sean and GM Eric

Highly recommend!!

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whataplace
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was 10/10! Boulder Jax always does a great job.

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PaigeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always exceptional. The best place to get oysters from either coast.

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KourtneyC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service every time we come, very knowledgeable staff when it comes to pairings. Best oysters I’ve had in Colorado so far

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ZachN
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour and impeccable service. One of our favorite spots in Downtown Boulder.

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JimK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Trey was great. The food is always wonderful and the service first rate. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere.

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vipKathrynR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

This is a tough review to write as we go to Jax frequently and usually love it. These are trying times, but when you charge so much, you still need to get it right. We were outside in a tent and it was so hot with air blasting we felt like we were going to pass out. They tried to fix the problem, but every time they did another table complained about being cold so they moved the GIANT heat tube right back to our table. The poor waiter was trying to get to everyone, but was really slow (maybe the whole place was understaffed). I had tuna ($34) that was rubbery and cold. The oysters, however were fantastic. I hope they can get back in the groove.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Jax went beyond excellence in making my nephews 21 st birthday very special from the Oyster shooter, the complimentary amazing dessert to all the birthday wishes from the wait staff. The food was delicious, the grouper cooked perfectly and the calamari so tender it melted in your mouth.

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expectingbetter
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food descriptions sound good, but the results were so-so.

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vipCarole
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing...but the leak in the roof in the middle of the restaurant was not very visually appealing. I’m sure they will get that corrected soon.

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vipggbuell
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent experience. Food was outstanding. Best non coastal Sea Food experience ever. The staff was great and knowledgeable. We were were super pleased with wait staff and management. I rarely write reviews but this is a place not to be missed if you are in bolder and like seafood.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on March 26, 2021

We appreciate your kind words and it's nice to know the educational efforts are showing up in our guests' experiences. As for the positives for management... you're going to make me blush!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent and food was amazing as usual!!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you much- we do our best!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was awesome. (And we’re from the South)
Trey was our server, very knowledgeable and friendly.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on March 27, 2021

Knowledgeable and friendly is a nice combo pack. Thanks for the staff appreciation!

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AlexM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Service on the money - attentive but not "hovering about". Various courses were delivered appropriately i.e. when we were ready for them and not 'on top" of each other. Obvious staff works together as a "team" to deliver great customer service. Is it a bit expensive - yes, but you get what you pay for - great quality of food and excellent service! We're going back in a week!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on March 26, 2021

Hi Alex, isn't it a delight when your server strikes that perfect balance of what you want from them? And yes, we are all about the team with our full tip-sharing system we've implemented as of the summer, benefitting both back and front of house. See you again super soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been going to Jax in Boulder for over 20 years and absolutely love it. It never fails to disappoint with its fresh seafood, creative cocktails and terrific staff. Our most recent visit was to take advantage of Oyster Month which was fun! I ordered raw, fried and NOLA style oysters along with hush puppies. My husband order the steak special. We enjoyed the complexity of the cocktails and had fun chatting up a bar tender.

Our many thanks to Big Red F for keeping this place up and running, with great food and excellent staff during Covid.

Seriously people, if you have not given Jax a try, run to it! You won’t be disappointed (...well, unless you don’t like seafood).

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on March 27, 2021

So happy you enjoyed our Oyster Month offerings! Only a few days to go, so take advantage of the fun while you can. And we have spent a lot of time on our cocktail program, so thanks for noticing!

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PatrickB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

excellent food and drinks. We mostly had oysters and they were very fresh and delicious. Drinks were bomb and the team service was great. The tent dining ambiance could use some creative efforts lol.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thanks Patrick! Happy to hear, the food, drinks and service were awesome. As for the tent- it does its best, but will be retiring soon. Hope to see you inside or at a picnic table in the sunshine over summer!

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ToniM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. All staff were friendly and efficient, with just the right amount of attentiveness. The oysters were delicious and my son loved his first experience with mussels! I had a Paloma that was expertly made and delicious as well. A fantastic visit all around. Will definitely be back!

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KLyons
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We had a lovely meal and were able to take advantage of Jax' oyster month. The oysters were great (we ordered a dozen) and our waitress was excellent. One of the young men who was responsible for clearing the table was a little overzealous and interrupted me quite abruptly while I was talking with my family. The food was good but I would not say excellent. We were excited to see a series of mocktails on the menu. We would absolutely come back and we would recommend Jax to our friends. We ate outside due to COVID so the restaurant's regular ambience wasn't the same, BUT - we were happy to be able to eat there!

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vipTTan
Austin
80 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Solid place - we try to go every time we are in Boulder.

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RhondaP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are consistently on point. With one of us being GF, they were very accommodating with different menu options.

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MichelleS
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All I can say if you like oysters this is your place..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

No options at all for plant based, Vegetarian or vegan. We had a reservation for 8pm and when we got there we still had to wait for more than 20 minutes, considering that we got there earlier and left our credit card number in the reservation so... If we were late I bet they would charged us. People were nice and polite but no options for plant based and food took so long that we were not hungry by the time it was ready.

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JustinB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jax Fish House is the best seafood restaurant in Colorado. Period. I've been eating there for many years, but I have to say my last visit two days ago was the best I've ever had. The tables were nicely socially distanced and the waiters/waitresses were all wearing masks and being very respectful. I also watched my table get scrubbed down with disinfectant for a solid 3-5 minutes before we were seated. And did I mention the food was amazing?
Very impressed. Keep it up. See y'all again soon!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you Justin! We challenge ourselves to get just a tiny bit better every day and hope that those little things add up to big things over the course of time. We're happy to hear that the culmination of our efforts played up in your experience and now we're going to do our best and double down on more of those little things to provide you with an even more impressive dine next time.

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You can order delivery directly from Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder using the Order Online button. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 444-1811.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder is rated 4.8 stars by 1822 OpenTable diners.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigredf.securetree.com.

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.