Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder

4.7
1981 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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KurtR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service where Amazing

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CindyB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jax is always excellent and tonight did not disappoint. We ordered sides this time so we could try a sampling of everything. The made to order fish stew, crab cake and lobster mac and cheese were to die for!!

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Christine
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always cautious about fish at an inland restaurant. Jax did not disappoint and better than what we have experienced in Florida! Creative and delicious Halibut entree, crab cake close to as good as MD, they know how to mix a good martini! Alex did a great job of pacing the food to our table! We will be back and highly recommend.

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CindyB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Jennifer our server was absolutely outstanding!!!

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dawnb
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

$36 for an appetizer portion of scallops, barely cooked after I asked for them to be seared and nothing for my birthday, not even a scoop of ice cream. Overrated and way overpriced. Will not go back.

CB
CindyB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't recommend Jax more highly. Food, cocktails, service, dessert all simply outstanding! Don't miss this gem on Pearl.

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RussetRich
Denver
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately upon our arrival as we did have a reservation. Server was so friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Our choices were varied and all were delicious and fresh! Will be returning again.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing oysters, the best lobster roll I've ever had. You can tell the drinks are made with love. The service is incredible. Can not find one negative thing to say about this place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mack was our waiter and he was great. Very efficient service and Mack provided great recommendations. The seafood was ultra-fresh and delicious. I had PEI oysters, the gumbo, a wedge salad and a lobster roll. My wife had the gumbo, a caeser salad and the halibut. We split the key lime pie for desert.

All in all a terrific meal and we sat outside with a heater at the table on a beautiful Colorado evening.

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RANLafayette2
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipKatieM
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had us our favorite restaurant in Boulder. The Lobster Roll, oysters and service are outstanding. I had halibut last night and it was perfectly prepared, love the grits but the vegetables underneath weren’t the best flavor combination I’ve had there. Burger is big, messy and delicious. Cobbler dessert and Gelato Boy selections outstanding. Great bartenders and cocktails.

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2Eatwell
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, Oyster, Poke, Mussels as good as the East Coast, but please he show stopper was the service. Jennifer was amazing.

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vipMikeandLuluReviews
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always at Jax … Party of 6 outdoor dining … appetizers / dinner / drinks / desserts and our service was top shelf.

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vipmaysun66
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian at the bar gave us stellar service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and the GM Eric is fantastic!

Must try JAX

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BetsyL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and super sweet staff

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littleleo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic & food so delicious

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AprilG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

matt was an excellent waiter. he made us feel special and attended to our every request

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RickNoVa
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Jax and we were only sorry we hadn’t come sooner. We had an early 3:45 PM Thursday reservation and took advantage of the Happy Hour menu - a dozen oysters, lobster Mac, steamed mussels, and the crab cake. They were all fresh and well prepared. The service, especially Sarah, was great; friendly, informed and efficient. We will be returning soon to try the rest of the menu.

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SusanE
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

the Rapini with the Salmon would not recomend, very Bitter could not eat, but Salmon was delious outside Aubiance was not great---but what can you do---

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 13, 2021

We appreciate you dining with us Susan!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate new home!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

Congrats and thanks for celebrating with us!

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Montrachet
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was all the food prepared perfectly (mussels, Gouda salad, halibut), the service was excellent and attentive as well as friendly. We were given a propane heater at the table on a cold night without asking for it and all were polite and considerate--the entire experience was delicious, felt safe distancing outside, and fun all around.

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mountainlion
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Hi, I think the boiled shrimp may have been overcooked. They should be firm and not mushy.

Having said that, I am grateful for the mussels, oysters, and gumbo, giving me the New Orleans fix I need. Thank you!!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thanks for letting us know and we appreciate you joining us!

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TH4000
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time going to this restaurant. Luv everything about it.
Server, Mack was excellent!!

We will be back!

Thanks

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

And thank you too! The third visit is even better, so come on back!

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Teedee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Good food, attentive service. But given the price point, it would be nice if more attention was paid to the the outside dining area. It feels like a place one would have a hot dog at the state fair.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We're currently working on a winter structure which we're hooooping is ready by November (fingers crossed that the two two already-experienced delays are all that we're going to get). Should be awesome!

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Jean
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mack our waiter was great. Manager was downright rude ( we had reserved an outside table but when we arrived the only table available was completely in the sun when we asked if we could wait for another table the manager basically said it was all he had, like it or lump it. The hostess found us another table ( without the managers input). I like jaxs, we eat there failrly often but I almost walked out. This was Sunday at 4:45 October 3rd.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for the straight-talk Jean. We'll work hard to smooth out these lumps and make the next time up to both your standards and ours.

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DebraC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful dining experience except the freezing air blowing right on our table. Brrrr. Cold bodies, cold food after short time.

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Lydia
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Some of the dishes were phenomenal (calimari, oysters), some mediocre (lobster roll) and the lobster Mac was awful. We have been coming here for years and sometimes it’s amazing and other times we order the wrong thing and it’s not. The setting rocks, outdoor seating is fantastic.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback Lydia and for your patronage over the years. We always take our guests' words to heart and will work to make these items better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice time. Wish the decor was a little nicer, but overall amazing night

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

We appreciate you!

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YunK
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you!

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JaimieP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Jax's Fish house! The oysters are INCREDIBLE. Even the 'cheap' ones - I LOVE IT! All the apps were amazing and our server was so sweet. I would go every day if I could afford it! The strawberry lemonades were so delicious - I had to ask if there really was alcohol in it because it was mixed so well.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi Jaimie! Thank you for the kind words. I have personally tested those strawberry lemonades extensively. Yes, they do indeed have alcohol. And a pro tip for you: the first one is great, but the sixth one is amazing!

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JohnF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of interesting and varied fish dishes in a great ambience.

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Martin
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jax delivered again, sitting outside we really enjoyed the food and the service. Oyster were fresh and tasty.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your return Martin. Let's get these great outdoor meals in before winter comes. See you soon!

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Sicilianfoodie
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for seafood! Very interesting excellent mixed drinks. We had fried calamari( good) wedge salad, tuna poke bowl ( great) , fish stew( amazing even though they were out of mussels) , salmon fillet , blue crab and pasta and the baby oysters were outstanding. Excellent desserts- fruit crisp, flourless chocolate cake and budino. Excellent honest service!

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BobB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I’m looking for great seafood and matching wine, I go to Jax. And I’ve never been disappointed!

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vipSteve
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was even better. We love this place and would highly recommend.

JK
vipJimK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mack was great. Very attentive and helpfil

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vipMrsf
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner here with my son. Fresh, delicious seafood and good service.

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JohnW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best place for oysters and fish in Boulder. We eat there every time we come to town and will continue that tradition.

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vipSantaFe7
Denver
90 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delishious and superior service!

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 1981 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.