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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Located in downtown Colorado Springs, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is bringing the Coast to the Coastless. Our menus are crafted with sustainability in mind, using farm-fresh local ingredients and ocean-fresh seafood. Whether you join us for the first time or the 100th time, for dinner or happy hour at the raw bar, count on a vibrant and lively atmosphere.

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Happy Hour is Back!

Starting Jul 19, 2020 · Sun - Thu 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday through Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:00pm enjoy your favorite food and drinks at special prices. Try a chilled shellfish sampler with a glass of sparkling wine, or a Jax Po'Boy with an ice-cold beer! Plenty of other options, too... Reservations are required, and unfortunately, bar seating is currently unavailable.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 151 people are saying
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richards
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, fresh sea food. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Nice atmosphere and clean restaurant.

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Responded 6 hours ago

Thanks, richards! If you asked what we thought would be the perfect review, this might be it!

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LauraB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed an outdoor dining experience on Tejon. The oysters were amazing, I will try the mussels on my next visit. Overall food and service excellent, on the expensive side but if you want fresh seafood in Colorado that is the price you pay, well worth it.

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Responded 12 hours ago

So glad you enjoyed our street dining, LauraB! We appreciate the kind words. See you soon for those mussels!

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PierceF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great friendly staff and awesome waitress! Recommend the calamari

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks, PierceF! Glad we came through for you. See you again soon, hopefully!

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RichardF
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff was extremely friendly and eager to please.

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Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for the great rating, RichardF! I'll be sure to pass along praise to our hard-working staff.

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vipdocfrance
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals outdoors! The mussels were superb and the bigeye tuna is a bowl of wonderful!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, docfrance! We're happy to be ale to keep that outdoor dining going a little longer...

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Nels
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was okay and was quick to arrive. Plenty of BOH staff, but more FOH staff needed especially for a Saturday night. Our server was also bartending as well which meant he disappeared for long periods of time. Despite this, he was quite friendly.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Nels. No excuse for inattentive service - my apologies that you felt anything less than perfectly welcomed and attend to while you were here. Please allow me to extend an invitation to return, and ask for another opportunity to show you our true commitment to hospitality. It would be my pleasure to assist personally with those arrangements. feel free to call or email at your convenience. Johnathan, GM johnathan@jaxcoloradosprings.c o m

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vipmacsmak
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So glad Jax came to CO Springs. Love Denver and Boulder Jax, and now the Springs will be a new fav. Food was excellent and nice service. Always recommend oysters and tuna!

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Responded on September 14, 2020

Thanks for the Jax love, macsmak! Sounds like a visit to Fort Collins and maybe Kansas City could be in your future - check them all out!

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SandyE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was well prepared and perfectly seasoned. Loved the spices and heat level. Our server was friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back and try some other menu items.

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Responded on September 14, 2020

Thanks for the kind words, SandyE! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Joan
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We have loved Jax but are sad that it currently does not offer 2 basics: clam chowder and fish sandwich. Oysters are great. Lump crab cake was good. We took out of town guests who very much enjoyed it! We will Go for oysters but look forward to the return of the staples. Superb service, especially accommodating to my husband who requires a wheelchair.

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Responded on September 14, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Joan. We can't wait to expand our menu and bring back some of our favorites! We'll be sure to save a few oysters for you, and of course we're happy to help you and your husband however we can.

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Foodie1and2
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, friendly, helpful staff. Great food!

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Responded on September 16, 2020

Thanks, Foodie1and2! Sounds like we hit the nail on the head for you - come on back soon!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Everyone on the staff was engaging and friendly. Our waiter, Stephen, did a great job.
Can't wait to go there again!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thanks for the kind words, SteveC! Stephen is a good guy, for sure. We look forward to your next visit!

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MarisolC
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service, went twice and both visits were a very good experience......oysters amazing!!!

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Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you, Marisol! We grateful for the repeat business and the 5 stars. Hope to see you again soon!

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izzy
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Worth visiting for happy hour. Drinks are great wish they had more options on tap. I had the cucumber cocktail (loved it) and my husband had an old fashion and the laughing lab beer. The hush puppies were unique and had a nice flavor. The snow crab and peel and eat shrimp were very tasty and nice in size! My husband ordered the cat fish and said it was great! Oysters I felt were a bit small for the price but maybe it’s due to the season right now. The place is nicely decorated with oyster shells everywhere. Great ambiance.

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Responded on September 12, 2020

Thanks for the nice note, izzy! Sounds like you had a good sampling of our favorites - glad you enjoyed it!

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BarbB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Our food was ok, fries were cold and greasy. The street dining was really nice, but those chairs were really uncomfortable when you wear shorts. It was my birthday, as they knew this, yet nothing was done or said, was dissappoined that they asked and then did nothing.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on September 8, 2020

BarbB - Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts - and a belated Happy Birthday! Shoot me a note, and I'll send a long a little something from all of us. My apologies for missing that while you were here and for the subpar experience. We can definitely do better, and I hope I can persuade you to give us another chance to do so. Reach out to me at your convenience. Johnathan, GM johnathan@jaxcoloradosprings. c o m

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vipMartanoh
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time to Jax. Over all thumbs up - a bit pricey- but it is seafood. Friends had a surf and turf special which was great. I had the halibut- which was a bit dry and over cooked, hubs had the Big eye tuna which he said was just ok. Wine menu was over priced but good selection Rebecca was our awesome server. Great ambiance.

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Responded on September 8, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Martanoh. I'm so sorry that the halibut and tuna didn't impress. I'll have a look at some of the wine prices and pass along kudos to Rebecca. Sounds to me like we need to get you in here again and really show you what we can do! Feel free to reach out to me next time you're planning to come by. Johnathan, GM

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TerryS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another truly awesome experience, the staff made us feel like family.

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Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks, TerryS! Truly glad you felt welcome in our home. Come back soon!

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BeverlyJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Server was not personable. Items ordered and requested were not delivered to our table however we were charged for items ordered not received. The food is overpriced for the quality served.

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Responded on September 1, 2020

BeverlyJ - let me begin by offering my most sincere apologies for a visit that was clearly well below our own standards. You should never have been put in a situation like that in our home. I would appreciate the opportunity to remedy the over charge(s) from your last visit, and try to regain you confidence and have you visit again. Please reach out to me personally: Johnathan, GM johnathan@jaxcoloradosprins. c o m

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luv2eat
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great oysters but very expensive. Portions were fair. Entrees were very good but not worth the price. Excellent cocktails

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank for the feedback, luv2eat. We definitely try our best to strike a balance between quality and value - sounds like we tipped the scales a little in the wrong direction for you, and for that I do apologize. Please feel free to reach out if you feel like sharing more details. Johnathan, GM

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food Great Service!!!!

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Responded on August 29, 2020

Happy to hear! Thanks for the great rating.

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Anniversary
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 30th Anniversary early with Jax...as East Coasters who spent many summers on Chesapeake Bay, we appreciate excellent, fresh oysters. We couldn't wait for Jax to open and we are so glad they are reopened. We cannot wait for them to be full to capacity as they were before Covid.

Special shout out to Jonathan and Nick, who took excellent care of us and engaged with us throughout the night. It was amazing!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank so much for the kind words! Glad we get to help keep the anniversary oyster tradition alive. Hope to see you again soon!

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HaroldM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item ordered was outstanding -
fresh, tasty, generous portions. Service was very attentive, orders arrived promptly. We brought another couple who are quite particular and they had nothing but very positive comments! So well done! Thank you for a lovely evening!

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you, HaroldM! Happy to be of service, and grateful that we were able to rise to the occasion and impress your guests. Hope to see you again soon!

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NinaS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Restaurant called around 8pm to say say they’d moved our reservation to 15 minutes earlier, 8:15pm versus 8:30pm. Thankfully, we live close by and I was able to get our son to sleep right as the babysitter was arriving; but it still made the start to our night feel a little rushed. To have reduced patron capacity, the service was lacking. Took a while for drink orders, and they ended up running out of simple syrup. So even longer for half our party’s drinks to arrive. Paperless menu on the phone worked without any major issues. A couple of pre-COVID menu favorites weren’t available; but everything we did order was DELICIOUS (especially the calamari and Emerson oysters). Once management realized how much money we were spending, the manager kind of jumped in and took over most of our service. She was very friendly and stayed on top of our service. GREAT music playing at a moderate level in the background; but, with a later reservation and reduced patron capacity, it didn’t hinder conversation. Will definitely be going back. Happy to support our hospitality businesses during this rough time, even with a couple minor service snafus.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on August 26, 2020

NinaS - We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. First, let me apologize for the less-than-seamless beginning of your visit. From the arrival time (which YOU get to pick, poor communication on our part) to the missteps at the bar, we definitely missed our own standards. I'd love to hear more about which items you enjoyed from past menus; feel free to call or email. Thank you for your understanding and support. see you again soon! Johnathan, GM johnathan@jaxcoloradosprings.c o m

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Springscouple
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were awesome! Best seafood in the Springs!

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Responded on August 26, 2020

Thanks, Springscouple! So glad you enjoyed your time with us.

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Joseph
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I grew up on the East Coast and good seafood was always within reach. We have been in Colorado Springs for a year now and Jax Fish House has, without question, The Best Seafood that we have found. The Happy Hour Oysters are delicious and the shucker knows how to properly prepare them as well. Stephen, our waiter was very accommodating. We WILL be back soon.

Joseph and Mary Jane

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Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you so much, Joseph and Mary Jane! I appreciate the recognition of our hardworking staff; it's definitely a challenge these days. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the oysters from WA, very good and flavorful!!!!

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Responded on August 21, 2020

They ARE, aren't they? Keep checking back for new varieties, and check out our Oyster Club on our website for other great ways to enjoy our fresh oysters.

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Cindy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The environment was great but sitting on a table in the middle of an aisle isn't so great.

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Responded on August 18, 2020

Appreciate the feedback, Cindy. Yeah, we would definitely rather have all of our tables back, and have more choices for you. Let me know next time you want to come by, and we'll get you set up the way you want. Johnathan, GM

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Nick
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Collard greens were great, gumbo fries had only gravy, no sausage or substance, and the shrimp poor boy was terrible. The shrimp had some type of seasoning that was terrible.

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VeronicaB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Food was delicious and quickly delivered. Our waiter, Nick, was fantastic. Will definitely be going back there in the near future.

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Responded on August 17, 2020

Thanks for the kind words, VeronicaB! Nick IS fantastic - see you again soon!

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SethG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine recommendations from our waiter led to a great meal! I honestly don’t think anything on the menu would be bad though

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Responded on August 15, 2020

SethG - That's so awesome to hear that we played a role in crafting your experience! And there's no reason to speculate about the rest of the menu - come on in again! And again! Feel free to ask for me - I'd love to meet you. Johnathan, GM

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robin was the sweetest & took great care of my family!

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Responded on August 13, 2020

Thanks! We're lucky to have Robin helping us out.

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JenniferS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations on open table and were seated immediately upon arrival. Had the crab cake appetizer, halibut, shrimp po-boy, cornbread and vegetable fried rice. Enjoyed everything we tried. Also had the Q-Coin cocktail which was very tasty. Ordered 2 of them. Server was very pleasant. 1st time eating there. We will return.

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Responded on August 13, 2020

Thanks, JenniferS! So glad we helped you have a fantastic experience! You definitely picked some winners from the menu. Appreciate the kind words for the service as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite a positive experience. The only thing that was not as good as everything else was the bar service which was very slow and the restaurant was not that full.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on August 13, 2020

Appreciate the feedback - glad you had a good time. We'll work on tightening up those bar times for sure.

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TerryS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great, a wonderful date night.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thanks, TerryS! Glad you could get away, and privileged that you chose us.

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vipTinaP
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was an incredible server! Thanks for a fun night!

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JanetV
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome wait staff and awesome food! Have already been twice in the last 2 weeks. Best Oysters in town.

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Responded on August 9, 2020

Thank you so much for the encouraging words, JanetV! Please ask for me next time you're in - I'd love to meet you. Johnathan Shankland, GM

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vipBillybob
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ate at Jax. It was very good. I had the crab cake and it was great.

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CLCS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was very good. The restaurant was quiet but we were there early evening.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thanks for the kind words, CLCS! We love our people and our food too!

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vipJane
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was going to get the salmon, but our waiter recommended the catfish. Turned out to be an outstanding choice! Certainly much better than the catfish frys I grew up on!

Highly recommend this restaurant

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on July 31, 2020

Thanks, Jane - love the adventurous spirit! We definitely don't hesitate to recommend that catfish dish. That said, the salmon is pretty awesome, too - maybe next time! We appreciate the recommendation, and hope to see you again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was very oily and salty.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on July 31, 2020

Thank you for the feedback - it allows us to address problems and grow better. My sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations; none of our food should ever be very oily and salty. Feel free to contact me personally with additional details. I would love the opportunity to win back you business! Johnathan Shankland, GM

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Been wanting to dine here for about a month and finally a reservation time that suited our party became available so we were very excited! Cool setting and liked what we saw! Drinks were perfect so 5 stars for drinks! This is a seafood restaurant and they were out of Tuna, snow crab, and shrimp for the po boy...um ok?...so 1 star for preparedness. Apps weren’t bad and were better than average so 4 stars for apps. Waitress didn’t have a clue and appeared as she could careless. Even after we explained that our entrees were underwhelming to say the least she still appeared clueless so very unimpressed with her lack of caring if our experience was memorable so 1 star for waitstaff. Entrees were utterly gross and disgusting. Couldn’t believe the lack of flavor and quality of what we were served. Came out to the table as if it was passionately crafted by real professionals and very disappointed to say that the hamburger of all things took top honors with 3 other dishes being cleared not even a quarter eaten. One of the waitstaff even chimed in, uninvited, that the hamburger was his favorite dish...ridiculous since no stars for entrees as I didn’t go to a seafood restaurant to have a bite of our guests hamburger...so disappointing. This may seem tough but truth hurts and we aren’t for the norm of just excepting things masquerading for what it’s really not...should have went to Bonny and Read!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs
Responded on July 30, 2020

Let me begin with an apology for missing the mark by such a wide margin. We strive to treat our customers as guests in our home, and are deeply disappointed when it doesn't go as planned. The fact that we came up short in so many ways with the food is embarrassing and will be addressed. I believe that our manager that night interacted with your party extensively, removing ALL charges for your visit. Hopefully we'll get another chance. Please feel free to contact me: Johnathan Shankland, GM

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 357-4554.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs is rated 4.6 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

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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.