Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins

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Seafood

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in Fort Collins, Colorado has a passion for serving up food includes sustainably harvested seafood and produce that is farm-fresh and local. With a popular oyster bar and plenty of locally brewed craft beers, this is a great spot for meeting up with friends after work.

The starter menu at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has plenty to tempt, such as house smoked trout, Buffalo fried oysters, chicken and shrimp gumbo, jumbo lump crab cake and spicy tuna tacos. On the seafood menu, there are three samplers, aptly named �the hook,� �the line� and �the sinker.� Get some friends together and enjoy all three, �hook, line and sinker.� Though Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is all about the seafood, there is a burger and Colorado steak frites on the menu as well.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating friends birthday! Fun & delicious! You never disappoint!!

P
Omaha
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambience, noise level, hospitality, service (a little slow due to peak time) were all excellent. We look forward to our next visit to Ft Collins to return to Jax!

FC
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We hadn't been in awhile, and thought afterwards, 'why did we not come back sooner?'. The food was excellent, and service was very good. We will be back - sooner than later...

JL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've enjoyed celebrating family occasion at Jax's for years. Every dining experience met or exceeded expectations. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and knows their menu.

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Denver
53 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tried new menu that had a lot of items I'm looking forward to trying. Food was all flavorful. Only a couple comments: server did not bring a small plate, describe mignonette and cocktail fork was bent at tines. Main course (octopus w risotto came out way too quickly and portion size and presentation were not appropriate for $30 price. Dessert menu didn't have any recognizable changes. No fork or spoon delivered with dessert, and sticky toffee cake was cold on inside. Only comment as service and presentation are usually a lot more on point.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We were a party of three. None of the food we ordered was good! We were very disappointed and will never go back.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on September 10, 2019

Hello Chris, Its very unfortunate to hear about your experience and that your mind is set to not join us again. Our intention is to make for a lasting and memorable experience for anyone who decides to join us and allows us the opportunity. I will be sending a private message your way so that I may learn any details as to what may have happened. My best regard, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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K
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, cocktail was amazing and service was exceptional.

KM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great seafood, fun atmosphere (if a bit noisy and hard to have a conversation) ... great place for a birthday celebration with friends and family

JP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood unrivaled in Fort Collins. Excellent service.

JH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good... service, food, drinks. Everything!

S
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Although we had a reservation, the hostess left us standing on the doorway while she "checked something with our server" for a period of several minutes. She then tried seating us in a very crowded, high traffic spot when there were nicer tables available. She marched us back to the front of the restaurant when I asked for a different table and made us wait several more minutes while she concurred with someone else. When finally seated, our server, Joshua, was excellent and very welcoming. There are many options on the Happy Hour menu which is well thought out. The calamari, however, was nothing special seemed bland although the caesar salad was very nice. My husband had the scallops which he said were fresh but not out of the ordinary. I had the moonfish which was nicely prepared with the exception of a yellowish sauce on the side which was so salty as to not be edible. The high noise level and cramped quarters is not offset by the quality of the food. Try Fish instead.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hello Sandstorm, Its sounds as though there might be some room for improvement when it comes certain aspects of what we do here at Jax. Apologies for a bad table! It can be a challenge for us, especially on a Saturday night, to change this based on specific reservation requests that we try to honor as much as possible. Though, I do hope we were able to place you at a better table. I will be sending a private message in order to learn more about your visit. Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We especially liked the scallops. Also had a personalized note on the table when we arrived, nice touch.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 30, 2019

Hey there! I want to thank you for taking the time to come and join us the other day especially when it looks like you were celebrating a special day when its comes to seeing some writing on the table. Those scallops are certainly delicious and hope you try them out again as our new seasonal menu was released the day after your visit! We will always appreciate your time with us and we look forward to making it happen again. Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hello! Thank you for joining us the other day. I'm glad to see that your time with us was great and as you expected it to be. We love to provide great and delicious seafood of which is delivered to us on a daily basis on top of the great service we strive to give. Once again, we appreciate you making the choice to join us and look forward to the next time it happens. Sincerely, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was fantastic with the exception of 5 adults being crowded on a tight 4-top. Food and service was excellent. Will come again but hope we aren’t packed in so tight.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 25, 2019

Hello, I want to thank you for joining us the other evening and for the time taken to write a review. It looks as though you could have been a little more comfortable during your experience and will be sending a private message to learn more about your visit. Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great variety and value. We tried 5 plates from the happy hour menu, all delicious and affordable. Great deal for those that want to share or try something new. Service was very friendly and proactively accommodating to allergens. Will recommend and return for more.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 25, 2019

Hey there Josh! Glad to see that you were able to try a nice variety of options that we offer on our Happy Hour menu here at Jax. We offer the deals from 3pm-6pm everyday and all night long on Mondays! Thank you for recognizing the great servers here looking into making anyone's time the most stress free and comfortable. We can't wait to see you in again! All the best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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c
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal on the front patio and enjoyed the outdoors and great company. The sample platter was wonderful, especially the oysters!!!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 24, 2019

Hello! Its always great seeing someone such as yourself enjoy what we have to offer here at Jax. The weather seems to be cooling down a bit, which means even better patio weather than before. Hopefully the sampler platter cooled you down even more! We hope to see you in again! Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service & experience! Got to hang w/my friend and catch up!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hello! Thanks so much for the review. Its great to see that we were able to provide an atmosphere that allowed you to catch up with an old friend. Your time with us is very much appreciated and hope that you will be making the choice to join us again soon. Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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LP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My family went to Jax to celebrate two birthdays. We were fortunate to arrive just before happy hour ended to order a dozen oysters for a reasonable price. We enjoyed tuna, halibut, and a lobster sandwich for our entrees. The food was excellent.

Likes: food, nice adult beverages, great service
Could improve on: noise level. It was just next to impossible to have any sort of conversation. Also, despite making a reservation, we were seated very near the bar. Finally, there could’ve been a few more menu choices or an explanation of the special. 4 out of 5 stars.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hello Leif, I want to thank you for the time taken to come in and dine with us on such a day that was as special as the two birthday guests you brought in. I'm glad to see that you were well taken care of with the service you received, though we missed a service point of failing to offer a special that evening and placing you at a table that wasn't preferred. Facets of service that will be looked into. Please keep a lookout of our menu being changed this week! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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k
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great resturant! We love the food. The resturant is noisy so expect that but still enjoyable!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hello! Thanks so much for the review. The noise level in the restaurant is a constant challenge for us to mitigate, but it looks as though it didn't completely take away from the experience. Besides, we love throwing a party every night for anyone who decides to join us. Please let us know when you plan to join us again as we would love to make sure you're well taken care of. Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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JH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time is amazing. Always makes me want to come back the next day!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey Josh! We appreciate you coming in and joining us the other day. Its always great seeing someone such as yourself wholeheartedly enjoy what we have to offer in terms of food and service. We won't stop you from coming in a daily basis! Though, I'm sure we'll see you in again soon if anything. Cheers, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Detroit
55 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was excellent. The meal itself was merely adequate and overpriced.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello, I'm reaching out to thank you for letting us know about your time here with us and that it looks like there is some room for improvement of which I would like to learn more about if I may. I will be sending a private message with the hope of further getting in touch. We appreciate your time very much, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best seafood experiences I’ve ever had.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hello! Thank you for joining us the other day. It means a lot that you chose us out of all the other options that you have here in downtown Fort Collins. On top of that, it looks like everything was fantastic from start to finish and that we were able to make a memorable experience in your eyes. I'm glad that we were able to make it happen for you and we look forward to doing it all again. Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, all day happy hour is a great deal. Waiter, Steve, was awesome!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello! We appreciate you taking the time to come in and hang out with us the other day. Our Happy Hour has some amazing deals on drinks and food; even $1.50 Emersum oysters! Hopefully you got your hands on some of them. I'll be sure to let Steve know that you enjoyed your time with him taking care of you. Cheers, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best seafood we've ever had. Well worth the 650 mile trip every time

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hello! All I have to say is WOW! 650 miles is definitely a record if your traveling just to come in and hang with us. I'm sure you were here in town for other things as well...like oysters, crab or something of the sort. We try our best to provide the freshest seafood in a landlocked state and I want to thank you for appreciating what we do. Hopefully we can do it again soon as we look forward to the day. Cheers! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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LC
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Jax! Our server was friendly and offered good suggestions for starters and our main course. The halibut (main menu) and grouper (nightly special) were excellent. We would order both again. So many good things we wanted to try so we'll definitely be going back soon. Highly recommend!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi there! I'm so glad to see that you gave us a chance to help make for a truly special evening during your anniversary. It truly means a lot that you allowed us to do so. You both made a couple of great choices out everything that we have to check out and am pleased that we were able to meet your expectations. Please let us know when you plan on another special night out as we would love to make it all happen again. Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Denver
35 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best oysters happy hour! Awesome mussels! Will be back

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hello and thank you for the great review! Our daily selection of oysters are certainly something to check out whenever one is in downtown Fort Collins, especially with our happy hour oysters when they're only $1.50! Can't wait to see you back in for them again. Cheers! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super great food, friendly service and wonderful dining experience!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hello! As always, we love and appreciate you joining us the other night. Its always a goal to provide the best experience and help make for some memorable times. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to see you in again. All the best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I love the atmosphere. My burger was dry.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review concerning your recent visit with us here at Jax. I'm sorry to hear that your order of the burger we offer was dry and not the most enjoyable. I will be sending you a private message so that I may hear more about your time with us. So glad to see that you dig on the atmosphere that comes into play every night! Best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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AR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place, such delicious food... I will definitely be back again.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hello Angela! We love seeing that you love Jax and that you plan to join us again. Hopefully soon! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit and that you enjoyed everything when it comes to the food and service you received. Thank you and cheers until next time! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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GS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and all around fantastic meal!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Thank you for the review Gretchen! So glad to see that everything was great from start to finish and that we were able to meet your expectations. Please be sure to let us know when you plan on joining us again as we look forward to when that time comes. All the best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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TF
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall, Jax has been a great venue for us - the operation has deteriorated lately though. Service has not been as good, and even though we had made a reservation, we were hassled a bit when we arrived in regard to our request to sit outside.

Still a good eatery, but I probably won't go as often as I used to.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hello Timothy, I want to thank you for spending as much time with us as you have. You've continued to make the choice to dine at Jax when you have many other options in the downtown area and appreciate your patronage. Its unfortunate to see that this isn't lasting in your eyes and would like to hear more about your most recent experience here with us. I will be sending a private message with the hope of learning more in order to improve. Sincerely, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! The service was top notch! We will definitely be a returning customer and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a great upscale seafood selection.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hey Jennifer! Its so awesome to see that you had such a wonderful time while dining with us here at Jax. It looks as though everything was fantastic from the beginning through the end of hanging out with us. We will always appreciate you taking the time to write a review as your feedback is very important us. We aim to continue to blow you away with the food and service and look forward in making it all happen again. Cheers! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for happy hour. Good food and service. We like Jax and will go back!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hello! I want to thank you for joining us during our Happy Hour here at Jax as it looks like you had a great time taking advantage of the deals while receiving great service. I hope that we will continue to see you coming in for some fresh oysters and seafood and can't wait for the next time you do! Cheers, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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RM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Matt, great server, recommended the grilled shrimp salad, which we really enjoyed. Good selection of draft beer, took advantage of Yelp's free 1/4 lb. of peel and eat shrimp - we got a generous portion, very good. The chicken and crawfish gumbo was too spicy and we usually love spicy. The cornbread is excellent, the crab cake benedict was too eggy for my taste, and the calamari was cut into french fry shape. Check out Ford's Fish Shack in Northern Virginia for Rhode Island Calamari, which is great (probably because I am an RI native). The lunch menu is limited, Matt gave us a dinner menu and my adult supervision and I will definitely go back to explore that. All of the seafood is fresh, flown in daily, which beats any frozen seafood that other restaurants in the area serve. Highly recommended!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hey there Ron! Thank you for such a detailed and stellar review. Its always awesome to see someone such as yourself take advantage of the seafood selection we offer. I will be sure to let Matt know about you enjoyed the service he provided as well as to check out Ford's Fish. We appreciate someone who has gotten to know fish from RI and look at us as a good go-to for seafood in Colorado. All the best, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Montana
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new in town and have been to Jax on 3 occasions. We always have excellent service, food and beverages! This time in particular we were seated in the bar area and it was a little loud but it was a busy Friday night. Our server was Amy and she was THE BEST! Very knowledgeable, personable and she didn’t rush us, which I appreciate. We will be back!!!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hello! First, welcome to Fort Collins. We always love seeing new faces here at Jax and it looks as though we might have gotten you hooked on the fresh seafood that we offer as well as the service to go along. I'm glad to see that you were able to get a table to dine with us on a busy Friday night and always recommend reservations with a possible table preference. I'll be sure to let Amy know about your time with her taking care of you as we all look forward in making it happen again! Sam T. GM

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to have some seafood, drinks and dessert! Service, meal and drinks were simply awesome! You won't be disappointed by eating at Jax!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hello Dean! We appreciate you coming in and taking advantage of all the seafood, drinks and dessert we have to offer. Hopefully some of our fresh oysters were included in the medley of things! Thanks for keeping us company the other night and we can't wait to make it all happen again for you. Cheers! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have gluten allergy and the were very accommodating. Excellent service.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hello! We appreciate you coming in to check out what we have to offer on our menu here at Jax. We try to be as accommodating as we can with our menu development catered to common allergies such as gluten. I'm glad to see that the service met your expectations and hopefully it made for a stress free night while you were with us. We hope to see you in again soon! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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C
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places! We have enjoyed everything we have ordered. The only problem is deciding what to select from the excellent menu. We plan road trips to go through Ft Collins just so we can eat here. The food is fresh and well prepared and the cocktails are great! Our service has always been excellent. Jax has our highest recommendation!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hello! I want to thank you for such a great review that you've given us as it means a lot to see someone such as yourself have a great time here at Jax. We aim to continue making those trips worthwhile each time you pass through and look forward to seeing you stop by on your next adventure! Cheers, Sam Taylor - General Manager

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BM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and drinks. Our server's recommendations were excellent!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hello Ben! I want to thank you for joining us the other evening. It looks like we did not disappoint with the food and drink recommended by your server. We always love seeing someone such as yourself have a great time while dining with us here at Jax and hope that you'll be making plans to do it again soon in the future. Cheers! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Happy Birthday dinner!!!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins
Responded on August 2, 2019

Hello! Thank you for coming in to celebrate such a special day with us here at Jax Fish House. You had many options to choose from when dining downtown and am so glad that you picked us to have a birthday dinner. It looks like everything was great from start to finish and hope that we might see you in again soon. Cheers! Sam Taylor - General Manager

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