Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Glendale

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Jax Fish House in Glendale is a neighborhood eatery that serves sustainable seafood in a fun atmosphere. Guests can enjoy oysters and drinks at the bar, fill up in the sunny dining area or have a great time on the rooftop. The menu is filled with fresh seafood served at weekday lunch, happy hour, dinner nightly and weekend brunch.

Enjoy chargrilled oysters or crab cake for a starter, before enjoying one of the seasonal meals such as Thai fried catfish, seafood chowder, Korean barbecue swordfish or rock shrimp po�boy. Jax Fish House also serves steak and burgers, as well as a kids� menu so that everyone will enjoy their meal. Don�t leave without a taste of Jax Fish House�s famous house made sorbet or pork fat beignets.
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PB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Happy hour oyster selection is what it is. Don't expect more than what you pay for. Otherwise everything is great about this place!

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Responded 9 hours ago

Thanks for the feedback. The Emersums have been pretty dang popular. Anything you could suggest, that we're not offering, oyster wise? We always love to hear things we can improve on.

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N
Denver
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a dozen oysters, calamari, fish and chips, and one of us had a salad with salmon. The food was excellent and recommended. Service was good but sometimes a bit slow as the restaurant was busy for lunch.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for the great review!

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MG
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The staff was great, friendly, and helpful... just started to feel they were asking to pull plates off the table faster than we were moving through them (and it wasn't a very busy night).

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Responded 4 days ago

Hey Martin, thank you so much for the kind words, Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, Wife was celebrating her birthday. She was very happy! Very important!
The Staff was great! A shoutout to Brittany for being a just super nice and pleasure to talk to.....

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Responded 6 days ago

Awesome, David. Glad to hear your wife had a great birthday celebration with us!

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A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More chill than the union station location, amazing cocktails and solid fish options. The food is so good.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the great review! Glad you had a great experience with us.

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RP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious but I found it quite expensive . The items on the menu, which was the brunch and lunch menu were fine but the raw bar was very expensive.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Roseanne, Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit, but sorry to hear you felt some of our prices were a bit too high. We make every effort to give our guests great value, but unfortunately, sometimes market prices prevent us from keeping certain items in that great value range. Hopefully, on your next visit, we can find some raw bar items, that are pleasing, to both your taste, and your wallet!

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CE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had brunch on Mother’s Day. My son ordered the shrimp and grits and was disappointed to find one large and one small shrimp on his plate. Oscar omelet was a bit thin. Everything else was great.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hey Cindy, Thanks for the feedback. We will definite do our best to focus on consistency. Have a great week!

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DM
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was very disappointed. Booked Jax for Mother's Day on the recommendation of my sister. I expected much more for a $300 lunch. When we first sat down, my wife had to request a new napkin, as hers was dirty. Following that I believe we returned 3 plates because they were dirty, and both my boys had dirty water. The server was ok, but not really on top of things for what the meal cost. For instance, my son had to ask for a refill 4 or 5 times before she brought one. My wife wanted crab for Mother's Day, which is one reason I chose Jax, but to my surprise, they did not have King Crab when we went (even though I had called about the menu and they told me it would be the typical brunch menu, which on the website includes King Crab). We settled for snow crab and dungeness crab. It was fine, but again, for the price of the meal, some preparation would have been nice. Snow crab shell is very soft, so crab crackers don't work, they just bend the shell. Some scissors would have been nice at minimum, or the kitchen could prepare them prior. By the time I got the meat out of the shell it, and the butter, were cold. The crab cake was just ok. Really it was just a pile of lump crab with an aioli sauce (the sauce was good). I was disappointed with the Shrimp and grits. Again, it was ok. Not bad, but nothing really to get excited about. And there were only 2 shrimp. My wife and I shared, so we each got a shrimp. The caesar salad was good. The Tuna poke was not good, at all. I did appreciate that they accommodated my smaller children and made a marinara sauce for pasta. The cocktails were good, and so were the oysters. Overall just a really disappointing lunch. Since my wife wanted King Crab, I stopped at the grocery on the way home and prepared some myself for dinner. Fortunately I was able to satisfy her craving. I would not go back to Jax, unfortunately.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

I am extremely disappointed to hear about your experience with us, this past weekend. Sounds like we dropped the ball, start to finish in every way possible on your visit. I would love to connect with you personally, and talk a bit. I will message you my phone number, and I'd really appreciate you giving me a call. in the interim, please accept my apologies, and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance for your time and have a great day, Chris Kohn General Manager

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Y
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought mom here for Mother’s Day brunch. Super delicious, seafood is always fresh and mom had a great time!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Yoon, Thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate you for being a great friend to Jax.

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J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good time. Service was a bit off this past evening but quality was great.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Sorry to hear the service was off. Anything specific you can share with us, that we could improve on for next time?

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the staff and the food is always great. If there is anything worng they always try fixing it.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thanks Katrina. We appreciate you!

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N
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appreciate the chef who agreed to prepare the seafood chowder that wasn’t on the lunch menu. Delicious!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hey Nance, Thanks for coming out. Glad to hear you had a great time.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The service was absolutely horrible. The waitress was slow- brought one drink for my boyfriend and then came back 10 min later w mine! We asked at 546 when HH was over and she said 6 and then took off instead of asking off wanted to put an order in she forgot crackers and silverware so we went to the bar to ask and he was super rude and unfriendly like we were putting him out for asking. She didn’t smile once and you could tell that she hates her job. If I owned this restaurant she would have been fired ! We spent about$200 and i just can’t believe the service we got for spending the money. I frequent the JAX downtown and have never experienced anything like this. This was on the patio....Friday May 3 from 5- 9. Waitress had a big belly. Don’t know her name because she never gave it to us.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Lisa, I am extremely disappointed to hear about your experience with us, this past weekend. Sounds like we dropped the ball, start to finish in every way possible on your visit. I would love to connect with you personally, and talk a bit. I will message you my phone number, and I'd really appreciate you giving me a call. in the interim, please accept my apologies, and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance for your time and have a great day, Chris Kohn General Manager

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

Excellent food! The oysters were briny and delicious. Great wait staff. One of my Denver Faves!

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Hey Brad, thanks so much. See you again soon!

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San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood. The chowder is standout. Cool restaurant.

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Responded on May 4, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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DC
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Normally a 5, but this trip everything was off. Apps arrived after meal, salad arrived after apps, bread came after meal was finished. Kitchen was not on top of things. Expect more for these prices.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Sorry to hear we had some timing issues. Definitely not our standard. We appreciate your patience, and look forward to the opportunity to get back in your good graces.

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J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

Even though we had reservations we didn’t get seated for an hour

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Ouch. Bad form on our part. We apologize for that inconvenience. I'd love the opportunity to discuss your experience with us, personally. Would you mind sending me an e-mail and we can chat a bit? Thanks so much for your time and I look forward to talking with you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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e
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Made a last-minute reservation here for Sunday lunch on Easter. We like the decor and vibe generally, but this was not a great experience and we won't return for a while. It was full but not packed, yet the struggling staff was in the weeds the whole time we were there. Our high top by the kitchen provided a bird's-eye view of food stacked in the window for lengthy periods, waiters confused about which plates went to which table, etc. We waited 45 min for a very simple shrimp cocktail starter. When we finally got the entrees, the fries were soggy and the slaw was dry. We did like the mimosas, however!

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Really disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We take tremendous pride in both our food and service, so to hear this feedback is tough. I would love to discuss your visit a bit more, if you wouldn't mind e-mailing me and we can chat a bit? Thanks so much for the feedback, and I look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food quality and customer service! Best calamari and crab cakes I’ve ever tasted!

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Thanks so much Michelle. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Random date night with my husband. It’s been a go to for us for 20 years - love having a location close to our house (and being able to avoid the craziness of Lodo).
Apps were outstanding- raw and grilled oysters. Entrees were good not great.

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Awesome. Thanks for coming to see us!

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G
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Jax is always good. The raw bar is outstanding and I love the oyster selection. Staff is friendly and very helpful. A small complaint; the salads showed up before the oysters. A small thing but a restaurant of this caliber should be able to properly pace a meal. This is minor complaint and we will definitely be back.

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Thanks for the kind words. Look forward to your next visit!

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BV
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Have always liked Jax from the time we used to live in Boulder. The food is good - though the kitchen forgot the broth for my husband's dish which made it lack interest and my portion was smaller than I expected. Service was very slow - though the kitchen was busy that night. Overall I still think they produce a great product - we just didn't have the best night we've ever had at Jax.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Glendale
Responded on April 28, 2019

Really disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We take tremendous pride in both our food and service, so to hear this feedback is tough. I would love to discuss your visit a bit more, if you wouldn't mind e-mailing me and we can chat a bit? Thanks so much for the feedback, and I look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Second time in a row that we’ve had the same waiter and had to complain to the manager about the poor service… Very slow

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Really disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We take tremendous pride in both our food and service, so to hear this feedback is tough. I would love to discuss your visit a bit more, if you wouldn't mind e-mailing me and we can chat a bit? Thanks so much for the feedback, and I look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch place

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Responded on April 20, 2019

Thanks for the great review.

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H
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

We had an ok meal. Kitchen's fault not the server. They took their time but we were compted for our appetizer since they delayed our meal. They forgot the lobster in our dish as well. Had to ask for it lol. Overall good but you wont see me lining up to get a table there.

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Responded on April 16, 2019

Helen, I am so sorry you did not enjoy your last visit and clearly I could benefit from learning more about your experience. I'll be reaching out to you privately and I greatly appreciate your feedback. Best regards, Adam Reed Director of Operations

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BD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food with GREAT service. What really stood out was that even with a very good server the management team took a lot of time to come talk with us, make sure everything was good and showed genuine interest in us. Very welcoming place.

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Responded on April 16, 2019

Thanks Bruce. Always a pleasure to talk with our guests. Hope to see you soon!

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AR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. We all found something that peaked our taste buds very easily.
The decor is great too.

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Responded on April 7, 2019

Thanks Arthur. We appreciate the kind words. Hope to see you soon. Chris Kohn General Manager

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SS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and I had wonderful service from Marie.

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Responded on April 7, 2019

Steven, Thanks so much for the great review! Chris Kohn General Manager

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SG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The first part of our meal was good (oysters, soup, salad), but then it took 20 minutes after we finished our apps to get the crab legs we ordered, and they were tasteless and way overpriced for little what we got. Also, our server seemed to think her job was beneath her while doing her job very poorly. She had attitude every time she came around, which wasn't often, and she very obviously lied to us about why our crab legs took so long to arrive. This place used to be great, but we won't be going back. Made for a very disappointing celebration dinner.

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Responded on April 7, 2019

Shelly, definitely not a great performance on our part. I'd like to discuss your experience with you personally. Any chance you'd help us out and share some specific feedback with us? I'd appreciate it. I have included my e-mail in a private message. Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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M
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was marginal at best. Drinks were weak and tasteless. They were also out of the dish I wanted.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall a nice experience. Our last were a bit underdone and the salmon portion seems a bit small for $30. Flavor of the salmon/oysters were good. Our server was personable and friendly but she seemed a bit overwhelmed with too many tables. I'll definitely be back but I like to leave constructive criticism as best as I can for places I enjoy.

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LJ
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was extremely slow on this particular occasion. It looked like there were only two waitresses waiting table and perhaps what appeared to be the manager helping to get food out. The food was mediocre at best. We sat at a high top with view into the kitchen. I saw one of the cooks preparing food without gloves and tasting it with his bare hands plating it to be served. He was the one on the “non cooked” station (salads, appetizers, etc that did not require the food to be cooked). He seemed to be doing more talking than getting food out. Thankful the food we ordered required cooking and that chef did not appear to have any mishaps. It felt like a bad episode of Kitchen Nightmares.

I have been before and never had an experience like this. From now on I’ll stick to the downtown location.

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Responded on April 7, 2019

Wow. Extremely disappointing to hear about an experience like this happening in our restaurant, Any chance you'd help us out and share some detailed feedback with us? I'd appreciate it. I have included my e-mail in a private message. Thanks and look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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EH
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great place to have a great conversation. The crab cake Benedict was good but could have had a bit more crab. Our waiter was awesome!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately, the Manager wasn't overly friendly when my husband had a question on one of the menu items. We've never had a problem before, though, so hoping it's an isolated occurrence since this place is one of our favs...

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MK
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Late seating even w reservation. Service not that great either. Used to be one of our favorite “go to” places. Reconsidering that after our last experience.

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HH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! We had an amazing dinner, great music and the manager comped our dessert for my husband's birthday! Wonderful food and great signature drinks. We can't wait to go back!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, atmosphere and service! Always a favorite.

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Responded on March 14, 2019

Thanks for the great review.

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J
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable as any dining experience at Jax has ever been for us.

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Awesome! Thanks John.

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w
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have eaten at three of the four Jax restaurants, and they have all been uniformly excellent. In fact, I think they have gotten better with time. This one is just off Colorado Boulevard in southeast Denver, in a complex of shops and restaurants. We got lucky with parking and found a spot close by; there is also a garage there in the complex. We were greeted and seated promptly, and our server stopped by promptly as well.
I had the pan roasted grouper, and really enjoyed it! I thought it was a good winter dish with the brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. It was light on the bacon, but I thought that was OK for this dish. I thought it was a good size portion as well, but of course your opinion may differ on that. My wife ate lightly; she had the lump crab cake, which she always gets, and a bowl of seafood chowder. She enjoyed both dishes.
We each had some coffee and chocolate chip cookies to finish. The cookies were served warm, and we thought they were very tasty. We recommend any Jax restaurant if you're in the mood for fish and seafood.

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Responded on March 21, 2019

Thanks for the great feedback. Look forward to seeing you next time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place was busy, but our service was a little slow. The food was great. We’d go back

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thanks for the great review.

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