Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City

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Howdy friends, we are excited to be re-opening on August 5th! We look forward to serving you the FRESHEST sustainable seafood in the country!
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Praised as one of KC’s Best Restaurants by 435 Magazine, Jax serves up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer to the masses that join us in our Hotel Sorella adjacent hotspot. Prepare yourself for the welcoming, yet wild vibe that has set JAX apart from all the rest. Due to dedicated sustainable seafood practices, Jax Fish House is proud to be the first restaurant in Missouri to be certified by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch. Seafood is delicious…let’s make it last forever.

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TylerB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Staff was great in recommendations, etc.

Very knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reserved a table and they didn’t have one for me when I arrived. I ended up going to another restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, one of the best meals i’ve had in a long time. Our server was perfect, she had great recommendations.

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AmyFerg
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coconut and jalapeno infused mussels were to die for, as was the halibut entree. The manager stopped by the table and was genuinely happy to be open and have us as patrons. We'll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service!

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TimothyG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food and great service. Ambiance was okay for the level of restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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SelinK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my birthday dinner and our waiter Matthew brought us yummy treats. Thank you

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vipdatenite2
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The place was cozy. The servers were nice and attentive. We ordered gumbo and it wasn’t great but it was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ditto was an excellent server. The food was a little too salty for our taste, but still great.

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GoChiefs2020
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My 1 and only complaint would be that our table was rather tiny for 5 adult men. Not enough space on the table for everything. Even the waitress questioned the table size when we were approached.

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PatL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jax as always, exceeded our expectations from the time we were greeted at the front door, to the excellent and knowledgeable service people's. And the food . . . We had the halibut and the ahi .. . . Both were out of this world!

Thank you Jax for keeping such a high standard . . . Especially during these difficult times!

Hang in there . . . We want to come back!

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Note
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Oysters wonderful, crab pretty good, shrimp a little too soft. Limited seating choices due to virus adjustments. This was not our first nor our last visit. Very helpful waitstaff.

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vipJeanS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jax was a lovely surprise! The staff is friendly and attentive, and they made personal efforts to welcome me as a newcomer in town. The Happy Hour Menu was amazing! The dishes had unique flavors and presentation. I will be back again soon!

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RobinS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food excellent. From what we were told, Service poor due to two employees with possible covid.
Understandable if that was correct.

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BillyF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone we interacted with provided top notch service. The food was simply amazing. If you haven’t been to Jax’s you are missing out on one of KC’s best.

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BillH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff did a great job. We felt safe with their Covid policy.

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AmberW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Jax’s. We were incredibly impressed with the food, the service, & the extra care they took to personalize our visit. We are already planning our next trip to Jax’s!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time there. Enjoyed it. Seemed like other tables were getting favored treatment, ie gifts or manager coming to table to offer stuff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Jax! Great service and food!!!

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Lynley
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Great food. Great service. We’ll be back!

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vipJudyW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you want quality seafood in a nice but relaxed atmosphere, Jax is the place for you. Our server was very attentive and management spent several minutes chatting with us to ensure we were having a quality experience. Moreover, Jax focus is on sustainably sourced seafood, so you'll feel good eating it. Will be going back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here it’s therapy for my soul. Great food, service and atmosphere. I like the salmon and the fish and chips. My son also loves the fish and chips and the fish tank. We love this place!

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SteveH
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I don;'t know if they are having trouble due to the Covid pandemic but they have a very limited menu and were our of several items we had selected. For a fish place, I expected an ample section. It was very limited and not innovatively prepared or served. Overall it was a disappointment and I will not hold a special occasion dinner there again.

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good, food fantastic
Cute place. Would highly recommend

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Lonnie
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant - everything about it. One of our favorites in the KC area. The seafood is wonderful. Service is fast and friendly. With all of the Covid safety precautions in place we felt safe and at ease. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jax is always a good idea! We went for a date and watched the Chiefs game. The people at Jax are so friendly and very attentive. We will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

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MaggieV
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jax's was great - easy to book a reservation, the service was friendly, and the food was good. The oysters were delicious and the Lobster Mac was great. The wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at Jax on a Friday evening. We made reservations. During this COVID crisis, restaurants have closed and not come back. Jax came back and with an attitude to be the best they could be in the circumstances. Our server, Matthew, was very engaging and attentive. The Manager and the GM both came to check on us during our meal. Yes, the menu is limited, it has to be! This is a seafood restaurant. You cannot keep seafood for a limited time and when you can only seat about 50% of your tables, you have to limit your menu or you will not be able to stay open. The menu has plenty to choose from. Everything we ordered was fresh and the presentation was fantastic. We were very impressed with how the team of waitresses and waiters worked together. Savannah met us at the front door with a huge smile, you could even see it through her mask.
Please everyone, give the restaurant managers, waitstaff and cooks a chance. Would you like to be working with a mask on all day? In a kitchen? Try it some time! The bartender even brought our drinks to us and told us a bit about himself. In a non-COVID time, this would not have happened. He enjoys working for the GM and Manager so much when one of his co-workers fell ill, he was called and volunteered to come and cover for his shift. This is a team at Jax. They are happy to be back at work after an almost five month hiatus. Give them credit for bringing their 'game faces' and being friendly and attentive. Yes, we have been to Jax pre-COVID and we will be back. They are good people and the food is consistently good.
We appreciated the service and the food. We were not rushed and we felt valued and appreciated as customers. The GM and the Manager made sure to say 'goodbye' and ask us to come back. We absolutely will - with reservations.
Please do not try and come to the restaurant without a mask and without reservations. Masks are the law, reservations are worth it. Be kind to them, they have given a lot!

Best and Bravo!!!

KB
KristinaB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great oysters! Had a wonderful evening.

DD
vipDeeDee
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the menu so much...have tried shrimp and grits, oysters, catfish with collard greens and every time it’s excellent! Service so good too! Will be back again and again.

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ShaneK
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was as good as I remembered it- haven't been in a while with covid and work travels, but everything is just as fantastic!
Our server Mitchell was very helpful and nice.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get establishment to have dinner at. The host and servers were great! The food was terrific!!! Definitely I will return.

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vipsteveb
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress was not very good . Does not understand the difference between dark ad milk chocolate. Menu is very limited.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Mussels were not very good and I didn’t think the snow crabs were worth the price

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HayleeH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic server and the food was AMAZING! We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and planned to enjoy a few apps/drinks on happy hour before heading out to our dinner later with family and friends. We had the grilled oysters, and raw oysters both on the HH menu and the NJ ones as well- both so yummy! We also tried the gumbo fries which were so different but also just as delicious. We will absolutely be returning in the future- and definitely plan to enjoy a full meal there next time!

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jasonr
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Had grilled oysters. Mussels where great. Lobster and shrimp poboy. Service was good. Def recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place one of our favx

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great!! It has been years since I’ve had REAL seafood and wanted to try something new so I got the 1 LB steamed mussels while my friend got the Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna- I’m sold on mussels from here on out. Can’t wait to visit this place again when I visit again.

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