Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City

4.7
1027 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Jax Fish House is open and ready to welcome you for both indoor and outdoor dining and curbside pick-up 7 days a week. Any way you choose to dine, we got you. For curbside pick-up order online! It is easy-peasy, and you can place an order for a future date, too.
Order Online: jaxfishhouse.com/kansas-city
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Please note: Our last reservation is at 8:30pm as the dining room must be empty at 10pm per KC Health Dept Guidelines. We aim to keep our guests and staff SAFE in this COVID-time and we ask that all guests wear masks when entering the the restaurant and while seated at a table, and not actively consuming food or drink. Thank you so much!
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Jax Fish House in the Plaza works tirelessly to bring fresh caught seafood and fine coastal food to the surrounding landlocked community. The dining experience, whether outdoors or at your home, focuses on sustainable seafood when choosing who to partner with to provide guests only the freshest seafood.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1027 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJeffR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great Plaza gem. The food was top shelf on presentation and taste. The stuffed tomato also made this a great place for a vegetarian to eat on a date with a seafood lover.

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Bailey
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Kelly was amazing, as was the food!

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katieb
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was a great quiet neighborhood with wonderful seafood. We were seated right away despite being early for our reservation. The food was fresh and had interesting flavors. Our server seemed a bit frazzled, which made the service not quite as great as some other experiences. The food was totally worth the slightly higher expense, although the wine seemed very pricey for the brand we were served. Would definitely try this restaurant again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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DevraE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was very attentive and our server gave great recommendations.

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KristinaF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Some of the best oysters I’ve ever had. Love that this restaurant offers mocktails. Service was great. Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding seafood and service.

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Kurt
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent, expensive, but excellent. They had a smoked honey they used for the old fashioned..sooo goood!

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MarioM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Servers and Staff really made a difference in accomodating our groups' specific requests

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Craving seafood. This met all our expectations. Excellent oyster selection!

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Kort
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for date night - a friend recommended the mussels and oysters here. It was my first time at this location AND trying an oyster - both were incredibly satisfying experiences that I will be going back for again. The staff were so kind and went above and beyond to ensure we had a lovely time!

Recommendation: try the oysters & mussels, the happy hour menu rocks, and if you're going for date night, try and snag a gondola ride on the water at the plaza for after dinner if you can. (reservations only)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.. seafood in KC.. who would of thunk! Plates were beautiful and service very personable. Loved the outdoor patio.

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vipPooleP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After reviewing several restaurant suggestions in KC, we selected Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar...we’re certainly glad we did! Service was awesome and the dinner was amazing. Our server made great suggestions! Special attention from the general manager was much appreciated. We would definitely recommend this place to others.

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LisaS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is very important part of our time and money spent. Our server, Lara T, was on point!!

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TimH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our Special Occasion Restaurant. Always top quality sea food

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vipMalissaT
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to stop for dinner/drinks!! Great food and happy hour!!

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BecDec
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic. Our server Chris was the best. We ask for his area every time we go there. Had oysters, shrimp, crab legs and the best dessert....strawberries and fennel infused meringue and a blueberry cream sauce. It was the perfect place to celebrate a family members birthday!!!

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Blackberry
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A friend and I met for dinner at Jax. The food, service, and ambiance were all great. Our server was extremely attentive and helpful with food suggestions. We enjoyed it and will return.

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Corcard
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the super fresh oysters and the tuna poke bowl. My husband had the seafood chowder with the corn bread and he loved it too. Energetic, fun atmosphere but not too noisy. Great drinks and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back!

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Michael
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Initially seated in a dungy back room. Moved to outside, music blaring. Ordered wine. 15 minutes later no wine. Got up and left.

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MeliahC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the combination of a relaxed yet intriguing environment with amazing seafood and cocktails. The bar tenders were fantastic and so was our waitress Kelly. Celebrated 10 years of marriage with one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Small portions all around with a high price, food was bland and the drinks were in small glasses with sport event pricing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Family meal

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend loves seafood and he picked Jax to go to for his birthday this year. It was a fine dining experience while still being casual.
I had some of the best food I’ve ever had in my life at Jax’s, and I’ve been to a lot of eateries!!! BEST HUSHPUPPIES EVER!

Loved it loved it loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Oysters were fantastic. I had the special, salmon with forest mushrooms, excellent!

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ColeH
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife’s birthday. She had a great time. The drinks were fantastic and the food was delicious. Service was great and the ambiance is really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Once the waitress finally came over after sitting at our table for 20 minutes, it turned out to be a great experience!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at the restaurant and it was the best choice for date night. We were celebrating a few things and, rarely get to go out, so we wanted a good place to eat. We found that, everything was better than anticipated, would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour!

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AlexM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault it. The West Coast oysters, the calamari, the celebration platter all outstanding.

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Parkville53
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Friendly and appreciative staff. Good food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Music was way too loud interfered with our conversation

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ShaneK
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like seafood, Jax is a no-brainer. Friendly and knowledgeable staff members, great ambiance, and fantastic drinks/food, Jax is always a good choice for a date night, a get-together with family and friends, or just a fun weekend brunch. Lara, our server this time was super friendly, made amazing suggestions on drinks and food, and even helped my friend with helpful tricks to enjoy raw oysters. I tried a new drink that wasn't on the menu yet (Long Snout I think it was called) and it was fantastic, as well as the special that night (clams and meatballs, an Italian classic) which was superb.

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DougJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We didn't appreciate the music - seemed like rap or something, it had an incessant beat and was all the same, it was annoying (perhaps they typically cater to a younger crowd). Fish and chips - the chips were shoestring fries which seemed inappropriate to us (and not what one wants with fried fish) - and they get cold quickly (were not super hot to start). Catfish was good but the mustard greens in red sauce was a detractor. They did make some fried oysters for us for a starter - Mom's favorite, it was her birthday, and not on the menu. So hats off to them being accommodating. Hush puppies were very good - they roll them in sugar and seafood seasoning - very clever and tasty. But not enough to compel us to return any time soon.

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Weeat71
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son and his girlfriend for dinner. They had never been and loved it!!

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BrandonS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time whenever I’m there!! Great staff and eats

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BobA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were very good overall. I was expecting more of the char grilled New Orleans flavor similar to Acme or Dragos but Jax was still good. A bit pricey compared to similar food around the country but we are in KC not on the coast.

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KathiC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Can not wait to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour with my sister. Lara was our server and was excellent! She marked up the menu with all the gluten free options at our request. Great drinks, great seafood.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City using the Order Online button. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 437-7940.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City is rated 4.7 stars by 1027 OpenTable diners.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigredf.securetree.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.