Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City

4.5
1106 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Tue - Thu 7:30PM - 9:00PM

What 1106 people are saying
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NathanielG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oyster recommended. And happy seafood mouth we love mussel chadornay garlic

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Dave
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Excellent cocktail. My husband ordered a smoke flavor tequila Manhattan and it was amazing. The wait staff was excellent. Great Food in a casual atmosphere.

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KiraW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Jax and we cannot wait to go back. The food was absolutely phenomenal and the cocktails were delicious too. Zack was our server and mentioned that he was incredibly busy but was positive and upbeat. I’ve been a server for many, many years and will always appreciate honest service. I’d love to have him as a server again. Y’all are doing great work and I can’t wait to come back and enjoy your place more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner and awesome service by Zach. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating.

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DennisC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service. Enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Too noisy! Too salty. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Atmosphere was great, food was outstanding. We will definitely be back

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winefoodguy
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasantly surprised. Great service, really fresh oysters and all of the entrees were excellent and cooked perfectly. Nice accompaniments and sauces. I would definitely come back here.

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Jc2015foodie
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced, small portions. Waiter didn’t know ingredients in dishes. More of a bar that happens to have food

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Was really looking forward to this place but did not feel the food was very good. I had to Maine lobster roll and there was a lot of bread in ratio to the filling. The fries were limp and cold. My husband had the seafood chowder and I thought it was good but he did not care for it. I had a lime tart for dessert and it tasted just like Costco Keylime pie. I will not be going here again

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vipSarah
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Menu is very limited. Our food was good. Waiter wasn’t very experienced or knowledgeable.

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SharonR
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service. Attentive, very nice server. Delicious oysters. Overall, an enjoyable meal.

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MichaelT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Felt that the menu has been reduced to the point of limiting choices.

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vipJH84
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and service and food was outstanding. Loved the low noise as well as could still have a lovely conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love Jax. However, I feel that the menu isn’t what it used to be. The food was good but I really struggled to find something I really wanted. I noticed everyone else did to.

The service was fantastic and Brie is our favorite server. She didn’t disappoint this time.

Love the restaurant Love the service. Menu needs to go back to the Jax basics!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was not good. The waiter took awhile to come to ask if we want another drink. We could see my drink sitting at the bar. He didn’t check on us during dinner. The oysters were so small and salty. Our dishes were very salty as well. Very disappointing

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KeithC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every aspect of Jax! The staff was very knowledgeable , professional, fun and efficient! Th food was fantastic! At our table of three, there was not one complaint about the appetizers, main course or the deserts! The ambience was delightful. It was just a little cool in there for us, so grab a light jacket!

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood. Great service. Staff was very friendly and curtious.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for the kind words John!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Service was going impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Service was great

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Skywalker
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jax never disappoints! Fresh seafood! Fantastic cocktails and excellent service. You can't go wrong.

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ArbieV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on Jax to give you great service and excellent food. It's our special place to celebrate our 55 year-old marriage. ADV

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PamelaE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood I have ever had in Kansas City! Pricey, but fantastic! The calamari was AMAZING! So tender and fresh! Everything was top notch! We ate on the patio and the atmosphere was perfect! Our server was Chay and he was superb! He is still learning and he is going to be one of the best servers around! Thank you Chay for an awsome birthday evening!

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DebbieY
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and cocktails!!

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Allie
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had a bad meal or experience at Jax. It’s our go-to for date night and love to bring new people to experience the food. The changing menu means I’m always trying something new!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you Allie! We appreciate your review and continued business and look forward to your next visit

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vipBenji
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent choice for a quick stop and awesome seafood. You have to try the housemade ginger beer!!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you Benji. We're glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Asked to be seated in a quieter area of the restaurant. We were seated next to the hostess stand. Oysters were very small but flavorful. Many things only came to the table after we asked twice. The lobster roll WAS NOT a $28 lobster roll. The waitress would continually wander off not to be seen again. Might go back for the drink specials.

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Antonio
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters were great both ways chargrilled and raw, definitely the favorite of the night. Rest of the food was OK, something was missing to say it was great. Drinks were not very tasty. We tried two different cocktails and both were lacking balance. Waiter was nice and did a great job. Host not that much, he was not very welcoming and he needs to be more gracious.

We paid around $120 for two people, not that bad, but a little pricey for the quantity and quality of the food and drinks.

It is good place. I recommend it, but it has potential to be great.

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SmallvilleBlues
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Food and drinks didn't quite live up to the promise of the menu. Definitely not a fine dining experience, but fine for a low-key date.

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sheris
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

raw oysters were excellent as was the Halibut. Lobster roll was just okay, small and nothing special.

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vipBruceV
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing. Bad service. Let me eat my salad before you bring my main course. Got the appetizer wrong, drinks very slow to arrive. The halibut was to be served with asparagus and caramelized onion on a bed of grits and English peas. It came out on top of a few greens and peas. No grits or asparagus. Would not recommend going here. You can have a better experience at Eddy V’s or even Seasons 52

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tylerb
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food tasted wonderful service was great wish we had one in Des Moines!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our encounter was outstanding. Our waitress was top notch! Our entrees were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff went out of their way to make our anniversary special. I brought flowers into the restaurant a couple hours before our reservation and asked if they would place them on our table. They did. And had a bottle of champagne waiting for us. Truly made the evening very special. This place never disappoints.

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TedL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Had an unfortunate glass of wine spilled on one of my guests. Staff handled it well, however management made no effort to make it right,.... which we were surprised and disappointed by.

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KeeD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Didn’t eat, was sold out of catfish and that was the main reason I went.

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sarahp
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs special was amazing! And the lime tart was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was horrible, food was average and extremely expensive for what we received!

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 4.5 stars by 1106 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.