Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City

4.5
1183 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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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1183 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during KC Restaurant Week and the food selection was great and delicious. Also the happy hours specials were great.

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vipCorcard
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were in KC for the day from 3 hours away and I was really looking forward to eating at Jax. Had a great experience last year, love their fresh oysters. I had made reservations days in advance and confirmed the reservation. Unfortunately the host and hostess were not very welcoming and when I asked the hostess if we could sit at a booth, she said they were all reserved and got seated at a table without any views while all the booths were empty and people got seated in them shortly after. It may not seem like a big deal but it just struck me as odd and made me feel unwelcome. We had good service afterwards but my Ahi tuna bowl was about half the size of the one I had before and overall I was really disappointed. My husbands fish and chips were a bit soggy. This was my favorite place in KC for fresh fish but unfortunately won’t be returning any time soon. I don’t understand why people that are put in front of the house are not at least friendly or try to be a little accommodating. Jax, hire some people to better represent your restaurant! I usually don’t take the time to review restaurants but I was really disappointed in Jax.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! The food was very good and so was the service!

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PamC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time. Food and service were great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time we dine at Jax!

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DaleJ
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Not our first experience at Jax but this time it was disappointing! Staff was friendly, waiter was absent often and getting consistent service was not possible. We were at a table near the raw bar and apparently every time an order came in and was ready for pickup a bell sounded similar to a ring camera. Very annoying.

Food was sub par and overly prepared. I ordered 6 oysters that are supposed to be medium sized and 3 of the 6 were tiny and should have never been plated , especially at $3.25 a piece.

This will be our last time to Jax.

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Skp9876
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Drinks are slow in the bar area, but food is excellent.

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vipAmyC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Birthday, my son and I went in and the service, food and atmosphere were fantastic. Great Birthday experience

MD
vipMolDap
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oysters are always fresh and delicious! Music seemed to be exceptionally loud even for a Friday night. Love this place and will be back. Chris is the best server!

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eatpray
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal last night with our daughter and SIL, the specials were great, the steak was great and I personally love the poke salad so I had that after some fried calimari and oysters! The waitress was friendly, helpful, very attentive and really helped us have a great experience. We had to dash out to go to the symphony and they had our food to us fast and we made it on time. Another wonderful evening at Jax!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Food was amazing and service was great!!

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MaddieH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had NYE dinner here, the drinks and food were great! Service was good and everything came out really quick. We ordered the sea bass special which was some of the best I have had, I wish they had it on their menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. The New Years menu was perfect. They have a ton of great non-alcoholic drinks and the service was exceptional.

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TamishaN
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

New Years Eve dinner date

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and would recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I expected parking on the plaza to be difficult. But when we walked in, our table wasn’t ready. Our server didn’t know they were out of mussels, they brought out my dates food before mine. The portions were very small for the price paid. The taste was good but the catfish was horribly bland. All in all will not try this again. Didn’t live up to the hype.

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ToddM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Laura was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu.

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DaveA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Zac our server was very friendly and knowledgeable

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JudyW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Quality of food was great, but selection of fresh fish was limited.

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vickimcnickle
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good not great. Fish was over coojed

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The oysters were fresh and overall very good. The menu was short several items so we did not stay for dinner but we definitely come back if only for the oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed. My 10 year old ordered the clams and spaghetti, he loved it. My husband myself and my 13 year old were interested in trying several things. We decided to order multiple appetizers so we could sample several things. We ordered the chargrilled oysters, mussels, ahi tuna poke, calamari, crab cake, cup of gumbo and a small wedge salad. All of the items were wonderful. If I had to pick a favorite I would select the mussels as they were superb. I didn’t get a chance to taste the clams as my 10 year old ate them so fast they were gone before I could ask. The Bangkok Fizz was an excellent drink if you find yourself perusing the cocktail menu. Excellent food and service. I would definitely recommend and would definitely return.

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vipTimB
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations for Christmas Eve, so it probably wasn’t a typical evening. Because of the holiday, there was an abbreviated menu for the night. However, we both found something on the menu to enjoy, and tried several of their cocktails as well (which were all excellent). The fish and scallops were cooked perfectly. Our waiter was excellent and service was perfect. All in all it was a great experience. We will definitely return in the near future.

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CameronF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing prefix menu, seriously 10/10. Everything was prompt, cooked perfect and just super delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We want to try the 5 course fish but I had gastric sleeve and can not eat that much. I called ahead and asked they told me no. So we ordered off the menu. We had margaritas that was way to sour and then I switched to sangria it wasn’t any better! What we ordered of menu was really good but way overpriced IMO. $40 for 4 scallops and $40 for a small cube of fish?! Our bill was $135 for what we got! No sure why we left a tip because our waitress wasnt seen much a d didn’t serve our food she took our order and gave us the ticket?! Will not return! But what we got was very good!

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CAK227
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the experience. We will think of it for special occasions.

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cathyd
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful food. The server was exceptional. The value was unbelievable. Max far exceeded our greatest expectations.

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Lotus
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was a great server. Food was absolutely wonderful. Lobster Mac and oysters!!!

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vipOnesharpgirl
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The crab cake and drinks were good but the quality of the rest of our meals was poor. Our check was $239 and we left disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Great food and service.

DM
DMCoop
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun birthday dinner with my daughter.

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ACCal
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very little lobster in lobster roll and in lobster Mac and cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters and caviar were delicious and the server was awesome. I always enjoy dining there.

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vipAbigail
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was the bartender Lara and she was outstanding. The only negative was the annoyingly loud music; couldn't carry on a conversation without shouting across the table. Guess some staff member was hearing impaired. Again, service was outstanding and Lara is the best!

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vipTeeDub11826
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dinner with 6 of us. This was my first time here. The food was just ok, the service was really good. For seafood restaurants, there are better places i.e. Bristol or Eddie V's.

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vipJinnyL
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We tried Jax for the first time and unfortunately were a bit disappointed. They were out of a lot of things including lobster which was a top choice on our list. The appetizer was good (calamari) and the hush puppies were excellent. However, the entrees were not on par with the price point and compared to other seafood restaurants in the area (Eddie V’s). The scallops had some kind of seed on the top that made it feel like the scallops were sandy/gritty. We really wanted to like this restaurant and were sad that it didn’t live up to expectations.

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vipCCDublin
Kansas City
58 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife out tonight. Jax Fish house is always a great experience.

LJ
LJLaw
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great device great food. We had a reservation for 4 on a busy Saturday. They accommodated our plus 2 and fitted us in. Great experience.

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Yomi
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was precise and delicately prepared. It’s clear that the restaurant takes great pride in their food. Servers and hostess were timely, friendly, & knowledgeable. 10/10 can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5