Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City

4.7
993 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Jax Fish House is open and ready to welcome you for outdoor dining, curbside pick-up and our very own delivery 7 days a week. Any way you choose to dine, we got you. For curbside pick-up and delivery, 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 993 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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BrittanyC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were wanting some oysters and had heard this was the place to go in KC and it didn't disappoint! We got oysters, crab legs and shrimp and loved them, but the calamari appetizer was exceptional as well.

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ChadE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service was great, overall we had a fabulous time.

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wheresthebeach
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Maybe we ordered the wrong things, but food (halibut, gumbo and wedge) were par for what we paid. Service was great. Love the atmosphere. Will go back and do happy hour options.

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jillm
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a year of not eating in restaurants we chose Jax, though we'd never been there. It was the perfect choice--the food was terrific, service great, and it was quiet enough not to have to shout at each other. It's a pricey option, but well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just our first time eating there but it was my husband’s birthday and he wanted to try it so we did! I’m so glad we did because it was totally worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The cold oyster,shrimp, and crab sampler was amazing. The special was surf and turf and wasn’t worth the $40. The steak was over cooked and just blah. Next time we will just stick with seafood. Not sure if the bar was backed up the night we were there but the turn around time for drinks was over 20 minutes. We were ready to kick a few back but wasn’t able to make that happen :).

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RandallT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Oyster Dinner with appetizers and fantastic wine. Excellent service.

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KevinK
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Monday Happy Hour all day, good value always

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KatieF
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Good atmosphere. Set up is good for Covid times, with adequate space between tables. The grilled oysters were amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had guests in from out of town. Grouper dish was amazing. Seriously amazing. Fantastic waiter too. Such a fun spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura was great. Manager was attentive and positive. So good to be back here again.

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LorriD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always one of our favorite places to eat when in kc.

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jax never disappoints. We come back again and again.

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roryk
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service and felt comfortable. I know a lot of places are becoming more lax with COVID restrictions, but Jax is still doing a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time!! Just wish the oysters on happy hour were bigger! $24.00 for 12 is a good price.. if they weren’t SO SMALL!!

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Fridaynightfoodie
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for oyster month. What a fun selection on the oyster menu!

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vipAbigail
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service provided by Lara was MUCH improved over our last visit. She was outstanding. The oysters were fresh, chilled, and delicious as were the mussels. Definitely worth another visit.

KK
vipKimK
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So good! Little pricey for the crab legs but good! The waiter dropped our glasses/plates and got stuff on our shoes and pants...accident but not happy teen with stained clothes/shoes

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Lhornepopp
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Really enjoyed the oyster month menu!!

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FoodieC19
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was really good and service was great. Our server was very attentive and did a great job of recommending good oysters for a first-timer and the cioppino was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, they are very careful about cleaning and social distance. Great service with a smile.

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

Great as always

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vipRichT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done - great place to eat. I have been looking for a top seafood location in town and have been meaning to eat here. Great food and service. I'll be back.

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LukeCSU
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Good food, good restaurant but the server was MIA for our entire dinner. Felt like they were annoyed when they came to the table, took a long time to get drinks ordered or re-ordered.

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Catherine
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has something for everyone. The food is fresh and arrives at the table in a flourish of anticipation of your absolute pleasure. The servers are attentive and open to helping you make your selections with helpful recommendations. They are accommodating and cheerful. We've been to Jax twice and have not been disappointed. We are making Jax our 'go to' restaurant for fresh oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great. Happy to see things approaching normal again

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MarkM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it, fresh seafood, great service. Nothing in KC compares.

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vipAbigail
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The lemon drop martini's were awful. The server disappeared several times. We had to flag down other staff members for service. First time we've ever experienced this at Jax.

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GrandStreet
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food was amazing, we will definitely be back!

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vipLars
Kansas City
126 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! We hadn’t ventured out for a while and decided we should go to Jax to celebrate our wives’ birthdays. The other couple had not been here before and they were very impressed. Lucky us managed to come during the oyster celebration (which we took advantage of) and our meals were excellent. A special shout out to Briana, our server, who made us welcome right from the start and friendly and fantastic through our time there. Also a special thank you to Scott, who helped make the experience memorable. Hope to see you soon!

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Alison
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner! Service was pleasant and food was delicious, oysters and otherwise.

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 993 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.