Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in Lodo in Denver is a unique dining experience filled with fresh caught seafood in a cozy and lively atmosphere. The goal of Jax Fish House is to provide guests who live in a landlocked location access to amazing seafood which is why the in-house dishes are created with seafood flown in daily from the coast

Sidle up to the chef's counter where guests request chowder, gumbo, a clambake or steamed mussels that are made to order. The Jax Fish House raw bar offers chilled clams, lobster and crab as well as chef creations that enhance the flavors in various combinations. Pair any meal with one of the beer or wine choices available.
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H
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice variety on the menu. Portions are a bit small for price point, however, to be expected when enjoying seafood in the Rocky Mountains.

SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately, the kitchen had to discontinue serving entrees because of a hood issue. The server, Al, did a great job and still made our visit an excellent experience.

JL
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We had very excited server but was less than impressive on food detail, I ordered a bunless burger, she recommended medium, I agreed, came to me charred (very well done), I replaced fries for salad ($4 up charge), brought out meal with fries and no salad, had to send back, got salad was size of a plum. Ordered diet coke, she brought out regular, which is dangerous for a diabetic.

R
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing happy hour and delicious food. I've been here several times for their all night happy hour on Mondays and I can't get enough!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and great happy hour

TT
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Max has terrific seafood and excellent service. It is rather expensive, but that seems to be the norm in Denver. I liked it so much that I took two friends, who have commodious expense accounts there on Monday night. We were happy to discover the " all evening" Happy Hour oyster prices and the king crab legs special. They were out of the wine we ordered, but suggested and delivered a good substitute at the same price.
It's a lovely place with wonderful food. The oyster selection is very good.

QB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t remember our servers name... he went by Big Red, he was easily one of the best servers I’ve ever had. The oysters were amazing, and the King Crab legs were so on point. 10 out of 10 would recommend

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Quinn, We are so happy you had a blast with us. I will let Alec know that you loved his service. Thanks for the 5 stars and the 10 out of 10. We hope to see you in again soon. Thanks Matt GM Jax Lodo

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r
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Too much sauce on entrée Salmon. Ruined thé tarte of thé Fish.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on October 7, 2019

Roger, Sorry to hear that about the Salmon. We will put the sauce on the side for you next time. I appreciate your honesty and we will make adjustments in the future. Thanks for the 3 stars. We hope to get 5 stars on your next visit. Thanks again. Matt GM Jax Lodo

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HD
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, superb waitstaff, fun environment. Would return to Denver just to eat there.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hillary, That's awesome to hear. Come back anytime. Glad you had a wonderful experience with us . Thanks for the great review. Matt GM Jax Lodo

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Wisconsin, our time was wonderful the service the food EVERYTHING. Would recommend to anyone who wants amazing seafood!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as great of an experience as I thought (based on others’ feedback). The food was overly salty. Thought the food would be better for the price we paid. It was our anniversary and while the restaurant acknowledged and congratulated us, I guess we expected some type of small celebration... but nothing.

t
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going here during happy hour. We get a bunch of small plates to share between the table. Always start with a bunch of the $1.50 oysters and steamed mussels. Move onto calamari and other stuff from there. Prices are very reasonable and the food is great. The service is really top notch as well.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on October 7, 2019

Tom K, Glad you loved the happy hour specials. We are so happy you had a wonderful experience. Thank you Matt GM Jax lodo

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WA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful seafood restaurant. Their Emersum oysters are a bargain at 15. Excellent cioppino special.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on October 7, 2019

Walt, Thanks for dining with us. Glad you had a wonderful experience. Cioppino is our Sunday special and we will always have Emersums oysters in house. Thanks for the great review. Matt GM Jax Lodo

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MG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cold inside. Bring a sweater! Steak tartare different recipe. Not a fan :-( overall great night out! Thank you

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Mike G, Sorry about the A/C. We will definitely keep an eye on that. The steak tartare did get a new recipe Im sorry its not your favorite. Next time you are in we can make you the old recipe. Thanks for the review. Matt GM Jax Lodo

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Jax is really great for the food and the service is impeccable! Only negatives are the very limited aisles to walk through when getting anywhere in this restaurant and the noise level is above normal, which doesn’t make for great conversation across the table. But, still very worth it for all the rest they offer. Been twice now and will def go again!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thanks MartaG!!! We appreciate you!

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MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jax, does a great job. Alec and Mike were outstanding in there level of service and friendliness. We were having a wedding anniversary dinner and I couldn't be happier with our selection of Jax for the event.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thanks MarkS, for your review!!! We agree, Alec and Mike are pretty awesome! Thank you so much for celebrating your Anniversary with us! We are honored! Cheers, Adam @ Jax

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DS
Milwaukee
45 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing happy hour! The crab fried rice was really good and I forgot to photograph the crab cake, but that was amazing. Lots of crab and not to heavy on the bread crumbs.

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Responded on September 23, 2019

We think you are pretty amazing too! Thanks for your review, DSMKE!!!

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BC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time me and my wonderful girlfriend have dined here and it was just as amazing as the first, great cuisine, great staff and awesome atmosphere. We had a great time and will definitely be back next time we are in Denver!!!

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you BenjaminC!!! Travel safe, and we look forward to next time too!! Cheers!

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A
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I don't know that I would recommend Jax anymore. We've been coming here for over a decade and it's just not worth the hype that it once was. The bar takes up the majority of the restaurant, which is already too loud to carry on a conversation, and then you have the overflow crowd hovering over your table. Drinks are watery, staff is wonderful but extremely stressed and the food, more often than not, is overcooked. With a rotating/seasonal menu, we usually check the online menu before making a reservation. This time the menu was not what we expected, which happens, but the halibut I ordered for $35 was dry, chewy and inedible with the accompanying carrots and falafel completely burned to a crisp. Since our waiter was so stressed and running around the restaurant, we couldn't ask for a re-do. I can't say Jax is worth a $150 meal if this is what's coming out of the kitchen.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on September 23, 2019

Dear AI216, I am so sorry to read these words but I am also very thankful. Your feedback helps us to improve and I greatly appreciate your willingness to share, especially after years of dining with us. We are working hard to address the issues you listed, and we want to retain your trust as a favorite spot in Denver. I will be reaching out privately with hopes of connecting because we value you greatly and hope to serve you again soon. Gratefully, Adam Reed Director of Operations

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B
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This is an average restaurant but overpriced for the food and service. My food came out overdone, but the server didn’t return until the end of our meal to check.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on September 23, 2019

Bezee, I am sorry to learn that we did not cook your meal properly, but I am more disappointed to learn that we did not address our misstep while we were serving you...because we did not check back. My sincerest of apologies for that gross error. I will be reaching out privately with hopes of making things right. Thank you again for your feedback. Gratefully, Adam Reed Director of Operations

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RJ
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a shared small plate fest using the wide array of really interesting, tasty appetizers. What treat.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thanks for your review!!! We are glad you tried so many things...good plan!!

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AN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The food, atmosphere and service were top notch. Highly recommend.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thanks for your review!!! We greatly appreciate YOU!!!

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SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went for my girlfriends birthday on a Monday, which we later found out was “all night happy hour.” The restaurant itself was packed and they appeared to be understaffed, which subsequently led to slow service, and/or food tickets. While the happy hour deals were good, the food was not. We sent back the steak tar tar, and the crab cake was not good; however, the oysters while good were overpriced $28 for a half dozen of west coast Kumamoto. Our meal, seared tuna was mediocre at best but the staff, waiter/GM were VERY accommodating and tried to change it but we declined and ended up comping it. Overall we were bummed as the reviews were great, but despite not so good food, the staff went the extra mile to make things right.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great always is

CR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place with excellent service. A little pricey but I come from a smaller mid-western town. I would go there again. One caveat - the clams weren't worth it.

s
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Great place for happy hour but food quality was better at the Boulder location

l
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great happy hour vibe, pricing and selection. Been to the one in Boulder and was impressed in Denver this trip.

DW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love eating delicious oysters and crab legs here regularly. Alec is or favorite waiter he always makes us feel welcome

OT
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first time at Jax, although my companion had been there in the past. We were there for lunch. The food was excellent, and the service was very good; our server was a little busy, so we didn’t get attended to as quickly as we may have liked, although the maitre’d took good care of us. I had the salmon and soba noodles and my companion had a crab cake Caesar salad and both were excellent. Overall, it was a very good meal, and I hope to go back.

L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. A bit noisy.

SF
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of are go to favorites and we’ve never been steered wrong with great recommendations! Abigail was a great server and I couldn’t have enjoyed the night any more.

S
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, pretty loud, pretty expensive.

H
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We waited over 20 minutes for one glass of wine. Our waiter was avoiding our table because he realized that we were still waiting. My husband ordered a drink after my wine was ordered and he was served prior to me getting my glass. After the wine came to the table, he acted as if it was my fault for ordering a good glass of wine. When we went to pay, he took the card and returned it with the receipt and pen, but nothing to sign. When we asked about it, he thought he lost our card, but he had already returned it to us. When we told him that, he stated that he had not run the card previously. Asking for the card again so that he could run it. Seriously, this was one of our worst dining experiences with good food.

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Fabulous service by our server Chris. He not only made the best recommendations with what oysters we should get, he educated us more on them too! And the oysters were to die for! I’m an oyster enthusiast and this place is definitely fabulous with a diverse range of this superfood to choose from. The rest of the food, I believe could use some work!

AW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. I go there every year when I am in town.

MB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit loud, but the booth helps. Service great! Enjoyed it!

P
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oysters and the crab cake was the best I ever had. Drinks were very good and the service was excellent. I will return next time I'm in Denver!

RY
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Seafood is really good. They saute the calamari if you don't want fried. We all enjoyed our food. Looking forward to the next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service complete with great recommendations and amazing food! Perfect evening out.

W
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service, great fish

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