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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PC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, our waiter was great. The food was phenomenal, I would recommend this place very highly

c
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a few minutes early but they got us seated right away. We enjoyed their Happy Hour menu for food and for drinks. The kamamoto oysters were $63 dollars a dozen. I cannot comment on their price but it is way higher than I have ever payed for these oysters anywhere. On top of that they were small oysters. I will have to review their prices on this oyster before I order them again. The prices on everything else was okay given the quality. Please be aware that the prices on the internet and the actual prices when you arrive is different with everything being higher upon arrival. The server said the internet prices has not been changed for "awhile". The prices were suspiciously low on the internet on some of the items and so I was prepared to be charged a little more. I would recommend Jax Fish House but pay close attention to the current prices as they are almost always going to be higher than on the internet. Overall, it was a very good experience. Just pay attention if you believe that you will be charged one price and the price is different upon arrival at the restaurant. Btw, I looked online one day before I went to eat there.

KL
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good seafood is hard to find in Colorado. I wish there were more options on the menu at Jax- it’s one of the more reputable seafood establishments here. Our oysters were questionable, the crab was delicious!! Our server, Chris, was fantastic!

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Kris L, Thank you for the great review. Sorry the oysters were not up to your standards. We fly our seafood in daily. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. So glad you enjoyed everything else. The crab and Chris. I will share this review with him. Thanks again Cheers Matt Myslivy Gm Jax Lodoin.

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time the food and service was impecable! Definitely coming back!!

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Carlos L, Thank you for the 5 star review. So glad to hear you had a blast dining with us. Cheers Matt Myslivy Gm Jax Lodo

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LE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish this was a wonderful experience. Chargrilled oysters were PERFECT. The Seafood Gumbo was delightful down to the last spoonful. the Chef knows what he is doing and we were transported home. I would reccomend Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar to anyone who wants unpretentious , tasty food, friendly staff and a full bar in an historic area. You won’t regret it.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

LetsEat, Thank you for the amazing review. I am so glad to hear that it was over the top for you. The kind words are much appreciated. I will be sharing your review with the staff. Cheers Matt Myslivy Gm Jax Lodo

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Anytime someone visits town, i bring them to Jax but this time was a miss. A few errors were made by the waitress and the manager did a bit of damage control but we were barely attended to by our server the entire night. 45min cook times and 6 minutes to greet our table. Bad experience to show my friends but I’ll be back.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chris the waiter we had was beyond awesome. Responsive - funny and charismatic. He was in tune to our vibe and was a pleasure to have serving us. It was our first experience and I haven’t had so much fun in a long time. Thanks for the new foodie memory! Juliet also stopped by our table and was helping in between she was sweet - courteous and added to the amazing experience all three of us had.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Crystal B, Thank you for the 5 star review. I am so glad to hear that you had an amazing time dining with Chris and Juliette. We cant wait to show you another fun time here at Jax Lodo. Thanks again for the great review. Cheers Matt Myslivy Gm Jax Lodo

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KN
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We have dined at Jax in Lodo for a long time. I don’t leave negative feedback and have never actually written a review. I should say for years we have loved this restaurant. Service was good, as always, some dishes were ok. However, we got a dozen oysters

EG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Denver. So popular a reservation is needed days in advance

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Elayne G, Thank you for the amazing review. We do tend to be quite busy for our little restaurant. I am so glad you got a reservation and had a wonderful time. Thanks again. Cheers Matt Myslivy Gm Jax Lodo

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B
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is spectacular. The menu is incredible, the wine list expansive, the service is great.
I had a great lunch and will return again and again.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Beeflover, Thank you for the fantastic review. I am so glad to hear that your experience was everything and then some. Cheers Matt Myslivy Gm Jax Lodo

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-theater

TW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The octopus was terrible (all three of us agreed). I've . Risotto was average at best. Scallops were okay, but you can do far better at home with only butter, lemon, etc. Sea Bass special was decent. It was very loud, and they left the door open on a cold night, so multiple tables left their jackets on. Over $200 (drinks, apps, entrees) for three people and all of us were disappointed. I don't know what other people are ordering, but this place is a solid miss.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I love love love seafood... but everything I had here (oysters, lobster, crab) tasted like someone caught them out of the Cherry Creek Reservoir. Awful. I literally cringed choking down 6 oysters... awful.

Wife’s half lb of crab was so over-done the crab-cracker didn’t even crack the shell.

I’m usually never picky with food and this is my first time ever posting about a culinary experience... but we were so disappointed with our experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent Service and food. They had a cheesy happy anniversary card for us signed by a dozen staff members and a glass of champagne to help us celebrate. Nice touch. Would recommend.

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Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review. Glad we made the night special for you. Cheers Matt Myslivy Jax Lodo

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall a nice experience. Great service and people. A bit overpriced, but it’s downtown, so I guess it is what it is...

T
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This place is always a winner!

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Responded on November 9, 2019

Tiller, Thanks for the killer review. I am so glad you had a blast with us. Cheers Matt @ Jax Lodo

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CL
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent and creative food preparations, great ambiance, hip decor, very fresh seafood, good friendly service. This place has it all. If I ever return to Denver, I am going back here. Highly recommend. Great downtown location.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Christopher L, Thank you for the great review. We would love to know what we needed to get that 5th star. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed everything from the service to the seafood. Thanks again for the kind words. Cheers Matt Myslivy Gm Jax Lodo

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K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing restaurant. Food and Service were excellent.
We always get snow crab legs, peel and eat shrimp, and a variety of oysters. I would highly recommend it and well as their mixed drinks. My husband loves the old fashion and I tend to get wine. This time we tried the lobster mac and it was very good.

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Responded on November 4, 2019

Thanks Kelc! We are so glad to have your feedback! Cheers, Adam @ Jax

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T
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, I highly recommend the chowder, super friendly, engaging staff, everyone knocked it out of the park !! I haven't been for a long time, and I will soon be back. Also great energy in the whole place! P.S. - Oyster were delicious and perfectly prepared.

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Thomas, Thank you so much for your kind review. We would be proud to be your SPOT for oysters, service and FUN! Cheers to you! Adam @ Jax

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our birthdays with a crab cake appetizer that was super good, along with the octopus and moonfish entrees. The octopus was outstanding (wish there was a tad more). The moonfish came on a plate of forbidden rice with mushrooms and bokchoy that was awesome. Jax gave us celebratory slice of key lime pie that might be the best I've ever had. Altogether a wonderful dinner.

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Thanks Karen! We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to serve you! We hope to help you celebrate something else...anything else...very soon! Cheers, Adam @ Jax

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KA
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed the shrimp, raw oysters, and steamed mussels. It was happy hour which helped with pricing. We ordered the halibut to share and it was extremely over cooked and very fishy tasting. The carrots were undercooked and not easy to eat at all. I would say, stick to the raw bar, shellfish, and crustaceans.

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Responded on November 4, 2019

KathrynA, Thank you for your feedback...that is great intel on the Halibut. I'll be reaching out to you directly with hopes of learning more. Thank you again for the gracious review. Best regards, Adam Reed Director of Operations

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f
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The seafood soup tasted of not fresh ingredients. The wedge salad very mediocre. Generally a. Dissapointling experience..

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Responded on November 4, 2019

Dear Frankh., Darn, I greatly appreciate your review and I look forward to learning more about your experience. The chowder is made to order, and is one of our top selling items...so I am sure it was fresh, but I am sad you did not enjoy it. Our gumbo is made several times a week as well, and I will be reaching out privately with hopes of learning more about your visit. Thank you again for your review. Best regards, Adam Reed Director of Operations Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar

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BH
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place, great service, and wonderful menu selection. We had the seafood tower and shared with our table of three. Very fresh and seemed like the food never ends.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on November 29, 2019

Brad H, Thank you for the amazing review. So glad to hear you loved our seafood sampler. We fly our seafood in everyday. Thanks again for the 5 stars. Cheers Matt Myslivy Gm Jax Lodo

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MI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Heirloom Tomato Salad was amazing. Fabio our waiter was on top of everything. Can’t wait for the Colorado Springs location.

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Responded on October 31, 2019

MikeF...thanks for joining us. Look for Colorado Springs to open in early December!

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OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Slow service ... Excellent food 👍

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Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that service was sluggish. We will double our efforts and look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you for the gracious 4 stars and we're glad you enjoyed the food! Cheers, Adam @ Jax

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DG
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a great experience here. This time, one of the dishes had been accidentally over-salted. When we brought this to the attention of our waiter he immediately took it back to the kitchen, they replaced the dish promptly, and then comped us an extra dish. It was one of the very few slips they have ever made but it was corrected promptly, graciously and even with some humor. We love Jax Lo-Do and always go there when we are in Denver.

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Responded on November 4, 2019

Thanks David G! We really appreciate your review! Cheers, Adam @ Jax

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu options were great but not as good as our server Paris!

f
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I chose Jax because we’ve been here before and thought it was reliable, unfortunately it was very disappointing
It was not busy at all which surprised me as we had a Broncos home game and a concert going on that night
We ordered salad and appetizer and a bottle if wine
I asked for bread and was told they didn’t have any they only had an order of toasts so I said fine
Salad came first which was fine
Our oysters took forever Still no bread that I’d ordered ,
The server told us it was because they only had one guy shucking that nite
He kept apologizing
I decided to try the octopus special
The server told me it was awesome
This was so disappointing
Literally one tentacle and is was burnt on top of a pile of I think cous cous
For 30.00
I had to also ask for the bread I’d ordered to go with the salad and oysters which he finally brought out half way through eating the octopus !
Service was mediocre I think it’s time to try some of those new restaurants downtown
Sorry Jax ! But it was a very disappointing meal!!

J
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for happy hour/dinner menu before a show. Whiskey Tea and Milk Stout Nitro great! Salmon pastrami tots were flavorful and perfect appetizer. Mussels and Seafood Chowder were delicious-so rich and filling. This was our first time visiting Jax and you could tell the popular item was oysters, of which we have not yet acquired a taste for. It was a fun atmosphere, busy and happy! Service was exceptional! We would definitely go again!

H
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thanks so much! We hope to serve you again soon!

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SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and great happy hour

TT
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

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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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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