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 Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal. Rachael was awesome and Bryn very personable. One of our favorite go to restaurants in Denver!

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Responded 11 hours ago

Peg C Thank you for the 5 star review. I am so glad you had a fabulous time. I will let Rachael and Bryn know that you loved their service. Cant wait to have you back in soon. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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ES
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food at Jax is so worth it! Made a reservation for post birthday and was a little disappointed with our service at first. We were sitting for 45 minutes without apps (or explanation) and empty drink glasses. We really wanted the mussels and they were sold out but saw 2 other walk in groups that came in at the same time we did, sit at the bar and was able to get that dish. It wasn’t until after we ordered them and several minutes later that we were told they sold out. Sadly i think we were forgotten about...Another server did notice our frustration and quickly rectified the situation as best he could, which really saved our experience. We will try again another time because the food is excellent, just wish our first 1/2 hour- hour was more enjoyable...

T
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and friendly staff

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded 11 hours ago

Teton2 Thank you for the 5 star review. I am so glad to hear you loved your experience. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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C
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fantastic night out at Jax LoDo. Jackie was our server tonight and she totally rocked it! Fantastic food, incredible service and the best bar staff I’ve ever seen. Jax is a shining star in a sea of restaurants who just never figure it out. We always compare any new place to Jax and nothing yet has come close. A+, Five Stars, Gold Rating. Can’t say enough good!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded 6 days ago

Char Thank you for the 5 stars, A+, Gold rating. We are so honored. I am so excited to hear all this. I am glad that we hit those high notes every single time you dine with us. I will let the staff know personally that they made your night amazing. Thank you again Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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AK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and portions were reasonable, we left not too full, but not hungry. The staff was very pleasant but our food took a long time to get to us. The staff continuously apologized and gave us a free drink to make up for the wait. Would go again, but felt that it was a bit pricey for what we got.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded 6 days ago

Artemis K Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am glad that you felt the food was delicious and that you left full but not stuffed. I appreciate your feedback. I am sorry that your food took some extra time but I know we were trying to make it perfect for you. I thank you for your constructive criticism. Thanks again. Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Gumbo was salty, steak was low quality

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the all day happy hour on Sunday!!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review. I am glad you got to enjoy happy hour with us. All Night Happy Hour is on Mondays starting at 3pm. We do a daily happy hour everyday 3pm-6pm. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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TU
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Perfectly prepared food. Wait staff worked as a team, taking good care of us. Thank you.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded 6 days ago

Tony U Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. I am so happy to hear that my team here took awesome care of you and you guests. We cant wait to get you back in again and show you another fantastic time. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best calamari I have ever had! The birthday cookie is amazing too!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded 6 days ago

Kelly R Thank you for the amazing review. The calamari has been on the menu for over ten years and it wont be going anywhere anytime soon. Happy belated birthday! Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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JD
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was probably the best seafood my wife and I have ever had. I had the bass and she had the grouper. Also a very nice list of beers on tap. Great service.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded 6 days ago

JDinGR Thank you for the 5 star review. I am so happy to hear you love our selections of fresh seafood. My bar team is very proud of our tap beer list as well. I will let them know you loved it. They will get a kick out of that. Thanks again. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Knowing we were ordering king crab sold to someone else. Low class service as far as I’m concerned after many years as a server the back of the house should have warned service of the situation when they are at that price point and restaurant. We were unimpressed at the level of service as they didn’t come to our table to greet us for 10 minutes. Really disappointed.

RO
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fun atmosphere.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 9, 2020

Rich O Thank you for the 5 star review. Glad we took great care of you. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good. Quality staff and food. Solid cocktails. Recommend

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 9, 2020

Travis D Thank you for the 5 star review. I am so glad that we checked off all the boxes and made your experience a blast. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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D
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is 5++. Thank you Juliet. Food was excellent. The best calamari I have had in a very long time.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 9, 2020

Dori Thank you for the 5++ review. I am so glad to hear that we took very good care of you. The calamari has been on the many for over 10 years and it wont be going anywhere any time soon. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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LG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Thai mussels, calamari, peel and eat shrimp, and HUSH PUPPIES! Why is it that no one does hush puppies anymore?!?! They were amazing. I'm picky about my sauces - no horseradish for me - and my eccentricities were accommodated. Also, we were being blasted by a speaker near our table, talked to the host, and they turned them down a bit. YAY for Jax!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 2, 2020

Lauren G Thank you for the 5 star review. I am so glad that we showed you a great time. I love our Hush Puppies too! That great to hear that we made sure to accommodate and turn that music down for you. We cant wait to have you back in. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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VS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great place table was small

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 9, 2020

Vijay S Thank you for the review. We are a smaller place. I am sorry we could not accommodate you and slide you over into a larger table. On your next visit we will happily get you into a larger table, just make a note on your reservation. Thanks again for taking the time to send us a review. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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MF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Peel and eat shrimp: well cooked, served on top of a mustard sauce, so very messy. Mustard sauce should have been in a separate cup.
Grouper: Undercooked, rubbery, not able to cut with a knife or use a fork to flake off a bite. Dark brown salty sauce, more appropriate for beef or pork. Served with very greasy, salty brussel sprouts, deep fried kale??? and lumpy mashed potatoes. Garnished with pomegranate and maybe parsnip? Did not compliment the dish... This dish was not light and fresh like fish should be.
Seasonal Veggies: whole Mushrooms, rubbery and could not be chewed, raw 1/4 inch cubed butternut squash, overcooked brussel sprouts, kale-seemed ok. Garnished with nuts that tasted rancid. Overall the dish tasted like it was cooked in old or stale oil. Not good.
Salmon: Asked for it to be cooked with zero translucency, served undercooked for us.
Geeze! It's a fish house and they can't cook fish! Everyone seemed to be enjoying the oysters. So maybe they should stick to oysters!
We bought a $40 bottle of wine, so at least we enjoyed our drinks. The waitress sent my grouper back. It returned cooked more, but my heart sank when I saw they put more of the disgusting brown gravy on top! Scraped it off and tried to eat it, since I sunk $34 on it. What a waste. The manager never once approached our booth to express anything whatsoever about our experience. We are experienced cooks and always try to pick restaurants that serve healthy meals with fresh veggies. We were traveling and the reviews were good for JAX. Overall our food was truly horrible, like cafeteria style. Really, really disappointed. Left feeling ripped off and unappreciated.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Our reservation was at 8.30 pm, which is relatively an adequate time to dine. We arrived there and it was almost empty. The meals were not as delicious as we previously had at Jax. The lobster mac and cheese and the Ceaser salad was particularly sloppy.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there! The food was amazing the service was excellent. Our sever was Alec and he took good care of us. Definitely will come back

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. So glad that Alec took great care of you. We will see you back in soon. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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CC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary and had a fantastic experience. The service was great.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 1, 2020

Clinton C Thank you for the 5 star review. So glad we showed you a wonderful time for your anniversary. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food presentation was unattractive and the food was very heavy. Even at a more reasonable price, we would not recommend. The server was wonderful.

KG
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, unique dining! The flavors were so well balanced in each entree. Great cocktails as well. Our waitress was confident and very professional. I would go back for a meal or happy hour in a heartbeat!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 1, 2020

Kate G Thank you for the great review. I am so glad we knocked it out of the park. Hope to see you soon. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our last visit to Jax LoDo didn’t live up to our expectations. We said so in our review and the GM Matt reached out to us for specifics and then offered us a redo. Last night we took him up on his offer. We visited with friends and comically were seated at the same table with the same server. We decided that we wouldn’t share the email Matt sent us until the end of the meal. The service and the food was what we have been used to at Jax. Everything on the menu is excellent. (Try the grouper - YUM!). The waiter was accommodating and even through our food was a little delayed, he kept us informed throughout the process. When I presented him with Matt’s email at the end of the evening, he grinned and asked if by chance he had been our server on our last visit. We said yes, and we joked about it and he apologized, and even brought the birthday dessert he failed to deliver on our prior visit. While our original experience wasn’t the best, I am more impressed that they took the time to find out what was wrong, and made sure to make it right. We will definitely continue to visit Jax and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of seafood. Their menu never disappoints!!

MH
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the BDay meal at Jax, as we sampled a number of items.

Disappointed that the service staff either forgot (or were not informed) about the BDay surprise at the end of the meal - set up with manager 1 week before.

ND
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood good wine selection.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 2, 2020

Nick Danger Thank you for the 5 star review. I am glad you loved the list and that the food hit the spot. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were all amazing! We will definitely be coming back

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 1, 2020

Chase L Thank you for the 5 star review. So glad you had an amazing time. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service with Alec!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thanks for the great review. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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JJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot - a block from Union Station. Fun bar, bar staff and custom drinks (the Jax Mule was the favorite). Most of the seating is either at the bar or small 4-person booths. Food was great, had the chowder, calamari and grouper - all wonderful.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu they have online is completely different then what they actually have.

d
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food, service, and value is always solid for happy hour, a little disappointed in the staff reminding us a few times that we had to be out by 6pm for the next large party

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m running out of words to express how impressed I always am with Jax. This time, I was here with coworkers and awesome Alec was our server again. Service was impeccable, as usual. Food was great, my coworkers trusted my recommendations (as a Jax regular haha) and were not disappointed. As an East Coast transplant, I 100% approve of the Fruit De Mer! Jax is one of the few places I can always count on to take my money anytime!

A
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris our waiter was fabulous. So freidnly, fun knowledgeable, good suggestions, and he simply added to the fun of the evening. Thank you!

p
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you Jose, we had a great family get-to-gether. We appreciate your hard work, Happy New Year!

AK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night for New Years Eve dinner, the menu was incredible and we saw the firework show from the patio.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Angela K Thank you for the great review. I am so glad we got to bring in the New Year with a bang with you. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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FW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time- Thanks Big Red for providing excellent customer service! The food and drinks were great. I can’t wait to visit again!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Felicia W Thank you for the awesome review. So glad that Big Red took great care of you. I am so happy to hear that you loved everything. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alec was awesome! Best service! Made our night!

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars. Cheers Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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PL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from ALL the staff! Alec, our waiter was upbeat, professional & fun!! Food was outstanding!
PLEASE put the crab fried rice back on the menu. One of our favorite dishes which we will miss.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Pamela L Thank you for the great review. So glad you had a wonderful time with Alec. And that you loved the food here. I will put that idea in Chefs head about the old dish that you loved. Thank you Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server: Alec was awesome! He gave us some complimentary champagne and made our date night truly special. I had the ahi tuna poke bowl and I was not disappointed. Overall wonderful experience. Jax is one of my favorite places and I always go back for the top-notch service (and delicious food too).

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for the great review. Glad we could make you night super special. So glad you loved everything from the service to the food. Come celebrate with us again soon. Thank you Matt Myslivy GM Jax Lodo

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