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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RY
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service, great fish

KD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We had a reservation and after 30 minutes they seated us but told us we would have to vacate after 45 minutes because someone had a reservation for that table. The food was average at best. It was deafening and impossible to talk, everyone eventually just yells over each other. Dinner and drinks for two was over $200 and if we had had show or game plans we would have missed them.

MW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I have been there before and it was much better. It was a busy night before a concert and everything went wrong. I’ll give them another chance.

TG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food on a very busy night before a Coors Field concert. Service was excellent considering how busy the place was

CT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary and were greeted by the hostess with a cheerful “happy anniversary “. Went to our table and were given a celebratory glass of champagne ! Great start to a lively dinner.... the meals were very good, the service engaging. As the evening picked up it was a little tough to get the bill and leave, but that is simply whining. Can’t wait to go back!

J
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 night in a row for happy hour

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

Thank You So Much Joshual! Hope to see you soon! Kyle - LoDo

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

I had placed a note when making a reservation that we preferred outdoor seating and we were celebrating a birthday.
None of this was even acknowledged.
I guess I am wondering if it’s even worth it to place notes when making a reservation....does anyone even look at them?
We ordered crab legs and when we received them, we did not get the tool to crack the crab legs...took a while to find someone to tell them that we were missing it.
Service was slow overall, especially in regards to receiving a glass of wine. I ordered a second glass and did not receive it until we were completely finished with our meal
Spent 100.09 for two people and I felt as though I barely ate.
Disappointed overall in the experience as this was my boyfriend’s birthday and one of his favorite places to go. :((((

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

Thank You for your honesty. I truly apologize we obviously dropped the ball all the way around. I will reach out to you further so I can remedy the situation. Kyle - LoDo

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

Great food and service every time we go. Amazing place!!!

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

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you soon! Kyle - LoDo

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m
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Happy hour offers wonderful deals on seafood and drinks til 6pm! Don't miss out!

JS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, enjoyed the experience!!

h
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Jax. We recommended this to our son who lives in Denver but had never been there. My husband and I had been there. We were visiting him and his girlfriend and told them to meet us there because the mussels were incredible. Wow!! Not this time. They were so small and half of the shells were empty. And zero flavor in the broth. So disappointed. The tuna poke not so great either. The tuna was very tough to chew. I don't think we'll be going back for awhile.

However, the server was excellent.

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

Thank You for your feedback. That is definitely not up to our high standards and is unacceptable. I will be reaching out to you to discuss further. Kyle - LoDo

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service. Overall a great experience :)

CG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HH date, got a great table, had a great time!

F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food and beer were awesome! Loved my waiter, Big Red! He took great care of me!

t
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I know it was happy hour but I didn’t expect dry oysters, Very disgusting. Rest of the food was OK but nothing special service was a bit sporadic

JB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had the seared Branzino. Cooked perfectly and the accouterments were amazing!

GL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome! Always spot on! Fred was an excellent server

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jax is always on our list when visiting Denver! It’s outstanding! The food is out of this world! The Happy Hour is crazy, but worth it to make a reservation!
Everything is soooo good!
And great, attentive servers.
It’s a winner!

BR
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar and had oysters those were amazing! The drinks weren’t great.... then sat at our table, you can draw on the table cloth, our waiter was great Alex I believe the manager, good humor, excellent waiter

YR
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All new faces but the tradition of excellent food and perfect service still lives inside this building.
Thanks for a great birthday!! We'll see you soon.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We took our boys here for dinner after a play at the Buell Theatre. We were early, and still found space at the bar. My 9-year old tried his first raw oyster.

H
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noah are the bar was amazing! Food and wine paring were bang on!

JJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here occasionally for 7yrs and still enjoy it.

c
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good good but crab was so small. Crowded but fun place with good food.

CO
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was awesome, Chris our server was very attentive and had great recommendations. Bar has amazing drinks and awesome bartenders. Finally, the food was great, came out just the way it was explained, fish was probably the freshest that I have ever had in Denver. These chefs do an amazing job in the kitchen. Highly recommend this place!

AL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress gave great suggestions and we had a great time

J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always EXCELLENT food and menu selection. Their raw oysters are superb with a good east and west coast selection. Service staff is top notch.

o
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had oysters, mussels, a wedge each and 2 drinks each during Happy Hour. Everything was excellent! We will go back!

c
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The employees at Jax LoDo are an absolute riot! We grinned and laughed with the bartender for drinks and oysters and at our table for dinner with our sever. Each were both so witty and entertaining. We took all their reccomendations and were not disappointed! They helped make it a lovely night out to eat. We left with big smiles and satisfied bellies.

NK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alec was an awesome server and the food was outstanding! Keep it up and we will be back every day for happy hour! Best in Denver!!!!

K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!! My waiter was beyond professional and very accommodating!

d
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar rocks! This is one of my go to restaurants when in LoDo. The seafood is always fresh and delicious! I love the lively atmosphere and the sounds of folks enjoying good food and good company. The service is always impeccable.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I made reservations here for my wedding anniversary. We also came here in 2018 for our anniversary as well. 2018 was a fantastic experience. This time was not a very good experience due to the service. In 2018 I reserved a table and we were treated to a nice spot next to the aquarium tank. The hostess wished us a anniversary. The server was all smiles. Everything was over-the-top nice. At the end we were given a free desert for our anniversary. Although not expected, that was a nice surprise.

This year I reserved a table again and once again indicated it was for our wedding anniversary. It was a slow night with most the tables open. We were seated by the bar, a somewhat noisier area, around 5:50pm and sat there for 10-15 minutes before our server arrived. He didn’t introduce himself, made no eye contact, and just angrily looked down at the Happy Hour menu that the host set out and complained that they should have not put it there. I only learned his name, Chad, from the receipt at the end. I told him we had been there a while and he cut me off saying, “Yeah yeah I got yah. We’ll let it slide this time but you need to order right now.” Service from there was fine for a Ruby Tuesday’s, but we were spending around $300 for the two of us. It seemed like something was going wrong in Chad’s day, but it certainly had nothing to do with us. At the end we were offered the desert menus and I paid for desert, which is fine. I just don’t know the point of indicating this is a special occasion on the reservation if there’s clearly no attention given to it. I hope if we ever do decide to go back that the experience is better; otherwise, it’s simply not worth it.

OT
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The dinner was good. What ruined is that a really loud couple was seated directly behind us at a deuce) and she basically screamed during the entire meal. We couldn't even talk. I realize that there isn't much you can do, but they managed to ruin our dinner.

We are not used to that type of "ambiance " and at a certain price point, we don't expect it.

We will not return.

MC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful happy hour. We were looking to splurge a bit and the bang for our buck was perfect.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on July 20, 2019

Miranda C, Thank you for coming in for Happy Hour. Glad we were able to scratch that itch for a wonderful time. Thank you Matt Jax Lodo

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SP
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jax’s is always “on point” with everything. Great food, service, and they play good music, at the right volume.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on July 20, 2019

Stan P, Thank you for the great review, Glad to know you have a great time with us. Come back anytime. Thank you Matt Jax Lodo

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H
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Did someone say bacon fat cornbread?

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - LoDo
Responded on July 20, 2019

Hazeoneski, Of course we did. We are glad you loved it. Thanks for the 5 stars. Matt Jax Fish House

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ME
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was for our 20th Anniversary. We asked to be in a quiet place, but when we showed up it was so beautiful out that we wanted to be outside. And it was quiet enough for us to talk. Chris was our waiter and he was extremely helpful and insightful. We order a great bottle of wine and had 2 orders of the Emerson oysters - their specialty oysters. What a value. Then my wife had Halibut and I had the tuna. Fish was cooked perfectly!! We were able to sit at the table and talk until the wine bottle was finished! WE couldn't have planned a better dinner. Thanks JAX.

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