Mario's Ocean Club

4.6
131 reviews
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Seafood
Fresh, Sustainable and Affordable Seafood inspired by American Classics from our 3 Major Coasts!
We offer Happy Hour from 4 - 7PM! Including Weekends and ALL NIGHT Tuesday, Featuring $1 Oysters during every Happy Hour. We also offer 1/2 Price Wine Bottles every Wednesday! We are currently featuring Ratio Beer Works Antidote IPA and 4 Noses Brewing Perfect Drift Pilsner on tap for $5 Pints during Happy Hour as well as $5 Well Drinks, $5 House Wines, $5 Fired Shrimp Po'Boy Sliders, $5 Fish Tacos and more!

I look forward to meeting you!
Mario Vega, Proprietor

Specials

1 Cup of Chowder

Enjoy a Complimentary Cup of Chowder (or Soup of the Day) with your Lunch Order!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 15, 2018

Ends: December 16, 2117

Availability: Tue-Fri 11:30AM-3:45PM

WINE WEDNESDAY (1/2 OFF WINES)

All our Bottles are Half Off Every Wednesday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 15, 2018

Ends: December 16, 2117

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-9:00PM

Happy Hour Till 7PM!

Enjoy $5 House Wines, Well Cocktails & Beers, as well as $2 off all Wine & Cocktails, plus Plenty of Happy Hour food including $1 Oysters, Lobster Roll Sliders, Fish Tacos, Fried Calamari, Clam Chowda Poutine and more! All

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 15, 2018

Ends: December 16, 2117

Availability: Wed-Sat 4:00PM-7:00PM

1 Free House Cocktail

Enjoy a Complimentary Club Cocktail all made with Local Colorado Spirts!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 15, 2018

Ends: December 16, 2117

Availability: Tue-Sat 7:00PM-9:00PM

Free Shrimp Cocktail

Enjoy a Complimentary Baja Style Shrimp Cocktail!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 15, 2018

Ends: December 16, 2117

Availability: Tue-Sat 7:00PM-9:00PM

ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR

Enjoy $5 House Wines, Well Cocktails & Beers, as well as $2 off all Wine & Cocktails, plus Plenty of Happy Hour food including $1 Oysters, Lobster Roll Sliders, Fish Tacos, Fried Calamari, Clam Chowda Poutine and more! All Night Tuesday Nights!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 15, 2018

Ends: December 16, 2117

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 131 People Are Saying
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Denver
127 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice meal. We had the clam chowder which was rich and creamy, although it could have been hotter. Lobster roll was tasty, but for the price thought there could have been more of it. Attentive service. Was nice to have Mario, the owner, stop by our table to inquire as to our meal.

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JP
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great meal! Their happy hour is awesome!

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MM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool spot on South Broadway. Great food, and extensive happy hour menu.
Defiantly will make this my new sea food choice close to downtown.

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G
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As an East Coaster, definitely recommend. Flank and lobster claw was delicious, amazing butter plate sauce. Had higher expectations for crab cake plate, but still good. Going back for their lob roll!

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chowder should have been warmer. Metal straws freak me out. Every time we are there the owner is in the building. That’s a good thing he cares about what is happening. :)

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite neighborhood place.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and good price .

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on April 6, 2019

Thank you for the visit and 5 star review! Delighted you enjoyed the food and value. I look forward to seeing you again, Mario

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JG
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had food off of Happy Hour menu. It was a great selection. Good food!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on April 6, 2019

JudyG, I am so glad you enjoyed our Happy Hour. It is available All Night Tuesdays and 4 - 7 PM every other day including weekends. Till next time, Mario

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LE
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best shrimp poboy. Food was delicious at a great price. Will definitely return.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on April 6, 2019

LeslieF, Thank you very much for the visit and 5 stars. I am delighted you enjoyed the Po'Boy! I look forward to your next visit, Mario

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab roll is amazing!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on April 6, 2019

Thank you for the visit and 5 stars.. So glad you enjoyed the crab roll. I look forward to next time, Mario

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c
Denver
90 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best crag cake in Denver. Excellent fresh rock fish.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on April 6, 2019

Cardinal, So glad you visited and enjoyed the crab cake and rockfish! Hope to see you again soon, Mario

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can't say enough about Mario's. We tried the Fried Oysters, New England Chowder, Lobster Roll, MOC Dynamite, and Crab Louis Salad. Each dish was perfect, service great. The half-off bottle of wine Wednesday evening deal is can't be beat when getting their Burgundian Chardonnay, which matched perfect with the food. Atmosphere is causal (suits us fine) and Mario himself was ever present.

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a
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend met me at Mario's for dinner. She was late arriving, so as I sipped my fabulous Green Mile cocktail (a must try!) I was looking at the food served on other table. My eye lit on a salad, which is unusual for me. I don't like to order salads for dinner, but this one looked so good, I asked the server what it was. It was the Crab Louie Salad. That's what I ordered for dinner and I am so glad I did. It was delicious and filling (so much so that I had leftovers for the next day's lunch); it is something I will definitely order again. My friend had the broiled oysters and the seafood cocktail, and then couldn't resist getting some fries. She loved every bite. We split a Flaming Cherries Jubilee Sundae for dessert, a very special treat. I always love going to Mario's and taking friends a family along.

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ID
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Insanely good food, every single thing we ate was delicious.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 20, 2019

I am so glad you wrote this review and visited us! I am glad you enjoyed the visit and look forward to the next. Best, Mario

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KH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We will be back! The food, service, and menu were perfect. Happy to support local!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 20, 2019

KristinH, Thank you so much and I am glad you enjoy supporting local. We do our best to support local purveyors whenever possible as well so you get the local butterfly effect! I hope we see you again soon! Best, Mario

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

From standing for approximately 7 mins before someone acknowledges we were waiting for a table to minimum flavored scampi with tiny calabash shrimp... this just wasn't the anticipated "restaurant week" experience.
The restaurant wasn't extremely busy which is why I was puzzled that it took so long before my guests and I were seated.
Once seated, our server timidly took our orders ( she is the only reason we sat through the service #kudos) . 1st course: tomato bisque... Amazing! If there were a variety of tomatoes used for the bisque...thank you chef.. I could taste what seemed to be various heirloom tomatoes. Calamari... a little too gritty fried in cornmeal..not enough sauce.
2nd course: Tacos standard..steak was not tender. Po'boy? Ehhhhhh...3rd course: scampi was dry with tiny calabash..
Just a disappointment to have mediocre food with less than mediocre flavor. Overall experience was a bust.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 3, 2019

Alicia, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your experience. We will definitely address your feedback and if you would be open to discussing in more detail I would appreciate it. I can be reached via phone: 303-777-3474 and here of course to arrange a time. Best, Mario

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JK
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This small neighborhood restaurant is a real find! Shhh! My husband and I went to Mario's during Denver Dining Week and ordered off the special menu. Mario greeted us at the door with a smile, and checked back during our meal to make sure everything was going well. He also was working with the staff to deliver food as things got busier. The server was wonderful and the food excellent. The lobster roll had (for me) a bit too much tarragon, but everything else was spot on. My husband said his clam chowder was the best he's ever had in Denver (and he's been in the area over 35 years). Happy hour is 3-7. This is a small place, so best to make reservations. There is an outside patio that will expand the space during good weather. We live 1.5 hours' drive away, but will definitely return when in the area!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the visit and review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to the next one! Best, Mario

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K
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food...and plenty of it. Great dining experience.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 3, 2019

Kit, Thank you so much for the visit and review! I am glad you enjoyed your experience. Best, Mario

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DR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mario was awesome - always checking on us to make sure we were well taken care of - which we were!! The food was amazing - great dinner and great fun! We will definitely be back!! Thanks Mario! :-)

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 3, 2019

You are so welcome! I really appreciate your visit and review. Best, Mario

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EA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was reminiscent of seafood restaurants on the coast as far as ambiance. The food was terrible though. The herbs overpowered every dish and felt like my family and I were eating grass. The crab cake was cut from a large pan, like it was baked in a cake, and was super fishy. The clams in the pasta were canned. And the service was not great, we never did get the oysters we ordered but were still charged for them. Never going back

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 3, 2019

Ella, I am sorry you did not enjoy the food. If you would be open to discussing you can reach me at the restaurant: 303-777-3474 Sincerely. Mario

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G
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here fir restaurant week. What a great way to try lots of things. Everything we tried was great but my favorites were the trout tacos a d the crab cake. Plus we had oysters and great drinks. Service was great and Mario was there making sure everyone was happy. I highly recommend this place and hope to return soon.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 3, 2019

Grandavegirl, Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing us. I am so glad you enjoyed your first visit and hope there are many more. Best, Mario

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing. Lobster rolls were fabulous and the raw oysters were outstanding! Definitely will be returning here.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for the visit, 5 star rating and review. I am so glad you enjoyed the oysters. Visit us during Happy Hour and their only $1 each. All night Tuesday and Wednesday though Saturday from 4 - 7pm. Best, Mario

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We got oysters, clam chowder and and shrimp cocktail for appetizers and they were DELICIOUS! I would highly recommend. For dinner I got the MOC dynamite and it was also out of this world. My boyfriend got the lobster linguine and that is the only thing we didn’t like. No flavor....

The owner was there to greet us and was really nice and had a great personality. Our waiter - not so much. We had a reservation for 6 and got there early.. He was still pushing us to hurry up and order and says “can’t you see we have a packed house.” I felt this was rude and demeaning.

Overall, it was a positive experience.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for the visit and rating. I really appreciate and apologize for the poor service interaction. I will address it and make sure it does not happen again! Best, Mario

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place that a family can enjoy a great meal!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you very much. We love being a family friendly neighborhood spot! Best, Mario

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and the food was awesome! I will definitely return to Mario's for another dinner.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Michael P, Thank you for the visit, rating and review. I truly appreciate it and look forward to your next visit! Best, Mario

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food! Definitely a new favorite place to go.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on March 4, 2019

Marisa, Thank you so much I am delighted you chose to give us a try and enjoyed your visit with us. I hope its the first of many! Best, Mario

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MC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I'm torn because we have had some good meals here but this time was so so. We ordered the fish and chips and they had no flavor, they forgot to at least season with salt. The scallops with mushrooms were good but the sauce was too heavy.
Wish they had more fresh fish options.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

MCK6, I am so sorry we missed the mark this visit. We will make sure this is an exception. Best, Mario

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was excellent!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Ryan, Thank you very much. It means a lot to us that you gave us a try and enjoyed your visit. I hope we will see you again in the future! Best, Mario

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and staff was very good and knowledgeable. Interesting take on the Calamari but i loved everything.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

RyanS, So glad you loved the calamari preparation and everything else. I look forward to future visits! Best, Mario

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Mario's Ocean Club. So much that we came back again the following night. The food was excellent, you must try the MOC Dynamite. And the Maine lobster rolls were as good as we have had anywhere including New England. We are already thinking about friend we can introduce to Marios.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

RobertR, 2 visits in 2 days is beyond our expectations. We are so flattered and delighted. I look forward to future visits and meeting more friends! Best, Mario

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic experience at Mario’s. 😍

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for the continued support and I hope we continue to exceed your expectations on every visit! Best, Mario

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BJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was great but it was VERY loud. I would recommend it during non-peak hours.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

BJack, Sorry about the noise level, but I am delighted you enjoyed the food!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service with a atmosphere filled with amazing energy. Mario was making sure that everyone in the restaurant was happy with their experience. He came by our table and we had a great conversation. Will definitely be returning!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars and glowing review. I look forward to many more table side conversations! Best, Mario

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d
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time in and we were thrilled to find $1 oysters on the happy hour menu. The food was good and pricing was as expected for entres, but there were some great deals on happy hour. The menu offers very few ways to get a vegetable other than one pasta and a caesar salad. We all liked it but would have ordered a side of veggies or small salads if that had been an option. There was a large party next to us so we could not hear well, but that might have been random. Overall we were happy with our experience and will be back!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for the visit. I am so glad you will be back and enjoyed your experience. We are a small place and sometimes an extra table or two can make the room loud, but it does vary for us. We can definitely prepare more vegetarian options for you and would be happy to. Best, Mario

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MW
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best sea food i have had in Denver. Mario, the owner, was working and showed us to our table, nice guy.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

MichaelW, Thank you very much. That's High Praise and I so appreciate it. I look forward to future visits. Best, Mario

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LS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time eating at this great spot. Mario welcomed us at the door and sat us at one of the booths. Menu was not overwhelming but plenty of choices. Food was portioned well and there was nothing overly priced. Service was great and they worked as a team! If you are looking at a small place with great food, fantastic ownership, and fun drinks, try Mario's!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Laurence, Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your visit, review and endorsement. I hope to see you again soon, Best, Mario

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HD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great date night dinner at Mario's. The service was courteous and quick. The food was delish. We ha the fried Calamari, chowder poutine and lobster role. All were on point for seafood in Colorado. We go out a lot in Denver and will absolutely be back.

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

HDOG, I am so glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Dinner! I look forward to your next visit. Best, Mario

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SI
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me here for our first visit on Valentine's Day. Loved every minute of it! From the time we were greeted at the front door, to our attentive waiter, the Valentine's Day drink specials, the Seafood Dynamite, scallops and Seafood clam chowder...only downside was we didn't have room for dessert! So glad this place exists in our neighborhood!

Mario's Ocean Club
Responded on February 28, 2019

Susanl, We love meeting neighbors and hope to be your neighborhood seafood joint. Maybe we can get you some dessert next time! Best, Mario

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a
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Mario,
First the positive: Our salad and Crab Cake were excellent, especially the sauce. Bread also great.

Both my g/f and I though entrees were too rich and too much cheese on my veg linguine.
Yet the sauce on her entre (forgot name) had a great flavor.

We prefer a little more healthy type of cooking.

Plan to return.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service! Definitely would recommend, will be back soon.....

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