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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder, Boulder, CO

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder

4.7
4.7
2192 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Jax Fish House is open and ready to welcome you for outdoor dining, curbside pick-up and our very own delivery 7 days a week. Any way you choose to dine, we got you. For curbside pick-up and delivery, order online! It's easy-peasy, and you can place an order for a future date, too.
Order Online: jaxfishhouse.com/boulder
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Jax Fish House in Boulder works tirelessly to bring fresh caught seafood and fine coastal food to the surrounding landlocked community. The dining experience, whether outdoors or at your home, focuses on sustainable seafood when choosing who to partner with to provide guests only the freshest seafood.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 444-1811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Shelia Lucero

  • Catering

    We have unmatched access to the freshest seafood on the planet and the deepest bench of hospitalitarians, shuckers, bartenders and chefs, either side of anywhere. Let us come to your next event and throw-down with FRESH and delicious in a way that your guests will never forget. You supply the space and the guests and we will bring the delicious! All we need is your address and we’ll take care of the rest.

  • Private party facilities

    Jax is available to you for all things FRESH and fish and we have a menu for every budget. We are a charming, cozy restaurant and have no private party space, but there are many different seating arrangements we can provide to create the perfect event for you and your guests.We have reservation space available for parties from 1 to 16 guests. Larger reservations for up to 30 guests may be available at multiple tables. Jax is also available for full restaurant rentals, where the entire space is YOURS for the evening.For more information please email us at info@jaxboulder.com, or call 303.444.1811.

  • Private party contact

    info@jaxboulder.com: (303) 444-1811

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Cross street

    9th

  • Parking details

    There are two parking garages within a two block radius of our location and street parking is also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

  • Boulder Area

    Best Overall

  • Boulder Area

    Best Food

  • Boulder Area

    Best Service

  • Boulder Area

    Best Value

  • Boulder Area

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Boulder Area

    Most Booked

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  1. PB

    PattyB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jax is our fave when we come to Boulder, every 2 months or so. We always look forward to going there and are never disappointed. Food is exceptional and the waitstaff is superior! We were able to have our meal outside while the weather is still lovely. The nightlife was hopping and so that is why I rated the noise level as moderate. Another great evening at Jax!!
  2. b

    boulderfoodies

    Denver

    226 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    226 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to Covid, we've not been eating out as much as before. So, it was a pleasure to make a return visit to Jax. It's nice to see that not much has changed: the food (Calamari, Salmon & Barramundi) was excellent, the service (Sierra K., who is a total delight!) was great, the ambiance was as expected and the overall vibe was relaxed and friendly. It's no wonder that Jax remains on our Top-Ten list year after year.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fun night. Excellent service!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food! Highly recommend!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visiting
  6. KB

    KimB

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was delicious. The chick peas that came with the scallops was not good, peas were rock hard. But everything else was wonderful.
  7. F

    Fruition

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters, crispy but tender calamari, and really good fish risotto. The service was great!
  8. TS

    TomS

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Expected more from the lobster roll. Tuna steak was good and poke was ok. the ac made it a bit too cool and it was dark so needed a light to read the menu
  9. K

    613Karen

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jax Fish and Oyster Bar was definitely a great find for our visit to Boulder. The ambience was quaint but interesting, our server was attentive and the food, from all of our small plates to entrees were absolutely spot on exceptional.
  10. KR

    KurtR

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food
  11. L

    Lori

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood in Boulder! We love this place and always go for our birthdays! Dinner can be pricey but happy hour is awesome!
  12. CM

    CristinaM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trey is outstanding, truly the best waitstaff in this entire state. Thanks Trey, you made our yearly outing from solitude outstanding again! Cris
  13. EB

    EvaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place was really cute! A bit smaller on the inside but with the natural lighting it made it look larger. Food was really tasty and our server was sweet and kind!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were treated like royalty on our wedding anniversary.
  15. NB

    NahalB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The calamari tasted great, my daughter loved it. The desserts were great. The Caesar was decent. Nothing extraordinary. The entrees were not very good. The salmon was way over cooked. Which was pretty unforgivable at a fish house. Our waiter couldn’t be bothered to clear our plates throughout the evening. Which is whatever generally but when you’re laying nearly $300 for a meal for 4 is a bit annoying. Overall I was very underwhelmed and hoping to be impressed. Maybe had my expectations been lower it would have been fine.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my wife here for her birthday. Service and food was exceptional as always. Our meal was “tapas-style” meaning we enjoyed several small plates (oysters, appetizers, and split a bowl of gumbo). Excellent drinks as well!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table outside, great service, great food for adults & kids.
  18. C

    Cowtownchick

    Dallas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been coming to Jax since our son went to Cu 15 years ago. Freshest raw bar, great drinks! Highly recommend
  19. C

    Cindy

    Denver

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, result quick service, thanks!
  20. RC

    RobertC

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waitress Sierra was great. Fun evening, took good care of our friend for her birthday. Pricey.
  21. j

    juliaschild

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I have always had a perfect experience at Jax’s. Usually we go as a group and get a variety of menu items. The martini was perfect as always but the Cesar had a gritty bites like chomping on glass. I alerted the staff but they didn’t comp the salad. Everything else was okay. Nothing to write home about ( maybe just worthy of writing open table ) I wouldn’t go out of my way to return except for a happy hour and the perfect, perfect martini.
  22. OS

    OlgaS

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, some of the best oysters! Always good time here.
  23. RV

    RobinV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very Fresh and well-prepared. Definitely recommend to friends & Family! Bar a bit noisy and busy
  24. PK

    PaigeK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic! Best service, food, and booth! :)
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and amazing food
  26. BS

    BettyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful waitstaff! She even walked us to the door. The oysters were awesome and the Dirty Martinis were some of the best we ever had.
  27. P

    Patt

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was very good, but for an expensive restaurante like this the outdoor seating is poorly chosen. Suits more for a Biergarten than a restaurant like Jax.
  28. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.
  29. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Enjoyed eating outside while people watching. Oysters were very good. Service was good. The entrees were tasty, but portions could have been larger. Dishes should have been cleared after each course.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is aways incredible!
  31. EM

    ErinMarie

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went for a night out with my husband and a friend; this is the perfect Boulder spot if you love seafood. We started our evening with Jax Gin & Tonic, and a Cucumber Lemon Press. We also can't resist at least one round of Oyster Shooters; the oyster, vodka, spice, and tomato ratio is perfect! We ordered the Charred Spanish Octopus appetizer with Tomato & Pepper Confit, Crispy Fingerling Potatoes, and Chimichurri. It was perfectly cooked, and I don't generally like the texture of octopus. For my main course, I indulged in the New England Sea Scallops, with Crispy Chickpea Panisse, Charred Tomato Romesco, Cauliflower, Spring Onion, and Chive Blossoms. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Blackened North Carolina Catfish, served with Crawfish and Cajun Rice Fritters, Smoked Bacon Collards, Tomato Jus, and Fried Andouille Sausage. Our friend was not impressed with the Lobster Roll; it tasted like a White Fish Salad seasoned with Salt and Pepper, there were no meaty pieces of Lobster claw, knuckle, or tail as the menu had outlined. It was disappointing, fortunately, the manager comped a drink to make up for the issues. We were so full we couldn't even attempt to eat dessert! Until next time.
  32. UL

    UnkaLarry

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    always reliable and terrific cervice -- great smiles and very attentive. Thanks
  33. JS

    JeffreyS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jax has always been a favorite for Oysters on the Half Shell.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food and a really good time. Always a good solid go to restaurant! Thanks Jax!
  35. n

    normf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome waiter - there when we needed him but never intrusive. Also super friendly. My favorite restaurant on Pearl Street.
  36. AH

    AlisonH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place--our favorite every time we are in Boulder. Love the oysters!
  37. SF

    SantaFe7

    Denver

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite go-to with friends for a great time. Loved everything and our server was amazing!
  38. B

    Bruce

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nephew getting married
  39. M

    Michelinstar

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went for the oysters and were not disappointed. They offered a selection , 3 from east coast and 3 from west at a fair price and well presented and fresh
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love Jax’s happy hour!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder using the Order Online button. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 444-1811.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder is rated 4.7 stars by 2192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder

928 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are two parking garages within a two block radius of our location and street parking is also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shelia Lucero

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 444-1811

  • Catering

    We have unmatched access to the freshest seafood on the planet and the deepest bench of hospitalitarians, shuckers, bartenders and chefs, either side of anywhere. Let us come to your next event and throw-down with FRESH and delicious in a way that your guests will never forget. You supply the space and the guests and we will bring the delicious! All we need is your address and we’ll take care of the rest.

  • Private party facilities

    Jax is available to you for all things FRESH and fish and we have a menu for every budget. We are a charming, cozy restaurant and have no private party space, but there are many different seating arrangements we can provide to create the perfect event for you and your guests.We have reservation space available for parties from 1 to 16 guests. Larger reservations for up to 30 guests may be available at multiple tables. Jax is also available for full restaurant rentals, where the entire space is YOURS for the evening.For more information please email us at info@jaxboulder.com, or call 303.444.1811.

  • Private party contact

    info@jaxboulder.com: (303) 444-1811

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