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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

$$ - $$$American, Seafood,
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
+1 303-444-1811
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (100 reviews)
“king crab” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always like coming here when in town. Wasn't very crowded which is unusual. Love sitting at the bar but sat at table. Waiter was awesome. Had the Thai Seabass -spicy but incredible! fellow diners had the Ramen and Crab which was awesome as well.

Thank scotthE3162UL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the atmosphere, particularly that it was cozy and not stuffy. The server was well versed on their menu. Nice wine selection. I had the risotto which I loved. Both co workers were very impressed with their food as well. They even had Wellfleet...More

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We had dinner and wine on a Monday evening. It was okay. I had a caesar salad that was small and underwhelming, but not horrible. Then I had the sea bass. I did enjoy the vegetable sides, but the fish was over done and mediocre....More

1  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Jax is consistently good for fresh seafood, which is hard to find in the Rocky Mountains other than fresh caught river trout. Jax has a couple of locations in the Front Range; there is approximately an 80% consistency in the menus from one location to...More

Thank dvorac4
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Also great house chardonnay! We stayed in Boulder 2 nights and almost ate here twice. For those who don't like to visit chain restaurants when they travel, to call this a chain is misleading. It's not like an Applebees. There are only a couple more...More

Thank bhmaggie2017
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The food here is impeccable, as is the service. However? Happy hour is packed, hard to get a seat. Reservations highly recommended. Love the oysters on the half shell, and lobster roll was amazing. Caviar on the menu is top notch. Overall fun, great ambiance,...More

Thank Cmoren
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I've been living in the mountains of Colorado for 10 years now. I'm originally from South Carolina. I miss fresh seafood, it rare if not impossible to get in the mountains. I go down to Boulder a few times a year and when ever possible...More

Thank Eddie A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The good food we had on our visit couldn’t make up for the snafu in seating and service on our last visit. We first had oysters and drinks at the bar. No issues here-the bartender (who we’ve seen before) is a real pro-attentive, anticipates your...More

Thank JacksonCage
Lee S, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

JacksonCage, allow me to extend our sincerest apologies regarding your last experience at Jax, it is always our intention to provide the highest quality food, service and ambiance for every guest that chooses to dine with us and we obviously missed the mark this last...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Ate here with a friend and we had a wonderful meal. We started with a variety of raw oysters, and had oyster shooters. We then had the crab cake appetizer, and split the sea bass entree. The food was fresh, served well, perfect temperature, and...More

Thank Iwasko
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Jax Fish House is probably your best, most affordable fish stop in landlocked Boulder Co. It is busy for a reason, but worth the wait. It is also loud! But I still enjoy going there and using the crayons on the paper table clothes.

Thank Amy H
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Questions & Answers
10 April 2016|
Response from vanessa_jaxboulder | Property representative |
Hi there! The Hush Kitties are our version of a Hush Puppy. A little tongue in cheek, I know! You can do these with or without crab meat. 3 C flour 2 C corn meal 1T Sugar 1.5 t salt 1.5 t baking soda 1.5 t baking powder 4 T... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-1811
  • E-mail
A local institution since 1994, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is the first choice for fresh seafood in Boulder. Ranked top 25 Best Seafood Restaurants in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Our menus are crafted with sustainability in mind, using farm-fresh local ingredients and ocean-fresh seafood. Whether you join us for the first time or the 100th time, for dinner or happy hour at the raw bar, count on a vibrant and lively atmosphere. We bring the Coast to the Coastless.
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