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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109 (9th)
+1 303-444-1811
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish I would have taken pics, but doesn't matter. We had two excellent entrees and an appetizer. Old School Tuna was Monday night special and my boyfriend not necessarily a seafood fan. He Loved it. Seared. So fresh. I had Korean BBQ Butterfish. The vegetable medley was amazing! Butterfish melt in your mouth. Carmelized sauce ever so slightly too sweet.... More 

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Thank Paulette F
Jacksonville, Florida
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a decent meal here. The place is really busy and it's hard to get in. Finally got a table. Service was a little slow but that was to be expected. Mussels appetizer was very good. I had fish, my husband had shrimp. Both were ok. Just a little pricey for what you get.

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Thank Cowgirlkc
Glen Haven, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is what it is and that is darn good! Great happy hour and great dinners. The staff is some of the best around. We always have a good time.

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Thank Franklin C
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We go to Boulder frequently, and a visit wouldn't be complete without a visit to Jax, one of the best fish restaurants I have eaten at. We usually go between 4 and 6 PM so that we can take advantage of the happy hour food specials on delicacies such as oysters. Last visit I had perfectly prepared tuna, and the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I always try and get a reservation here when I am in Boulder, not always successful because they are packed usually. But Lucky to nab a table this past Thursday because of the first snow of the season and it was EXCEPTIONAL! The 1 - half pound crab leg for $38 was a little pricey but was really good and... More 

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Thank Tina G
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Jax is a neat, friendly, often crowded because it's so good, kind of place that you want to go back to again and again. Excellent oysters and a good selection at good prices. Totally rocks, totally cool, totally delicious.

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Thank Shah G
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

You never know when you are going to run into a perfectly cooked piece of fish. You think it happens often, but it really doesn't. That absolutely perfect outside sear is a work of art. Crispy, concentrated, rapturous. Biological wrapping paper that surrounds a flakey wonderland of oceanic bliss. You have to try hard to cook this well. And I... More 

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vanessa_jaxboulder, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your stellar review. "Biological wrapping paper!" I am stealing that ;) We hope you return soon and enjoy another piece of oceanic bliss with us. With Gratitude, Vanessa More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly owner! I enjoyed the fresh oysters. Amazing how they could be so good so far from the ocean.

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Thank Ana T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went for happy hour and had several dishes from their menu. The waiter was so great, very nice atmosphere. Going for happy hour gave us a chance to try several dishes, all delicious. It was also less crowded since I heard its a popular place.

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Thank crazyjaney9
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The atmosphere at Jax is always upbeat and busy. The bar is a fun and crowded place to have a drink while waiting for your table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
    (9th)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-1811
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?