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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

) #13 of 431 Restaurants in Boulder ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood,
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
+1 303-444-1811
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Cozy restaurant with fresh delicious seafood. Full assortment including fresh oysters, crab and fish. Portions were a little on the smaller size. This is a wonderful seafood delight eatery.

Thank BajaR0cks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get ANY kind of oysters you want here!!! Fun, happy atmosphere!! Great after work spot for cocktails and seafood!!

Thank FoodDiva1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My serving of Alaskan Halibut was tiny, overlooked to a rubbery texture, and badly over salted. My wife's sea bass was acceptable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clay Fong's review last week AND our need to try something new, had us going to JAX for HH today. Probably got there at 4:45PM.....no reservation.....and were given a table but told we could only stay an hour. That's not a problem for us. We...More

Thank morewierd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I make this a must stop on every visit to Boulder. Crab cake appetizer and grilled cauliflower make a full meal. House red wine is excellent choice for happy hour meal.

Thank Janna B
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very small restaurant and extremely noisy. It was hard to carry on a conversation. Ordered Pinot Grigio and did not care for it at all. Ordered three broiled oysters-all different. The only one we cared for was the one with nothing but a delicious cheese...More

Thank 19seb69
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place, small portions nothing wrong with that, In my last visit I experienced a surrealist dinner, that chowder was cooked with sea water or what? and my Spanish Chorizo Octopus with Mexican chorizo never found Spanish chorizo on it but not bad was to...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The food was average in taste and size of portions. The service was very good. My son enjoyed the over-priced raw oysters.

Thank Hawaii-Biker
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The calamari and sauce was positively the best I've ever had. Great selection of oysters. Tuna tartare melted in the mouth. Service was great. Mahi Mahi entree was very good, but unable to match star power (and price) of starters. Suggest sticking to starters as...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Also here I need something between very good and average : excellent service (as many times in the US, customer focus is a real thing here) but in the ordered lobster roll I missed something : some power, some finishing sharpness, some buttery supporting flavour,...More

Thank Bruno O
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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, Lunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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