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Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
+1 970-682-2275
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (67 reviews)
“king crab” (3 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
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123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
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Reviewed today

Was sitting at the bar watching someone chuck oysters. Then another man came and started helping. He gave a couple free oysters to a lady next to us who had never had an oyster. I found out later from the bartender that the generous and...More

Thank ziggyrock
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar was recommended to us by the staff at Armstrong Hotel, just a few blocks away. Their Monday night happy hour was a great find! We sat at the bar, and throughout the evening ordered most of the items on...More

Thank MountainhomeJody
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip to Fort Collins and we were able to be a part of that experience. Thank you for checking us out via recommendation from the Armstrong Hotel. I will be sure to walk over and thank them for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popular place , my sister in law made early reservation and we were seated at a high top table, not my first choice. Anyway, Marcus was an excellent server, I wanted a change in one of the ingredients of the tuna dish and it was...More

Thank robren88
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! The choice you made to dine with us here at Jax will always be valued and we appreciate the feedback you have given us as we are always looking for different avenues to where we might be able to improve on the next time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with the quality of seafood served at Jax, especially since ya know we aren't too close to any oceans here in Colorado. The hook and line taster platters are an excellent deal with plenty of food that left me fat and happy. I...More

Thank spensterr
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there! I wanted to reach out and say thank you for the review that you took the time to give us as well as the time you took to dine with us here at Jax. We love hearing what you and anyone else might...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Jax last night and found it to be over-priced for the amount of food we received. We ordered the Crab Cake for an appetizer and all you could taste was lemon. I ordered the Lobster Sandwich and it literally looked like an...More

Thank Loretta T
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Loretta, Your review has definitely given us insight on how we might be able to change some facets of the cuisine that of which you ordered and received when you dined with us the other evening. My sincere apologies that we were not able...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a fish tank at the door, there is no doubt the kind of restaurant this will be. We found the main dining room noisy and so asked for a booth in the bar. Two of us ordered mussels with the Chardonnay sauce, which was...More

Thank Feenixwest
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I first want to thank you for choosing Jax to spend an evening having dinner away from home. Your time with us is very much appreciated as you could have chosen to go anywhere else in town, but you decided on us and...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Had a very pleasant time eating good food with very attentive service on a Monday recently. A good atmosphere with plenty of people there unlike other nearby restaurants. Might be a bit pricey on non-happy hour nights for some.More

Thank WilliNZ
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello! I want to thank you for your review and the time you took to come and dine with us this past Monday where we offer Happy Hour all evening long! It can get busy for us then, but am stoked to see that we...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

I came here with a BFF to have the Spanish Wine Dinner which paired several courses with Spanish Wines. I came early SO I hade some Happy Hour eats first. The Grapefruit Sling which was ginger infused vodka, aperol, grapefruit juice, ginger ale was nice...More

Thank Charles K
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hello Charles! First, I want to thank you for being a part of the Spanish Wine Dinner that we offered the other night. Your detailed review has given us a great amount of insight from a guest's perspective and we truly value your feedback. My...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

If you are a seafood lover then this is great place to go! We had an excellent dinner here. The crab is delicious. The oysters seem a little over priced to me personally but there is plenty else on the menu!More

Thank Sparkyvett
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Greetings! Thanks for coming by to dine and give us such a great review. It looks as though you had a variety of plates from our menu and thoroughly enjoyed them. Oysters can get pricey when they are ordered in quantity, but we try and...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

A return visit, always a great experience! Our server, M. Merthe, was spot on. Did not hover but was there every time we needed any little thing. Support staff were impeccable with water and clearing our table. Prices are a little on the high side,...More

Thank ET-Greeley
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hello! Thank you for coming in once again to join us. I will be sure to let Mr. Merthe know that you had such a wonderful time with him taking care of you. So glad to see that we could accommodate you in all aspect...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 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 - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-682-2275
  • E-mail
Named "Best Restaurant in 2011", Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has taken Fort Collins by storm. Serving up the freshest, most sustainable seafood alongside the highest quality, farm-fresh local produce, Jax has quickly become an Old Town favorite. Jax happy hour never disappoints, with the ever-lively Oyster Bar and a selection of locally brewed craft beers & handcrafted cocktails. With so much fresh fish, they ought to change the city's name to "Port" Collins!
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