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“Best seafood in Boulder” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Ranked #12 of 562 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 9th
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.
Plano, Texas
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Best seafood in Boulder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

If you are looking for seafood, this is the place. I have dined there at least 4 times and each time the food has been delicous. It is usually very crowded and you have to wait to get a table but if you are not in a hurry, it is worth the wait. One of the cooks that works there won the Bravo competition of one of their cooking shows. It is very noisy so I do not recommend it to be a romantic restaurant but it is lively and fun. The last time I ate there, it took a long time to get our food and that is why I wold not give it a 5 rating. It can get a bit hectic there sometimes so you might have to be willing to wait to get a table and wait for your food. If you want to just have some drinks and not worry about speed, then this would be a good choice for seafood.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“worth a pop in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

We loved the tuna appetizer, infused vodka, and homemade pie for desert. Small place that has a good vibe. Bar is a great spot to sit and enjoy the scene.

Visited May 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Oyster Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

My husband and I like to go here for the variety of oysters. It also has excellent fish dishes.

Visited December 2011
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Rockford, Michigan
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012 via mobile

This place was as good as all the hype we heard about before we went. We got the table by the front window and enjoyed the street action, plus all the excitement inside. Our drinks were good and reasonable (we had the cucumber infused Vodka), the appetizers were excellent (Calamari & fried oysters), and the entrees were great! The service was excellent, too. We will be back!

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Boulder, Colorado
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

I live in Boulder, but we always eat here when family is in town. Food is excellant and my dad loves seeing his picture on the wall.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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