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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” (99 reviews)
“king crab” (7 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
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1 - 10 of 316 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 Decorematters
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Boulder and craving seafood. A friend of ours suggested this restaurant and so happy we went. Happy hour was going on, and I got a couple glasses of their Rose. Very good! I also got a cup of the gumbo which was...More

Thank AlexisDW
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to Jax before and it is still a favorite restaurant when we are in the mood for seafood. We made reservations on Open Table and were seated right away. The restaurant is small so I recommend reservations. They have tables and booths...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Good crab cakes. My wife had the Thai bass. It was too spicy for my taste but I could see that it was done well and fresh. This is a good casual atmosphere with friendly people at the bar

Thank Mike4TraveI
Reviewed 20 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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

Thank FoodDiva1
Reviewed 5 August 2017 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.

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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