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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

) #11 of 435 Restaurants in Boulder $$ - $$$ American, Seafood,
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
+1 303-444-1811
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (93 reviews)
“gumbo” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend and I had dinner at Jax on a whim and were lucky to get seats near the bar. We had peel and eat shrimp, King crab legs, and oysters, all of which were absolutely fantastic! On top of that, the service was amazing....More

Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Really enjoyed !!! Great dinner and staff !!! Mostly sea food with great presentations . I will go back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

highly recommended and we see why! Great fish and seafood choices and a few non seafood...fresh oysters and clams. Great drinks. Super helpful and friendly staff....very considerate of my spice allergy...Oyster Rockefeller was a bit unique but tasty...Cioppino had nice mix of seafood but more...More

Thank Bowlerx_424
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

3 off us pitched up with no reservation on a Sunday evening and the place was absolutely buzzing. We sat at the bar which worked ok. Service was good and the food delicious. I had some oysters and octopus. High quality and beautifully presented.

Thank Ctat
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Jax has consistently great drinks and food. Their bartenders are top notch- always churning out the perfect drink. Food favorites are PEEL and EAT SHRIMP - unbelievable! And whatever their veggie dish is - was a succotash of some sort last week - incredible. We...More

Thank Eastcoaster_Boulder
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We've had several wonderful meals at Jax but our latest was not. This is a trendy, up-beat Pearl Street Mall restaurant. Service by Alex, was very good. The Calamari and Gumbo were excellent. The Puttanesca was very good. The $18 Shrimp Po-Boy was very good...More

Thank BurtO961
Lee S, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Burt, thank you very much for choosing to dine at Jax Boulder. We really appreciate your feedback and are actively addressing areas where we can improve. I will be in touch privately. Kindly,

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good place, nice location, crowded at happy hour, fresh oysters, decent place to hang with friends after work, near Perl st mall.

Thank Zenguitardude
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We like to eat early anyway, so we dove into Boulder's many happy hours. Happy to say that Jax was the best if you like seafood. $1.50 oysters, good calimari and really good boiled spricy shrimp. Good beer and an interesting vodka strawberry cocktail.

Thank Ls8989
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Went here during a business trip in March. I had the Korean BBQ Butter Fish with veggies. Excellent flavor with a simple presentation and a dark Porter Beer. I would highly recommend it.

Thank jbsiegel
Lee S, General Manager at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

jbsiegel, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Jax Fish House and taking the time to review us! It means so much to us to know that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Lee

Reviewed 29 March 2017

You can't go wrong at Jax! We were visiting a family member in Boulder in January and went to this restaurant because it's one of his favorites - to the point where they know him by name. The food is creative and delicious - no...More

Thank tmhome100
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are hush kitties & how are they made/ made with what?
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
USD 10 - USD 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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