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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (102 reviews)
“king crab” (8 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
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1 - 10 of 332 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place! We always make Jax a stop when traveling through Boulder. Great people and people watching, lively vibe, and fantastic food! Got there early for happy hour and some delicious appe's. It's a sure thing in Boulder.

Thank D5896QUjamesc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood (best in town)! If available, grab a seat at the bar...the service is excellent and fun to watch the oysters being shucked!

Thank Roger N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jax offers a variety of incredibly fresh and delicious seafood. Their raw bar is amazing and the chef is a wizard with every item on the menu. Extremely busy - you will wait for a table - but it will be worth it!

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. Only bad thing is it’s hard to get in. I’m not sure they take reservations. Theyve got a great happy hour and the freshest fish even though were in landlocked Colorado. The other thing about Jax is that it can be...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always love the experience at Jax in Boulder. It's festive, friendly and by and large tasty. The servers are tremendous but the portions can be hit or miss. This time i opted for the king crab risotto... maybe we got there late and they...More

2  Thank JoeBoulder
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service is amazing, the atmosphere is great. The server knew the nuances of every dish, and was very accommodating to our party. Every morsel was exquisite-the Butterfish melted in my -mouth soft inside and just slightly charred on the outside. The black sweet rice...More

2  Thank goldspeak
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This place is phenomenal! Staff really know their stuff and are very friendly. The happy hour is amazing from the menu to the drinks and the food. If you are in Boulder it is a MUST.

Thank lknorton
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We had the snow crab ramen bowl and it was a marvelous mixture of tastes and textures. I would order it again in a heartbeat. Our server was wonderful and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

Thank Beth Z
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

From the service to the respect they pay to sea food this is a must. I’m a very picky French client and I give it a 5 stars because it simply worst it

Thank Dimebag92
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This place is amazing. But do not go there if you are on a budget. Haveing such fresh see food in the middle of the contry will cost you.

Thank Dylan K
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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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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