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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (61 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to this restaurant with my husband and we had a great experience. The decoration is modern and you feel comfortable but in a nice and kind of fancy environment. The waiters are super nice explaining the dishes and also giving advice about the...More

Thank Silvina K
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello Silvina! I want to say thank you for taking the time you had to dine with us the other night. Seeing that we lived up to your expectations with the review you wrote means a lot to us in many ways. We hope to...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Jax is reliably great. The food is fresh and perfectly cooked. The happy hour specials are wonderful (fresh raw oysters at $1.50 each; the waitress recommended a superb wine at HH pricing.) The fresh, never frozen king crab was terrific and the grouper was superbly...More

Thank Kristin B
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Kristin, I wanted to reach out to thank you for coming in to Jax and spending your time with us. Sounds like you were able to get some of the awesome Happy Hour deals we have, I hope you had a good fill of oysters!...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to Jax many times. Today I got there just before 4 PM. I didn't have to fight for a place at the bar to sit. In fact I had 3 dozen fresh oysters before many people had arrived. Jax is a great...More

Thank skip p
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've been here before and it was much better then. I particularly remember when it had a wine pairing co-sponsored with another restaurant which was very good. However, it now has lost all interest for me. I went during great plates because I THOUGHT it...More

Thank Charles K
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello Charles, I'm very sorry to learn that your latest experience here at Jax was not the greatest. Your time and feedback means a lot to me and I will be sending you a private message so that I may get further insight of what...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Disappointing hot oysters. However, the greens salad (with dates, citrus, feta) was excellent. Small serving is more than enough.More

Thank PBandJ2003
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hey there! I wanted to reach out and thank you for taking the time to review and letting us know about your experience you had while dining with us. I have sent you a private message in in hopes of providing better oysters than the...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our group of friends - about a dozen of us have driven from Cheyenne to eat at Jax every month for the last 3 months because it's fabulous and we don't have much Fab in Cheyenne. We try to get there before 6 so we...More

Thank Mel L
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Mel, Thank you so much for such a stellar review! Its awesome to see that you all have such a great time with us whenever you are here. We look forward to seeing you again! Sam

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went here on a Saturday night, 2 of us for a date night. We made reservations, which not sure if needed or not as we were seated right away but it did not appear there were many empty tables. It is actually smaller than I...More

Thank Flight_Princess_Jenn
Adam R, Owner at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Dear Flight_Princess_Jenn.. We are so glad you chose to dine with us and greatly appreciate your comments. We are proud of the freshness of our seafood, and I am happy to hear that your experience was in line with our goals there. I am sorry...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was with a large group in town on business. We made a reservation for dinner and were duly impressed with the service, menu and quality of the food. Highly recommended!More

Thank Sanda24237
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello! Just wanted to say thank you for coming into Jax and checking us out. So happy to see that we were able to accommodate you and your group. We certainly hope to see you back in, and please let us know if we can...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fresh, sustainable seafood prepared with a creative twist. Chef Ricky Meyers knows his stuff. Always consider the evening special. Always. Sam is incredibly knowledgeable about wines . Take his advice and discover something new.

Thank emmadunfee
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Mrs. Dunfee! You are too kind! It was great seeing you and the family, you all are an awesome group and glad you had great time with us that evening. Let me know if you ever need anything. Thanks again! Sam Taylor

Reviewed 6 February 2017

We popped into the Fort Collins location assuming that it would be every bit as good as the LoDo location in Denver. We were not disappointed - we arrived & partook of the Happy Hour specials. The service was excellent. Love the peel and eat...More

1  Thank denver60
Sam T, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you for the great review! I'm happy to see that we met your expectations and stayed consistent with our Denver location. Those guys rock down there! Happy hour is definitely something to take advantage of and it looks like you did. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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!