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Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

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123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427 (Mountain)
+1 970-682-2275
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From PEI oysters to American paddlefish, this seafood restaurant has it all. Busy on a Friday night with happy hour in full swing. Try the New England clam chowder or the crab cakes. Top quality, excellent service. Would return in a heartbeat.

Thank elainep007
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been looking for a place that has an oyster bar. We hit the jackpot here. The main entrees are also magnificent and beautiful. It was really busy so i would recommend reservations.

Thank momkelsey
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I received a gift certificate for Jax for my birthday. We had a leisurely dinner. The only mistake I made was wording the special which came overcooked and I ended up eating it instead of sending it back. It was just such a special evening that I didn't want to wait around for a kitchen fix on it.

Thank John T
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279 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Jax Fishouse is part of a chain with locations in Boulder and Denver's LODO. Interestingly, the menus vary between locations to some degree in terms of both offerings, style of cooking, and prices. Fort Collins, for example, offers great martinis and quality wines by the glass on the happy hour menu where the other two locations do not (points in... More 

Thank dvorac4
Jackson, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had excellent service, from making the reservation to getting our bill. Appetizers were unique and filling and we each ordered very different entrees and they were all delicious in their own right. We couldn't have had a more pleasant and palatable experience.

Thank Lida C
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

TA gave the restaurant high marks. Right on. Be sure to make reservations. It was packed, but the service at the bar was super. I tried the special, tuna, and a great cobbler desert. The drink list was extensive including my favorite moscato. Enjoy!

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the terrific review! Looking forward to seeing you back here soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Woodland Park, Colorado
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a bad experience and had expected much better, as we eat at the Boulder Jax as often as we can. Had poor service, first calamari appetizer was crispy; just sloppy. The manager Rick did his best to salvage our dinner, but by the time he became involved it was too late. He did reduce our bill considerably, which... More 

Thank COheadlight
Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi Mr. and Mrs. Cable, Thanks so much for taking the time to visit on September 2nd, and for taking the time to write us a review. I am truly sorry once again that you were disappointed in your experience. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to make it right that night, but alas as you mentioned it was... More 

Denton, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The seafood was outstanding. It was fresh and the presentation was beautiful. The service was excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Fort Collins!

Thank Suzanne F
Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne, Thank you so much for the kind words! We are absolutely flattered to be your favorite restaurant in the Fort! Looking forward to seeing you back at Jax soon! Cheers, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you are looking for a no frills restaurant that serves up some excellent food, try Jax! Starting with happy hour when you get great deals on drinks and appetizers, you can fill up just by sitting at the bar. Should you decide to grab a table don't hesitate as this restaurant will certainly fill up quickly. While the atmosphere... More 

Thank Bill D
Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Bill D, we can't thank you enough for your kind words and patronage! Looking forward to taking care of you again soon! Sincerely, Rick Compton General Manager More 

Eaton, Colorado
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Well, I feel I must share with you one of the best restaurants I love! Jax in Ft. Collins is simply exceptional at every level: food, service and atmosphere. (So Jax, get ready for lines out the door). Let's start with the food: the chef's each have a deftness, skill and palate that would be appreciated in restaurants costing five... More 

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Rick C, General Manager at Jax Fish House and Oyster bar, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for such a FANTASTIC review! It's guests like you that make pulling on that back door of the restaurant every day worthwhile. We absolutely cannot wait to take care of you again! See you soon, Rick Compton General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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!

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