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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202-1201
+1 303-292-5767
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (135 reviews)
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Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202-1201
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Jax. It came recommended from a fiend who lived in Denver. We went on Thursday night and still had to sit at bar bc tables were full. So consider reservation if you want a table. Food was simply delicious. The...More

Thank ElizabethG813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I am in Denver I plan happy hour at Jax. The staff is as friendly as you will ever find and it reminds me of Cheers because the bartenders and oyster shuckers greet us and say welcome back. They appear as happy to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ample portions of delicious seafood served by friendly staff in a small and cozy historic buildng at the west end of the Pearl Street Mall. The little sidewalk patio is a fun place for people-watching, with peek-a-boo views of the foothills. Recommend the abundant lobster...More

Thank Denise3239
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This was a bustling, popular place when we arrived for the touted happy hour with $1.50 oysters. We snagged a couple of chairs in the outside space. The server was overwhelmed. Indoors is so crowded that you have to wait behind servers who are taking...More

Thank ceceliainDC
Adam R, Director of Operations at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Dear CeceliainDC, Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry that your experience was below your standard as well as our own, and I feel terribly that our Happy Hour oyster offering felt disingenuous to you. We will re-visit this messaging and we...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

We followed TripAdvisor to Jax, hoping to get in right after they opened without a reservation. That didn't work! But the front desk and bartenders directed us to seating in the bar, and the evening was on! Terrific server, attentive, informed, personable. I had the...More

Thank dewitthouse
Adam R, Director of Operations at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Dear dewitthouse, Thank you so much for your review! Hope you travel safe and good call on pairing the PGrigio with the Chesapeake oysters! You guys are pros! Hope to see you next time you are in! Cheers, Adam @ Jax

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Wife and I ate on patio and enjoyed the ambiance nicely. Had the brussel sprouts, calamari, clam linguini and seafood soup; all very good. Also had 2 points of local brew that was very good. Bill was reasonable and enjoyed it all. Bear

Thank bearc2014
Adam R, Director of Operations at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thanks Bear C., The weather is turning colder and I'm glad you got some patio time while it was still so nice! Hope to serve you again soon! Cheers, Adam @ Jax

Reviewed 19 September 2018

I love Jax and their Lobster Roll is delicious! Smaller restaurant, so get there early for dinner. The bartenders are great and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Thank Kathryn B
Adam R, Director of operations at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks so much for your review Kathrryn! We look forward to serving you again, and encourage you to try our lobster and shrimp toast next time. Lobster roll was delicious, but this new open-faced sandwich, we think, is even better! See you soon. Adam@Jax

Reviewed 18 September 2018

If you stick with the oysters, you should be happy. Baked or raw, they are very good. Other items on the menu, not so much.More

Thank jfinnnnnnnnnn
Adam R, Director of operations at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you have loved your oysters, I would love to learn more about some of the dishes you did not enjoy as much. Please contact me directly as I value your opinion greatly. Thanks again for visiting,...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Came here while we visited Denver for 1 night, we found it on yelp. We ordered, gazpacho, gumbo, peel & eat shrimp, branzino & crab carbonara... we enjoyed it all! Every bite!!! The branzino though was by far the best! The service was great too!!!...More

Thank mommy2gs
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We has a great early evening meal here, there was a great atmosphere and the food was good too. Attentive waiter, difficult to fault, good locationMore

Thank peterandvivien
Adam R, Director of Operations at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback! We hope to serve you again soon and if there was anything we could do better to earn that 5th star next time...please let us know...we want to improve for YOU and your opinion is valuable to us! Thanks...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, 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
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202-1201
    (17th & Wazee)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station, Light Rail and Market St Bus Depot are all less than 2 blocks away!
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-292-5767
  • E-mail
The longstanding LoDo favorite serves up the ocean's freshest and finest, ranked Top 25 Best Seafood Restaurants in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. The Jax crew sources dock-to-door and works closely with local farmers and purveyors on a daily basis. Consistently named the "Best Seafood Restaurant in Denver", Jax LoDo continues to exceed expectations. Come in and experience what unconditional hospitality feels like!
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