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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!
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Fax: (303) 292-0530

Payment method
travelers checks, all major credit cards, amex, debit, diners club, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Downtown Denver, LoDo, Central Denver
AKA

Jax Fish House - Denver

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

Jax Fish House - LoDo

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Categories
Seafood Restaurants, Caterers, American Restaurants, Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Fine Dining Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Southern, Fine Dining, Burgers, Caterers, American, Hot Dogs, Seafood, Cajun & Creole

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pets Allowed: No

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Pizzaface

06/12/2010

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Overall
Way way overrated!

Over the years i have tried this place. The oyster selection is good, but the prices are way high. The best part of it all is the sauces that have been offered. During happy hour, however, when prices should be low, if you order a sauce, it costs twice what the oysters themselves cost. Lesson: they always figure a way to gouge you. also, the physical outlay of the place is severely cramped. There is no place that is comfortable in this restaurant. People are always bumping into you, both the customers and the staff. You cannot sit there and enjoy your time. Overall, the discomfort and unduely high expense provide more than adequate reasoning to make far better selections of eatery. I'd start with another venue before venturing into that place.

lunchmoney

05/01/2010

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Overall
Best seafood in town!

Such a fun place! One of the few Denver restaurants where the wait staff are not ski-bum types -- these folks know the menu and wine list and are right on on their selections. The menu varies seasonally and offers some unique creations. Exposed brick and big fish tank make the place a real eye-catcher. If you're not in the mood for fish you can always go to the standby Best Beef Burger ... it is incredible!

jmillsap

06/27/2009

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Overall
Great food

This place is very nice. The oysters are very good. I had the scallops and was fantastic. One member in our group orderd surf and turf. His steak was over cooked but he never complained. They bought the whole table dessert without us even asking! Excellent customer service finished off a great experience.

seafoodspring

02/17/2009

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Overall
near best seafood

oysters were awesome;fresh excellent selection and fairly priced. main entree was a little too spicy but palatable and tasty. I liked their house wine double chardonnay and the desert was delicious.

in the end the staff makes this place; they were friendly, offered good meal suggestions. our waiter jeff was timely in service, made excellent meal suggestions and everyone was cool. thanks

DtownDiner

12/16/2008

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Overall
What's the hype?

I don't see what everyone thinks is so good about this place! The meal I had was only so so for a 25 dollar dish, and it seems like everything on the menu has something gross added to it to just ruin an otherwise good plate. I sort of liked the crab cakes, but they came with a sauce that was quite similar to thousand island dressing and the salmon pasta would have been good, if it tasted like salmon and not sea water. Sorry Jax, just not digging it.

1denver1

09/09/2008

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Overall
Love it

I've never been disappointed here. It's always good, and a good time.

phoeniz

06/10/2008

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Overall
Nice evening out

The place is definitely hip and cool. The food was good but the ambiance is what definitely makes this place go. My boyfriend thought his seafood platter was tasty. He wished there was more on the plate but he needs to lose weight anyways. I had a nice crab salad (yum).

pgco

03/09/2008

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Overall
Very Average

I ate there last night and the food was very average. It was all cooked fine, but for what amounted to a $130 dinner for 2, we could do so much better. The fish, and we ordered one appetizer and 2 entrees, were all fine, very average though and the accompanying sauces did not mesh well with the fish. I doubt I would return.

sfru

10/15/2007

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Overall
fresh seafood

My wife and I were visiting from San Francisco and a little hesitant about seafood in Denver. Surprise! Everything was fresh and very lightly sauced, salted and spiced. Good portions. This restaurant would do great in the Bay Area. We were hungry so even though it was happy hour we went straight to the dining room. Service was excellent. When we were done, it was still happy hour, so we retired to the bar, had a few drinks and oysters for dessert and went back to our hotel very happy.

dublivin

07/12/2007

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Oysters were awesome

I ate here for the first time on a Tuesday night; and it was still a full house all night. Its a great little restuarant that was still able to handle our party of 6 in less than a 1/2 hour of time at the bar. The service was great, and the food was awesome. The west coast oysters were some of the best ive ever had, and the calamari was moist and delicious. The Ahi Tuna was my main course and it met my expectations, and had I made room, desert sounded wonderful as well. Definitely check this place out.

hadre123

12/13/2006

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Overall
Great happy hour

I was here last night and had 75 cent oysters and 2.00 beers. Great place to bring your boss or a good friend!

chloejoy

11/14/2006

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Overall
Great Seafood & Atmosphere

A great atmosphere for dates or groups. The waistaff is always helpful and accomodating. The blackened catfish is a must-have. The food is always prepared well. It's enough to leave you full, but not stuffed.

ceelee

11/13/2006

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Overall
Great seafood

Loved this place. Nice wait staff. Love the seafood. Went on a Thursday and was seated right away. The kids liked it so we will be back.

uudd

09/03/2006

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Overall
Best oysters and cold shellfish in the front range! Happy hour is at 4:00 and fills up quickly, go e

This small, noisey seafood bar is such a kick. The cold shellfish is marvelous. The $8.95 half pound seasoned shrimp are fresh and firm and a real bargain. The King Crab legs are fresh, not frozen, hot or cold they are great.The hot menue changes with the seasons...always something new to look forward to. The staff is outstanding. Same folks time after time. Good place and happy people, esp. Tim and Jackie! Go and enjoy.

corissa72

03/19/2006

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Overall
Must Experience!

You must experience Jax if you like fresh fish, great cocktails and oysters. Everything is fresh and the flavor combinations are unmatched. I highly recommend the Calamari appetizer and any oyster selection. Their cocktails ALWAYS hit the mark. Take any martini and you will be satisfied. If martinis are not your ""cup of tea"", try the mojito or jax cream soda. As for entree, I always take the fish special. It's always something new made with the freshest flavors for the season. The price is above par, but you do get what you pay for!

brockbier

11/02/2005

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Overall
Fresh fish - rotten prices and ambience

Normally, I don't mind paying 20-30 dollars for a plate of food that still leaves me hungry. But, there needs to be some substance to the inspiration of the dish that makes me ignore the quantity of food sitting on the plate, or the wait service needs to be superior. Jax gets huge points for the freshness, but their dishes miss the mark in a completely uninspired dining experience. From the culinary dimensions of the menu, to the atmosphere and waitstaff, this restaurant is a loud, obnoxious bore.

If you want to pretend that you are in a trendy New York oyster bar and don't mind paying top dollar for average food with poor service, this is the place for you!

princessfabulous

01/03/2004

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Overall
Pricey, but great fun!

Went to Jax on for after-work drinks on payday (thank goodness!) There were oysters for $0.75 a piece, but that's where the deals stopped! Three of us spent over $90 in just two hours! But the scene was great and the bartender was friendly (he made an EXCELLENT dirty martini!)

william_staub

09/11/2003

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Overall
Expect the best+

Easily the best seafood house in the city!
A great variety of super fresh selections at the raw bar, ample to oversized portions, great service from a super friendly staff!
A sure hit every time, even with a wait when busy. You always feel welcome and never an imposition.
Save a bit of room for some stellar desserts as well!

tinayossier

07/29/2003

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Overall
Jax Rocks

Jax is fun and hip and the place to go for a good time. There are other seafood places in town with as good or better food, but for a great time and fun atmosphere this place is it!

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