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Best Seafood Restaurant Denver 2014 - Jax Fish House

Jax Fish House

Jax Fish House

1539 17th St.

Denver, CO 80202

303-292-5767

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Readers' Choice: Jax Fish House

When chef-restaurateur Dave Query opened the first Jax Fish House in a weathered brick building in downtown Boulder two decades ago, he managed to turn at least a few bohemian veg heads into fish heads. Now, with four locations in Colorado — Boulder, LoDo, Glendale and Fort Collins — he's got the attention of the meatheads, too, baiting just about everyone who saunters inside any one of his rollicking, ocean-themed fish houses with a show-stopping shrine to sustainably fished and environmentally responsible seafood. Whether it's raw oysters on the half shell, clams, peel-and-eat shrimp, king crab legs or Dungeness crab, steamed mussels floating in a Thai broth, crawfish, caviar or sea-trout roe, the offerings at Jax are enough to make you think Query's harboring his own secret dock in this landlocked state, complete with mystical mermaids.

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samuel.joseph.lewis3
samuel.joseph.lewis3

Let's not fail to mention the wonderful desserts and breads available at Jax Glendale, prepared by Pastry Chef Jennifer Helmore Lewis. Special breads every Sunday for brunch and the sundae desert has sprinkles that are, WHAT!, made in house! Plus specials are popping up all the time. Yum yum.

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