Consistently voted “Best of” in Boulder, Jax has been serving up the freshest and finest sea cuisine since 1994. Culinary Director Sheila Lucero works hard to ensure culinary delights to the tune of furikake-crusted Hawaiin Bigeye Tuna, buttery Lobster Cavatappi in a creamy garlic sauce and so much more, are all sustainably sourced. While loyal patrons love the welcoming yet wild vibe signature to the Pearl Street hotspot, folks are increasingly discovering that seafood makes for one luscious takeout option, too. “We’ve optimized our menu for to-go service,” says Lucero. “We’ve got family meal kits for lobster mac and cheese, lobster rolls, crab cakes, grilled oysters and more – fully prepared and ready to assemble at home.” Jax approaches everything with seriousness, from impeccable service to sourcing ingredients – but, is also all about fun! 928 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303.444.1811, jaxfishhouse.com.

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