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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Denver

In Denver, you enjoy the great outdoors as much as the urban setting of the city. Locals and visitors alike love the hiking, camping, mountain views, crisp air and mild weather in this western Rocky Mountain paradise. The Mile High City also houses famous attractions like Coors Field, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo and Larimer Square. The city has a history of pioneers and gold mines, but today has grown into a modern oasis, filled with culture, sights and, of course, delicious food. Whether hanging out downtown or exploring the outer neighborhoods, you can find amazing dining everywhere including seafood. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We asked serious foodies where they go to find the freshest, most delicious fish. Check out this Tastemaker list of places to find the best seafood in Denver.

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14 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:The Fifth String, Stoic & Genuine, Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Farm-to-table, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Highlands, Downtown / LoDo, Cherry Creek
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The Fifth String

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Highlands
4.8
606 reviews
Head to the Highlands neighborhood to find this fine dining gem featuring refined farmhouse cuisine. They have a focus on seafood, swine and wine here. Old Major is one of Chef Justin Bronson's concepts and takes its name from the tufted Middle White Boar. The idea here is to rebel against ideas of what fine dining "should be." Standout menu options include Oysters on the Half Shell, Alaskan Halibut and Georges Bank Scallops. They also boast a full bar with a creative cocktail program, craft beer and wine.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Stoic & Genuine

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
1717 reviews
Stoic & Genuine is Denver’s answer to lively, casual dining seafood goodness in the Downtown area. A multi-coastal seafood house, Stoic & Genuine serves fresh and creative seafood. They have a laid-back but elegant atmosphere, thanks to the prime location in the newly renovated historic Union Station. It features an exhibition kitchen that opens up to a raw bar with a constantly changing selection of shellfish.

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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

$$$$
Seafood
Cherry Creek
4.7
2141 reviews
Blue Island Oyster Bar is the place to go for great seafood in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver. The menu, decor and experience of dining here comes from the owners’ childhood memories of growing up in small coastal towns. They partnered with Chris Quartuccio of Blue Island Shellfish Farms in Long Island to bring in the freshest oysters . That’s how they get shipments of Mussels, Lobsters and fish like halibut, Icelandic cod and salmon.

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Humboldt Kitchen + Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Uptown
4.5
2238 reviews
If you’re looking for a great happy hour and awesome seafood in the Uptown neighborhood of Denver, check out Humboldt Farm Fish Wine on Humboldt Street. They serve fresh and approachable contemporary American seafood and steak with a nod toward the classics. The space is airy and open and you can dine in an open atrium or on the beautiful outdoor patio. They have extensive selections on the raw bar and chilled seafood menu as well as appetizers, soups and salads. Entrees include Butter Poached Salmon, Grilled Chilean Sea Bass and Jumbo Sea Scallops.

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Glendale

$$$$
Seafood
Cherry Creek
4.5
1446 reviews
Jax Fish House in Glendale is a casual neighborhood eatery that serves sustainable seafood in a lively atmosphere. Bring a group of friends or a date! You can enjoy oysters and drinks at the bar, sit down for a proper dinner in the dining area or have a cocktail or two with your meal on the rooftop. The menu features fresh seafood apps and entrees, including chargrilled oysters, Thai fried catfish, seafood chowder, Korean barbecue swordfish and other specialties. Save room for desert, too - their pork fat beignets are out-of-this-world good.

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Del Frisco's Grille - Cherry Creek

$$$$
Steakhouse
Cherry Creek
4.4
1829 reviews
Del Frisco’s Grille is the perfect spot for delicious Steak and Seafood in Cherry Creek. The restaurant is stylish and modern with a vibrant atmosphere, perfect for a date or a small celebration with friends. The menu features a variety of American classics infused with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Check out the Prime, hand-cut steaks and shareable dishes like the Cheesesteak Eggrolls. Their fish is some of the best seafood in Denver! Locals love dishes like the Pan-Seared Scallops, Simply Prepared Salmon and Jumbo Lump Crab cakes.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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801 Chophouse - Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Cherry Creek
4.8
1889 reviews
Located in the LoDo neighborhood of Denver, Chophouse is one of the top steakhouses in the area - and they also serve fantastic fresh fish. The atmosphere is comfortable with warm wood decor and a lively, friendly staff, making it perfect for a casual gathering of friends. They have a full bar with handcrafted ales, small batch bourbons and a fine array of single malt scotches to pair with your meal. The seafood dishes include a delicious Citrus Salmon with roasted oranges, green beans, tomato, citrus glaze and orange beurre blanc. Regulars also love the Crab Stuffed Halibut, which comes with a port wine truffle glaze.

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STK – Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.4
2589 reviews
STK Denver is an elegant fine dining American restaurant in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. They specialize in steaks and seafood and blend the atmosphere of a steakhouse with the trendiness of a chic lounge. It's definitely a cool place to head for a date. They have a unique menu that puts twists on the classics - diners can order their steaks topped with seafood, like a lobster tail or Alaskan King Crab. They have an extensive raw bar as well as seafood platters served family style. That way you can sample oysters, ceviche, shrimp, mussels, calamari and more.

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Spruce Farm & Fish

$$$$
Contemporary American
Boulder
4.6
1420 reviews
Spruce Farm & Fish is a casual elegant restaurant in Boulder known for serving up some of the best seafood in Denver. They partner with sustainable oyster farms and fisheries and fly seafood in daily to ensure diners get the highest quality fish available. The eatery also offers rotating dinner specials, including certified angus beef house smoked prime rib. It’s a classy place with a bright, crisp atmosphere and guests love their seafood offerings, including seared yellowfin tuna, Verlasso Salmon and Rocky Mountain Trout.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Elway's Cherry Creek

$$$$
Steakhouse
Cherry Creek
4.7
5532 reviews
Elway’s Cherry Creek Colorado Steakhouse offers 100% USDA Prime Beef steaks for meat-lovers, as well as seasonal seafood selections for those on the hunt for delectable fish dishes. The atmosphere here is contemporary and inviting, making it a great spot for a date or special occasion. They also have an exciting weekend brunch that locals love. Seafood offerings on the menu include the Lobster Cocktail, Parmesan Crusted Pacific Grouper, Elway’s Salmon, Vancouver Island Sterling Salmon and Yellowfin Tuna. Pair your seafood dishes with a glass of wine from their extensive list to make your meal complete.

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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.8
4129 reviews
The Capital Grille is one of the most elegant dining spots in all of Denver. Located in the Downtown / LoDo neighborhood, it is the perfect spot to wine, dine and dazzle over the meal of your dreams. They serve nationally renowned steaks and the freshest of seafood along with creative sides and delectable desserts. Try the sea scallops, pan-seared sea bass or the Fresh Maine Lobster to see what all the fuss is about! They also feature an extensive wine list and pairings curated by the Sommelier.

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740 Front

$$$$
American
Louisville
4.6
1110 reviews
740 Front, located in Louisville, Colorado, is one of the state’s most iconic, historic restaurants and a must-try for anyone visiting the area. Located in Downtown Louisville, it is one of Colorado’s two oldest remaining saloons. The space has a traditional American dining saloon with a magnificent bar, built in the 1880s by the Brunswick Company. The American menu features a host of seafood dishes, including the Colorado Striped Bass, Barramundi, Fried Shrimp and more. They also have a great selection of oysters, including the 740 Baked Oysters Asiago.

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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

$$$$
American
Downtown / LoDo
4.3
1822 reviews
The Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is a casual dining spot on 17th Street in beautiful Downtown Denver. They feature a variety of American dishes, including Prime Rib and Fish and offer a little bit of something for everyone. Chef Kasper and his team source most menu items locally and serve only the freshest fish, including the famous Colorado Trout. The ambience is warm and welcoming with wood shutters and model clipper ships as decor. Their signature dishes include the Atlantic salmon and the delicious crab cakes.

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Ocean Prime - Denver - Larimer Square

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / LoDo
4.7
6390 reviews
Ocean Prime, located in Downtown Denver, strives to create an extraordinary supper club experience by serving the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the made-from-scratch dishes showcase simple, pure and regional flavors. Standout seafood dishes here include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent Chilean sea bass and Dutch Harbor King Crab Legs.

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