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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

4.7
4.7
2085 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

We’re more than oysters - we’re Colorado's best seafood restaurant! Opened 2017, this is Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood's flagship location. Our approach is to create honest food and drinks and serve them in a comfortable, casual environment. The restaurant’s culture is inspired by memories of growing up in coastal towns with families of oyster farmers and fishermen. Like them, we strive to bring you superb hospitality and delicious food with a commitment to the freshest seafood at reasonable prices. To ensure this commitment of quality, we’ve partnered with Chris Quartuccio of Blue Island Shellfish Farms in Long Island, NY to bring you nearly daily shipments of seasonal oysters and seafood, offering favorites such as Steamed Mussels, Lobster Rolls, Clam Chowder, Crab Cakes, and fish like halibut, Atlantic cod and salmon, to name a few. We invite you in for dock-to-dish dining at its best!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Fish

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 333-2462

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    CATERING & PICKUP SERVICE Whether you’re planning a party, a get-together, or something more ambitious, we’re ready willing, and able to take care of everything for you and your guests. You’ll enjoy the same quality and freshness that we prepare at our restaurant - but in your home, yard, or event space. Choose the menu that’s right for you from our favorite packages or let our team of chefs and shuckers prepare a customized menu & raw bar that fits your needs. After you decide, phone in your order and your work is done. All packages are priced per person and require a 6 person minimum. Please see our website for the menu and more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Blue Island Oyster Bar would be delighted to accommodate a variety of social events in our dining room from semi-private occasions or full restaurant buyout.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Mohrlang: (877) 641-9298

  • Area

    Cherry Creek

  • Cross Street

    2nd and Columbine

  • Parking Details

    There is metered street parking or a self-park garage located at 250 Columbine Street (next to Whole Foods) with direct access to Blue Island.

  • Public Transit

    Take the local 1 Bus towards Cherry Creek<br />and get off at 1st Ave & University Blvd<br />Walk to 2623 East 2nd Avenue (about 5 mins)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Shuck Mondays with 99¢ Oysters

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 11:30 am - 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm,Tue - Fri - 11:30 am - 3:45 pm
    Enjoy fresh, premium oysters for 99¢ - all day, every Monday!
  • Voted Cherry Creek's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 11:30 am - 3:45 pm
    Join us daily 2-6pm for oysters, clams, mussels, tacos, sliders, small plates starting at $1.49. Mules, Cocktails and Martinis for $6.99, and Half of Wine by the Glass!
  • Sunday Funday Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 am - 3:45 pm
    Enjoy fresh oysters, clams, mussels, tacos, sliders, and small plates from $1.49. $6.99 Mules, Cocktails and Martinis, and 40% Off All Wines by the Glass!

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What 2,085 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there won’t be the last! Seafood was fresh and tasty but the oysters were spectacular!! Service was great and we loved the decor and watching the guys at the oyster bar. 5 stars for sure!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Good food but slow service on a night that wasn’t particularly busy

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Una comida increíble, sabores que te hacen volver!!

  4. R

    Richard

    Denver

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Think it is overrated and somewhat overpriced. Our food was good but not great when compared to NE seafood. Monday’s are $1 raw oysters day, but that only applies to the one oyster they choose, but still a great deal seeing the usual price is ~$4.00 @. I had the NE lobster role and it was pretty small on a brioche roll with good fries for $36 ! In Denver for the same seafood I think Water Grill is clearly better for the same $$$s. In all respects. The oysters I had for $1 @ were good but I believe they gave me a mix rather than the same species, not a good practice. Waiter was not attentive and looking for the larger tables=‘bigger tips ,

  5. KW

    KarenW

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Ricotta Gnocchi was fabulous. Oyster special was a treat. Fish sandwich also great. Drinks refreshing and our server, Logan, was fantastic.

  6. SE

    SaraE

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    We went in for fathers day. Our server took so long to check on us. The drink my husband ordered just tasted like a water down mule. They didn't have the manila clams with pasta available which is what we wanted to get so we ordered the bacon wrapped scallops. not very impressed with the dish because the shrimp and scallops were dry. Calamari and brussels were ok...just tasted sweet and one note.

  7. P

    Panda11

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal with an old friend, and our waitress, Amy, took excellent care of us. We will back for more!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Bday dinner! The food was amazing. Fresh seafood and the experience was wonderful.

  9. d

    denverfoodies

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Father’s Day

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Out with friends we all had something different and everyone thought their meal was excellent

  11. W

    Wag123

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We tend to eat dinner early (~5:00 p.m.) and a lot of happy hour folks were there enjoying themselves. The noise level is exceedingly high as there is little to buffer the sound. We could have chosen to eat outside, but as older people, the heat is a bit tough. It was a birthday celebration, so overall it was good.

  12. KA

    KleatusA

    Denver

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some of the best food that I've had at Blue Island, but not cheap. Outstanding service and an A+ experience from start to finish.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Oysters were great, and I was prepared for the price of those, but thought that the entrees, though tasty, were on the high side as far as value. A good vibe in the place but could use some sound dampening decor. The ceiling sets of oars are attractive but only amplify the conversation noise.

  14. JB

    JohnB

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great happy hour.

  15. PF

    PeterF

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff, good food, reasonable privacy

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite place❤️

  17. A

    August88

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1

    A patron had an accident in the bathroom and instead of sanitizing/cleaning, the management decided to close the only “women” bathroom to other patrons for the rest of the evening and leave the mess there on the floor. (I missed the sign and entered by accident, as the door was not locked.) Additionally, wait times for food were long and staff seemed tired/disinterested— like they aren’t treated well. I won’t return.

  18. HS

    HaileeS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    FABULOUS for HH and $1 oysters on Monday nights. Will def be back again. Killer deals on Tuesday and Wednesdays as well for HH.

  19. JC

    JesseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Wide variety of choices on the menu. It was a little noisy, but not terrible. Great oysters and clam chowder!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came in for Rosé Day, even though neither of us had wine.😅 Had 8 of the Oyster of day, trout dip, brussel sprouts, a few sliders and tacos. All were amazing! Everything was also on their Happy Hour Special, so it was a great deal🙌🏼 Will go back again, for sure!

  21. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oysters, scallops and filet mignon couldn't have been any better. Fantastic place to take a loved one on a special occasion. Really pricy, but absolutely worth it! Best steak I've ever had and we can't wait to go back.

  22. L

    Leisap

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was absolutely delicious, including some of the best oysters I have ever had! Excellent service as well. Very lively atmosphere, so not really for a quiet night out. Will definitely be returning!

  23. BP

    BrianP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Maybe we caught the restaurant on an off day, but the service was painfully slow. They weren't that busy and they seemed to have adequate staffing. Took 45+ minutes from the time we sat down to get lunch for 2 with no drinks from the bar. Didn't order anything crazy - 1 fried fish sandwich and 1 lunch special. Food was good, but not worth that wait.

  24. JT

    JohnnyT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The service was good, food was good but the portions were a bit small for the prices they were charging. We ordered the sea bass which came with a side for $49. When asked the how big the portion was he said “it would feed two people for sure” it was probably 2oz-4oz at most lol The oysters have been getting smaller and smaller even for happy hour prices.

  25. KR

    KarlR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another lovely dinner at Blue Island Oyster! Easy reservations with OpenTable; polite and prompt seating by the hostess; excellent service by Brian; and, of course, delectable plates served fast and hot by the amazing kitchen. Thank you!

  26. DM

    DanielM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oysters were delicious and the service was outstanding.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing experience. The staff was all so pleasant. The food was beyond delicious! We can’t wait to go back again!!!!!

  28. DC

    DeeC

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great suggestions from our server Brian. Good service and the manager Rachel checked in on us! Thanks

  29. LM

    LynnM

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab as always

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Server was SUPER NICE. He brought the appetizers late after they sat on the bar so they came just seconds before our entrees. The restaurant was slammed and he was definitely very busy and apologized. Otherwise food was amazing and everyone was very friendly. We’ll definitely be going back.

  31. C

    Christopher

    Denver

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We have going to the Blue Island Oyster Bar since it opened. The food is ultra-fresh seafood harvested from the south shore of Long Island. Since I am a native of Long Island, this is as close as I get to my favorite seafood, including clams!

  32. P

    Parker

    Denver

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved all of the happy hour items we ordered. The roasted oysters are delish. Could have gotten a little more love from the host station. Our server was fabulous! Fun place!

  33. LP

    LiahP

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience for my sister’s birthday. Service was amazing shout out to our server Logan for making it an memorable experience.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My very favorite seafood 🦞 restaurant. Fresh, lovely and gracious …and that’s just the hospitality team.. ❤️ The food is out of this world… from oysters to stone crab 🦀… bring your appetite. Feel like swimming up stream with a great glass of wine in hand? Head to Blue Island Oyster Bar…tell them Jayne sent you🥂

  35. NG

    NancyG

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  36. H

    Hughbeedoobee

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good service. Buck-a-shuck is great for oyster lovers

  37. JW

    JeffW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service great. Food good. Salmon over cooked but I’m picky and presentation was great

  38. S

    Sue24

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The oysters taste so fresh and delicious! Just the best!

  39. AB

    ABinDEN09

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff is great. They missed putting in some of our food order, and took car of some things on our tab. We were not even upset, because we were casually hanging out. Also the person who forgot to put our order in came over and apologized, it was very professional and nice, and honestly a little brave to own up to it. We love this place and will come back. Everyone is great. Food even better.

  40. 3

    303tiffany

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best happy hour! 40% off wine and variety of appetizers.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 333-2462.

Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver is rated 4.7 stars by 2085 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

2625 East 2nd Avenue Denver, CO 80206

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2nd and Columbine

  • Area

    Cherry Creek

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is metered street parking or a self-park garage located at 250 Columbine Street (next to Whole Foods) with direct access to Blue Island.

  • Public Transit

    Take the local 1 Bus towards Cherry Creekand get off at 1st Ave & University BlvdWalk to 2623 East 2nd Avenue (about 5 mins)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 333-2462

  • Catering

    CATERING &amp; PICKUP SERVICE Whether you’re planning a party, a get-together, or something more ambitious, we’re ready willing, and able to take care of everything for you and your guests. You’ll enjoy the same quality and freshness that we prepare at our restaurant - but in your home, yard, or event space. Choose the menu that’s right for you from our favorite packages or let our team of chefs and shuckers prepare a customized menu &amp; raw bar that fits your needs. After you decide, phone in your order and your work is done. All packages are priced per person and require a 6 person minimum. Please see our website for the menu and more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Blue Island Oyster Bar would be delighted to accommodate a variety of social events in our dining room from semi-private occasions or full restaurant buyout.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Mohrlang: (877) 641-9298

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