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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

4.7
4.7
2141 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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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 67 times today

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 2,141 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

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    On Sunday they have happy hour until 6pm. I’m glad we got there a bit early for our reservation as we were able to take advantage of the prices. We also ordered the Lobster roll and crab cakes. The oysters were delicious and I would go back just for that! Overall really great experience.
  2. JC

    JeanieC

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kevin was super attentive and helpful in menu selections. Fish and chips hit the spot!! Love this place
  3. A

    Alan01

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Portions are smaller, prices are higher. Oh well.

    Blue Island Oyster Bar - DenverResponded 6 days agoHey Alan Reach out to me at info@blueislandoysterbarcom so I can give you a call to talk about your dining experience. We haven't changed a portion size in over six years since since the day we opened the door so i'd like to know what you ordered. I'm hopeful the service and food quality where up to your expectations. I'm sorry you didn't find value- we'd like to make it right.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter birthday

    Blue Island Oyster Bar - DenverResponded 6 days agoThanks for celebrating a special day with us

  5. LC

    LisaC

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are top notch! We enjoyed the clam chowder, oysters, Chilean Sea Bass, and scallops. And our waiter, Jessica was great!

    Blue Island Oyster Bar - DenverResponded 6 days agoThanks Lisa

  6. DS

    DavidS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always. Love this place, one of my favorites.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Excellent seafood, oysters straight from Long Island which I love! On a personal note, I would prefer the atmosphere to be a little less bright...
  8. DP

    DrPete

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I dine here often and the food is always good. The oysters are a must to start and there are lots of interesting menu options which are always well prepared. I had the fish and chips for the first time and really liked the crispy panko crust. Definitely not traditional, but it worked, and there was malt vinegar for drizzling over everything which I think is essential. This was a business dinner and the noise level made discussing important work a bit of a challenge, but it quieted as the meal progressed and overall worked just fine.
  9. YB

    YolandaB

    Denver

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    We've dined with Blue Island many times for brunch, lunch and dinner. Our experiences have always been very pleasant and food delicious. Unfortunately, this was disappointing! Our server Jessica S. was unpleasant, impersonal and absolutely acted as if each of our requests were an annoyance. The clincher was when we asked for clam chowder as a side dish to our lobster roll. Her comment "We're out of Clam Chowder, Maybe Next Time"! That statement was uncalled for and she should have suggested another side dish. Overall, we left the restaurant unhappy and disappointed!!!
  10. DH

    DerickH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Will go back! We took home the quart of chowder, totally worth it!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, food, drinks and overall restaurant experience was amazing! We came for an anniversary and we were not disappointed. We were greeted by Isabelle when we arrived and promptly seated at our table. Isabelle came several more times throughout the evening to check on us and chat - she was incredibly sweet and friendly. Our waiter, Ben gave great recommendations and provided excellent service. We never felt rushed or having to wait. We will definitely be back and cannot wait to try some more of the amazing food we didn’t get to try on our first trip!
  12. EW

    EdwinaW

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a good experience. We enjoyed the ambiance and the service was great
  13. M

    Mum1

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside. Very pleasant.
  14. JM

    JohnM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Lobster Rolls! Service and Staff are excellent. Great bar scene as well!
  15. JV

    JimV

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place! Always outstanding!!
  16. DL

    DavidL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Lobster Wednesday! Great deal on the Happy Hour drinks too.
  17. K

    Kristen

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and service was great! We will definitely go back!
  18. A

    Aviator

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great fresh seafood and friendly staff. Would recommend.
  19. FD

    FatDaddy

    Denver

    642 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    642 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. SOLID.
  20. JK

    JKas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Long wait for food and services. Kitchen can't catch up with orders.
  21. EE

    ElleElle

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Over all nice. Service was slow… never filled up water, or changed our dirty silverware. Food was good. Chowder was delicious. Hostess was amazing and went above and beyond.
  22. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so excited to have found such an amazing seafood restaurant! The menu has something for everyone and the happy hour menu has lots of options. Everything we had was delicious and the atmosphere and service were tip-top.
  23. RR

    RobertR

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice outing. Great food and service.
  24. SB

    SimonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love goin to this place, a friend and I come every few months when we have something to celebrate. The lobster rolls are so good and the staff is so nice
  25. S

    Suzanne

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A special place, with good food and service. It was my birthday and we had a great time, celebrating with each other and the staff.
  26. D

    Debi

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reminds me of one of the seafood houses on the east coast. The food was served while still hot. Delicious. The waiter was just perfect, not overly nor under attentive to our table and pleasant.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time here!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service delicious oysters & fish. Will definitely be back!
  29. HF

    HeatherF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! Best dinner l’ ever had in 5 years. Definitely will return
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband’s Birthday dinner - since my husband is uncomfortable with any birthday celebration attention at a restaurant, I didn’t mention it to our server. We were both happy with our meals and look forward to coming back!
  31. MM

    MaryM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Except for very loud noise. Loved it
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our server. He made great suggestions!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was cool, food was equal to prices
  34. AW

    AmyW

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for lunch on our way to the Botanical Gardens and it was wonderful. Hope to come back for dinner soon!
  35. B

    Baspen

    Denver

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great, friendly service, very comfortable atmosphere
  36. K

    Koskelante

    Denver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok. Nothing great but nothing to complain about either. Drinks were the same…just ok. It was a bit expensive for quality of food and drinks. It was really noisy. Small table and we couldn’t hear the person on the other side of the table. No effort was made to acknowledge the birthday we were celebrating although I had noted it in the reservation. Only one serving mess up (brought only one dessert when 2 were ordered). All in all I probably won’t go back.

    Blue Island Oyster Bar - DenverResponded on 11 July 2022Wow- so sorry your experience was just ok. We hate to hear we didn't go above and beyond and we apologize we missed the Birthday. Please contact me directly at info@blueislandoysterbarcom so I can gather more details about your experience. Thanks

  37. JH

    JoanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. One of our favorite places to dine.
  38. CS

    CheriS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The oysters were very good And the trout dip was also very good. The Seveche was not good. The avocado was hard and the octopus was tough. The shrimp was dry and chewy. The fief octopus was way over cooked and over breaded. The service was excellent until they got busy. Then the food took forever and the service went down hill.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service.
  40. BF

    BryanaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Love the food the atmosphere easy reservation

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 2141 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 67 times today
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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