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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

4.7
4.7
2096 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

10:30 PM


Booked 47 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, 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 2,096 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

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. S

    Silverfish22

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the Monday Oyster special of .99/ea. Ordered 2 dozen. Cesear salad was delicious and large enough to share. The pasta with clams was skimpy in size but tasted great. Overall enjoyed ourselves. Always like the roomy booths and ambiance.
  2. JL

    JoanneL

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the warm welcome to a great table we enjoyed a delicious dinner. Thank you
  3. t

    tomh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    My dish was good the rest was below average. Not bad but not worth the price. Dont recommend.
  4. KH

    KelceyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This location was very fun! Everyone had a lot of good energy. Made a reservation, they sat us right away at a comfy booth. Happy hour was amazing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Great menu options. Went for the seafood and didn’t disappoint. Definitely the higher end on cost but it was a special occasion. Get the chowder and lobster risotto.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Very loud, but fun environment.
  7. GG

    GiGi

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service but very loud and quite pricey.
  8. S

    Sherman

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. The oysters were so good.
  9. m

    mqmc

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was fantastic from start to finish. We went to celebrate our anniversary and the evening could not have been lovelier. We received a special anniversary greeting by the hostess and she seated us in a beautiful booth. The service by Kevin could not have been better. He was attentive and personable, and gave us suggestions for both our food and wine. The food was extraordinary! From the salmon tartare appetizer to the amazing Chilean sea bass and Oscar Salmon the chef outdid themselves! We couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue to celebrate our anniversary! Don’t miss out on the Blue Island Oyster Bar!!
  10. BH

    BlaineH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Quite pricey
  11. JI

    JIllJ

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating here is always a great experience. This was our fist time to try the clam chowder, and WOW!!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food but slow service on a night that wasn’t particularly busy
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Una comida increíble, sabores que te hacen volver!!
  15. R

    Richard

    Denver

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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 ,
  16. KW

    KarenW

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ricotta Gnocchi was fabulous. Oyster special was a treat. Fish sandwich also great. Drinks refreshing and our server, Logan, was fantastic.
  17. SE

    SaraE

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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.
  18. P

    Panda11

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal with an old friend, and our waitress, Amy, took excellent care of us. We will back for more!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bday dinner! The food was amazing. Fresh seafood and the experience was wonderful.
  20. d

    denverfoodies

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out with friends we all had something different and everyone thought their meal was excellent
  22. W

    Wag123

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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.
  23. KA

    KleatusA

    Denver

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 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.
  25. JB

    JohnB

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour.
  26. PF

    PeterF

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, good food, reasonable privacy
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place❤️
  28. A

    August88

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 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.
  29. HS

    HaileeS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 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.
  30. JC

    JesseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 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!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 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!
  32. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 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.
  33. L

    Leisap

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 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!
  34. BP

    BrianP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 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.
  35. JT

    JohnnyT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 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.
  36. KR

    KarlR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 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!
  37. DM

    DanielM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were delicious and the service was outstanding.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 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!!!!!
  39. DC

    DeeC

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great suggestions from our server Brian. Good service and the manager Rachel checked in on us! Thanks
  40. LM

    LynnM

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab as always

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 2096 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

2625 East 2nd Avenue Denver, CO 80206

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd and Columbine

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, 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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