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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

4.8
4.8
2379 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

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Dining areas

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!
  • 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!
  • Half-Priced Bottles of Wine Tuesdays Only

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM
    Enjoy our full list of wines by the bottle at 50% Off every Tuesday from open to close. Dine-in only.

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What 2,379 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

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  1. BFOODIE

    Denver

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the amazing and warm greeting by Isabelle the hostess to the amazing g service by Jenny - everything this is perfect ALL the time. Best happy hour specials and menu in Denver.
  2. Andy

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was outstanding and showed skill and professionalism. You should be proud of her. She served us at 415 reservation. Todaro
  3. 5280Foodie

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, this place is so fantastically consistent
  4. KenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent Roasted oysters. The service was outstanding
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The support staff was great, but my direct waiter was terrible. The food was overpriced, cold and not good. I wouldn’t recommend this to a friend. If you go, order fried food and straight up drinks.
  6. kathyN

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite seafood restaurant in Denver. Oysters are so fresh and service was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back. shout out to the most lovely maître d’ I have ever encountered.
  7. AudreyS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The oyster selection is great ! Fresh wonderful selection
  8. BerryM

    Denver

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great dining experience…Isabel, the very best hostess in Cherry Creek, is amazing. Her brilliant smile and welcoming personality, sets the tone, the minute you walk into the restaurant. They have the best oysters, crisp, cold, we have ordered dozens and never had a single one that was…off. An amazing menu with lots of options for a group. Highly recommend Blue Island…
  9. Hughbeedoobee

    Denver

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love this restaurant. We have been here many times. This time I was just a little disappointed though. Two people with me ordered oysters and some sides. I ordered a salad and chowder. The oysters came and I watched them being eaten without being asked if I would like either the soup perm the salad served at the same time. They were quite busy so it was difficult to catch my server to ask for the salad. I think i should have been asked if I wanted either the soup or the salad brought out with the oysters when our orders were placed.
  10. COdiner

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was great, friendly and attentive. The food was fantastic.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Another great time at this restaurant! Lots of people but not that difficult to visit at out table of three. The food was tasty and fun. Our server, Brian, was excellent! Definitely will continue going back. Biggest challenge is parking. But not big enough to stop me!!
  12. JeffS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Food was good. Service was slow, even though there were not many people there.
  13. Katy

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Great experience and great food. Best key lime pie we’ve had in Denver! Definitely going back again!
  14. Justin

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service and drinks. Great atmosphere. Definitely will be coming back
  15. LisaC

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Our server, Shoshone, had the personality of a rock. I'm not sure if it was because we ordered from the Restaurant Week menu or not, but we also felt very rushed. We even took our dessert to go.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Denver restaurant week. One of our party had the special and was disappointed in the flavor of the dishes. The rest of the party had fish and chips which was outstanding. The crust on the chips was perfectly crispy and complimented the fish. The sauces were homemade and the coleslaw crisp and sassy. The service was attentive and friendly. I will definitely return here.
  17. BeBeau

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were very fresh! It was restaurant week and the 3 course meal was good. They could have given some sour cream, butter and chives with the baked/ fried potatoes. The potatoes were bland and uneventful. Desert was good but the olive cake slice was a sliver…. Not enough….. but it was all good. I will return… just in a regular night… and see if it any better when ordering not on a set course menu.
  18. Dutchess

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love this place! Food is great, happy hour prices are super! I do wish they would mark menu items with allergens so we could make easier choices: gluten, dairy, etc. Also note where the option exists to make something G/D/Egg-Free that is not already. I know the menu now so have worked around it, but newcomers might appreciate. All in all, wonderful!
  19. SamanthaF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with some friends for restaurant week. Food was really good. We'll be coming back for oysters often!
  20. KristenM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drink. We were there for Denver Restaurant Week and we can’t wait to go back. Trout dip was phenomenal. Surf and turf was delicious. So many oyster varieties- I stuck to their own brand that they fly in fresh every morning. Can’t wait to take out of town guests.
  21. DianeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited during restaurant week. Best clam chowder ever and the calamari was so delicious. We both has filet mignon w shrimp, asparagus and crispy potatoes. Everything was perfectly cooked and tasted wonderful. Key lime pie was the best dessert, definitely a keeper. The staff from hostess to server, was friendly and helpful. Even though the noise level was high, we will definitly go back and just sit outside.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was incredible. we’ll be back very soon!
  23. jakec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for restaurant week. I lot of places offer a lackluster menu that doesn't really provide any value, has up-charges if you order the good stuff, or doesn't really showcase the menu effectively. BIOB knocked all 3 out of the park. Service was great - Chaz was there when we needed him and had good recommendations. Food was VERY good. The clam chowder is bomb (I'm from Boston btw), the surf n turf entree on the restaurant week menu is an incredible value, and the drinks and wine were on point too. Worth the trip down to Cherry Creek for sure.
  24. CynthiaB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous! Server was knowledgeable and helpful. The atmosphere was perfect! It was a busy night but everything was on point!
  25. MarcDenver

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Blue Island was not very large, plenty of room between tables. Noise level was fairly high. Went for Denver Restaurant Week, so the place was busy. Service was good. Food was very good.
  26. Abbey

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dessert and app were great! Calamari sauce was so yummy with a little kick to it! Overall entrees were good but not great. Bass didn’t have much flavor but risotto was yummy. My boyfriend’s steak was a little undercooked but the shrimp and potatoes were good.
  27. MikeG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time and I can't wait to go back. Everything was great; food, service, and ambiance.
  28. MRG0307

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and the good was absolutely delicious! I will definitely be back in soon!
  29. SHANWA

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitstaff on a crowded night. Delicious food. Great wine choices.
  30. katieE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Bday lunch
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the first time, and were not disappointed. The shrimp cocktail was very good, not great. The shrimp scampi and filet was delicious. The lobster roll was fabulous.
  32. MKNguyen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server on Sunday was great! She was accommodating and went the extra mile with great touches.
  33. HDOG

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a bday dinner. Had clam chowder, & Calamari apps and salmon Oscar for entree. All were dialed in and off the hook delish and fresh. Great service. Hit up the happy hour martinis!
  34. DonK

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was absolutely outstanding! Isabel was her usual superb hostess! Everythuing was great!
  35. KirkM

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good experience, great clam chowder. Tagarashi fries, and fried cod.
  36. Mabond

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to this restaurant and we had a great experience! The clam chowder served with clam fritters was so delicious. We tried the fried clams and crab cakes and enjoyed them as well. The fried clams were tender and tasty. Loved the food, service and ambiance. Staff was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The hostess, Isabelle, went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and happy. I thought Isabelle must be part owner since she cared so much about the restaurant experience. I asked her and found out she’s just an amazing employee and person.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Second time we been there in a month. Once at the bar and another for dinner. Both were awesome.
  38. JanieMae

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED our 1st experience at Blue Island!! Seafood was better than anything we have had when visiting the east coast, by far!!! Wonderful menu and wonderful service! Only drawback was the ambient noise. The place was a bit on the loud side. Not a deterrent, though. We will definitely be back!
  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brian was great! Very helpful, courteous, and accommodating. Even after sending our drinks back 3 times, he wasn’t annoyed or rude, but got us what we wanted without any hassles. The oysters were DELICIOUS, and reminded of us of dinner in Greenwich Village, where they were fresh from the Atlantic! We can’t wait to come back again!
  40. BabS

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and Ashleigh were great. Table cloths and roses were nice touch. Oysters were outstanding

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 4.8 stars by 2379 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

2625 East 2nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80206

Dining areas

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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