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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

4.8
4.8
2319 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

10:00 PM


Booked 75 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!
  • 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 2,319 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

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

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  1. J

    Jared

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the clam chowder, one of the lobster rolls and the scallops with shrimp dish. The chowder and lobster roll were amazing, the scallops and shrimp were very good but it wasn't a lot of food for an entre so keep that in mind. The chocolate brownie dessert was also fantastic!
  2. SF

    SeeFoodLover

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is an absolute gem! The happy hour menu is extensive with all sorts of yummy small plates until 6pm. But the entrées are amazing works of culinary art! I tried the mahi mahi special this time and it knocked my socks off. They make the most delicious cocktails too. This time I had the French 75, my new favorite drink! The atmosphere is lovely, romantic and relaxed. I've never had bad service at this place. Treat yourself and visit Blue Island Oyster Bar. Honestly one of Denver's best!
  3. RD

    RosieDenver

    Denver

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Happy Hour at the Blue Oyster. Great food - tacos, sliders, peel and eat shrimp, oysters - excellent.
  4. F

    Fred

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is one of Denver’s great happy hours with a cherry creek location
  5. R

    Reny

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great vibes, bit stuffy, more casual chic. Service was very good. We had the scallops and Chilean sea bass, both wonderful. The grilled octopus was superb as well!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Out waitress Ashley was fantastic. Entire staff was very welcoming.. The kitchen staff had the well prepared food out in a very timely manner!! Great Calamari appetizer and the Salmon was delicious. The GM came to our table to wish my husband Happy Birthday and ask us about our experience. We will be back!!
  7. SC

    SarahC

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Blue Island. Their oysters, seafood, and desserts are so good. They are expensive but worth it.
  8. H

    Hughbeedoobee

    Denver

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun. Great food and service.
  9. f

    foodiegirl

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good… On vacation and visited this establishment 2 nights in a row! So many restaurant options in Cherry Creek but this place pulled us in from day one. Wish we had one in Houston, specifically Generation Park if thinking of expanding 🦪🦪🦪🤩
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from walking in the restaurant to the service and incredible food. Will definitely go back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming back
  12. j

    jlsjr

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prosciutto wrapped scallops were amazing. Try a Thai Tonic if you are doing a dry January.
  13. CC

    CherylC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with Friends, great casual and delicious menu.
  14. F

    Franespinosa

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Llegamos tarde a cenar llegando a Denver. Mi reservación era 8:30 y llegamos 8:45. Nos dijeron al llegar que cocina cerraba en 10 minutos así que tuvimos que elegir rápido y pedimos la comida para compartir. Experiencia agradable, buenos ostiones, recetas originales de los calamares y tacos de pescado. Mejor la comida cruda que la cocinada. Volvería a probar con más calma.
  15. LK

    LauraK

    Phoenix

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Started out with some oysters and followed them with the beef medallions, clams and pasta and the bacon wrapped scallops with shrimp. A little wine, and some chocolate dessert. Everything was excellent! Service was a tad slow.
  16. BS

    BradS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Monday oysters are a great deal and they're delicious!
  17. C

    Christopher

    Denver

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is doing seafood right! To think that they can put out such fresh shellfish and fish in land-locked Colorado. This seafood is sourced from Long Island waters near some of the most famous beaches along the Atlantic ocean. We were fortunate to visit on a Monday afternoon when we could take advantage of their ninety-nine-cent oyster sale. The restaurant was full of seafood lovers, and the oyster shuckers were shucking at a fast speed to keep up with the demand. Since we arrived at 3:30 pm, we were delighted to take advantage of the happy hour menu. Our server was friendly and delightful with his British accent. The clam chowder was hearty and warming on such a cold blistery afternoon. The fried surf clams are always my return to a favorite. We can't wait to visit again.
  18. S

    Sebco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters are friendly and helpful, the food lived up to the expectations. Would go back again on another ocasion.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were celebrating the new year. The kids menu is really wonderful and my daughter enjoyed her salmon. We sampled a lot of the happy hour menu which is great. The octopus is wonderful!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was my first time trying this restaurant and I was a bit underwhelmed. Was looking for a special NY Day brunch experience. The food items we tried weren’t the most unique of their offering but were executed well, the space has just average ambiance. Nothing was exciting enough to make me want to return again.
  21. MS

    MarSo

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice NYE dinner with friends. We were seated before our reservation time. Our waiter was great. He helped us decide which oysters to order. They were very fresh and tasty. My Spicy Strawberry-Basil Margarita was delicious. Everyone enjoyed the meal. I had the Fresh Taco Platter, which were very good. My boyfriend had the Filet Mignon Medallions, which he asked for rare. We made a point that he wasn't kidding about wanting it rare. It came medium rare at best. He sent it back and the replacement was just right-rare. We had a long meal and got to visit, without feeling rushed. The noise level wasn't bad, but could've been a bit quieter in order to easily hear everyone at the table. Overall, very nice experience with great service.
  22. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite go-to for fresh, creatively prepared seafood, great variety of oysters and excellent service. We especially love the salmon kale salad, the calamari, the miso seabass and any of the grilled prepared fish. And $1 oyster night on Mondays is the best deal in town!
  23. RA

    RyAnn

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner at Blue Island Oyster Bar. Our server Chaz was amazing and the food was delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy New Year’s Eve!
  25. AY

    AsYouWish5280

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch on New Year’s Eve and had a great experience. From the cocktails to the food to the service, all were outstanding! Definitely will return.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was 5 star amazing! We loved everything we tried in the menu.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here! Fresh seafood cooked to perfection and the raw oysters weee fabulous. We always have fantastic service from the staff as well. One of our favorites!!
  28. KH

    KentH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recently retired, moved out West from Long Island … was in search of some palatable oysters. We were exposed to the Blue Island by my son in law who frequents the establishment for lunch. We were absolutely “BLOWN-AWAY “ to find the very same oysters we enjoyed while living in the Bellport area. Now we too will frequent this delightful bar and we live in Kansas on the prairie … thank you for existing!!! The Heckman’s
  29. H

    Hoppy

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delectable oysters- choose your source! Have you ever had a bloody mary garnished with 2 shrimp and an oyster on its half shell?? Best clam chowder ever. Great grilled sourdough to soak up the juices.Superb service from the host to waiters and servers alike. Halibut, fish and chips, fish tacos -it was all just perfect. The generous sides of curried cauliflower with dates and beets wth goat cheese /walnuts could have been a meal in itself! Went twice in 2 days and Can't wait to go back. Don't miss the Mon. $1 oyster special!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating at Blue Island Oyster Bar. Consistently great food…very glad we had a reservation!
  31. KB

    KellyB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! It was Christmas Eve and my husband and I had just finished working that day. We were so happy to sit down and relax and grateful you were open! Ashleigh was awesome- a great help on suggesting what to order! We will be going back!!
  32. SJ

    ShariJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time celebrating Christmas Eve dinner at Blue Island. This will be are regular Christmas Eve spot and even more often. Our server was fantastic. She helped us make our way through the happy hour menu. We tried almost half the menu, I think. The happy hour oysters were the best we’ve had in Denver.
  33. NM

    NorburyM

    Denver

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love dining at Blue Island Oyster Bar! We go annually for my birthday dinner. Last night, 3 of us shared a bunch of appetizers and small plates. We started with roasted oysters - so tender and delicious topped with parmesan and Ritz cracker crumbs, smoked trout dip - very generous portion topped with red onion marmalade and a side of house made potato chips and a salmon tartare with a side of tortilla chips. We followed these with a bowl of clam chowder, a side of togarashi shoestring fries (excellent flavor!), grilled Spanish octopus with a chorizo vinaigrette, and a fish taco platter. We also had a half dozen raw oysters. The food was excellent, staff was attentive and courteous, atmosphere great. Definitely will be dining here again...sooner than my birthday next year!
  34. KD

    KatieD

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Happy Hour
  35. LM

    LynnM

    Denver

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such good food! Service from friendly hostess to friendly server. Excellent food. Wow!
  36. WS

    WilmaS

    St. Louis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Seemed happy we were there!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Server, Host, and Food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server assistant was the best! He was very attentive, had great conversations and was engaged in our experience. We were disappointed the lobster Mac and cheese was removed from the menu, but the food we ordered was great!
  39. RR

    RichardR

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Took my client for lunch and we split a few things that were really exceptional like the unique fried calamari, clam chowder, fish and chips which were beautiful cod filets done perfectly and shoestring french fries and also perfectly done fried jumbo shrimp. Even though these items were fried it was so super light, not at all the usual and super tasty
  40. TA

    TimA

    Denver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Blue Island Oyster Bar is one of our favorite restaurants in Denver. In particular, their happy hour menu and pricing is delicious and good value, and the service is terrific. The sliders are wonderful as a rule. This time I ordered a couple of small plates and was less enthusiastic. The curry mussels were good but overly salty, and the fried clam strips seemed to be mostly batter. Given our history of excellent dining experiences here, we assume these were poor choices and will try again, selecting items we are more sure about.

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 2319 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 75 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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