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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

4.7
4.7
2253 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 44 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 2,253 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

  • Denver

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Island is our go to spot for a casual night out, going out when family is in town, going out for lunch, or even just going for happy hour. Having grown up in Maryland I consider myself a seafood snob. And having now lived in Colorado for 22 years, Blue Island helps feed my seafood soul and they do it right. Their happy hour is phenomenal with great deals of delicious food, 40% off wine by the glass, and numerous $8.50 cocktails. The curry cauliflower, octopus, calamari, shrimp, and of course the oysters- you can’t leave hungry or disappointed. Service is always phenomenal and Blue Island has become one of our regulars! If you haven’t been, you’re missing out!
  2. A

    Archcross

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Super fresh seafood. Came in for our 1 year anniversary, they were super accommodating and gave us a big booth to ourselves! A few notes; was that it was a bit fishy smelling, which I took as a good sign but will definitely ask for a table away from the kitchen next time! there was Christmas music on (mid November) I hate Christmas so that did damper it , but only slightly. They gave us complimentary roasted Oysters for the occasion and later a toast. That was super super nice and so appreciated, but my boyfriend is 5 years sober so it was a bit awkward. I work in the restaurant industry and I know how hard it is to read the room, and the element of surprise is a powerful tool. But we hadn’t been drinking all night, never got id’d , so a desert may have been more appropriate. I feel so bad complaining about it because it really did give that wow factor in terms of effort and I was happy about getting a free drink, but prior in the night I had agreed not to drink for his sake and I found myself downing two flutes of champagne at the end, lol. My restaurant just had a huge meeting about an issue similar and it’s important to note that it’s just not worth the penalties serving someone without ID. Especially in Colorado! The oysters were the BEST I’ve ever had. And I’m from the Florida panhandle so that’s hard to beat, and we came when they were 1.00 each so that was an awesome deal we will be back for. . . I had the lobster roll and got Brussels instead of fries. Brussels had the most amazing sauce. I wished that the bread for the roll was a little bigger for the amount of lobster on it , but it was such a treat regardless! My boyfriend got the salmon and the béarnaise sauce was a highlight, we ended up dipping everything In it!! . He wished the asparagus had been cooked a little more but he doesn’t like his vegetables unless they are burnt to a crisp so he should have specified that! Overall I know this review is really critical but I had an amazing time!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe for a midweek date. Enjoyed the energy and the atmosphere.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing hostess and help at front. Food and service is always excellent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was chic. You can dress business casual or if sitting outside casual. Oysters are absolutely delicious.
  7. s

    steveh

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  8. BB

    BrianB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Calamari had a bit to much sauce, wasn't crispy. Other than this, dinner was great.
  9. KK

    KathyK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent and I love that veterans eat free on veterans day! This is one of our favorite seafood restaraunts.
  10. SC

    StephenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being from the east coast and growing up and living up and down the whole sea board this is my place in Denver for the best upscale seafood restaurant
  11. LF

    LarryF

    Denver

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I CANNOT say enough about the quality of the service and food. It is ALWAYS a pleasure dining at Blue Island. Our server was excellent, the hostess (Isabella) is fantastic. I had the fried shrimp and my buddy had the scallops. Both were out of this world great. I highly recommend Blue Island and can’t wait to go back. Larry F.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience for lunch today.
  13. H

    Hughbeedoobee

    Denver

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always great. Prices are on the higher side though
  14. l

    luv2dine

    Denver

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veteran’s Day Special and awesome dining experience from start to finish!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I used to LOVE Blue Oyster, however the quality of the food this time was sub-par. This used to be one of my favorites. I was sad.
  16. G

    Gracie

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable, good service. East coast beach seafood kind of restaurant!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was great. Land and sea was delicious as well as the shrimp and scallops.
  18. CD

    CrystalD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful anniversary dinner here! Service was awesome and the food was even better. Recommend the scallops!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service 15/10 Food 15/10
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was impeccable!! Gem was awesome Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Andrews
  21. SG

    ScottG

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Shrimp, Scallops, oysters and chowder are awesome!
  22. KD

    KatieD

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoy!
  23. E

    Ebn822

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific, as always.
  24. 4

    4ofus

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would have liked to have options for dinner that were not spicy and with no carbs. Everything has a spicy element. Please offer more choices. Not everyone likes spicy food. The prices were pretty high also. The food was delicious though and the service was excellent.
  25. FF

    FrequentFlyer

    Denver

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Island is simply the best, fresh seafood in Denver! We are happy hour regulars, but also enjoy late lunches and early dinners here. The cocktails and wine selection include the perfect beverage for any taste. For this early dinner, I chose the Steamed Washington Manila Clams in the red pepper, Chimichurri, Queso Azul sauce, accompanied by grilled ciabatta bread -- delicious! I've enjoyed it many times. My husband chose the Teriyaki salmon sliders, topped with wasabi slaw and spicy aioli. We love the variety of the menu items. There are frequently daily specials as well. The fun ambiance and the stellar service contribute to a consistently great experience!
  26. r

    rebeccaj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    EVERYONE I encountered at this location was top notch, best in class. Very attentive; friendly and positively the best! I cannot say enough!!!!
  27. AF

    AshleyF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the freshest seafood! Great pricing for happy hour. And incredible service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. We all had different entrees , they were yummy!
  29. C

    Coach

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun and lively spot to celebrate a birthday, that was indicated on the reservation and recognized by the host. A bit surprised that the birthday girl did not receive a small complementary dessert. None the less, the food was great! Server was a pro! He corrected a drink order mistake that was our fault. oysters, clams, pasta - delish! Stick with seafood, the “turf” was chewy on my surf and turf salad. Exciting atmosphere and easy to park in parking garage across the street.
  30. CM

    CherylM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A wonderful evening for a birthday celebration! Oysters were great as were all the entrees. Fried calamari was a bit “breast”, but the sauce was good. Looking forward to coming back for more delicious seafood!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The oysters were small and disappointing and the king crab was very average
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food (and service) was outstanding! Had the shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad and the absolute best fried shrimp I have ever had. Don't expect the expected with the fried shrimp. Huge, lightly battered and the best spices/taste. It is on the high-priced side, but the food was worth it!
  33. DM

    DeeMc

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a great experience! The hostess and wait staff made the evening so enjoyable. Great atmosphere and great service.
  34. r

    ren205

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food, ambiance and service was great. However, it is incredibly overpriced.
  35. G

    Golddiner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Good. Good service . Enjoyable evening .
  36. AW

    AudreyW

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Some of the food here we love as we have been here a few times, but after tonight, we will not be returning. I do not believe in slander of a restaurant, but we felt mislead. We came for 99 cent oysters Monday evenings. There is a banner stating this. The Oyster card did not mention anything about stipulations of oyster Mondays. Our server did not mention stipulations oyster Mondays. When we ordered 30 oysters, we expected to pay $30, only to be met with full price. Apparently, half price oysters is only for a select oyster which was not mentioned to us at the table by our server or written anywhere in plain sight. Yes, we should have confirmed it applied to all oysters, but we didn’t see any astricts or notes, so we ordered as if it applied to all. Please ensure this is updated so another party doesn’t go through the same frustrations as ours.
  37. J

    Justme

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service, definitely go back again!
  38. W

    Will

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BIOB is one of our faorite restaurants for seafood. Can't say enough good about it. My daughter live on LBI, NJ and the seafood was not as good as what we have here in Denver.
  39. DG

    DiningGal

    Denver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We all thought the food portion was a bit skimpy for the price. The mimosa price was exorbitant. For $15 (with the regular price being $25) they should have been bottomless!
  40. RH

    RHGNAresident

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Oysters in Denver. They really know how to prepare fish. Highly recommend the steam mussels. The staff was friendly and service fantastic.

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 2253 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 44 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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