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Blue Island Oyster Bar - Denver

4.7
4.7
2268 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

22:30


Booked 51 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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Offers

  • Shuck Mondays with 99¢ Oysters

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 11:30 - 15:45, 16:00 - 21:00,Tue - Fri - 11:30 - 15:45
    Enjoy fresh, premium oysters for 99¢ - all day, every Monday!
  • Voted Cherry Creek's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 11:30 - 15:45
    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 - 15:45
    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 2,268 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

  • Denver

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavors, staff and ambiance!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service. Special $20 lobster rolls were a letdown. Almost all claw meat and small for $20. Clam chowder was great, as were the fries. Every other time I've been here, it was awesome. On the upside, we were compted a cocktail because my wife asked about the dressing on the lobster roll. Not complaining just like " where's the dressing" (mayo based)
  3. JM

    JaneM

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience4
    First of all the food was delicious! No issue there. But the waiter didn’t understand how to split a bill and we ended up with a double payment. While we LOVED the food, this isn’t okay.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love it here. Fantastic oysters. Food is great. Eat here once a week and never disappoints
  5. JB

    JamesB

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Meal and Cocktails! Highly recommend it for any occasion!
  6. D

    Disappointed

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and wine!
  7. G

    Golfhacker2015

    Denver

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy eating at Blue Oyster. The ambiance is really nice, the wait staff seems to work well together to get food and drinks to your table. The staff also seems to like working there. The clam chowder is the best we've ever tasted, and the fish and chips are the very best! I know...fish and chips at a seafood restaurant. They are exceptional!
  8. PK

    PaulK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday as a family here, and were absolutely amazed and wowed by the quality of the service and the ambience and the delicious meal
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff, esp. Jasmine was very kind. She made the Birthday Celebration Awesome.🥰
  10. AC

    ArchCross

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed enjoyable setting to enjoy wonderful seafood! Great service.
  11. DM

    DeseraeM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters and grilled Spanish octopus is my favorite! They also have a delicious flourless brownie sundae. Whenever we visit Denver Blue Oyster is always a must visit.
  12. JB

    JaneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Great food and atmosphere too. Highly recommend as a date spot/birthday dinner spot.
  13. J

    Jima

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waiter was very helpful in making oyster selections. Service was very prompt and we were checked on often.
  14. RS

    RobertS

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Drove accross town for Surf and Turf special with a 7:00 reservtion-they ran out, with dining room a third full.
  15. CC

    CherryCreekJoseph

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, and the service provided by Brian was some of the best service I have had in Denver.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    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!
  17. A

    Archcross

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    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!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 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.
  22. s

    steveh

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  23. BB

    BrianB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

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

    KathyK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 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.
  25. SC

    StephenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 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
  26. LF

    LarryF

    Denver

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

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

    Hughbeedoobee

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

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

    luv2dine

    Denver

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 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.
  31. G

    Gracie

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

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

    CrystalD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

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

    ScottG

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

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

    KatieD

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoy!
  38. E

    Ebn822

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific, as always.
  39. 4

    4ofus

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 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.
  40. FF

    FrequentFlyer

    Denver

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 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!

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 2268 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 51 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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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