The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Colorado!

Colorado is landlocked and sea-less but that doesn't necessarily mean that the state doesn't have great seafood. Many of the state’s great seafood places have new, fresh seafood items flown in daily to ensure the freshest dishes! From Maine lobster, to seasonal fish options, to oysters and mussels, you're guaranteed to find your favorite catch at these 10 best seafood restaurants in Colorado. 

1. Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, Multiple locations

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar is a Colorado classic with multiple locations in the state. This seafood joint serves up classic seafood favorites from oysters to gumbo to Maine lobster. Jax’s slogan is “bringing the coast to the coastless,” and that is exactly what this seafood hotspot has done. Expect a great oyster deal during happy hour. 

2. Stoic & Genuine, Denver, CO

Stoic & Genuine is an upscale seafood restaurant located in Union Station in downtown Denver. Expect a range of seafood options from peel-your-own shellfish to surf and turf to oysters. Stoic & Genuine has grown in popularity because of its fresh seafood that is flown in daily. 

3. Seven Rivers Restaurant, Ignacio, CO

Find both steak and seafood at Seven Rivers. Organic veggies complement the filling entrees that are created by experienced chefs. This seafood and steak joint is found inside the Sky Ute Casino. 

4. Lucky Fins Seafood Grill, Greeley, CO

Lucky Fins Seafood Grill is the place to visit to find affordable seafood in the Centennial State—the majority of menu items are actually under $15. The menu varies from Mexican favorites like fish tacos and enchiladas to Cajun gumbo to Asian dishes. For something new, try the daily specials that change every lunch and dinner. 

5. Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood, Westminster, CO

For a taste of Florida, visit Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood. The seafood selected for the menu does change depending on season so you are sure to get the freshest catch and find a new favorite. The hogfish entree is a best-selling dish that is a must-try. However if the hogfish happens to sell out, try another seafood option because fish is flown in on a daily basis. No matter if you're looking for Maine lobster or Caribbean classics, this seafood joint is sure to please.

6. Wild Standard, Boulder, CO

All seafood is responsibly sourced and caught through sustainable practices at Wild Standard. Expect a raw oyster bar and many different fish entrees on the menu that rotate with the seasons. This farm-to-table restaurant also offers organic chicken and beef dishes that come from local ranchers. 

7. Humboldt Farm Fish Wine, Denver, CO

Expect both classic and innovative American dishes at this market-inspired restaurant. Humboldt Farm Fish Wine has seafood dishes that are paired with local ingredients. The eclectic menu ranges from crab to tuna to even freshwater trout. 

8. Boulder Cork, Boulder, CO

Boulder Cork features a modern American menu that is prepared by an experienced chef. Fresh ingredients are key players in the dishes here. The seafood plates vary from favorites like the mussel platter to unique creations like the sake-infused salmon. 

9. Pepper Tree Restaurant, Colorado Springs, CO

Meals are prepared at the table at Pepper Tree Restaurant, which truly brings a more personal touch to this fine dining restaurant. The menu does have more than seafood to please everyone's palate. Pepper Tree’s dishes aren't the only thing that stands out at this Colorado Springs establishment; the view from the restaurant offers incredible scenery. 

10. Fish, Fort Collins, CO

Fish in Fort Collins is not only a restaurant but also a market where you can purchase seafood to take and prepare at home. The seafood here is ensured to be from sustainable sources and served alongside local ingredients. If you love the seasoning or sauce found on your favorite dish at Fish, you can purchase it at the market to enjoy at home. 

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