What You'll Get
- $25 for $40 worth of dock-to-dish seafood for brunch, lunch, or dinner, valid Sunday–Wednesday
- Click to see the menus.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid Sunday —Wednesday. Entire value must be used in one visit. Not valid during blackout dates: February 12 – 14, Restaurant Week February 26 — March 6, or March 27. May not be combined with any other offers or promotions. Not valid during happy hour. Not valid for use the same day of purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
In the landlocked state of Colorado, it can be hard to find the incredibly fresh seafood east- and west-coasters take for granted. Many Coloradans had longed for a proper oyster bar, but the prospect seemed unlikely until a local restaurateur partnered with Chris Quartuccio, the founder of the Blue Island Oyster Company. One of New York's top seafood distributors, Quartuccio has first dibs on some of the East Coast's freshest oysters and clams, which reach Cherry Creek's Blue Island Oyster Bar the same day they're caught.
In order to accomplish this, Quartuccio told 303 Magazine article that his day begins at 5 a.m. at Long Island's Great South Bay, where he gathers a full shucker's basket worth of oysters. The very same oysters are flown to Blue Island's raw bar in Denver by dinnertime. They're even displayed in similar traditional shucker’s baskets, waiting to be shucked, dolloped with sauce, and slurped down.
Blue Island may specialize in oysters, but under Executive Chef DJ Nagle's direction, it also churns out lobster rolls, steamed mussels, clam chowder, baked sea scallops, new york strips, and stuffies—giant clamshells stuffed with scallop and clam pieces, charred corn, and linguiça sausage. Like its food, the eatery's decor is sea-centric, inspired by the small fishing towns of the north-east.
Meals are complemented by drinks from Blue Island's full bar, featuring craft cocktails, beer, wine, and champagne, which helps explain their inclusion on Zagat's list of Sexiest Restaurants in Denver.