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Jake's Famous Crawfish
Jake's Famous Crawfish

Jake's Famous Crawfish Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.JakesFamousCrawfish.com
  • Phone: (503) 226-1419
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30pm-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Billy Hahn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Make your next event memorable at Jake’s Famous Crawfish, a downtown Portland landmark. With private and semi-private spaces available, Jake’s Famous Crawfish is perfect for small to medium-sized business and social gatherings.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Boyer (503) 226-1419

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW Stark
  • Public Transit: Light Rail:Stops @SW 10th ave/Galleria.
    Trolly:Heading North; Trolly stops at 10th Ave & SW Stark St
    Heading South; Trolly stops at 11th Ave and Washington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: On street if available. Under ground paid parking lot located on SW 12th Avenue directly behind the restaurant. Valet Parking Mon-Sat, begins at 5:00 pm for $10.00.
A word from Jake's Famous Crawfish
Considered one of the top ten seafood restaurants in the nation, Jake's Famous Crawfish has been a downtown Portland landmark for more than 118 years.

Jake's Famous Crawfish features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood flown in daily, making it a true Pacific Northwest statement using fresh Northwest products and served in a traditional and timeless presentation.

The bar at Jake's has been a popular gathering spot with visitors and locals alike for over 118 years. Enjoy hand-shaken cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices or a selection of local micro brews. Our wine list is extensive, including a featured list of Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, something for everyone to enjoy while visiting with friends, family or business associates.

Jake's Famous Crawfish -- A tradition for generations.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Took visiting friends to Jake's for oysters and seafood/fish at a historic Portland restaurant. As usual, food was excellent and nicely served, but pricey. Worth the visit nevertheless."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We always enjoy dinner at Jakes. We don't visit often, maybe twice a year for special occasions, but we do enjoy the ambiance and the food. The seafood is always fresh and well prepared and the waiters are very professional."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Jake's has excellent seafood. They know and understand the value of good service. Dinner Prices are moderately high but the lunch menu is an amazingly great deal. I love this restaurant and will return many times in the future. PS The drinks ROCK!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Fabulous shellfish and fish in a wonderful traditional setting with lots of interesting items on the walls."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Lots of character in this restaurant...if you're looking for great food and a look into Portland's history, this would be a good place to start..."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Jakes Crawfish is one of our favorites when we come to Portland. The food and service is second to none. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We've dined here several times and are looking forward to our next visit. As usual, the food and table service were excellent. This visit I enjoyed the étouffée. This is best version this cajun boy has tasted outside the Louisiana bayous."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This restaurant was a bit of a disappointment. The quality of the food was not up to the price. We were visiting from out of town and opted to go a more traditional seafood restaurant for some guests. None of us were overly impressed. There are many excellent restaurants in Portland that are much better."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The fish and chips tasted like something my mother use to buy frozen and throw in the oven for a quick fix dinner. The fish sticks were very hard and dry. Also, the salmon was over cooked. However, I did like the clam chowder!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Stopped in wanting a nice meal out. Made a reservation while on the Trimet en-route. For a Saturday night, it was dead quiet. A few people inside, but the outdoor seating was full. Perhaps it's just a sign of economic times in Portland, but I felt it should have been busier. Regardless, we received excellent service and conversation from the staff, had a window table to people watch, and enjoyed a fantastic meal of seafood and steak. The rib-eye was delicious, the oysters a hit, and I'm in love with French onion soup again! My only regret is I was too full to partake of the excellent looking dessert menu."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We frequent Jake's for special occasions and it never let's us down. The food is fabulous, the server is great, and the ambience of the restaurant is wonderful. During our last visit we enjoyed the crawfish appetizer, which was especially yummy. This place is one of our favorite places and I always recommend it to newbies to Portland."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Once again visiting the Northwest finding Copper River salmon for the special entrée. Have not been disappointed yet. Grilled to perfection with warm lemon butter, asparagus and mashed potatoes. Texture of the fish melted in your mouth. Of course the crawfish appetizer was also tasty. The berries and mousse in the chocolate bag for dessert was very good. A very pleasing dining experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was OK. The prices are high. If you drink Chardonnay, the wine list is very small. It was your average restaurant. No views, the food wasn't to die for, the check was though!We don't mind paying for a good meal."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "In the past, we'd dined at Jake's only in the evening, not realizing that lunch was served. We tried a late lunch today, a wonderful experience. Both the swordfish and Copper River salmon were perfectly prepared, sufficiently cooked, but still very moist. Our only concern was our appetites, because we started with the very abundant calamari dish as a first course."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Both seafood dishes were perfect as well as the service!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "There may be a kazillion new restaurants in Portland, but I'll take Jake's every time. Great food. Outstanding service. You just can't beat it."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were there with out of town guests who wanted fish. Definitley not a place to go on a weekend evening. Our cold appetizers were brohght immediately, but the entrees took over an hour after we had finished the appetizers. At one point we asked our waiter how the fish were coming, and he cheerfully said "They're swimming upstream. They'll get here soon." Soon, perhaps, if you're a Galapagos toroise with a 200 year life span. And when the entrees arrived, the halibut was baked tasteless, the salmon was underdone, and the black cod was undermarinated--all signs of a kitchen unable to keep up with the huge weekend business. It was the first bad meal I'd had at Jakes in 20 years. Moral--don't go there when they are really busy."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I was in town by myself for business. I hoped to find the coolest spot in town. I got a great upscale and local menu. The food and wine did not disappoint. Old world styling to the decor, waiters in white coats, and a freshly printed menu with only the best seafood. Loved the offering of crawfish and had the rockfish lafitte. Two glasses from the local vineyards was delicious. I will be back one day. Don't miss the mini desserts which was just enough. Fresh berry cobbler...mmmm."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent, from the Etouffe (huge portion!) to the chowder, salmon and dungeoness crab cakes!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Very pricey. Good for special occasions. Need bigger restrooms. One was not working."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant was recommended to us by friends who have dined there many times. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the restaurant from the friendly service to the excellent food. We would definitely go back next time we are in Portland."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Service was amazing. Very good information given from waiters. We found this place one night while looking for a good seafood restaurant. Went back the next evening to eat again. Got a different waiter, but everything was the same. Waiter was awesome, food was unbelievable."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our waitress was very pushy. The popcorn crawfish had a heavy batter on it so you couldn't tell what you were eating. The oysters were OK. The trout was OK although heavily salted. Overall very mediocre."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoy seafood. She finds it hard to pass up Scallops and I enjoy Salmon. We started with Oysters on the half shell (they were excellent). My wife had Scallops and I had the Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Salmon (also excellent). We finished with Triple Berry Cobbler. It was a relaxing and enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "excellent as always. Have never had a bad experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by friends who live in Portland as an icon to the city so we were a little leery about it being too touristy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everything was excellent. We were meeting friends so took advantage of the bar while we waited for them. One of our party, who is an avid tea drinker from England, ordered a cup of tea from the bar and said it was the best cup of tea that she has ever had in a a restaurant! There were no veggies listed with the menu and I was surprised with awesome asparagus! Would highly recommend this wonderful place."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Extensive variety of fresh seafood, prepared very well and served by experienced wait staff who are able to give advice. Our meal was superb from start to finish."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Our server Kelly was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and the food was terrific. We were celebrating a graduation, birthday, and father's day, and it was splendid!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " Great food as always. I appreciate options for vegetarians. My pasta dish with veggies was really good and I was bummed that I did not get my leftovers back from the server--I hoped to have them for lunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great server in spite of her slow speed and forgetting our bread several times. Didn't even care since she was so well versed with the menu, and warm. Father's Day dinner and dessert was a lovely experience here!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It's funny here in Portland with its restaurant buzz - what's cool, what's hip, what's new etc. the latest and greatest. And after all these years here still sits Jake's - a true Portland institution that always delivers great food, great service and more importantly a memorable evening. My wife and I were talking about how, in our opinion, Jake's has really become underrated - people I think have a tendency to forget just how great this place is. Again, it's not new, not particularly hip etc. but it remains a place where you will never be disappointed and you will walk out saying "you know, that was a really great meal and a really great evening". Don't forget Jakes, Portland - it delivers every single time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Father's Day dinner with excellent seafood. There were so many choices! The kid's menu was perfect to give our boys what they wanted to eat and to keep them entertained. The dessert tray was over the top!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our third trip to Jake's Crawfish. No disappointments. Love the ambiance. Food is addictive. Makes you feel like you've "been out to dinner.""
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The waitress kept interrupting our conversation. She was so rude and simply had to be the center of attention."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Sat in bar with great service, food and conversation. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We like to dine at Jake's a few times a year. Most recent visit we requested a booth in a quiet area as we were entertaining a guest that has a hearing problem. Our request was not met as we we given a table in a noisey area of the restaurant and it made for difficult communications. We entertain this guest two or three times a year and in the future will take them to alternative dining spots."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places. The food and service are always top of the line. On this visit, we enjoyed razor clams and halibut cheeks. We were not disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was cooked to perfection, served promptly and was delicious!! I will continue to return and dine at Jake's Famous Crawfish."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Superior in every way, an exceptional venue for a special occasion celebration!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • " Great oysters. The mains were a bit heavy on the breading. A classic setting for a fish house but order the fish broiled."
    Dined on 6/10/2014