Jake's Famous Crawfish
Jake's ReviewGreat food. Good service. We were very happy with Jake's.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect MealEnjoyed Mother's Day dinner with my wife and sister. Truly the perfect place to celebrate this special day although, any meal at Jake's is a treat.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate at Jake;s this timeWe ate at Jake;s this time for a Mother;s day brunch. It was a limited menu but the food and service were excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - service so soThe food here is amazing! Consistently we are pleased with our meal every time. The last 2 trips we have had lackluster service and I am not sure why - SO SLOW even for a 5pm dinner....5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day BrunchJake's is my mom's favorite place to eat in Portland, so I knew this was the perfect place to make reservations for Mother's Day brunch. The food was amazing, we all ordered different items and shared, everything was equally delicious. It was a lovely meal, all in all. Our waitress was super friendly, but pretty slow, and we had to ask for things like cream for coffee more than once.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything fantasticFour Different fish ordered off the menu and all were prepared differently and all very tasty. More food than we could eat since we ordered salads. Wonderful wait staff. Glad we had a reservation!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favoriteI have traveled all around the world and Jake's Famous Crawfish is my favorite restaurant on the planet. I have gone to Jakes for 20 years and I just keep coming back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's Still the Best in PortlandMy wife and I used to come to Jake's in the 80's when we lived closer in to Portland. Our son's graduation dinner was a special occasion that we wanted to be memorable for out of town family. Our expectations were exceeded - food and service were the best. Attentive server who took good care of the grandmas who needed extra attention. Seafood is to die for - would highly recommend Jake's for anyone coming to Portland on business or vacation.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMJust terrific, fresh seafoodJust terrific, fresh seafood prepared and served with care. Very thoughtful, engaging wait staff.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was very niceThe restaurant was very nice , the decor was great and the ambience was as well , a nice place to go for a special occasion .5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent exceptEverything was excellent except the main dish. The food was not warm enough.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place in townThe service is always exceptional and the food excellent. There are many wonderful specialities, but fish is always fresh and desserts are a great adventure. Try the chocolate bag with berries, white chocolate mousse. Even the bread is one of the best in town,
It is a great place for a first date, or a 25th anniversary. I have done both, the former several times.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI always go to Jakes whenI always go to Jakes when I'm in PDX. I had the Sole this time; very good with a martini4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic and classy. Jake'sClassic and classy. Jake's was all that we expected with fresh seafood prepared perfectly. Our server was friendly and extremely helpful in our debate between dishes. The food was spot on and we will definitely go back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Fantastic!As always, friendly service and hands down the best seafood in town! Never had a bad experience in several years of visiting Jakes whenever we are in town.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMr. & Mrs Gregory N. PerezWe entertained friends from California, and Jakes's was our choice for a fine meal and drinks.The valet was perfect for us as not to worry about parking. The front desk, waiters and all who were involved were most professional and most courteous. Next time we entertain guests from out of town, Jakes' will be our place of choice.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent choiceMy second time dining at Jakes and the food and service was again excellent. The menu is full of appetizing dishes and I was very impressed with their lengthy list of wines from around the globe. I look forward to my third visit on my next trip to Portland.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOld Portland classic servingOld Portland classic serving seafood in traditional ways at a high quality.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMvery enjoyableI've been several times and have rarely been disappointed in service or food. I would go nack again and recommend it to others.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experiance butGreat dining experiance but for a name with Famouse Crawfish in it we were dissapointed that there was only one crawfish plate and that was an apetizer. Food was outstading and will recomend and revisit.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad our favorite escargotHad our favorite escargot along with the large chilled seafood platter and we just loved every bite! The apple pie to finish was the perfectfinal touch!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHot and crammed...not the foodWe were at Jakes on a Friday night. The place was standing room only....literally. Of course we had a table due to our reservation, however, I cannot believe the Fire Marshal actually allows that many people in the place. The food and service were great but the body count, sardine factor, and the room temperature in our little back room were extremely high! This is not the place (on a weekend) for a special occasion if you wish to talk to your companions. We were at a center table of 4, surrounded by large parties and we could not hear the person sitting across from each other at our own table. All four of us fit, healthy individuals and we all found the room temperature very uncomfortable. We will stick to week nights for Jakes4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were dining with guestsWe were dining with guests from England who had only one requirement - they wanted to eat at a place where they had to wear a bib and could have lobster. We immediately thought of Jakes. We also dined on Mussels, sole and catfish - everything was absolutely the best. It made a lasting impression, and they were given a souvenier bib to take home, which is now proudly displayed on their wall. Much appreciated. Great food, great service - simply a Portland Treasure.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food I ever had.Best food I have ever had. My eyes rolled up into my head in pleasure every time I took a bite. Had house specialty Seafood newberg4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an outstanding meal.Had an outstanding meal. Restaurant even printed on the menu "Happy 93rd Birthday Mom" because we were celebrating her birthday.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular! We both had seafood,Spectacular! We both had seafood, and we are picky and experienced seafood eaters, but this place exceeded our expectations. Our server was outstanding! The place is a must do for tourist and local alike.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food/Great RestaurantJakes Famous Crawfish is my favorite restaurant and we go there for all our special occasions. The food and service has always been excellent and I believe it shows the best of what Portland has to offer. It is not cheap, however. I am on a fixed income so I don't get to go as often as I'd like, but it is always worth every penny when I do go. They make everyone feel like they are special and you are never rushed so you enjoy a relaxing dinner out with great food and friends or family (or both).3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNo crawfish at lunchWould have liked to have some "crawfish" on the menu, since it is the namesake of the place. But it was brunch and they didn't offer it.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best!!!!!This was the 2nd time I have dined at Jakes. Each time it gets better.One of the most memorable dinners I've had. The food was exellent our server was the best. Over all a great time. If I didn't live 115 miles away I would dine their more often.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMalmost greatWe loved all the food except the seafood newberg....I should have sent it back....prawns, scallops and sauce all just tasted like liquid smoke!!!! I was embarrassed for your establishment! Please feel free to refund my $36 bucks back!!!! You're only as good as your weakest link.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA landmark fish houseJake's is a landmark Portland restaurant. And they do seafood, well. It is not nouvelle food, but it is a traditional fish house, with lots of seleciton and they know how to cook it.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were visiting from HonoluluWe were visiting from Honolulu and had an enjoyable seafood dinner. We ordered the Bouillabaisse, Cedar Plank Roasted Pacific Salmon, and Seafood Fettuccini. The spinach salad with cajun orange vinaigrette, almonds and red onion was refreshing. Key lime pie and vanilla crème brulee were delicious.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Jake's manyWe have been to Jake's many times. The food and service are consistently excellent. the menu is extensive and well balanced.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJakes is one of my most favoriteJakes is one of my most favorite restaurants in Portland and I'm rarely disappointed. I brought a friend in from Baltimore, MD which is also known for great fish and seafood and he loved it! Service is meticulous and not overwhelming, the calamari is the best in town and our server recommended an excellent wine. I will be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress was very niceOur waitress was very nice and accommodating. She made some suggestions that we found made our dinning experience delightful and delicious. This was a birthday occasion and very enjoyable. We will return.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply put Jake's is one ofSimply put Jake's is one of the top 3 restaurants in Portland and has been since I've been alive (45 years).3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's is Go-To Favorite Place!My husband and I love Jake's Famous Crawfish! Jake's is our go-to restaurant for special occasions, for excellent quality/seasonal seafood, or just for excellent service & food. Favorites are: dishes--Dungeness Crab Leg Saute & live whole Maine Lobster; newest favorite--Sea Scallop, Artichoke & Bacon Saute; appetizers--Baked Escargot, Chilled Seafood Platter, Crab Cakes, Bacon Wrapped Crab/Shrimp Stuffed Prawns, & former(?) Steamer Clams. Jake's only time I eat desserts--The Chocolate Bag, Oregon 3 Berry Cobbler warm + vanilla ice cream, & Walnut Apple Carmel Pie! Although prices have increased (what hasn't?) the value is still fantastic. I highly recommend the restaurant to everyone.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been coming here sinceWe have been coming here since the 1970's when we are in the Portland atea...it's our old favorite in the area...we will continue coming here.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA lot of local seafood andA lot of local seafood and wine. Great food. We will go back.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHits: the sourdough bread.Hits: the sourdough bread. (I know, not what you expected) I assume it is not baked in house, but it was wonderfully tangy. The dungeness crab was absolutely 100% perfectly cooked. The fried crawfish was very well done but there is a lot of breading on them. The only slight miss was the pacific razor clams, they were also fried and a bit soggy, so maybe the fryer was not up to temp.
I liked that you could get an extra large glass of wine (8 oz) instead of the normal, teetotaler pours you usually get when you order by the glass.
In closing, I would definitely come back, but I want to try the crawfish when it's fresh caught and boiled, not fried.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good timeAlways happy to return to Jakes....Great food, great atmosphere..Energetic, yet warm and comfortable...Had fun birthday celebration there.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, great service-justExcellent food, great service-just one suggestion. Add 1 or 2 non - seafood appetizers3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad not been to Jakes in 20Had not been to Jakes in 20 years as we had move out of the area. Was glad to see that the food was as good as ever and our waiter was the best I've had in years. Good luck on the next 100 years.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn epicurean adventureOur party of four arrived a little early for our reservation, but we were shown to a wonderful booth next to a window. Two of our party had the salmon, which was elegant. One had the crab and shrimp cakes, another excellent choice, and the other had the catfish, which was the best ever.The service was excellent and the food was beyond excellent. I would certainly recommend Jake's for an excellent epicurean adventure. We came from Seattle on the Amtrak and Jake's was at the top of our list of "must Sees".3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this restaurant everyWe love this restaurant every time we get the chance to go. The food, service, and amibiance are second to none! The waitstaff is always friendly and has some of the best suggested pairings we've ever tasted. Jake's is also always a good destinationwhen we have friends and family in from abroad. They are a uniquely Portland restaurant.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!Overall my wife and I had a great dinner for our first time here. The bottom line is the food is AMAZING! I had a horseradish crusted steelhead while my wife had the crab cakes and they were awesome. I also had oysters in the half shell to start and they were money! The decor is very old and tired, but I believe that is the point there. The service was good and the value was there. I would go back again and I would recommend to a friend.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways the best so glad itAlways the best so glad it never stops serving the best food3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only seafood restaurantThe only seafood restaurant that also has a vegetarian menu. Consistently good. However, I had to call the restaurant directly to change the reservation from two people to four because Open Table froze -- again.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMReally had a great time hereExcellent place that really represents Portland's history.9/28/2012 12:00:00 AM