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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
  • "This is my number 1 choice for Seafood in the Northwest. We had a selection of appetizers and 7 different entrees and everything was great. I've been coming to Jake's for years and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The restaurant is great as far as the food and service. We were seated by a family that had a baby why appeared to be upset and was crying through our diner which was a little annoying but that is not a normal situation."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We went here to celebrate a birthday with relatives and had a wonderful evening. We tried several fish dishes, all of which were fresh and delicious. Our waiter was wonderful."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Proud to take out of town guests here. Good vibe, local seafood. Pleasant staff, very good special occasion type of place. Always leave happy that we chose Jake's!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed every moment of a fabulous dinner. Will make Jakes our dinner spot everytime we visit Portland."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Jake's has been an ongoing delight going back to my earliest days in Portland (1970s). Very dependable place to take clients for lunch or dinner. Great service."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Came here for my 21st birthday 22 years ago. Came back here to propose to my fiancé. It was perfect. The food was amazing. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Margaritas thrown in the air, Noah a terrif waiter, every bite of everything absolutely scrumptious!!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I think this is a tourist place. Not impressed with my dinner at all. Sole was way over cooked and so was my husband's. Friends picked place so that was why we went there. So many good restaurants in Portland I can not recommend this one. Coming up from Bay Area we know fish."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Some of the best, most creative seafood I've eaten anywhere. Although the restaurant was packed, we felt like VIPs due to the outstanding service. Dungeness Crab leg cocktail was incredible, seafood fettuccine and halibut stuffed with crab, shrimp and Brie were also amazing. While we were quite full from the starter and main courses, we were reluctantly talked into the banana cream pie, which turned out to be equally deliciously and a great way to cap off one of the best dinners I've ever had."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Our server was excellent! She has been our server in the past and we loved seeing her again. She poured about 8 cups of decaf, for me. All the food was absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Made reservations for my parents 44th anniversary. They don't get out to a nice dinner very often as they are approaching their 80's and 90's. So it was VERY disappointing to pass several lovely booths and tables near windows to be placed in the farthest darkest(no windows) room in the restaurant. They joked to me about trying to find our way out..... I mean here are some elderly folks and the hostess walked them the greatest distance possible.... The food was delicious, the server superb-the menu with "44th anniv" was nice touch, but the seating was terrible."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I make it a point to eat here every time I am in Portland, which is usually 2-3 times a year. Great food, great atmosphere, great location."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "First time at this Restaurant. I was anticipating a great place and I was not disappointed. Met a longtime friend for lunch, whom I'd not seen for 12-13 years. We had a wonderful lunch and mini-reunion. I had the cold Crawfish Platter and Don had a Seafood Salad. Both were delicious. The Bloody Mary's were excellent, along with the food, service and atmosphere. WHen I'm back in Portland next time, I shall return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times over the years, and have always found the food to be very good. This time, it was great. The sockeye salmon was cooked perfectly, and the platter of clams was a wonderful start. My friend also had salmon (Pacific), and was blown away by it. We were too full for dessert, but I can speak highly of the berry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream, from previous experience. Although the restaurant was at maximum capacity, we were able to maintain a conversation at a comfortable level the entire meal.Reservations are pretty much essential."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Jakes never ever let's you down the good and the service are always the best. It's so seamless that you can't help but have a great time."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent menu, helpful professional wait staff, and great beverage list. Jakes is always lively; service is fast, friendly, and helpful."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I selected Jake's for a first time visitor to Portland -- a true classic as I remember it to be. However, I have to say the food was really disappointing for us both. Perhaps the Portland dining scene has grown so creative that my seafood special, the crawfish, and our appetizers were just "okay"."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Excellent food. Always eat here at least once when visiting Portland"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My wife and I were in Portland recently and were told to try Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant. We went and were not disappointed. The food and services were impeccable. We both shared the house salad, the Halibut stuffed with shrimp, Crab, Cream Cheese and Brie also the Key Lime pie for dessert. All were superb!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I find the food to be somewhat heavy and expensive. Also, there's too much of it. I'd rather be served less food for which I pay less."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Lots of great choices and great waitress, Courtney, made this a great place for dinner in Portland"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Jake's is my favorite restaurant in Portland. Love it!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I needed an upscale place to feed a large party of visitors. We were served quickly and treated well. Even the friend who doesn't eat fish decided to try a fish entree, and loved it."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A huge menu, difficult to choose! Service was top-notch and professional. Food quality was excellent, although I wouldn't think of this as a place to go for innovative or unusual dishes. Solid quality, generous portions."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Where better than Jakes to spend on this day. Oysters, escargot, and a large Caesar salad. Yummy."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This would be one of the best places in town to eat. I have been here a dozen times in two years and never unhappy. I always go home satisfied. Sometimes the servers are monotone and not too friendly but this last time our waiter was awesome and all over keeping us happy. Can never go wrong with anything on the menu. Crawfish Efu is the bomb huge stone pot of stew is the best I have ever had. Enough for two for sure."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We lived in Portland area for 32 years until 2008. This was our first time back to Jake's in at least 10 years. How has it changed? Well, the prices are certainly much higher now. Jake's used to be locally owned. Now it's owned by Landry's, which has over 100 locations in U.S. and Canada. We split a crab meat cocktail even though it was nowhere near large enough to split. Very tasty though. The sourdough bread seemed slightly stale and not quite as good as it used to be. Formerly, it could give San Francisco sourdough a run for its money. We had salad Nicoise and rockfish special for lunch. Both were very tasty but not blow-you-away great. We'd go back but at those prices, not very often. Still may be best seafood in PDX."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This restaurant has an extensive menu of fish dishes and a great wine list. We had the salmon stuffed with brie and crab meat and the horseradish crusted salmon, followed by the apple pie, and they were all delicious. Our server was terrific. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "When I looked at the menu it seemed pricey,but unlike may fine resteraunts that I have been to, the food was not just delicious,you got what you paid for quntity wise. There are a lot of high end retaurants that think a morsel of their food is all you need to enjoy the experience. Those are the ones I never revisit. Jakes will be revisited!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We were seated at the worst table available despite having made a reservation..would understand if we had just walked in; the mood was totally ruined by being right at the entrance to the restrooms both because of the view and the number of people going past us to go to the restrooms. The crab/shrimp cake with jalapeno aioili...was good but couldn't taste the jalapeno. Salmon and halibut sauteed with mushrooms...delicious. Trout with butter sauce was tasteless. We had the mini deserts; bread pudding and the berry cobbler...both were nice enough. Our waiter was very efficient. But the total lack of ambiance where we were seated left us with no good feelings about this restaurant. It is hectic so don't go there for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our waitress did a fantastic job with her understanding of the menu & helping my wife who does not eat dairy products, wish I remembered her name. Kudos to her. Food was pretty good too."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was great and the server knew his stuff. First time there and he guided us through the menu even showing us how to eat our crawfish. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and plan on returning."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our server was the best I've ever had. She was very knowledgeable and made good recommendations. The food was delicious and prepared as we requested. I had the Caramel Walnut Apple Pie A La Mode. Never ever tasted anything so good. Only other observation is that the menu prices are on the high end. Still all in all I would good back, just with more money. lol"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My husband was excited to take me here on my first visit to Portland. We made reservations two weeks before so we would be sure to get a table. The service and ambiance was wonderful. Our oysters were delicious, however our meals were so over priced. The waitress did not ask what size wine I would be getting and of course it was the higher priced amount. We will not return and would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "still a great place to take people from out of town, but on this particular night, I found service to lackluster at best. Our waiter Roy, was taciturn and laconic. There was a great deal of wait time between dishes, even though he often passed by our table. I don't mind paying for great food, but I want a great experience to go with it. Maybe I ask too much."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Fabulous dessert but were out of oysters. Service was not so attentive and lacked interest in menu."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "It's hard to please everyone in a group of 11, but Jake's managed to do just that with us. I had bouillabaisse like I always do and it did not disappoint. Others had salmon, halibut, and ling cod and were extremely happy with their choices. This is a must do when in Portland."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "After hearing about what a great experience Jake's offers, my gf and I couldn't resist on our trip to Portland. We split a small portion of crawfish to start which as about 4 or 5 each (10 total). The flavor of the tails and the compound butter was fantastic. We really enjoyed it. We do wish we had crackers for the claws, but since they're so small we were able to break in with a fork. She had the macadamia halibut and I had the parmesan sole. Both dishes were cooked beautifully and tasted wonderful. We had to skip dessert, but they bring it by on a tray to show you the options, which is kind of old school but a nice touch."
    Dined on 7/27/2014