Jake's Famous Crawfish

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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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n
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious grilled salmon. We all had salmon entrees and everyone loved theirs. Got lucky with a table that was in a little alcove overlooking the street so it was quieter than the open area and fun to see the passers by

c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with exceptional service. Ordered the crab cakes & halibut, and both were perfect. I’d return again if ever in Portland

SJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It life's up to its reputation. They know what to do with seafood. Sigh

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good and historic atmosphere.

DE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Dinner with my daughter in her new home town of Portland

VG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite place to dine when we are in Portland. The selection of fresh fish is great and the service excellent.
The history of the bar is awesome too.

T
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service was second to none. Moriko was superb and knew her stuff! Gave us lots of info then allowed us ponder and decide. It made out trip to your establishment great. The ambiance was a cool New Orleans vibe and the food was delicious.

JJ
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and poor. Food is excellent as always.

w
Portland
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Freshest seafood in Portland! I rate the quality of any restaurant by how they cook their vegetables and Jake's presented the perfectly cooked crisp bright green beans, delicious and potatoes and decent white wine. What more can you ask for. Our server, a lovely woman with a long hair (sorry I never remember names) obviously was an experienced server. She was friendly, timely and made great recommendations for both wine and food. We'll be back again soon.

N
Portland
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary lunch of crab etouffe and halibut cheeks
Delicious. Excellent server and service.
Wish they valet parked st lunch too.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Waiter was non/existent. Had to ask for water, water refills and bread from 3-4 different servers as our waiter was MIA.
I ordered my steak well done. It came out rare. By the time they fixed it, everyone else was on dessert.

DC
Phoenix
123 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantstic! No wonder it's the most recommended restaurant around. Great service by new server Victoria. She tries very hard and is learning the ropes quickly. No. Wait, twenty years plus. It certainly shows.

RP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best fish restaurant in Portland but prices are really high.

SW
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special spot for celebrations

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a very nice pricey seafood restaurant. The food was very good but not very far out of the ordinary.

RM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Jake's Crawfish is my favorite place to take important clients and out of town guests. Great food, awesome service and wonderful old Portland charm!

G
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the quiet table we requested. My mussels were the best I’ve had anywhere! Our waitress Karen was wonderful and guided us thoughtfully through the extensive menu. A warm, friendly, comfortable place for a great dining experience, topped off by small options of the oh so tempting desserts.

WS
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We kick off our family vacation each year with dinner at Jakes! It’s perfect every time!! Thank you!

PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood I’ve had in awhile. Staff was great. Definitely recommended.

LB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would give 5 stars but we had a little incident. The staff had one opportunity to fix it and they did! The manager was quick to address the issue and our waitstaff went beyond making things right. The food is delicious and reasonably priced for the serving size.

m
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun dining experience at a venerable Portland dining institution.

b
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jakes was recommended by the staff at The Spencer Hotel in Portland Oregon! Everything was outstanding from the moment we walked in! Food, atmosphere, friendly staff. We will be back!

Your Texas friends!

FR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation was ready on time, quiet booth, waitress brought ice water and bread followed by wine and food menu.
Service was great and the food was excellent.
If you enjoy seafood, this is the place to go.

TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must for stay in Portland. Great food, service, and facilities.

c
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It rocked. Yummy. Excellent service. Tasty food. Beautiful beloved soulmate company

TW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu included some very tasty New Orleans style food options (among other styles). I’ve been to NOLA and I can tell you that the NOLA-style food is better at Jakes.

My son, however, had a steak. It was tough to chew so he left half uneaten.

The service was very good... wait staff was friendly and attentive.

The value to price ratio was not aligned. You can find better bang for your buck elsewhere.

b
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table
Great service
Great food

DD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening al fresco with great food, wine and FAB4 girlfriends. Thank you Morgan for taking such good care of us!

B
Nashville
87 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the seafood dishes are excellent! We had the stuffed salmon and Dungeness crab.

b
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic and classy. Great food and service like the customer is important.

g
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great historical dinning establishment. Large menu selection of fish and seafood. Nice atmosphere for special occasions. Everything is pricey. Had to have overcooked halibut replaced, should not have happened and spoiled the dinner interactions. Not even an after dinner coffee offered on the house to make up. The service reluctance was a negative surprise.

MM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If there were a 6th or 7th star I would gladly check it. I am so glad I found this place. The food is extraordinary: delicious, fresh, beautifully presented and plentiful. I had the best etoufee I’ve ever had. My sister delighted in her bouillabaisse and our friend loved her mushroom/shrimp dish. And the Manhattan Clam Chowder was absolutely delicious. Being lactose intolerant I am always delighted to see it on the menu. This one is superb with loads of clams and other stuff. Just perfect. This is a wonderful restaurant and we will definitely return.

JL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service (thanks Kieth), great food as always.

p
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal! I only had two issues, that I did not bring up with our server. The Blueberry Palmer is too sour for my taste, but I knew what I was getting into when I ordered it. Also, with my delicious crab cakes came with perfectly cooked green beans and mashed potatoes. The Mashed potatoes need a bit of something, they're kind of boring. But outside of that, excellent meal and service.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Terrible booth

S
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exactly how I liked it.

SC
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Every time I visit Portland jake’s is a place I must go but I think this past visit will be last for me. Food quality just isn’t the same, server didn’t write down my drink order and completely forgot about it, my MR steak was more like blue Rare in the middle however I didn’t complaint. Many occasions it was hard to find our server so we just stop asking for things we need.
A bit of disappointment for sure.

IR
Indiana
51 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great and original lineage Portland place - even though now owned by a large conglomerate, still has the same feel that it has had for years.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great and personable service. We ate in the reservation area and it was gorgeous. Our waitress was absolutely wonderful. The food was prepared exquisitely. Overall a great dining experience!

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