Jake's Famous Crawfish

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5072 reviews
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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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CK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Our waitress was wonderful, food delicious, and great vibe!

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AS
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Best food around. This time service wasn’t as good as last but this dinner was fabulous!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Dungeness Crabs to travel for

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OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and our server was even better!

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GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place does seafood best! Every meal was beautifully presented and deliciously prepared

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S
Portland
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I work in the neighborhood near Jakes, it's surprising how we can forget what a gem it is as we visit the many 'hot spots' that seem to always get trendy reviews. It's been a number of months since my last visit, I won't wait as long for the next.

The team at Jakes offers a perfect match of service, ambiance and amazing food and drink. I love suggesting that my guests start with the chilled crawfish (by the pound), follow it up with any of the daily fresh fish and you will love your meal. If you are visiting, the local Dungeness Crab is a perfect treat ... you will find it topping the cod, with some fresh Oregon bay shrimp and of course in the crab cakes. My favorite (yes I've had it a few times) is the Steelhead with Horseradish Crust (very mild, with a nice crunch). Steelhead is a true Pacific Northwest delicacy, it's a trout that starts it's life in our rivers and migrates to the ocean.

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Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and our server were outstanding. The recommendation of the steel-head for our Cesar salad instead of the farmed salmon was great.

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G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and athmosfere. Great service. The white chocolate dessert is insane!

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W
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The quality and variety of the seafood is unmatched.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress was very good. However the building is quite old ( charming) but needs a deep cleaning And an updated AC! It was so hot we were sweating and in turn couldn’t really eat much of the 46.50 entree! Food was delicious but pricey. So if it’s hot outside beware. This was at 8 pm and still to hot. They had seating outside but not eating outside during windy weather! I’d go again but mindful of the weather ....

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The quality of the food is equivalent to a moderately priced diner. Not worth the money.

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Portland
72 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great old historic restaurant that I haven't been to in years... Service was very friendly and good. Tons of great fresh seafood options...my halibut was soft, moist, flaky, and fresh. However, it, nor my sides had much flavor, overall kinda bland. The desserts were killer however, notably the warm apple crunch...

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Think they had a off day, food was not inspiring. Fish and chips taste similar to Burgerville.

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WS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's was excellent as always. The food, service and atmosphere cannot be beat. The only complaint I have has to do with the VALET. When we got our car back it had a scratch down the entire passenger side. This is very unacceptable, we have have used the valet many times without issue, but when you get your $75,000 BMW returned to you with damage it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. We are are hoping the Valet company will do there due diligence and take care of the damage.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Early Mother’s Day dinner

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The appetizers are good, the salad, chowder and entrees were bland, and not really worth the price. I will go back but will sit at the bar and have apps, not dinner.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner experience. The crab louis was great.

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S
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Jake’s missed the boat this time around. Salad and onion soup were good, signature parmesan encrusted sole was greasy and inedible, scallop sauté was dry, rice was over cooked. Waiter didn’t come back in time to reorder the sole, just took it off the bill. Not a good Mother’s Day meal!

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R
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Very professional staff. Always a great place to dine.

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MM
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jakes remains one of the best spots in Portland for a business lunch.

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MK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner with friends. Our waiter wasn’t very personable.

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P
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

No energy in the restaurant.

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MV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok, service was ok. We thought food and drinks were overpriced. Certainly not the best place to go in Portland

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best. If you are in Portland and you don't stop here you're making a huge mistake.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time visiting from New York had a great time and Meal was fantastic!!!!

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EV
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very tasty, did not take a long time to arrive, and the service was excellent.

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CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent seafood preparations and knowledgeable server. It was not too crowded that night so we were not rushed to leave. Enjoyed being able to stay and talk a short while after the meal. So glad to be able to show visitors a historic part of my town.

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake’s was amazing. Food and service was impeccable. We has the cedar planked salmon, crab sauté and stuffed halibut. All was amazing. I will be back.

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JD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started the night in the bar with Jared as our bartender, then moved to our table in the dining room.
Jared was the perfect host to greet us and was perfectly knowledgeable about where to go and what to see in the city.
Our waitress (sorry, do not recall her name) was extremely well educated on the menu and gave excellent suggestions.
The restaurant did get a bit louder as the later reservations filled the open tables.
I will be returning when I visit Portland in the future.

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KI
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Waited over an hour for our main course. Fish did not taste fresh.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a semi private table with a window for my party of five (2 children, 3 adults.) Service and food was outstanding!

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ER
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, albeit pricey, and service was excellent

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m
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent our 14th anniversary at Jake's. It is a tradition now.
We were fortunate to get John Castro as our waiter. He always takes great care of us.

Oysters, Old Fashioned, stuffed salmon, seared Ahi, and Chocolate Bag! Always awesome?

We look froward to our next visit.

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GP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service will definitely go back when visiting Portland in the future ☺️

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BB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As Usual, the meal was fantastic! I had business clients who were looking for a good meal in a nice setting and Jakes was perfect.
This is a great spot and can always be assured of a great meal.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. A “can’t miss” whenever we’re in Portland.

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TK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's has absolutely excellent seafood! The popcorn crawfish appetizer is always superb! Ambiance is very fun and service is very good. Our favorite in Portland. The only issue is negotiating driving to the restaurant and parking. After missing the parking lot, driving around the "block" was surprisingly difficult. Taxi or uber would be easier.

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r
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Rather disappointing. My halibut was perfect but rather disappointing was the fact that every entree came with green beans and mashed potatoes or rice. Not very exciting. My husband felt that the fish and chips were not that good. Overall I have had better seafood experiences somewhere else.

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SH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the steelhead which was amazing! Service was excellent

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