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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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Troy was an amazing server.
He is a real credit to your establishment.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood fettuccine was superb. The cod fish and chips were so-so. The service was old school amazing. Loved the ambiance and the decor and the general crowd of the place. Thank you Jake’s!

BZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! Was surprised to get all crab claws meat in my entree....a thrill indeed!

MB
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and overall service was excellent. Fish was fresh and cooked to perfection.

J
Portland
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We’ve had wonderful service over the years..this one wasn’t up to Jakes level.

SC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend , but let them know it is on the expensive side-But food is really great. Also that Valet Parking does not open for Jakes until 5 pm . Parking near is as much as a meal there.

BO
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stuffed salmon with crab, cream cheese, and brie is a must have dish! So delicious! The crab bisque was also a must soup. We were celebrating our anniversary as well and received a menu with the date and a special note on it. Also a free dessert!

MP
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extensive menu, well prepared and well delivered. Very attentive but not overly attentive staff. If you can't find what you want on this menu, you are a very picky eater. They will modify dishes for you and accomodate vegetarians and vegans and people with allergies well. A well-deserved Portland tradition. Also a good happy hour menu in the bar.

RG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Over priced
Comfortable setting albeit pretentious.

DS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful night. The place looked amazing with holiday decorations all set up. Our waiter Troy was awesome, very knowledgeable and friendly to ask questions to. Drinks came out fast from the bar. All of our food was incredible, Crab dip, my wife’s Steelhead with Horseradish crust, my Crab Tortellini and our dessert trio (Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse and Berry cobbler). Love this place. The only grumble I have was the people in the booth behind me must’ve been getting their holiday started early. They were very loud, with swear words. Sitting on the opposite side of their bench at times made me feel like I was eating my dinner on a roller coaster with them moving around so much. Even with the unwanted ride I cannot wait to go back!!

KH
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was it the most expensive restaurant I have gone to since a visit to a Michelin starred place in Rome? Yes.
Will I be back any time soon? No. But maybe some day on a special occasion.
That said it was an excellent meal and considering the service, ambiance and food quality, it probably couldn't realistically be done any cheaper.
We shared oysters. I had a baked crab leg dish that I am never likely to see in another restaurant. It was excellent and to save room for dessert (also very good) I saved some of the dish (I did eat all the crab) and side for an excellent omelette for the next morning.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Noise level was ridiculous due to the inconsiderate, unaware patrons seated at a table next to us. Once they left thankfully, the rest of our Thanksgiving Day meal was lovely. Our server - Victoria, fantastic!

OT
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife and had our meals delivered cold and undercooked. My mother and her husband were happy with their fish and chips. The waiter had our meals redone and he provided decent service given how busy they were. However, I picked Jakes because we expect that they will not drop the ball. Probably wont go there again. It seems ever since they were taken over by Landry's it has gone downhill

MC
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab and shrimp stuffed salmon is amazing! Best place in Portland for seafood. Been going there for years.

S
Portland
68 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Few establishments can pull off a busy Thanksgiving without a flaw, Jake's is one of them. Our table was ready within 5 min of arriving for our 3 pm reservation and it was a full house. A surprise was to find a traditional Turkey / Ham dinner on the menu as one of the specials, the platter was a hit with one of my 'nonfish eater' guests. There's always a couple of favorites Horseradish Encrusted Steelhead and the Dungeness Crab Cakes, they didn't disappoint. If you have a special occasion with family is visiting Jake's is a must. A special thanks to all that worked, so that we were able to have an amazing dinner, your service was amazing, the food excellent.

DM
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service and ambiance at Jake's is always great. We enjoyed a great non-traditional thanksgiving dinner of seafood.

W
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jake’s was the perfect place for Thanksgiving. A Courier & Ives holiday atmosphere along with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or seafood specials for non traditional diners. Our waiter was attentive and made sure we left with our holiday expectations in tact.

K
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

CG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtown Portland classic. If you like seafood and ambiance, you owe it to yourself to at least once go to Jakes. It's not cheap, but it's always worth it.

KE
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turkey Day.

n
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jake's never disappoints! We went for Thanksgiving dinner and it was delicious. The service and the food -- all superb! We bring our Portland visitors here every time. It's a classic.

OT
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and wonderful service. Jake's is a Portland standard, always good and always dependable.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

f
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my deafish, elderly mother with Parkinson's and my slightly cognitively impaired niece out for what I hoped would be a treat and it was, in every respect. They are people who are rarely recognized for who they really are--vibrant, perceptive, supremely worthy human beings. And then both are serious foodies! For me the highlight was the service. I believe the young man who waited on us may have been my best server ever and I have been eating out a few times a week for thirty years. He was incredibly perceptive, kind and patient without an iota of condescension. The pan-fried oysters were what made my mother so very happy, and my niece's seafood pasta seemed to hit the spot for her, as well. It was just a lovely evening.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the place. Keep up the great work.

AT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Very home style. Old fashioned restaurant atmosphere. Server was nice. Would return.

KD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Bones in the fish and terrible service. An awful experience for my birthday.

RE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and very knowledgeable serving staff. The Chocolate Bag desert is a must try.

RK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As has been our experience in the past Jakes did an outstanding job of both service and quality of food. It was my wife’s birthday and I requested a window booth which they provided.

PS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Jake’s. Excellent service, quality food and lovely ambience.

JK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there with my brother who came from Japan by business trip. He said that he enjoyed the food, service and ambience. Also our server was so friendly and we really had great time. Thank you for everything.

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful, old world feel, with flavorful creative dishes. Cannot say enough about the charm, the food, and exemplary service.

V
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic seafood restaurant
Absolutely a must when visiting Portland

B
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend told us we had to Jake’s Famous Crawfish restaurant - not Jake’s Grill. So we made our reservation before we even left home. We looked at pictures of the food, read reviews and skipped lunch so we would be ready! We loved it! The ambiance is fabulous. We got there early and it was very quiet. As more people arrived, there was more chatter but nothing annoying. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and many were repeat customers and were enthusiastically greeted by employees. The servers were so nice and ours, Keith, was excellent - cheerful and very efficient. The food did not disappoint. We had crawfish and crab bisque for appetizers and stuffed salmon for the entree. Amazing! We splurged and shared the triple dessert plate. My goodness. It was like three full desserts! Creme Brûlée, mixed berry cobbler with ice cream, and chocolate truffle cake with whipped cream and raspberry coulee. (See pic) I am so glad we parked half a mile away. We were so full!!

TM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely my Favorite Restaurant in Portland. Great Selection of Seafood, along with Steaks which easily meet the mark!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & ambience! Never disappointed at Jake’s!

JS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

For the price of the food it was just okay. The potato’s were Luke warm. The fish was good but a little cool and the asparagus was a little tough. I was expecting a superb meal and it just wasn’t. Just okay.

O
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake's is our "go-to" seafood restaurant in Portland. The fish and seafood is always fresh and delicious. Love the mini desserts as well.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Weekend trip to Portland great food !

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