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
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic seafood restaurant
Absolutely a must when visiting Portland

B
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 !

BC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really liked our waiter and the food was very good too. Excellent as always

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our dining experience very personal!!

KK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The place was so busy that our water glasses were only filled after they had been empty for several minutes. The fried calamari we ordered for an appetizer had zero seasoning, very bland making it necessary to use a lot of the sauce provided. I ordered the blackened swordfish (a chef's special for the evening) and it was way over-seasoned. Sent it back and ordered a different dish. The stuffed halibut was quite good though.

R
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice

GR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent dining experience. Service was excellent and the food was top shelf. I would recommend this place to anyone. Definitely a Portland experience.

JW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to give this a try as we were just visiting Portland for a week. It was really great! We had the steamed clams in a garlic butter, clam chowder and shared the Octopus. Definitely satisfied our seafood craving!

AR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

This is an old school restaurant. Reminds me of go
Back to the 50's. Very greasy crabcakes and stuffed shrimp. The banana cream pie was lackluster. The crust was stale. Sourdough bread straight from the fridge to the table started our meal off on the wrong foot. The waiter was nice when we saw him.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good quality seafood and service. Ambience was nice.

PP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Jake's Famous Crawfish for a few years but remembered it as a good standard for eating good food. I was a bit disappointed in my shrimp and scallops with rice and sauce. The shrimp were just okay and the scallops tasted a bit old, slight ammonia coming through the sauce. The rice was pasty which is sometimes seen in Louisiana but I felt it detracted just a bit more to the dish. The appetizer calamari was perfect and the green salad couldn't be better.

r
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My sever was excellent
The food was good however pricey for portion sizes.

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Usually love this place but salmon was overcooked for me... but I also didn’t request it too be a little pink inside.

m
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had less than a very good meal in 40 years, many meals were the best I have had.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crab/shrimp cakes!

KC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Service was wonderful. Food was simply fantastic.

s
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service could and should have been better. They were not overly busy yet we had a long wait for attention from our server for all requests across the board.

J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. I had the Dungeness crab bisque, which was rich, creamy and delicious. My husband loved his order of escargot. When shared a fresh salad and a crab cake dinner. Service and ambiance was top notch. A little noisy but you know it's all good when that many people are there. We would go back again for sure.

g
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. The food and service were excellent.

OB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was a big part of making our weekend so magical! Thank you.

G
Boise
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food, service and atmosphere, but overpriced in my opinion.

RK
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob was a fantastic waiter. Very attentive, patient, and friendly.

c
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the grill salmon and it was cooked perfectly. Also had the mussels for an appetizer. They were excellent. Cool old restaurant. Especially if.you love fresh fish

C
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Having been visiting Portland since 1994 and passing the signs for Jake's, we finally went in on a recent visit to the city. And we weren't disappointed. The waitstaff were helpful and the food was delicious.

On the waiter's recommendation I had the Horseradish Crusted Steelhead, which was moist and tasty. My other half had the Cedar Plank Salmon, and also enjoyed it a lot. The only downside was that the noise levels were rather high

My main regret is that having enjoyed the popcorn crayfish as a starter, I didn't have room for dessert.

CN
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure how to respond to your noise level review question. I thought the noise level was perfect.

r
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALL ROUND...A WONDERFUL EVENING...ALL TOP NOTCH...FOOD...SERVICE...AMBIENCE!!!

J
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I really liked the ambiance, they also have a bar section but it was nice to be seated in the dining area, very classy and fancy. Our waitress was amazing and over the top wonderful! I was not a fan of the Étouffée, I wish I wouldn't went with my original choice the Dungeoness crab tortellini so if I come back, I will be trying that dish! Great wine list!

MV
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of my favorites in Portland for atmosphere and service, and has the best seafood I've had here yet!

RM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful food

VS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! Celebrated hubby’s 65th birthday and everything was perfect!

AB
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

AK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Oyster was not good quality at all. Dip sauses were not fresh.

GF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful taste of Old Portland. Dependable quality.

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