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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DM
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We knew that because of Covid-19 that this would be our last chance to dine out, so we choose Jake's, our favorite Portland restaurant. As always, the food was delicious and the service attentive and gracious. We're looking forward to this pandemic being behind us, so that life will get back to normal. Wishing well to all the folks in the hospitality and foodservice industry, and a thanks to all the folks in the health industry too.

ND
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Portland visiting for the first time in 21 years. When I lived in Portland this restaurant was one of my favorites so wanted to see if it still was a great place for seafood. It did not disappoint. The steelhead was perfection! The truffle cake is still a great way to end a wonderful meal.

KD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love this classic beautiful restaurant. A special dining experience. We had steamed clams, crab cakes and a crusted fish entree. All was very good. Service was great as usual. The only complaint was when we were wanting to ask our server for something she wasn’t around for several minutes and another server said they’ll send her over, instead of just helping us.

KH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What's not to thoroughly enjoy about Jake's. We met early in the bar, and Jason was again top notch...love his dirty martinis. Dinner was simply fabulous, I had the stuffed halibut and it was incredibly good. Our server, Andrea, was entertaining, professional, and attentive.

DU
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for seafood and probably other dishes. Very attentive and professional staff. Nice ambience.

L
Portland
89 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Jake's for Portland Dining Month and felt that the $33.00 per person was a good deal for a starter, an entree, and dessert. We did notice as we were leaving that the dessert portion we received was about 1/3 of the usual amount of dessert from the regular menu, but we certainly felt that the entrees and the starters (clam chowder or a salad) were of a normal portion size. Our server was great and we enjoyed our evening there.

p
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crab and shrimp cakes. Loved 'em. Service was very attentive and the ambience is great.

LC
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake's is our favorite restaurant in Portland. We always go for special occasions and we love to take visitors there. Our food and service were outstanding!

BC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband always enjoy dinner at Jake’s. Their clams are the best. They always have a lot of seafood choices which is our favorites. The servers are always so nice and take very good care of you.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Don, was excellent.

AY
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience (as usual). We used this week as an opportunity to take advantage of Portland Dining Month and the menu had such classics as clam chowder and gumbo. It was a wonderful meal, always made special by the fantastic service Jake’s provides. The waitstaff is superb and always willing to accommodate special dietary requests. We come for special occasions and have never been disappointed. Treat yourself! (Don’t forget to sign up for the Landry’s card, which is good at other famous dining institutions such as McCormick and Schmick’s and the Chart House. But Jake’s always has the best service!).

RL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go to Jake’s for my birthday dinner and we weren’t sorry at all. Portions were REAL sized, Steve, our waiter was knowledgeable and personable. The service was phenomenal.

NJ
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the older style dining experience with all the wood. The noise level is so much lower than all the modern restaurants. The food and service - always superb.

OT
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Terrific as always. A Portland classic that can’t be beat!

d
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been eating at Jake’s for 30 years, but this was the first time we had been here in about two years. This was our last visit. The service, drinks and Caesar salad were all excellent. However entrées were disappointing. I considered ordering the sturgeon special which was $45. However after learning that it was only a 6 ounce piece of sturgeon, I ordered the scallops sauté instead. That turned out to be a mistake. For $35 I received only four tiny scallops. We left feeling ripped off.

LV
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too bad they won't make the Mussels Puttanesca anymore - very disappointing. BUT the Blue Plate Special Steelhead was excellent, as was the Rock Cod Lafitte. Great bread, great beer. We've been eating here once a year for over 30 years and have never had a bad meal.

l
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, best crab bisqueI’ve has in a very long time.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make a point to go to Jake’s every time we go to Portland. We love it! The food, the service, everything is always wonderful! Thank you!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food I went twice in three days. Super friendly waitstaff and fun vintage vibe! Cannot wait to return. A visit to Portland is not complete without a trip to this iconic restaurant

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants so when I saw it on the Dine out Portland that happens in Portland every March, I was very happy. I felt the choices for the $33 three-course meal was good, but the food itself was very under par for this restaurant.

DB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails.

JV
Boise
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and excellent, well-prepared fresh seafood to celebrate my birthday with my wife. Our third visit. We will be back!

KR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always count on Jake's to provide a great selection of excellently prepared cuisine. As usual, the waitstaff is always friendly and knowledgeable.

DM
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Jake's. The atmosphere is cozy, the service excellent, and the food delicious.

WB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Venerable landmark restaurant that know service and quality

R
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Arguably the very best seafood restaurant in Portland. If you haven't tried the crab saute there you are missing one of the finest dishes served anywhere in the Northwest.
Also the stuffed wild Chinook salmon is equally as good.
With an extensive menu that includes seared tuna and many other daily favorites, it's pretty hard to go wrong here.
If you are going to eat here, take the time to make a reservation; it is very popular and can fill up fast on any given night.
If you can make it by 4:30 or so they do have tables in the bar, and they will serve dinner there too.
You can have a window there into the ever-deteriorating landscape known as downtown Portland.

SG
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter suggested the trout - it was outstanding! Much appreciated.
The service was friendly and efficient.
Food, as usual, amazing.

We all had a great time.

TI
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great! But what you should try is the crab! It has a flavor that’s so awesome you will think you were drugged. No hyperbole there folks.

EC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Portland! Amazing service and delicious food all wrapped up in a warm and inviting ambiance. We love the old wood finishings and classic photos on the walls. Top notch Portland dining experience!

TG
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Always enjoy a meal at Jake’s. Especially enjoyed salmon with horseradish crust which was prepared just right.

MF
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. We had the Shrimp Fettuccine and the Horseradish encrusted Steelhead.

p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite couth. Good food, quiet environment with good acoustic surroundings so one can hear ones companions - and the neighbours!. Food nice and good quality

KS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was under seasoned and not hot, felt the food sat a bit before delivery.

R
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jakes is one of our favorite spots. Best service, delicious food!

s
Seattle
130 reviews