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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KE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything but noise level was fabulous!

S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had to send our drinks back because they were not made properly. Service wasn't as good as normal and it was very noisy

A
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was our anniversary and we got a small table for 2 by the door. Not romantic at all!! We go to Jake’s once or twice a year as a treat for special occasions, This time was definitely not as special. The food was stellar as always and the service was excellent. If it weren’t for the noisy, drafty table it would’ve been perfect.

WN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal. Six people and everyone had fish! All delicious.
Only complaint is that we were seated in the back and it got very warm. Also, the noise level was quite high.

LS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everything I ordered was delicious. Also great service from Rob.

CG
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service; waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Bit noisy in the place especially when a large party was seated near us.

SF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We've been coming to Jakes since we moved to Portland in 1995. We take all our out of town, out of the country family and friends to Jakes. It reminds us of old San Francisco restaurants. We are from the Bay Area. Last sunday, we brought our 39 yr old daughter who flew in from the Bay Area to finally enjoy our favorite place with us. We were very disappointed by our entrees. She has the seafood newburg. It was so horrible. The sauce was watery and way sweet! I've had this dish often and it was very embarrassing that i recommended this dish to her. Sadly she did not eat it. Both hers and my vegetables were was too aldente... so much so, you could not chew the string beans. The rice was somehow crunch, not cooked and mushy at the same time. The appetizers was good, however the bread was not. It wasn't the normal one we are used to. My husband just had the beet salad which has seem to be less than half the size. All in all i was very embarrassed bragging about our favorite place to only be shot down. I think we need to lay off Jakes... gonna find us a new favorite.

JG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best Japanese style tuna sushi I have ever had. The old world decor was very relaxing and a first for the eyes.

VR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our "go to" seafood restaurant in Portland for years, predictably very good food and service, good wine list, always feel welcome and not rushed.

BB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Everything was just ok there was not anything that stood out as amazing. We had the 3 appetizer starter and the s shrimp was salty, the calamari unseasoned and the crab dip was pretty good. For dinner the fish was all high quality and cooked well, but we felt it lacked creativity and some flavor. It was all just fine.

ST
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake’s always knocks it out of the park. It is extraordinary how consistently this landmark has been able to impress across the decades. I will return, again and again.

M
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another enjoyable dinner at Jake's. We've been eating here for almost 20 years and it has always been wonderful except for a period several years ago where service markedly declined. Our table, a booth as requested, was ready when we arrived. My companion loves the trout, which he had again; we shared a calamari appetizer and I had steamed mussels. The mussels from PEI were small, tender and flavorful. Unfortunately, they were cold when they arrived at the table. The waitress insisted on taking them away and having the kitchen make a second order, which they did promptly. Unfortunately, the second order, although (only) warm on arrival quickly cooled off. If the bowl would have been heated it would have kept the mussels warm. Their portions are very large and easily lend themselves to sharing, if desired. Waitress was excellent.

CB
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake's is our favorite celebration spot. The crab and shrimp stuffed bacon wrapped prawns are exceptional, as is everything we eat here. Thanks for another great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my grandson to dinner prior to a show at the Keller. He loves seafood so Jake's was my first pick. We both had boulibassise, loved it. Waiter was great too.

WR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Both the crab cakes and battered fish we ordered were slightly over cooked. The food was still good. The vegetables were very nice. The wine is overpriced, but the selection is very good. The service was excellent. I suspect the experience with the food would be excellent If I had more experience with the menu selections. It was our first time.

NM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful. Jake’s never disappoints!

P
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was very mediocre and prices are way too much for the food.

AZ
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first thing that impressed me was the host's attention to detail: We got one gluten-free menu and three regular menus, consistent with the likely needs of our group, given I specified my dietary requirements through OpenTable. The service was generally prompt. The food was spectacularly delicious (that steak was a perfect medium, edge to edge, excluding sear...was it sous vide?), and my only disappointment was that the portion wasn't 4 times bigger! Looking at the meals of other patrons, I was stuck by the elegance of the culinary presentation.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service are reliably wonderful! Our only complaint was the wood booth seats - we were in the back corner and they were nearly impossible to move in and out of as they're not movable and too close to the table which seams too high. They need cushions and a little more space - next time I'll request a table with chairs. We had the special crab leg sauté - and it could have been one of the best meals ever!

n
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the Food, Service and Atmosphere. Jake’s is a MUST when eating in Portland!

L
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Love their fried oysters. House salad great. Steelhead terrific. Always a great place with old Portland charm.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and company

JA
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was especially good. We asked for a knife so could split the pies we ordered so we each got to taste both of them. Instead she brought us perfectly cut and displayed half pieces so it looked just like one piece of pie for each of us. Lovely to look at and tasty too!

s
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jakes! Such a fun place to have a celebration, or just a super fun date night. Has a real old Portland vibe. The bar is so pretty, and they have a wonderful happy hour.

b
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my two daughters here for one of their birthdays. It was fantastic. Definitely get the Crab Bisque.

TP
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy a great meal at Jake's. We have been going for years and it is always a great experience. It is one of our favorites in the downtown area and would recommend it to all that enjoy good food and appreciate good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

New Year’s Eve

TL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food incredible service a little loud and crazy however it was NYE. Apparently the house ran out of ice so took a while to get our drinks. All in all great place

SO
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has been a favorite place for many years.
The service is always great. And the food is not matched in Portland.
A great place to celebrate any event.

LE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! A bit pricey for an everyday meal, but okay for a special occasion.

HM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake's never disappoints. We always go to Jake's for special occasions. The food is impeccable; the ambiance is lovely. The service is the best we have experienced. The range of excellent seafood (and other) options is amazing. It is normally fairly quiet, but since we were there on New Year's Eve, it was bustling.

R
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service was great. My wife and I both had Crab Louise, which are hard to find outside of SF. The crab and salad were awesome. The only complaint is that they serve whipped butter, so just ask for real butter and they will deliver it to your table.

CR
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Probably the best seafood restaurant in Portland, better food than at McCormick and Schmick’s seafood restaurant on the bank of the Willamette River.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service with Langdon. Loved the Crab cake appetizer. He was very professional and kind

AF
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every member of our party of 5 was delighted with their entrees and the appetizers we ordered. We especially loved the popcorn crawfish tails. The menu has a wide variety of fresh, we’ll-prepared seafood served in a retro “fancy” atmosphere that is actually quite comfortable with a casual, friendly feel. The wait staff was attentive and professional without being stiff and stuffy...they were actually friendly. It was a lovely place for an anniversary celebration with a touch of classic Portland history. We would definitely go back, and highly recommend to others.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was sub par, we take family and friends here when they are in town and usually have fantastic service... very disappointing on this occasion.

JO
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great service. We enjoyed every minute of the dining experience.

NB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes you just want awesome fresh seafood in Portland, that being the case then there's no better place to visit than Jakes's Famous Crawfish. The dining experience never fails to impress. I just had a monster lobster there and every bite was heaven!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. When I booked with Open Table, I mentioned it was my daughter’s birthday. She was greeted with “happy birthday” when we walked in and told them our name. We were a couple of minutes early and seated immediately. To her surprise, our menus were printed with a birthday greeting that included her name and age. Our server was top notch as usual - informative, friendly, without overdoing it. The food was cooked to perfection, and although it was a busy night, we never felt rushed. We continue to dine here not just for the fresh seafood and classic menu, but also for the service and ambience. Jake’s, even though it’s is now owned by Landry’s, is a Portland gem.

TM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was outstanding. Food, as always was fresh and excellent.

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