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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is very high quality and extremely fresh. Very pleasant experience for our valentine’s day dinner. Must visit for seafood in Portland.

JB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from Amanda! We never were without anything and she gave us time to go from course to course, no rushing us.
The only ever so slight negative was the lobster seemed slightly over cooked. Other than that, everything was perfect!

MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops melted in mouth and salmon was cooked to perfection. Despite being extremely busy, service was outstanding. Portions were generous. Definitely worth a visit if in the Portland area.

J
Portland
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Busy valentines evening. They couldn’t do my request which I understand. Service a bit slow with wine order.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, amazing service!

VD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested to sit in a different section, that at that time didn't have a server, the women who re-sat us was incredibly gracious. She had other tables but picked up ours so we could have a great experience.

K
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I recently moved here from San Diego and have been to Jakes in Del Mar and was wondering if this Jakes was the same organization. I must say that the experience and food here in Portland Is just as great. The Lobster and Filet Mignon is amongst the best I’ve tasted!

DJ
Portland
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice Valentines day lunch. Fantastic Jake's clam chowder and outstanding Seafood Gumbo. We'll be back.

D
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was great. Food was good. No complaints

KW
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner. A very special place.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

East coast visitors in search of outstanding seafood- jackpot! Great atmosphere, excellent dishes, with generous portions. Good service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience!

E
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake's is an essential part of Portland history! I started going to Jake's over five decades ago with my parents as a weekly ritual. The food and the service have never failed to impress. (I think I will go back again tonight!)

k
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was terrific as was the service. This place is a great Portland landmark and it was a pleasure sharing it with a close family member who had never been there before!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and our server was very helpful in recommending dishes. I had tuna, lovely flavour but for $40 was a very small portion. The cod ‘n’ chips looked great.

What made the evening really great was not being rushed to finish. Too many restaurants try to hustle you out of the restaurant as soon as you put your fork down. I realise the quicker the tables are turned around the more tips can be earned, but eating out is a social occasion and as customers we spend a lot of money ! So it was a real delight that we were able to savour the wonderful food that Jake’s present, without hassle.
The noise level was very high, so conversation was difficult.

JF
London
92 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this whole classic restaurant that I have been coming through for 40+ years… Never disappointed.!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Jakes for an Old School seafood experience. It is expensive, but the meal was delicious.

s
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Jake's Famous Crawfish to celebrate my birthday and had a wonderful time from start to finish. The mostly-seafood menu was filled with delicious options, making it hard to decide, but we started with bacon-wrapped shrimp, then my husband chose ahi and I had scallops for our main entrees. Both dinners were perfectly prepared and tasted delicious.
The decor was right out of the 1920s with rich wood paneling and furnishings, but the atmosphere wasn't stuffy at all. In fact, just the opposite. Best of all, our server made us feel like we were his only customers and treated us like royalty.
Jake's was a wonderful dining experience and I would highly recommend it for a special outing.

SC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! I had shrimp and crab stuffed cod and it was beyond delicious!! :)

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over priced mediocre food prepared by your grandma and served by your grandpa. Sat in a room with no windows, zero atmosphere.. If it’s your thing go for it.... what a waste! So many better choices in Portland. Don’t make the same bad decision we did. And we never write reviews!!

Breakfast potatoes and bland green beans along side a piece of steelhead. Really???

Big portions of meh!

ML
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner and staff made us feel welcome.

KO
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jakes is a great place to eat for a casual lunch. Food is good, staff are friendly.

PB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and all round an awesome place. Would definitely recommend it.

MN
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food quality loved it!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful.

HC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always lively and congenial. The server was particularly attentive and professional. The bouillabaise was excellent. Fine evening.

M
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!!

s
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife there for her birthday and couldn't have been more pleased. Being from Oklahoma, I searched for great seafood restaurants in Portland and Jake's was always at the top of the list. Lets just say they didn't disappoint. The food was excellent, the service was impeccable, and they even surprised us with a birthday dessert. We would highly reccomend.

RK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We've been to Jake's twice now. The first time was a Friday night and the restaurant was packed. We enjoyed our seats in the bar area and the happy hour menu. We've recently been there on Super Bowl Sunday and made reservations thinking it would be packed again. To our pleasant surprise, it wasn't, so we again got good seating in the bar area. The happy hour menu had changed, but it was still great food at a great value. The only concern was that our waitress seemed scattered. I asked her for a certain condiment and never got it and she took a long time between checking on us.

CL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved it. Delicious. Great Service. Birthday Celebration.
Thank You

MH
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! I always look forward to my visits to Jake's. the mussels have become a staple and our waiter recommended a variety of oyster I had not tried previously- tasty!

I finally had the Gumbo, after many visits of it coming in a close "second" and it was really good-although it good have been a bit spicier.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! The service was exceptional, as was the food.

OT
Austin
63 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

SG
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for business lunches.
Quiet and the server encouraged us to take our time.

j
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Jake's continues to be the best restaurant in Portland for fresh excellently prepared seafood.

RS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to dine there especially with a date. You cant go wrong!

KE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything but noise level was fabulous!

A
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
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.

S
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
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

WN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
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.

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