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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San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish and accompaniments. Great service.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Karen our server was very knowledgeable regarding the menu and was accommodating to a few diet restrictions at our table. Also was attentive to wine choices and gave good recommendations for wine selection

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a good time but I don’t feel the seafood was really fresh. For the price paid, I feel it could have been a lot better

HC
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious (especially the lobster tail) and we had a great celebratory meal. We enjoyed our server, who was very attentive and personable. Overall, it was a great experience dining at Jake's and we'll be back again.

BH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Jake's for our birthday celebrations. The wait staff, food and ambiance are always excellent.

JM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The valet was not out in front and we circled the block until we saw someone. After walking in we were seated right away in the far back room, it was nicely appointed but I dint like the paper table cloth over the linen. At a “nice” restaurant I expect linen and not paper table cloths. The food was delicious, we started with the calamari, for the main course my wife had the lobster and I had the crab Louie. I have eaten here several times, last night was the first time I had a poor service experience. The place was busy but we were not attended to very well. Our server was nice, he just didn’t come around very often to refill our water and drinks, never offered us more bread and the food took much longer than normal to come out. As a guest in a nice restaurant my wife and I expect more attentiveness by staff, at least more often than every 10 - 15 minutes.

TP
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

MH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a wonderful experience. Wesley is an excellent server.

J
Portland
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having a going away dinner and everything was perfect! Our waiter was outstanding despite the fact that he had extra tables to cover as a waiter was out sick. The food is always excellent and he was able to suggest a way for me to get what I wanted and save money!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Jake's has that old-school feel. Clubby, good booths, a bit yesterday. It would work, but the food is expensive (45-50$ plate), and somehow matched the feeling that it used to be the place to be. The menu is large, so maybe we just missed it, but both dinners were unremarkable. Bummer and pricey.

L
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, food and service! Always a hit with my family and friends.

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here several times and it never disappoints. Appreciate the consistency of great food and great service.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and meal

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An old classic still worth a visit. Part of Landrey's/McCormick and S empire, but with some unique menu items that reflect Jake's history. Great service and ambiance. Great desserts. Try the three dessert combo. Seafood still good. I like the classic Seafood Newberg, but you can't go wrong with this part of the menu.

n
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great service at Jake's...

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, extra effort due to Big Old Birthday and great food!

BH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well, I am an old guy and I like fine old restaurants. Jake's is one of older, really fine ones, and we never miss it when we get, all too infrequently, to Portland. Charming ambiance, excellent food, diligent but unobtrusive service, highly capable bartending. A wonderful experience every time.

DG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

If you think about what you pay, it should be much better. The food was just OK but the bill was very high.

TG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted immediately with a smile. Excellent service and outstanding food. We are looking forward to returning soon.

OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Just letting you know what we ate and our opinions. French onion soup was really good. Blackened salmon on salad with orange dressing was not good at all. Husband had Manhattan clam chowder and he said it was pretty crappy. Petrale sole was very good. Wild cod with crab and shrimp was enjoyed by friend. The calamari appetizer is good if you use the dipping sauce. I think they need to pare the menu down and select those dishes that are exceptional and toss the rest because it seems like the reviews warrant this. It’s not a bad atmosphere to enjoy lunch or dinner. Our server was great.

c
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Heartily recommend Jake’s Famous Crawfish. Delicious and fresh seafood. Plus a trip back in time.

DB
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening! Lovely, classic setting. Fantastic food. Top notch service. Highly recommended.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The food was mediocre at best- nothing interesting about its preparation or quality. It seems like a restaurant that has not moved forward in a decade. It was very busy ( we were there during the week and had a reservation), but the service was terrible. I would not recommend it. There are too many other great seafood places to eat in a Seattle

MF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food and fresh seafood. We enjoy Jakes for special occasions and impromptu dinners.

WJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Been some years since we have been back to Jake"s and as always the seafood selections are great and the ambiance fantastic. It always nice to find an establishment that has never changed their mission.

GH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter! Fabulous food, as always. Best atmosphere in Portland.

d
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was only warm and salmon was not cooked through, although the crew finished fairly quickly ( 8 min wait). Service was fair and seemed rushed.

DH
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh food. Banana Cream Pie is the best. Great service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

I love Spinach and the Spinach salad was awful. You're better off with a grocery spinach mix with any over the counter dressing. It was the worst salad I ever had. Next was the Seafood. We had fish. Ahi was old, dated covered in grease to mask the lack of freshness. We're from out of town and We went there for the name. First and only.

E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu with fresh fish choices that change daily. Friendly, knowledgeable staff

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food fantastic

JD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Jakes for a birthday. We thought there was a weekend brunch menu and were a little disappointed that brunch was Sunday only. However we loved our meal and my daughter-law loved the Happy Birthday message printed on the daily menu that she could take home. Also appreciated the complimentary birthday dessert. Awesome service and food!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brett was a fantastic waiter and the food was amazing!

RF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining and it was fabulous! Our server, Keith, was friendly and even more so he’s personable. This will now be our special occasion spot!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pros...
Perfect location for our pre-Armory-show dinner, fantastic food, impeccable service, yummy drinks, able to move our reservation since we were running late (traffic), able to move our party to a table from a booth

Cons...
Booths are NOT comfortable for larger folks and we had to ask to be moved to a table, patrons seated next to us as we were eating had WAY too much perfume on and—while I know this is not the restaurant’s fault—it greatly affected my enjoyment of my entree because the perfume scent was so strong.

KE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful dinner typically great Jake’s ambience
Always a great evening there...

JB
Naples
209 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and service very good. Entrees in the $40 and appetizers mostly in the $15 to $20 range. At least here we all got what we paid for. Alcohol/wine prices were below normal prices and portions were generous. When we left at 7 the place was packed on a Wednesday night. Would recommend for eating near the Pearl District .

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the etouffee

SC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was great, Steve was our server and he was fantastic and made the whole dining experience memorable.

W
London
41 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Jake’s is an old favorite, but it’s not wearing as well as might be hoped. Noisy after work. Dulled by alcohol, not too noticeable, but all too apparent to the non-drinker. Maybe it’s just me, but the restaurant seems ever-more machine-like — part of the McCormick & Schmick’s assembly line approach. Service this night was good, but it was a struggle to attract our server’s attention at times.
Spinach salads were fresh, but plain, with an undistinguished orange vinaigrette (I don’t like raw onion on salad). King salmon, simply grilled, was excellent. Sautéed spinach instead of garlic mash was fine; accompanying string beans were uninteresting (al dente, but waxy). The planked Pacific salmon was less successful as an entreé, a little mushy with so-so flavor. Steamed? Probably not, but the dish did not impress.
Bread was chewy and fresh, but lacked a satisfying crustiness. NOTE: whipped butter is not a hallmark of a fine restaurant. Actual butter was located in the kitchen, but it was unsalted. A regret.
Coffee was very good, although presented sweetener choice was limited. Again, a search of the kitchen produced something suitable. Desserts on a tray looked heavy and over-rich. We walked across the street for a scoop of ice cream from the justly popular Ruby Jewel.
So, what about Jake’s? I’ll be back. Seasonal specialties are still well handled at one of Portland’s oldest restaurants. Can’t do anything about the buzz; basically it’s happy noise anyway. But ditch the whipped butter. It an embarrassment.

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