Jake's Famous Crawfish

4.6
5777 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 5777 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipDonH
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time I have been downtown in months. Our usual parking garage was closed so we parked on the street. Couldn’t believe what downtown looks like with all the windows boarded up. Hope things get better soon!

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vipBillJ
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

the steel head was dry, no ciopino, french onion soup very salty.
Tillman is no Bill McCormick .. Jake's need local management again

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Joetherob
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Entres were excellent. Didn't have Apetizers or dessert. Sourdough bread was stale. Great Service and Old School atmosphere. A very good dinner overall

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KennedyM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Portland! 10/10 would recommend.

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DougF
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We've eaten at Jakes at least once per year for the last 30 plus years and this was the first time we've been disappointed. Possibly impacted by the virus but the service was virtually non existent. Food was not prepared to Jake's standards.

The restaurant was virtually empty of patrons and our server disappeared for over ten minutes at a time. After eating and waiting over ten minutes, I finally ended up walked up the the front desk seeking our tab.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chowder was good, but not hot.
The room was empty except for one other table so the music seemed a bit too loud.... again good jazz, just too loud.

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LeighJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, no matter how full you are you can't not eat.

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GaryD
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A perfect dinner for our friends who were married the same evening. Food was delicious and well presented.
Thank you Jake's!

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HandJ
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL EVENING. Service great. Attentive but not too attentive! Escargot the best had in years anywhere! Oysters in half shell - oh sooo fresh and cold. Just like came out of the bay. Spanish coffee the Best! Missed valet parking due to area. Suggest Uber or Lyft.

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vipCheryl
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halloween we dine out - really loved our dinners!

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Bee2
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Changes in dessert menu. More limited..we could not order what we wanted

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MooseyNorthwest
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake's Famous Crawfish is by far the best dining experience available in the Portland Metro area. The menu has a wide enough variety to address the culinary desires of everyone in the party. The chefs prepare the finest fresh seafood dinners anywhere in the world. I often tell my wife while we are eating that everything is always so amazing at Jake's that I swear I could throw a dart at the menu, eat what I hit, and it will be the best dinner I ever enjoyed. If you have never been to Jake's Famous Crawfish, go there; if you aren't blown away with your meal you should stick to pizza. Go to Jake's...Enjoy.

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Jonathan
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Pricey but delicious. Looking forward to them getting more desserts back.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were greeted quickly upon entering and the staff was very nice. The food was good and the service quick. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in is I got charged for a refill on my lemonade at $4

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Rmct
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent as usual. Great service and food. Very quiet due to limited seating and limited number of patrons due to Covid. Still a great place to have a meal.

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ScottY
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very nice. Wesley our server was somewhat reserved and maybe a little nervous I'm not sure. He was very courteous and we thank him. Thought there would be a larger seafood selection. The restaurant had a cozy back in time feel to the place.

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vipLauraR
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in nice atmosphere. They did a great job with social distancing and safety precautions during these crazy COVID times.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great. The restaurant deserves to have COVID behind us. Best compliment I can make,... I will be back!

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ANGELAS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great way to show the boyfriend a higher end restaurant in Portland.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding the food was excellent, the waiter was superb. I love the place.

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SallyD
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent but too salty. Had to ask for the bread that was promised to us.
Never saw our waitress after she took our order. Never returned to ask how our dinner was or if we needed anything. I expected better service.

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vipCoreyP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding!

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ClintS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing dining experience. Celebrating a birthday. My wife said “loved my horseradish crusted steelhead. Only wish they would have heated up the mini-loaf of sourdough bread.” The stuffed salmon was excellent!

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vipTandT
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Jakes has been one of our favorites for many years but they have gone so far downhill that we are not likely to go back. The place was empty for lunch and service was so slow and not friendly it was hard to imagine. The food was overcooked and very salty for all 3 people in my party. Very disappointing. In times like these I would think that what few customers you have you would make sure that they had a fantastic meal and wonderful time that would motivate them want to return and tell their friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and perfectly prepared food.

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LeeK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Professional service. It's our go to place when we want an excellent meal.

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BridgetM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I received a confirmation email the day before the reservation that stated valet parking was available for $10. We planned to use valet, but when we arrived - no valet. When I called they didn’t apologize and seemed annoyed. Additionally, I noted on my reservation that it was my husbands birthday, but no one mentioned it. Disappointing in this environment to say the least.

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JoBe
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

They overbooked their reservation list so we ended up getting a table at the bar. Our individual server was great but they only had one bartender so they were in the weeds all night.

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vipAwesome
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. I called ahead and ordered oysters Rockefeller. They were so delicious. So surprised and so happy there were a dozen of them. Chef did so awesome. Perfectly prepared. Meant to thank the chef at the time, but got caught up in the rest of the meal... Beside Chowder, I ordered steamer clams. So many I couldn't finish. I have never, never seen such little, darling clams. They were so delicious too in that white wine recipe! Wish I could find that size at the store for home.

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vip2dineout
Portland
47 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Excellent service and all the food was delicious except my partner said his fish (fish & chips) wasn’t great. We ate outside as usual these days. The atmosphere was pleasant except for 2 pan handlers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was yummy

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LynnV
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 41st anniversary here. The food was wonderful and our waitress Julie was outstanding.

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ronr
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent another birthday at Jakes. Always good. Great service.

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CXXS
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a nice dinner, but the place was too cold to make us feel really comfortable.

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IanW
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Jake’s and this visit was possibly my favorite yet. Brandon was our server and made us feel like we had the run of the place. He was taking care of all his tables this way. He made the amazing food taste even better w his spot on service. We enjoyed crab stuffed halibut and sautéed crab legs atop charred artichoke hearts. Jake’s will always be a Portland staple because they truly focus on the quality of the experience.

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VickyA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Miss the valet parking since parking is limited

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It feels like Seafood in there. That is what we wanted and it was great experience all around!

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Nate
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our 'go-to' spot for special occasions, family from out of town, anniversaries, and so on since the late 1990s.

Glad to see that they are hanging in there during the pandemic, and still serving portland while keeping us portlanders safe.

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Harper
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! They make birthdays special.

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GinnyT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a pared down menu, the selections were many & varied. Excellent as always.

FAQs

Jake's Famous Crawfish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 226-1419.

Jake's Famous Crawfish is rated 4.6 stars by 5777 OpenTable diners.

Jake's Famous Crawfish does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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