Jake's Famous Crawfish

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5272 reviews
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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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JA
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Portland for just a couple of hours and we spent it eating at Jake’s! It was amazing!

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I knew this place would be pricey but still felt fleeced at the end. Wait staff was overwhelmed and were constantly rushing about with very little attention paid to our table. Green beans were way underdone. I splurged for wild caught king salmon ($50) but was underwhelmed by sauce, preparation and portion size.

t
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was very disappointed with the beet salad (bland) and the crab cakes were terrible and looked like they came out of a frozen dinner package. Jake's charges premium prices but it was not worth that kind of money.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The vibe and overall atmosphere of Jakes was pretty great. However, when it came to the food, not so great. I took my wife and children out for a Sunday meal at about 3:00pm and to spend over $200.00, one would believe the food was fantastic. I’m being completely honest, the food was downright bland. The lobster we ordered was the only dish that was actually pretty descent. I can wholeheartedly and confidently say that we will never eat there again. I wouldn’t encourage/recommend dining there unless you like poorly seasoned food.

C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was delightful. We asked for a suggestion from our waiter. He did not immediately know the answer, so he asked other waiters for their input.

MR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place to go in Portland. Always go to Jakes when we visit. Good seafood, great service and fun.

NK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good all in all. Would definitely return, just the right place for good food and conversation, I like places that aren’t too loud and this was perfect. Excellent service, slightly disappointed in my choice, not enough sauce and too oily, my husband and his friend seemed very happy though!

c
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and PLENTY of it! Service was outstanding!

JV
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had not been there in years, the food was good but not great although the desserts are very tasty.

OT
Miami
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous waitress who advised is among the many choices The fish is excellent in taste and sufficient in amount. Thank you

LG
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was okay, but overpriced. Attempt to upsell a "Rewards Card" when our bill was presented felt like "vacation club" pressure sales pitch. Ruined the dining experience for us.

GB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had blackened swordfish. Better than expected! Hadn't been there in years; still the same 👍😊.

JO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Salty’s has far better food. Jakes was over promoted & have never seen any place destroy halibut cheeks like that. Salty’s oysters were fresher & bigger.

B
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good seafood and excellent service.

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

Delicious!

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VU
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The venue is appealing, but has a touristy feel. They food was well prepared and fresh. The service adequate.

SO
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wonderful service.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While a more fine dining experience, the ambience lends itself well to a relaxed and pleasing environment. The staff are supremely knowledgable, friendly, and professional, and the food is always a delight. One cannot overstate what a pleasure it is to return to this restaurant, as we have for nearly a decade.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Best etouffe I have had outside of Louisiana. Service was also 5 star.

JS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food.

l
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! The crab cakes are incredible
The brie with garlic and stone ground mustard fantastic. The shrimp stuffed with crab and wrapped in bacon a delight. We went two nights in a row.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Solid preparation of fresh ingredients, but not particularly special and did not live up to the pricing. But, excellent service and a very nice old time environment.

RA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

One of the iconic restaurants in Portland, yet the food was basic. The shrimp & dungeness crab louie has very borning canned olives, hard tomatoes, average dressing. Razor clams were over breaded. For the restaurant that set the bar for seafood quality, they now miss the mark.

D
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Jakes Crawfish to celebrate a birthday and to enjoy the chocolate box full of fresh whipped cream and berries galore. My go to place for birthday happiness

OT
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Dungeness crab tortellini was the best meal I have ever had at a M&S

PB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience: food and service were exceptional.

PC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have always loved Jake's but this time we were disappointed. The salmon was overcooked and quite dry.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Wonderful food and very friendly, attentive service. Can't wait to go back.

p
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jake's really knows how to prepare fish. Our dishes were absolutely delicious, the fish tender and perfectly cooked. We had the Steelhead and Halibut cheeks. Our waiter was friendly and had the right amount of attentiveness. The menu had multitudes of appealing choices.

CK
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat here it’s amazing! Everything is cooked perfectly and delicious!!! The server talked me into trying the halibut cheeks! I was so happy she did. Melted in my mouth! Can’t wsit to go back again!!!

SH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. A Portland classic that must be in everyone’s rotation.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always recommend this place. It truly outstanding; with a unique ambience.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was just ok. Nothing memorable at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!! Took my sons 29 and 26 for the first time ~ and everything was spectacular from the fresh bar drinks (so classic) to the dining room service. Thank you Julie!!! Great memories from an Orange County family....we’ll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 49th wedding anniversary.

CR
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal. Our waitress recommended some things that were outstanding. We even enjoyed some dessert. Everything was delicious and our server was the best.

DJ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Fish was fresh and prepared to order. Service was excellent. Jakes never disappoints!

NP
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary her on Wednesday 8/7. We arrived a little early and found the most courteous and welcoming staff. Karen guided us through the menu selections and we ended up having a very pleasant evening. The food was excellent and so was our evening. Thank you, we will come back.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed Jake’s as we always have...great fish dinner! Very nice wait person.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Great menu. Service good - if a little too directive.
Wine recommendation good.
Well worth the 15 minute trip to get there.

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