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About Jake's Famous Crawfish

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.

401 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Cross Street:
SW Stark

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 226-1419

Website:
http://www.jakesfamouscrawfish.com/

Parking Details:
On street if available. Under ground paid parking lot located on SW 12th Avenue directly behind the restaurant. Valet Parking Mon-Sat, begins at 5:00 pm for $10.00.

Public Transit:
Light Rail:Stops @SW 10th ave/Galleria.
Trolly:Heading North; Trolly stops at 10th Ave & SW Stark St
Heading South; Trolly stops at 11th Ave and Washington

Executive Chef:
Billy Hahn

Private Party Facilities:
Make your next event memorable at Jake’s Famous Crawfish, a downtown Portland landmark. With private and semi-private spaces available, Jake’s Famous Crawfish is perfect for small to medium-sized business and social gatherings.

Private Party Contact:
Julie Boyer: (503) 226-1419

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Jake's Famous Crawfish Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (111)
Good for a Date (98)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
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Authentic (81)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Business Meals (63)
Local Ingredients (58)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Romantic (54)
Worth the Drive (53)
Good for Groups (50)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Notable Wine List (44)
Cozy (40)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Great for Lunch (38)
Bar Seating (37)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Casual (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Comfort Food (29)
Fun (28)
Happy Hour (28)
People Watching (25)
Seasonal (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Healthy (18)
Late-night Find (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Great Beer (12)
Great for Brunch (9)
Spicy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing! Always appreciates a server who knew was how the food is prepared :). Our anniversary was perfect!

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·Dined 3 days ago

HAVE DINED WITH YOU MANY TIMES, EACH TIME IS SPECIAL, DON'T EVER CHANGE, IT IS WHAT IT IS JUST THE BEST ON THE COAST. GREAT STAFF

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Boise)·Dined 3 days ago

Pour you a real drink! Appetizers and entree's we're Awesome. Can't go wrong

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food but it was very noisy.

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is a real classic, and never fails. Top notch service, really fresh seafood thoughtfully prepared, and excellent cocktails. What more could you ask?

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

We went with two friends from Austin who wanted to enjoy some Pacific Northwest seafood. We all had an enjoyable time. Our server was friendly and told us all about the menu options. She even offered a vegetarian menu for one at our table. The lobster bisque was very tasty and full of lobster. The mushroom/salmon entre was delicious. Great cocktails and an excellent wine selection. Best fish and chips in Portland. A trusted favorite by ourselves or with guests.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Seasonal, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

One of our top 5 restaurant's in Portland that we love!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Jakes is all things seafood with 4-5 items of beef. Great wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food good service, you get what you pay for as they say.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We arrived a bit early for our reservation and the hostess/staff were gracious and seated us immediately...even though the place was seemingly full. We were given a booth next to a party of 12 celebrating a family event with a bit of liquor. I bring this up because it could have been a recipe for my date and I having to shout at each other, but the acoustics of the dining room are very good, and we truly were not bothered by the boisterous goings-on next to us. Maybe it is the row of high backed booths... Dinner was fabulous. We enjoyed the “premium” crab claw cocktail, about two dozen crab claws with a “just right” cocktail sauce and horseradish dab if one prefers a bit of extra. That was perfect for us, allowing a great split with us each getting to spice our sauce to our tastes. I had a half dozen fresh Goose Bay oysters for my entree and they were very fresh, some of the best oysters I’ve enjoyed anywhere. My date ordered the fillet of sole special, which was very lightly breaded and topped with a caper wine sauce that couldn’t have met her tastes any better than it was served. The bottle of Chardonnay we shared was a bit overpriced in my opinion...very good, but they are proud of their wine list, judging by the mark-up. Service was impeccable, and the a la mode marionberry tart we shared at the end was a perfect finish. If you only have one night out downtown Portland, this will not disappoint you...Be sure it’s the Crayfish Grill...

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Jake's was highly recommended and didn't disappoint!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Originally we were seated in a booth, family nearby had a 'lively child' so we moved to sit at the back bar--Awesome!! We had a great meal, bartender was great to talk with--will sit there again!! Our new favorite space!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always great seafood. Very good crab cake appetizer. Sides are not all that special but solid. The service is old school and impeccable. We go here for special occasions and to entertain out of town guests. Always a hit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The restaurant was nicely decorated for the holiday.
The service was attentive, but not overbearing.
Our server checked on us regularly, despite the restaurant was quite busy.
The food was outstanding and nicely presented.
Best crab cakes in Oregon and delicious mussels.
Definitely a great dinner!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service - good food -pretty expensive for what it is but we knew that since we’ve been coming for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had dinner at Jake’s to celebrate my husband’s birthday. They were incredibly kind and accommodating with us dining with our infant son. They even brought him a toy and crackers to entertain him. After dining at several other places while we were in Portland, this experience stood out like no other. I can not recommend this place enough. Great food and even greater overall experience. We will for sure be back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I love going there! The food is always delicious! It's our favorite place downtown.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was the first time my Wife and I ate there. It was a date night for us and we love Seafood.
We were very pleased. It will be one of our top choices when we want Seafood. We loved the menu. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We make it a point to eat at Jake's any time we are in Portland!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

appetizers and soup were great. (oysters / crab bisque)

Entrees were ok, we did not eat dessert. Sides with meal were not tasty.

I had a business discussion and wanted a more quiet area, in both the first 15 min and the last 30 min of my meal a family was seated very near to me and I thought with the restaurant more open (not busy) it should have been apparent and easy to ensure my discussion would be in a quiet area.

no issues with servers other than allowing my area to have loud families in an evening business setting

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great place outstanding food ! Great place to eat or take that special someone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Last time I booked a business dinner at Jake's I asked for a quiet table for two conducive to conversation. They gave us a table in the back and 10 minutes after we were seated, they sat a large party right next to us. Loud, disappointing. Optimistically booked another table with same request a couple nights ago and this time they gave us a cramped booth and then sat a large group with screaming children right next to us. Service was typical Jakes, food too. And sure this is a corporate place but the ambience can set them above others in that space (though they're still overly anxious to sell you their silly points program). Overall value remained favorable enough, but 0 for 2 on a pretty basic request. Third strike and you're out, we all know that. May be two strikes and I go elsewhere. We'll see.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I love this restaurant! The food is delicious and the service impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wanted to take a friend out for his birthday. Brent, our waiter was very nice and attentive. food was great, however I think my shrimp was a little on the over done side. But other than that it was still very good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This restaurant was great the food was very good we had the Dungeness crab soup also the Dungeness crab sauteed with your artichoke was extremely good my son had the chicken salad when she liked very much call so he had me 8-ounce filet which was very well cooked done perfectly and my husband had the salmon stuffed with Dungeness crab shrimp and that was excellent as hell and for dessert my husband and I both had a berry cobbler and we had the chocolate box to go it was very well put together we like this place and will return recommend get there early so you can spend enough time you'll be in there for 2 hours easy without even knowing it thank you Jakes we will be back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love Jake’s. We recommend it to everyone and go there every time we are in Portland.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

What a disappointment! This used to be one of the great Portland restaurants. The food was just bland and boring. This was not the case in the past under local ownership. Decided to give it another try for old time sake. What a mistake. Food was really just awful. A large clump of bland mashed potatoes along side green beans and carrots is not very exciting with a piece of fish. Off my list. A real shame. Was a great restaurant. Not anymore.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

2 of the entrees were the signature crab leg sauté and both were cold, sent back and rewarmed. Not the best. The 3rd was cod and mediocre preparation and taste made it not so good. No compensation was offered. Have a reservation for family dinner with 9 on Christmas’s Eve, will cancel and go elsewhere now.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service, fresh, never frozen fish. Huge servings!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The restaurant itself is excellent. The food was as good as expected. I ended up in an old wooden booth with a child (I think?) moving and kicking constantly. The restaurant was built during a time when people sat still.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The chairs around the tables are fare to small. Everything else is awesome.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Disabled access for women’s restroom is out the front door , down a few yards and back inside to a different area of restaurant... totally humiliating!!! The men’s is wheelchair accessible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food, great service. Friendly servers. Always enjoy Jake's

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was perfect for our kick off of seasonal holidays. Food, service and ambiance were all fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent lunch - we were visiting Portland from Chicago on Thanksgiving and wanted seafood versus turkey. Really enjoyed meal and friendly service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Another great meal :)

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

As always, Jake's famous Crawfish was excellent--this time for Thanksgiving, a yearly event for us. Eschew tourney, go for the seafood! It's great. Dining at Jake's has been a family tradition of ours for at least 30-40 years.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Even though it was crowded the service and food were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Go for the Dungeness crab legs with artichoke and mushrooms....pricey but worth a splurge once a year when the crab are in season. There are probably other good things on the menu, but I only get the crab. One complaint is on wine prices...a wine that is $26 at the wine shop should not be $86 at the restaurant, especially when getting a $47 main course. Please get real with your wine list.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a great time at Jake's, as always! I highly recommend the stuffed halibut. Excellent clam chowder too!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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