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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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4.6

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4.6

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4.5

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4.2

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (113)
Good for a Date (96)
Good for Anniversaries (89)
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Good for Birthdays (75)
Authentic (68)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Business Meals (60)
Cozy (54)
Romantic (54)
Local Ingredients (53)
Worth the Drive (51)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Notable Wine List (45)
Pre/post Theatre (43)
Good for Groups (43)
Great for Lunch (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Bar Seating (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Casual (29)
Fun (29)
Happy Hour (29)
Comfort Food (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Seasonal (25)
People Watching (24)
Healthy (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Late-night Find (15)
Great for Brunch (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Spicy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was not with the price. Waitstaff were great!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Second time at Jake’s. Love the clubby atmosphere of old Portland and the murals on the wall of Oregon scenes. Service staff attentive and prompt without making one feel rushed. Menu selections are comprehensive and offer a wide range of seafood. They do a wonderful job on a wide range of offerings. Étouffée to sautéed Petrale Sole to a tastee crab salad. The small deserts provide a great option after such generous portions! From a good night out to special occasions I highly recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Jake’s is a Portland icon. I’ve never had a bad meal here & service is always good. Perfect spot to take out-of-town guests or special dinner in town.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The portions served seem to be getting smaller while the prices aren't. Quality is still very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Jake's Famous Crawfish was the 1st restaurant I ate at in Portland. I've been coming back ever since. I love everything about it! Love their food and a fun place to go. This last dinner was a very special occasion. I called and spoke to them beforehand. They handled it all well and treated us great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of Portland’s best restaurants. Menu items are all excellent. The mussels to the fresh grilled salmon and perfectly cooked filet mignon were cooked perfectly. Our server was charming and provided perfect service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Jakes's was recommended to us and the staff did not disappoint. The reservation process was easy, the greeting and table service was friendly and knowledgable, and the food...so tasty! From appy (shrimp and crab cakes) through dessert (the infamous chocolate bag!) it was a culinary treat for us. We would recommend it (and have since) to our friends in town and out-of-town, especially the seafood lovers.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This was our second visit to Jake’s Crawfish during our weekend stay at the Crystal Hotel across the street. We loved the Happy Hour in the bar, we had such a great time and had already planned to have New Year’s Day dinner in the restaurant. The Chef’s Recommendation of the stuffed salmon was so good and the bacon wrapped prawns was very very good. Topped off with a shared chocolate bag dessert. We highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I've been patronizing Jake's for 20 years. It is a "go-to" for an outstanding dining experience. Food preparation has slipped. While entrees were still great, they weren't outstanding. It seems in the name of speed, dishes are being assembled in advance, then heated and served. Disappointing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall good experience, but I think I there is a problem with their lobster tail sizing. I ordered a 20 ounce lobster tail and received one with less than 8 ounces of meat after the shell was removed. I'm almost positive that they gave me the wrong size. Maybe they don't have the right size in for the 20 ounce. It was disappointing since it was a special occasion and we really splurged $69.99 for a 20 ounce lobster tail. To only receive 8 ounces of meat was very disappointing. I feel misled and like it was a poor value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always enjoy Jake’s for great seafood. It never disappoints!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I love Jakes and have been going here for special occations for at least a decade. Try the chocolate bag. But make sure you have some help to eat it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server Bret was great. Attentive and funny. Food was fantastic. Lots of great seafood to choose from. Desert tray is brought to your table to make your choice. Box of chocolate is our favorite. Highly recommend you make a reservation for dining.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great as usual. We at here on our 1st anniversary and this was our 17th and I'd not be surprised if we spend our 18th at Jakes as well. Thanks for always being the consistent experience we expect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall good, but this time the green beans were too undercooked and my wife got WAY too many potatoes. A good place for special family dinners.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Organic, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always great. Service bordered on terrible, which is unusual. It wasn't that busy but our server forgot we had already ordered and my water glass was empty for about half of our dinner.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Made a reservation and were seated quickly. Very good service. Waiter was very friendly and helped us make some food choices. Waiter also came to check on us several times. The Christmas decorations were lovely. Over all we had a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was my third trip to Jakes and so far it has been consistently good in every category. This time around I had a lovely stuffed salmon and my wife enjoyed good Ol' fish and chips. Both were perfectly prepared. The service was excellent ... wish I could remember the young woman's name so I could ask for her station again.
Really a lovely experience that can be a bit pricey if you like to drink a lot or a wonderful value if you don't.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love the Blue plate special. Great value. However on this occasion at 1:15 they had already run out of one of the items. So then it was selecting a more expensive item from menu. Disappointing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always delicious! Victoria looked out for us, we were on a schedule to get to the theater on time.
I had the pan fried oysters, they were sweet, moist and crunchy at the same time! The bar of course, is lively and authentic. The staff goes over the top, to make your dining experience a perfect dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful experience, always love to be seated in a small booth , I started with their house Scotch and soda ,twist of lemon .We had the Crab and Artichoke dip ,which never fails , for my Dinner I enjoyed their Lobster ,my waiter went all out ,and switched my vegetables to be thin ribbons of Zucchini ,A nice glass of Champagne rounded out my meal .Always ! Especially enjoy dinning during the Holidays.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Been here 5 - 6 times and come away with a different experience each time. Having the right table I think is important but it's a crap shoot even if you ask for what you want. Food is what I expect when wanting fish, generally excellent. I come when people from our of town are here. On balance its just ok.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Annual post Christmas dinner.food was good had an outstanding server.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great experience, wonderful food, and fantastic service. Always enjoy myself when eating out at Jakes!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Jake's Crawfish is a Portland staple. Food is consistently great. Love the late night Happy hour, and the bar tenders are friendly and professional.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Came for Christmas dinner. Our server was great! She made our dining experience more enjoyable. Food was good too. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a reservation for 4:30 pm on Christmas Day. We arrived on time and were promptly seated. The wait staff were very accommodating to our 3 year old grandson and his gluten-free needs. They were efficient but never rushed us. Amazing crab appetizer. Creative cocktails. The salmon was cooked perfectly. I will choose Jake’s Famous Crawfish again the next time I want a special occasion dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very tasty. A must dine again.
Coffe cup always full.
GF menu and a waiter who was knowledgeable about their menu and GF.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Since this was Christmas day, I ordered the large lobster and it was delicious. It came with red roasted potatoes and a vegetable. I really enjoyed this meal and came back for lunch which was also excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I had the chef special, horseradish grilled steelhead. Some of the very best fish I have ever had. Everyone in my party loved their meal. The clam chowder is a must also. The service was professional, on spot and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Just pitch perfect for a holiday dinner.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner was delicious. Womens room is a joke. Barely enough room for one person to wash hands while another heads toward the toilet.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Jake's is our go-to place for all special occasions--big or small. the food never disappoints!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My favorite seafood place in the Pacific Northwest. So many redeeming qualities..Jake's is simply fabulous.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great. We will be back soon

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Another perfect evening at Jake’s. We love the extensive seafood choices. All our dishes were delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Jake's has a very vibrant bar area,but we had dinner in the restaurant. The service was attentive and very pleasant. Had a great meal in a warm, cozy setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have always enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Jake’s. The food is fabulous and the service equally as so. Highly recommended.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love the old surroundings. Service was excellent and the food was amazing!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the country. I love the food and service. It is my first choice for special occasions. Also, the valets are really cool gents.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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