Jake's Famous Crawfish

4.7
6033 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Jake's Famous Crawfish features a variety of fresh fish and seafood flown in daily, making a true Pacific Northwest statement using fresh Northwest products and served in a traditional and timeless presentation.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6033 people are saying
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JoanieU
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & attentive, informative staff- we went with water's recommendations & were not disappointed!! Food is fresh & prepared wonderfully! A bit spendy but we felt well worth it!

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Nightshade
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dungeness crab was amazing! First time trying escargot and surprisingly delicious. A must try!

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ShelleyE
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always, the service was spectacular and the food was perfect.

The booths in the back are very squishy small and a bit uncomfortable. Go for a table.

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DaleG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, rapid seating, we go around 5pm so we miss the largest crowds, waiter was outstanding, attentive but not overshadowing like I prefer.
Food was spot on to perfection, Filets, Sturgeon, Steelhead cooked exactly how ordered.
Prawn appetizers were fresh as were the salads, vegetables and warm bread.
No complaints from someone who demands quality fresh product for what I pay for and that’s why we went back again, amazingly it’s not that easy to find consistency in food portions, quality or preparation of food even at the top end restaurants in Portland of which we have been most or all of them, Jakes has been spot on for us.
We have recommended to several friends.

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DarleneS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! My sister and brother-in-law have been coming here for years and highly recommended it. We were not disappointed! Everything was absolutely delicious!

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Wasi
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Plate Special with grilled steelhead was outstanding and a very good value.

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TanyaH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for weekday lunch downtown in a time when it's difficult to impossible to find restaurants open during the daytime!

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PeggyN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been my favorite restaurant for at least 40 years!!! Great bit of Portland to take newcomers to.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was good. Parking was a bit difficult.

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LynneH
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the whole experience... Our waiter suggested the salmon special and I absolutely loved it!

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vipNick
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was decent, not great. Overpriced. Old school atmosphere was cool. Dessert was blah. Won’t go back.

Waiter was very good.

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LacM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious. Service was excellent. Wonderful old Portland atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome! They also accommodated our reservation changes at the last minute.

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TonyM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christopher who waited on us was Exceptional. We asked a lot of questions about the menu and he did carefully answer all things.

Everything turned out As Advertised!!!

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ZachE
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent Don was our server. His recommendations where excellent! Had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What you notice first when you come here is the very unassuming entrance that when you walk through the door instantly transforms you into a different time. What you come to learn is that Jake's has been here for over 125 years now, back when a horse and buggy would provide you with your transportation needs. Once seated in one of their many dining spaces you will get a large but obvious to who they are menu. We started with a dozen oysters, from Kumomoto's (very small and sweet) to Pacific (large ones with a hint of salty brine). The wife decided on a crab and Brie stuffed salmon special and I had Jake's famous etouffee. We followed that for desert with a flourless chocolate cake with caramel sauce. Libations were an Angels Envy Old Fashioned and the wife had a triple berry Tito's martini.

As my wife described my dish, my meal was like a big giant hug on a cold winters day. The rue was a deep dark nutty brown color rich in flavor and had a touch of southern heat to it. With Shrimp, Crawfish, Chicken, and Sausage along with the tradition scoop of rice, this dish was everything this well earned gut could hope for. Just like my wife, her dish was very well defined, as the crab and Brie stuffing made for an amazing experience. Typically Brie can be overpowering, however in this mix, added with a little cream cheese allowed for the Brie to shine just as brightly as the amazingly well cooked Salmon. If that wasn't good enough, the garlic mashed potatoes were to die for.

Add all of this up, and then begin to just soak up all of the history on the walls from articles to paintings to the Tiffany style stained glass and chandeliers and what you end up with is a high class experience. Jake's has earned its spot for me as a absolute go to must when I'm in Portland.

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BradD
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salmon was good. Bouillebaisse could have been more flavorful. Service was good and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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AdrianL
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and it was wonderful! The food and service were excellent.

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EileenF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food!

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EricS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake’s Crawfish is an iconic best restaurant in Portland. The food is consistently excellent with terrific wait staff. There is no finer seafood restaurant in the USA.

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LauraM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us had a great lunch at Jake's. Everything was perfect; food delicious, Irish Coffees so good, oysters yummy. Really a great please to enjoy good food and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my server!

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FarahD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended with one of my colleagues. It is my first trip to Portland and I absolutely enjoyed everything about this place . 😊

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EileenD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lots of customers, so it was noisy. Food was great and server was friendly and knowledgeable. It was wife's birthday and "Happy Birthday" was printed on the menu--a good touch! A little disappointing that nothing was done for her beyond sticking a candle in the creme brulee, though. Otherwise, a memorable experience, as it usually is.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steelhead with shrimp sauce was one of the best things I ever ate.

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MaryL
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday, and I'm really happy with the night we had!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always spot on!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh seafood. Attentive service.

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ChristinaB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Portland for a family New Year and wanted a place that could accommodate a daughter who only eats fish. Jakes had a table and seated us on time. The menu is great, the staff friendly and responsive and the food was wonderful. Great shrimp cocktail, escargot, stuffed salmon, everything was delicious. Our waitress was helpful and had a great personality - great night all around!!! Highly recommend.

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vipNicole924
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We used to love going to Jake's for the stuffed salmon but the last few times it has become evident that it is going downhill. The restaurant was overcrowded, in need of an update. Hopefully they can turn it around when/if COVID ends.

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ColleenL
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Jake's!
Excellent service (thanks Tess) and superb food.
So glad they were still decorated for the holidays..made the experience so special

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was very slow. But Kathy server pleasant
Trout was over cooked very [dry]..sauce was cold
French onion soup. Poor
Fish chips good
Crab salad good
Martinis good
Been loyal year customer since 1975 (45 yrs)
But after poor last three visits not our top 5 choices any longer

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vipRavenousRose
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dreaded being in a crowded waiting area on New Year's Eve with Omicron in the air however, our booth was ready for us on time and seating was well separated between diners. Our meal was delicious: pan fried oysters for me, steelhead for him. Our server graciously subbed a veggie I wasn't allergic to for the original one. Service was a bit off in terms of never clearing unused wine glasses off of the table, not refilling our water glasses as needed, not bringing the dessert tray around. But our server was friendly and understandably was very busy with other tables and we felt she did the best she could. The staff was decked out in festive clothes and the atmosphere was quietly upbeat. Exactly what we wanted to bring in 2022. You will not be disappointed at Jake's.

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JPDiner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Covid staffing shortage caused delays in service. We understand these challenges and enjoyed our dining experience nonetheless. As usual the food did not disappoint!

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SarahH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere for Anniversary dinner and we even got a slice of flourless chocolate cake for our special day. Food was excellent except the side we a lukewarm. Otherwise a very nice time. Plan to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our New Year’s Eve dinner celebration was everything we wanted. Felt safe and cozy away from people ( we are seniors, 70 & 86yo respectively) and our server was attentive and experienced with everything we asked about. We will come again because it ranks up there as one of our favorite places to dine out.

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ScottL
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to dine in Portland , top quality and service Thanks sl

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vipPdot
Los Angeles
206 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away, wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food excellent as usual.

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Kinina
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server was rude we had a child that was behaving excellent and minding his own business when we were told the iPad noise was too loud when he has it super quiet. In the meantime everyone else laughing talking loud that’s ok but a child behaving watching an iPad was told to turn it down and told rudely.

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EmilySavage
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the Crab Cakes and Oysters. Stood great on their own. Had the Stuffed Salmon and Parmesan Sole with Creme Brulle to finish. Great food. Good atmosphere. Cozy vibes. Our server Brett was efficient and friendly. Enjoyed the visit.

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You can order delivery directly from Jake's Famous Crawfish using the Order Online button. Jake's Famous Crawfish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 226-1419.

Jake's Famous Crawfish is rated 4.7 stars by 6033 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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