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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

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (108)
Good for a Date (98)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
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Authentic (80)
Good for Birthdays (73)
Business Meals (69)
Local Ingredients (63)
Fit for Foodies (57)
Romantic (56)
Worth the Drive (52)
Good for Groups (51)
Notable Wine List (48)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Bar Seating (38)
Great for Lunch (37)
Comfort Food (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Fun (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Casual (30)
Cozy (30)
Happy Hour (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
People Watching (25)
Seasonal (21)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Healthy (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Late-night Find (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Great Beer (10)
Spicy (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a great restaurant with excellent customer service and a wonderful menu!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

So fresh they have to update the menu twice daily. Varied and exceptional menu of seafood. Try the pisco sour (cocktail). Excellent, authentic, and not overly sweet. Mini desserts are a fun way to finish a meal. Perfect size since the dinner portions are generous.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Always the best service, food and ambiance. We are always here for birthdays, special events, but even everyday dining is special.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Sat at the booth next to the window. Having eaten here before felt we were out of touch. Slow service.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

I always enjoy Jake’s Crawfish. At my age, simply providing wonderful food isn’t enough. There are lots of restaurants that do that but they serve it in noisy concrete boxes with loud music. I hate that! Jake’s gives you a first rate meal in civilized surroundings. That’s why I keep coming back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful favorite with classic food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was good although pricey for the small portions. The big detractor for us was the long wait for a table when I had made reservations weeks in advance.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent. This is the only Jake's I think is exceptional. The other seems to be super inconsistent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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·Dined 7 days ago

Sorry, service was slow, both of our meals were average, some overcooked, some undercooked.

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Jake's is my go to spot for when you want excellent food, service and atmosphere and it didn't disappoint this time. Our meals were amazing and the waiter was great! You just can't go wrong with this tried and true Portland tradition.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

The fresh fish is always perfectly prepared and cooked! The warm bread is not to be missed. Also, the dessert tray - oh my gosh! So much to choose from! My favorite restaurant by far in Portland!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Jakes is always a great dining experience! A feast for the pallette and a feast for the eyes with all the great art in the restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Casual, Healthy, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Good food and you pay for it. We had the flat iron steak and Sole. Both better than expected. Best part was the tuna appetizer. Outstanding !!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great historic spot. Maintains it's charm. Extensive menu. My wife and I shared a calamari appy plentiful portion easily good for two. They were crispy outside and tender inside. Main course she had halibut and I had steelhead baked with a horseradish and Parmesan crust both were cooked perfectly and delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Quick friendly service, just the right amount of attended service

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Honestly, I expected the food to be much better. It was just average. The service was great though! Way too much good food in Portland for me to ever recommend this.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was incredible. Great service as well. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to suggest several dishes for us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Flawless. The food and service were perfect. My husband is hearing impaired and background noise makes almost any restaurant experience an unhappy event for us. As it happens, our dining room was respectfully quiet. I cannot overemphasize how very pleasant this evening was for us. A truly enjoyable evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food was delicious. Waitress fantastic. The age of the place is the charm .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Classic, old school restaurant. Service was great. Food was superb. The wooden benched booth was charming and added to the ambience but was really not real comfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food & service. Langdon was very knowledgeable and personable. Not your typical boring server.
Definitely returning for another great meal!

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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our first visit here and we'll definitely be back! The atmosphere, food, and service were all classic. Our seafood orders were perfect. Highly-recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love the place always excellent

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great menu. Great food. Wonderful service. Best of our trip to Portland.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My steak was ordered as medium and came to the table charred on the outside, raw on the inside.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was good, but clearly living on a long reputation. The malodorous smell when you enter the restaurant is overpowering. Checked the box and wouldn't go back. There's got to be better seafood places in this foodie city!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Jakes is always a great place to enjoy seafood and friends. Great service and delicious foods including desserts. Best seafood in Portland. My favorite for over 50 years.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic food and service will definetly go back next time I am in town.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

A Portland Classic, took co workers from Tampa FL, they loved it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Best seafood in Portland. Hands down. Will be here at least once a month for the rest of my life. Don’t sleep on the mussels or the chocolate bag. Jake’s is a NATIONAL TREASURE.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food and service, as usual for Jake’s.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Drinks and appetizers were great, had the crab artichoke dip. Dinner was delicious and our server Carly was very attentive and did no rush us, which allowed us to enjoy our special evening out.

Tags: Spicy, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff, even with a full restaurant. We were seated 15 minutes before our reservation, which was great. The fish selections were excellent, and we could easily find dishes on the menu that used local ingredients. Extensive drinks menu, including some nice non-alcoholic "mocktails." I'd definitely dine here again, but probably save it for a special occasion, since it's on the more expensive side.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Have been coming back for 35 years. Starting another generation of Jake's lovers. It's a bit pricey but worth it!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner; the food was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was great as well. Beautiful atmosphere. The dinners were a little pricey but my husband and I shared one.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was for a business dinner with a client who likes seafood. Food is always wonderful, service was very good. Used the valet parking ($10). I had requested a quiet table, and we sat in a room I hadn't been in before - where the noise level was much lower than in the main section.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a fabulous meal in a traditional atmosphere. A real gem. Top notch for years!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend to anyone - especially for special occasions. The waiter was beyond excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I just love Jakes. This is my husband and I's "go to" place if we want to celebrate something with a good meal and experience old time San Francisco-like atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 16, 2017

As a Portlander, it seems presumptuous of me to review Jake’s. It would be like criticizing a much beloved, consistently generous grandfather. And that is what Jake’s is ... consistent, in the freshness of the fish, the care in the preparation, and the attention of the waitstaff. You go to Jake’s not to surprise your palate nor to delve into different cultures, but for what can be best close to home with local ingredients.

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