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Best Seafood Boils in Town! - My Brother's Crawfish, Portland, OR

My Brother's Crawfish

3.9
3.9
9 Reviews
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Free crab on your birthday!

This Cajun soul food spot located in a mini-mall on East 82nd Avenue has earned its legion of superfans. The restaurant is known for its popular seafood boils, po’boys, and fried or blackened seafood (which the restaurant will gladly smother in étouffée sauce); however, the restaurant’s crawfish étouffée —crawfish tail meat swimming in a buttery sauce of onions, peppers, celery, and garlic — is the people’s favorite.


IT SOUNDS ENTIRELY too unlikely to have resulted in anything delicious: Two Vietnamese brothers who grew up in Houston, Texas, open a Creole joint near the corner of SE 82nd Avenue and Division Street, next door to a Chinese restaurant and a “bubble tea” shop. But forsaking My Brother’s Crawfish just because of its out-of-the-way location or its owners’ seemingly tenuous relationship to authentic N’awlins fare would be a mistake. In fact, we can say with little doubt that this modest restaurant offers the best Creole cuisine in town.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 774-3786
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard
  • Dress code
    Formal Attire
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Khang Nguyen

What 9 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

9 Reviews
  1. Flip

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was great- our server was friendly and generally attentive. Food was fantastic, we all loved it and ate every last bite of what we ordered. My two concerns that stopped this from being 5star all around Ordering was not very intuitive. The table had a Q code to scan but the online menu did nothing to explain how ordering went. Initial look might scare people off as it is all based of per pound price, which adds up quickly, and does not mention serving sizes at all. When we started looking over the menu, I thought I was looking at $80-100 plates per person to get the items we wanted. After talking to the table next to us, we figured out how it was priced, then flagged down our server to see about ordering through her instead of the online menu. Second is not really on the restaurant, but that sketchy hallway needs monitoring and clean up. They share bathrooms with the whole strip mall and it was gross back there. At least 1 very drunk patron for a different restaurant giving off creeper vibes, and I am a large former military dude.

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  2. DeijaS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every visit to this restaurant is a delightful journey for the taste buds, marked by a scrumptious seafood boil that never fails to impress. The flavors are rich and perfectly balanced, offering a symphony of tastes with every bite. The seafood is always fresh, and cooked to perfection, and the seasoning is a masterful blend of spices that enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients without overwhelming them. The ambiance of the restaurant adds to the experience, with a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes every meal feel special. The staff are friendly and attentive, ensuring a pleasant dining experience from start to finish. Portions are generous, providing great value for the quality and quantity of food served. One of the highlights of this place is its consistency. Every visit, the seafood boil is just as good as the last time, if not better. It's rare to find a restaurant that maintains such high standards every single time. This is a testament to their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Overall, if you're a seafood lover looking for a reliable spot that delivers exceptional flavor and quality every time, this is the place to go. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to enjoy a top-notch seafood boil in a great atmosphere. It's an absolute treat that should not be missed!

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  3. DillonN

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Mediocre, overpriced food with a very weird ambiance. This place is majorly overhyped

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  4. JennyC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for our daughter’s 6th birthday. Staff were helpful and the food was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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  5. BrittaneyS

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Server was great and efficient, food was poor had been reheated.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MBC has the BEST seafood boils! Love all of the crab options, my personal favorite is the King crab. The garlic butter + medium broths mixed is top tier, best flavor I’ve ever had anywhere. When it’s available, the fresh crawfish is to die for! Amazing birthday specials great customer service everyone was SO sweet! Run, do not walk, to get your seafood fix here!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The sauces for the boils were mid as best & everyone in my group got bad stomach aches after. Won’t be back

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  8. ElisaP

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tamika & Martina were fantastic! So fun & knowledgeable! The food was delicious. Only issue we had was not knowing the price when ordering our boils and appetizer portions were a little small. No big deal…it was a great experience and thank you for the Libra birthday hook up! 🙏

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  9. Birthday

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so awesome. She accommodated all our needs, including making us crab bibs (INGENIOUS!), mocktails, and gluten free! I didn’t get her name but she was pregnant and use to tend bar in her 20’s. Excellent server!!! Food was delicious, we had 3 boils, mild, med, hot. They were exactly as stated, only the sausage was spicy in the mild. The heat on hot makes you sweat😂 if you don’t eat hot usually. The King crab was salty at the openings but was still delicious! We found our new crab place to visit…also October birthdays…it’s worth it 💯 to visit on the day of, you won’t regret it!!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

My Brother's Crawfish does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. My Brother's Crawfish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 774-3786.

My Brother's Crawfish is rated 3.9 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for My Brother's Crawfish

8220 SE Harrison St, Portland, OR 97216-1400

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Formal Attire
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Khang Nguyen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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