Southpark Seafood

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A chic Northwest eatery featuring sustainable seafood and farm-fresh ingredients. With the area’s largest selection of oysters, a menu that changes every single day and an innovative thirteen-seat raw bar, you won’t find a better place for a dozen on the half shell. As a proud partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program, Southpark Seafood only serves seafood that has been fished or farmed in ways that minimize their environmental impact. For 20 years, this definitive Portland restaurant has been helping to shape the city’s dining scene into what it is today. Located in the heart of downtown, this iconic Portland restaurant is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner, large groups or just to kick back and relax.
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j
Portland
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southpark is one of the finest restaurants in Portland . There were 9 in our party ,5 from across the US. All were super pleased with lunch items, raving about chowder, crab rolls and salted caramel gelato. Fit for foodies!

B
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Understaffed. Waiter was running around checking on everybody’s table and forgot about us. We sat there and waited for him to bring our bill and then sat again waiting for him to collect the bill. Food portions were small restaurant is overrated

L
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great drinks! Had a wonderful time!

HM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch with colleagues- very nice venue. Oysters were spectacular and it was great that they had a flight of Pinot noir (also rose). Delicious, good service, and the food came out in a decent span of time. Would eat here again.

c
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, food and service! We enjoyed every dish and our waiter made some great suggestions. We loved the lox, brussel sprouts, calamari, scallops and their housemade sorbets. All delicious and beautifully presented! We will definitely go back when visiting Portland.

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent.

HF
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Southpark Seafood was excellent! We were especially happy with the dozen oysters we ordered for our appetizer. The restaurant was very loud and energetic so maybe it's not the place if you want a quiet romantic dinner on a weekend night. My only real complaint (which isn't exactly a complaint but more of an observation) is that the wait staff seemed very disorganized. They were all very friendly but we received one neighboring table's entree and and another neighboring table's steak knives. Our waiter needed to constantly double and triple check the computer. The staff just didn't seem to know which table was which or what the guest at that table needed.

R
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food!

SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Tasting Menu - appetizer, main course and dessert for $38. Both my husband and I had this trio. We enjoyed each course and loved that it was enough but not an overwhelming amount of food. We each has a flight of wine and enjoyed that as well. Parking was easy in the garage next door and our parking was validated by the restaurant. Great service and lovely atmosphere. We would eat here again!

S
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Please put your Black Cod small plate back on the menu. We really miss it.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unpleasant dining experience! Not recommended!!!

KF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite Portland restaurants that we've been enjoying for years. Reliably delicious fare; oysters galore, creative seasonal preparations . We're not the only ones who love this place. The dining room can get very loud, especially when there's an exuberant large group of celebrants as there was last night. Nevertheless, the ambience is welcoming, comfortable and the service attentive. Perfect pre-performance meal, steps away from the theatre. Highly recommended.

C
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the oysters

GM
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have been here several times and the food and service have been excellent. My wife LOVES their Brussel sprouts dish. She says 'best I've ever had '.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my sister’s Birthday! Wait stuff was very attentive and made our night special.

VL
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a go-to restaurant... I have been here for many lunches and dinners for over 25 years.

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and food was incredible!

BM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Southpark - great food, location and ambience!

JB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed with the timing of our service this time at SouthPark. Our server was good, but it seemed like they might have been a bit understaffed. I have felt, in past visits, like Southpark is very versed in serving people that are on their way to various local evening events. This time I found the service a bit on the slow side and it became uncomfortably tight to finish and get out the door on time.

HM
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We return again and again for the seafood (this time, salmon) but brussel sprouts are outstanding.

o
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

When we were between the main course and dessert, the waiter took ten minutes to clear the table. She walked passed and didn't pay attention. Another waiter volunteered to clear our table - even they noticed things were taking too long.

C
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional good food,
fresh , high quality oysters
Very good cocktails
Excellent attentive Service

JP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Your restaurant has always been very consistent with the food, service and ambiance. We have been coming to you for many years, often times bringing our friends who have never been to Portland before and celebrating our anniversaries and birthdays there. Portland has many eateries but we always end up coming back to you!

N
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was superb and the service was amazing. Our waitress explained the menu very well and excellent recommendations. She checked on us often and made sure we had everything on time. I had the halibut and clam chowder both very tasty and made with the freshest ingredients. Super delicious. Also, it was my friend’s birthday and they comped the very delicious desert. Loved the staff and especially our waitress.

YY
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Happy hour definitely worth it - okay service Definitely did not enhance the experience

s
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner. Fresh seafood and lovely atmosphere. This restaurants has stood the test of time.

BJ
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mona was a fantastic server, took great care of us. Food was delightful too.

CC
San Joaquin
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good as always. Love Brussel sprouts , beet salad & crab. Desserts were disappointing as was our service. Server seems “off his game”- several guests were drinking water only & had to keep asking for refills, had a hard time catching his attention. Seemed liked the gal next door was more responsive to us. This is probably our 4th or 5th visit.

b
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is remarkable - a bit pricey but worth it. Love the service - love the boards - love the fact that you can make a reservation.

NH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The white shrimp as an appetizer was outstanding as well as the tomato/peach salad and the squid ink pasta with clams!

GP
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our Portland faves; we take out-of-towners here to show off our adopted city. The “tasting menu” was a nice touch, added since our last visit. The service and food were superior, as always.

S
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love it and have been there many times – as part of our Oregon Symphony dinner & music combo.Sad that Southpark dropped the Black Cod dish from the menu. Hope this is only a seasonal change.

MH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southpark Seafood was just what we were looking for during our first visit to Portland -- fresh tasty oysters on the half shell and other seafood treats. The server was knowledgeable and friendly, and the restaurant design was very open and pleasant, but it's all about the food.

s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection on the menu. Outstanding service. Everyone in our party thought their food was delicious. I would highly recommend it.

KG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent, as always. And staff was aware of, and accommodated, my party’s time constraints due to an event we were attending after dinner. The only negative is that it was quite noisy for conversation in the upper dining room.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Very slow service and mix up when we tried to pick up our desserts after our evening event. No apologies from the staff ... just excuses. Disappointing.

3
Jackson Hole
164 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Being out of town we chose this restaurant because of the five star reviews

food was excellent, prepared well and presented equally so

It was the lack of service that drove the final score down and would seriously hamper us to return

First of all we were offered bread in the beginning of the meal and it didn’t arrive until the appetizers were served and ONLY after we asked for it ourselves
appetizers arrived nearly 25 minutes after we sat down while the
restaurant was nearly empty
Our main courses arrived during the consumption of appetizers and when we question the timing and the fact the food will be cold by the time we finish, the waiter argued with us to the contrary (?!?!?!)

SW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great seafood as always - beautiful smoked salmon, fresh clam chowder, halibut and so on.

Definitely my fav spot in Portland!!

h
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner here on a Sunday night with my husband and returned the next day for lunch. Everything was delicious. Service was great. When I was leaving after lunch a couple was reviewing the menu outside and I recommended they go in or return for dinner. Excellent find in Portland during our long weekend visit.

LH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Locally sourced. Great variety of sustainable seafood. Friendly, attentive service. Elegant decor. It's one of my favorite restaurants and I always recommend it to out of town guests.

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