Southpark Seafood

4.6
767 reviews
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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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Orange County
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Yummy clam chowder- especially the gnocchi in the chowder! Charcuterie was great as well as the pasta dish I ate - all in all a really good meal.

B
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food exceeded only by the service👍

KM
Austin
62 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really enjoyed this restaurant. It was close to our hotel and had really great seafood. Also the tasting menu allowed us to try a few things which is always great. Great value for the food there!

JE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food is a joke. This is not even close to fresh seafood. Iv found/fresher better oyesters and scallops in Colorado. Pretty sure the sickness Iv felt for the last two days came from me eating there two days ago.

d
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brought friends from out of town. Sat outside somewhat noisy but pleasant weather. Food was great. Server very busy and overworked as to number of tables. Seafood here is fresh and priced right

W
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lunch with our daughter and granddaughter.. we come here because she loves the clams! We like the size and ambiance of the restaurant and have never had a bad meal here. We come from Hawaii to visit our family and often have lunch here.

EH
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and good sized portions. We sat outside and had a lovely time. Attentive waitstaff.

RS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I booked a reservation here because it was my boyfriend's birthday and we were visiting from out of town. My boyfriend makes it a habit to eat crab on his birthday so we came here specifically for the crab.
and because the website said 20% off if you dine here on your birthday.

To start we had bread and a salad, which were both great. For the main entree we ordered the seafood tower and added a side of Brussels sprouts, which were AMAZING, we both agreed the Brussels were the best part of the meal. The seafood was alright, we were expecting the crab to be warm and come with butter or something to dip in but the crab was ice cold and the only dip was tartar sauce. Our dish also included prawns, scallops, and ceviche, none of which were great enough to recall the taste.

Lastly, I had mentioned on Open table and to the hostess upon arrival that it was my boyfriends birthday, but I went to the bathroom after finishing the entree and when I came back our table had been cleared and the check deposited. My boyfriend is rather modest and insisted he was full and did not need dessert but I was rather disappointed that dessert was not offered and our check did not include the 20% discount that is advertised on the website.

K
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fresh, well prepared, lots of options between super-low-fat and purely indulgent.

AM
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal at Southpark restaurant. The oysters are delicious. We also had the crab salad which was very tasty as was the baked Alaska for dessert. Highly recommend this place!

TW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid restaurant, food is very good and a fun location

T
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forever and always my first choice for seafood in Portland. Lunch this time was the shrimp and grits. Superb! I look for the next opportunity to return.

NE
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited Southpark Seafood for a special-occasion dinner, and can't say enough good things about the experience. Excellent food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well played!

HS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Every couple of years we make it to Portland, and we look forward to the great seafood at Southpark. Smartly-crafted cocktails are a big plus. Our waiter was superb; he offered spot-on oyster recommendations for the seafood tower entree.

JJ
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southpark is one of our favorite places to eat when we are downtown. After an afternoon at the art museum (and before a concert at the Old Church) we had an early dinner. A couple of cocktails and good seafood is all you could have asked for.

JR
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a fun place to eat with good food and excellent service.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Fresh seafood! Also great for two vegans! Incredible, thoughtful service!

DH
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a repeat visit for us and won't be the last. We were treating a friend from out of town and had a great overall experience. All of the "greats..." Great food, Great service, Great setting. We were visiting and catching up so occupied our table for quite a while but never felt rushed. We wanted to taste everything but couldn't, of course, though we gave it a good try. No dish disappointed.

c
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Drinks were great & service was excellent

JR
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had their summer tasting menu, it was wonderful, we'll be back soon.

b
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful food experience probably best clam chowder ever had real and numerous clams.Caesar salad not over dressed oysters fresh and yummy. Server was helpful and efficient A wonderful meal would recommend

DS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous! Service was second to none. Went over the top and made my wife’s birthday dinner special by printing out a menu just for her! Southpark is top notch on all accounts and second to none for seafood in Portland!

OT
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Not good food. They seem to advertise as a seafood resturant but there is very little seafood on the menu.

Southpark Seafood
Responded on August 1, 2019

We are so disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your choices while dining with us. While well over half of our menu offerings are seafood, we do pride ourselves on having a versatile menu to accommodate many preferences and budgets. Sorry to hear we didn't provide you with the meal you were hoping for. All the best, Jason - GM

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, very professional

N
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited here with my husband during our vacation. Wanted some seafood while on the west coast. Surprised at how empty it was on a Thursday night. Dungeness crab with chili lime butter excellent. Cocktails were especially amazing which was surprising. We enjoyed the homemade focaccia and flat bread. Enjoyed the raw oysters but needs improvement with presentation. Introduced to them as widest variety in all of Portland but then explained they were out of some. We requested a sampling two of each of west coast varieties to try. A different person brought them to the table and just set them down without telling us which one was which. For an oyster bar this is odd. Despite this, they were delicious and we figured out which ones we liked and ordered more. I would return here but wasn’t good enough for 5 star.

Southpark Seafood
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you for the review! So glad you enjoyed the crab and cocktails! You definitely should have had the oyster varieties explained to you when they were delivered. Thank you for letting us know where we need some improvement. All the best to you! Cheers, Jason - GM

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CW
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was the space beautiful, but the ambiance was amazing. Our server never missed a beat and was super knowledgeable and friendly. The food was top notch and the drink selection was too. Well done!!!!

JR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

1st time visit. Excellent seat Ahi, and grille calamari dishes. Gochujang Brussel sprouts were delicious.

RP
Edinburgh
45 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in for happy hour before a show at the Newmark Theatre. We were able to sit outside and enjoy some drinks and appetizers.

CW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

From Grand Rapids, MI. We heard about the reviews for Southpark and they lived up to their reputation! I grew up in Memphis Tennessee and spent a lot of time on the gulf coast… However, the oysters at Southpark are fantastic! Service was great, seafood was fresh, we will definitely be back.

FK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

When in PDX Southpark is a common dinner location for us. Good NW style cuisine and fresh seafood cooked in creative ways.

AB
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The prices have gone up a LOT so the value is no longer there. There are other options in the city at their menu price point. Diner beware!

D
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Clam chowder was essentially gnocchi chowder. Your chowder used to be excellent, bacon and clams WITHOUT shells, now it's truly bad.
Crab salad was dinky, tasteless.

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I appreciate the special complete dinner combo that was offered. I did not like the salt on top of the bread. I would have appreciated an attempt to provide me with the special request I made for toasted garlic bread to go with my meal instead of "oh I'll bring you bread." We looked at the menu on line prior to choosing this restaurant. Shrimp and Grits were not on the menu at the restaurant so we were disappointed.

M
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussel sprouts and alaskan halibut in tomato broth were delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the finest meals I’ve ever had! The chef must be a culinary genius! I can’t wait to return there! Top Notch!

CS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a couple of friends visiting from California and selected Southpark Sea Food Restaurant for lunch. The food and the service, as always, was excellent.

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service excellent food great easy to recommend. Clam chowder had clams in shells, shrimp and polenta wonderful..

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place to have a final seafood meal in Portland. Everything was wonderful start to finish. The salty bread, the Brussels! And the local crab dinner to share. All were simply amazing. Everyone in my group was oohing and awwing over their meals. 10/10 would recommend.

L
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening at a personal favorite restaurant. We each had prie fix meals which we both enjoyed. My wife had beet salad, halibut and a plate of cookies, while I had clam chowder, vegetarian pasta, and lemon cheesecake. Each was $38. All good. We parked at the Southpark Garage for $6 and the restaurant has a promotion with the garage; the parking cost was reimbursed to us when we showed our validation to the garage attendant!

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