Southpark Seafood

4.5
1268 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are excited to announce that we are now open for dine-in service from 4:00 to 9:00pm 7 days a week. Take-out and delivery options are available from our website at southparkseafood.com and selecting the "order" tab.
Southpark Seafood is 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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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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1268 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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glennr
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Disappointing. They appear to be understaffed, yet they're taking more reservations than they can handle. Service was erratic. Drinks took forever, but our food was out in a flash, before we has a chance to relax and enjoy our drinks. Shrimp and grits were good, but the seafood ciopini was more like a soup course than a dinner entree. Luckily they offer pay-by-phone, otherwise we would still be waiting for our server to come for our card.

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vipJack
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have a feeling this was a vastly different place before the pandemic. It was enthusiastically recommended to me by my daughter, who lives nearby.
But the tales of various oyster varieties served proved to not be true. They had one type of oyster available. The Paella was burned and flavorless.
The server was kind and we liked him, but we absolutely felt like we had to fight for his attention. Long periods (as long as 25 minutes) passed in which we didn’t see him.
I think that this place is likely a quality victim of the pandemic, and I suggest waiting a good while to patronize them.

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SamB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and good service. Comfortable outside seating, conveniently located adjacent to The Arlington Club.

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vipdinnerbelle
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food used to be better. But lately the quality isn’t there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely discovery right next to our hotel on a two day visit to Portland. Service was great, food excellent, short but interesting wine list (Oregon Tempranillo Rose a real treat with Oysters). Would definitely return on the next visit.

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EricaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!!!! Food and pricing was great! Def my new spot

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vipnvrt
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters were perfect, So were the Octopus, crab sandwich and poke bowl.

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LoriD
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Had reservations, waited 20 minutes. Table and seating was wet - from sanitizing I guess. Limited menu. A far cry from our pre Covid visits. Maybe it will come back to its former great experience but its not there now

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner. We had 6 people and was there for 3.5 hours and we were never rushed. Great cocktails and overall great food.

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StevenW87
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Oysters were outstanding!!!🦪
Next time, having my own bowl of clam chowder because it was loaded with clams and hard to share. 😅
Bringing my parents next time for sure!.

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Honker
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite seafood restaurant. Fresh seafood, especially great oysters and knowledgeable, friendly wait staff.

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HeatherD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVE southpark. Consistent delicious with friendly, helpful, knowledgeable servers. Xox

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PatrickS
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely place to go after visiting the Portland Art Museum. The food was very good and the value was good as well. The only hiccup is because of Covid they are not providing menus so you have to use your phone for the QR code to access the menu. 2 of the 3 folks in our party had trouble with this and our waiter was not empathetic or helpful to this issue. The overall message is if you are not tech savvy then don't come here. This could have been handled with a much better customer focus....

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Paella, and the oysters were to die for. Excellent service, great attention to safety and delicious food!

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RonaldSmithYT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were a good number of options on the menu and the food was prepared to perfection. We really enjoyed the house made crackers on the cheeseboard. The service was prompt and the food came out in a timely manner. The portions were on the smaller side but no one left hungry. We would eat here again.

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vipDonnaO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was cooked well but sooooooo bland!!

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PennQuarterdiner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cocktails were great. Lunch menu was very limited and the food was so-so.

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Michelle987654321
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sadly I do not recommend the paella. No flavor and slightly overcooked fish. Crab cocktail should have sauce on the side as it was very hot (horseradish)

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vipTiga
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before event. Service was attentive and prompt. Fish and chips entree and shrimp and grits. Very good.

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ShawnaL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was great. The appetizers were really good (Brussel sprouts, octopus). The entrees were not good at all.
Fish and chips: fish overcooked and lacking flavor.
King Salmon: flavorless. It was as if the ingredients were just thrown together instead of sautéed to release flavor. I had to sip my glass of wine after every bite to get the taste out of my mouth. I didn't send it back because I was dining with my boyfriend and his mom. It was my first introduction to his mom.
Cioppino Seafood Stew: base lacked flavor.
Overall disappointing and a bit embarrassing as I picked the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out dining in Portland since the pandemic and Southpark did a great job implementing the safety restrictions and still providing an enjoyable dining experience.

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SherlockOhms
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We arrived far too early for our reservation a table was found for us with minimal waiting. COVID-19 protocols were followed to the best of my knowledge.
The staff was courteous and friendly. The cocktails were good but unremarkable. The outdoor heaters finally began working near the end of our visit. Overall the experience was pleasant.

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lovegoodfudchefswife
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Acknowledging that we are just emerging from COVID and that restaurants are still trying to adjust to reopening and social distance rules - and suspect some of the service challenges could be chalked up to being short staffed. Oysters were fine, but the server couldn’t tell me where they came from. The octopus, was not tasty and was mushed into what looked like a piece of meatloaf. It came with an odd salad of broccolini with almonds red peppers and onions and was not tasty. We shared the Paella which was fine (not the best ever). The fish and shrimp were not fully cooked, but I was able to turn them once or twice in the hot pan to cook them just a bit more before eating.

I was grateful to have an open restaurant when most things were shut down, but think the food could have been a little better.

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Ricardo
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This place is not even the shadow of what it used to be before the pandemic. They need to work really hard to re-gain their glory.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was sparse — ordered a lunch salad and had a few pieces of lettuce and about 2 tablespoons of crab. The crab sandwich came out with just that on a plate— to be honest the two kids meals we ordered had a TON more food. I am not saying I need a ton of food on the plate, but this made you feel like you were getting ripped off. Have gone here many times over the years and sad to say, I will not be returning.

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jballone560
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience, drinks are fantastic and seafood is incredibly fresh! Something for everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food. Crummy hipster service.

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Poet44
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a fine experience; I’d probably go back. The food was solidly good, but not great, and it was the same with the service: friendly, but not a ton of attention. The fries came out cold but were instantly replaced, and there are enough lower-priced things on the menu to balance off the pricier wines and high-end entrees. Overall: not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I'm so glad they stayed open! King salmon was excellent. Cooked perfectly. Dungeness crab roll was also outstanding. Try the chocolate raspberry stack for dessert. It was the perfect combination of flavors!

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pjoak
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food as always was delish. Service was a bit slow but clearly due to staffing and it was packed. Our waiter was slammed but charming and helpful. Will hope to sit in his station next time.

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Trami
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lindsey, the hostess was amazing! On a very busy Saturday, with basically no availability, Lindsey was able to get us a table almost an hour ahead of our actual reservation (which was booked last-minute). It was our first time out in over 1.5 years due to the pandemic. The service was wonderful! Steven was our server and made us feel very comfortable and well cared for.

We also really appreciate the digital menu and payment options to make it as contactless as possible.

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JustinW
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Portland! One of our all time favorite places.

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Ahpp
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was subpar yet quite expensive

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LaJuneT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating area even though the street is a little uneven. Everyone, customers and staff, were glad to be outdoors among fellow humans on a nice evening. The food is always good. The clam chowder and poke and shrimp & grits were excellent. And it's locally owned!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant, great food & service

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MarC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at this restaurant many times and it’s never disappointed. The location makes it a great spot after a visit to the Portland Art Museum.

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vipAndreaB
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Southpark! Easily the best clam chowder in the city!

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vipROLIVER
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome patio and excellent service! Our food was delicious and the wine list was well thought out and cost effective. Highly recommend.

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parky
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

they changed an item menu for me .....service great

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Over priced for small portions
The fish and chips is literally only 2 pieces of fish and a whole bunch of fries to fill the plate and the shrimp cocktail is only 5 shrimps & the crab cocktail don’t even get me started bad presentation and small amount

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Southpark Seafood is rated 4.5 stars by 1268 OpenTable diners.

Southpark Seafood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/southpark-seafood/giftcards.

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.