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Jake's Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303
+1 503-226-1419
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A venerable place which has great character. Staff was attentive and helpful. Food was very good but maybe a bit pedestrian. If looking for a "foodie" experience look elsewhere, but if you want a very nice meal in a historic setting, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On our last night in Portland, we walked by Jake’s and were intrigued by the ambience. This over 100 year old place is frozen in time and truly speaks to the vision of the original owners. The food was amazing and the service we got...More

Thank Spaciba2010
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had reservation, staff seated us on time even though the place was packed and busy from walk-ins. Food was great. Would go regularly if we lived here.

Thank thegriffworks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like crawfish come here for a big helping! It was a very fun northwestern meal that I would recommend to any tourist coming to Portland for a few days.

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little pricey but Soo good!! Go during Happy Hour for some amazing deals; very affordable (3-6pm)! Building built in 1892 (ish?) Really cool vibe. Great friendly service!

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We haven't been to Jakes for 25 years or so, not much has changed! Great ambiance, old school as they come. Great service fantastic menu and the food wonderful! Little pricey, but you should know that going in. Nice special treat!

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The establishment has been around and you can tell. The ambience is chill and invites all. The food selection varies and is good but not awesome. I had the steamer clams and they were little salt bombs. But local rose’ was great “ acrobats a...More

Thank Khristi L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic oysters, great craft cocktails & old school classic service! Very fun place to bring the family. A must go !!

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had salmon and a Pinot noir and really enjoyed it. It's a nice restaurant and people are dressed casual to business casual.

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jakes is definitely skating on its reputation, two star food for five star prices. For many years I wanted to try Jakes Famous Crawfish house and finally had the chance to try it. Unfortunately I will never return again.

Thank William C
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Larry B
22 June 2018|
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Response from Khristi L | Reviewed this property |
It’s downtown so can be a little tricky but personally I haven’t had a problem. Or just park a little further out and walk to it. Some site seeing ;)
Sarah S
2 January 2018|
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Response from Bair3384 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a kids menu that features American favorites.
Meg R
15 October 2017|
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Response from jmboze1 | Reviewed this property |
You will have to contact them directly. I don’t know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303
    (SW Stark)
  • Public Transportation: Light Rail: Stops @SW 10th ave/Galleria. Walk 2 blocks up to 12th Ave, take a right and come 3 blocks down to SW Stark St. Trolly: Heading North; Trolly stops at 10th Ave & SW Stark St, walk 2 blocks up Stark Street. Heading South; Trolly stops at 11th Ave and Washington, walk 1 block up to 12th Ave turn right and come 1 block down Stark St.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-1419
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