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Jake's Famous Crawfish

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401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (SW Stark)
+1 503-226-1419
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our go to place for a late lunch when we're in Portland. We usually drive down from Seattle and get in mid afternoon. Jakes is always pretty empty at this time so we never have a problem getting a seat. The food is perfect - never had a bad dish here - although we usually just have small... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family had an enjoyable dinner at Jake's Famous Crawfish, as the clam chowder, Caesar salad, Pacific salmon, and cod with shrimp were all excellent, but the flat iron steak was undercooked and very fatty. The four deserts we ordered were all delicious, and the waiter was most attentive. Prices are reasonable, and we would definitely consider returning to this... More 

Thank ejhiii
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked in for lunch during our stay in Portland and were seated right away in the bar area. Our waitress was very helpful and we followed her advice when ordering. I had clam chowder and the salmon cakes, both of which were very good. Even the mashed potatoes that came with the salmon cakes were especially good!

Thank Y4269LF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been eating at Jake's for years and I'm never disappointed when I go there. It's always full so reservations are a must. The wait staff is one of the most experienced in the city and provide excellent service to every diner. I like the old style booths and the artwork on the walls. The bar area is wonderful. But... More 

Thank Dick L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very crowded so it is very noisy too. Seafood is delicious and the staff is very helpful.

Thank Karen S
Lake Oswego
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive in everyday. Impeccable food, great service and an old-fashioned classy atmosphere. It reminded me of San Francisco's old classic restaurants. My husband and I decided this would be our go-to place for many of our celebratory birthday and holiday dinners in the future. Loved it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Jake's before and wanted to enjoy a Valentine Dinner here again. We were not disappointed. My husband had the flat iron steak with the optional addition of prawns, I had the fresh salmon. Our starters were the French onion soup (my husband said it's the best he's had) I had the house pear, walnut salad. The salad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still excellent after corporate takeover. Classy dining experience. Fabulous and ever-changing fresh fish selection (seasonally and ecologically dependent). If you can, get Michael McGee as your waiter. He's a hoot!

Thank DeeDubya14
La Paz, Mexico
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished another very successful dinner at Jakes. Every year when in Portland we have a meal here. Old time atmosphere super selection,great chowder.Very good seafood selection.Check out the history of their bar.

Thank BajaPirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice menu, reasonable prices and great service. Starts at 300 pm on Sunday for a relaxing way to have an early evening meal or meet friends downtown for a glass of wine and some yummy fried Brussel sprouts.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?