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Jake's Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (Downtown)
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Ranked #52 of 3,555 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SW Stark
Transit: 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.
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Hanover, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We recently ate at Jake's based on a recommendation. We had a wonderful meal. My wife and I both love seafood. We had the crab and shrimp cakes which were delicious, well prepared, and a good size portion. We had salad which was very fresh and very good. Then we both had True Cod for dinner. The fish was excellent,... More

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Southern California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There was concern after the Landry’s chain bought this “Portland institution”, but they seem to have left well enough alone. Great place for both solo and group dining. The bar is always fun but if you can hold out until 9 pm in the bar (or eat very early) go for the unbelievable happy hour menu. You can also go... More

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New Albany, Indiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by some family friends who have lived in Portland for many years. I had the Pacific Salmon and Alaskan Halibut Sauté and it's one of the best meals I've ever eaten. I also ordered the House Salad with Glazed Walnuts and Bleu Cheese Crumbles, which was very good, but it really wasn't necessary because... More

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Cabin John, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We always go to Jake for scrumptious late-nite eats when we're in Portland. In Sept. our waitress (who was fine, like most of Jake's) had to leave and another (Amanda) took over. She was inexplicably rude from the get-go, and when we asked for a to-go container later, she actually slammed it down on our table. Intentionally the rudest waitress... More

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Felton, Delaware
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service. A true Portland landmark. You will not be disappointed. Had the dungenus crab leg sauté.

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Farmington Hills, MI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Jake's Famous Crawfish is an old-school, long established restaurant that specializes in seafood. It was only a few blocks from our hotel, so we went for lunch on Saturday. Oh my, what a seafood lover's wonderful menu! My husband had oysters and a cup of Manhattan Clam Chowder. The chowder wasn't memorable, but the Pacific Northwest takes its oysters very... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Jake's Famous Crawfish has been on the scene in Portland restaurants for a long time, and that lends confidence and credibility to their reputation. They truly know what they're doing. The ambiance is somewhat dated and quaint, but everything works, so why change? So much to choose from, and the fresh fish of the day are singled out for you,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visited on 9/29/14 and the food was mediocre and the service was beyond lacking, although the setting is lovely. Unsure whether the female waiter wasn't expect two women to tip well -- big mistake as she was serving former waitresses who normally overtip -- but she was almost aggressive and didn't know her salmon either. The food didn't live up... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Last night Oct. 11, 2014 I and the family had a great dinner at Jake's last night. But I have to tell you not to order the Crab Cocktail for $16.99. When it arrived it was in a small glass about 3 inches in diameter. It looked like there was a lot crab in this glass, but as soon as... More

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Washington state
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Jake's Famous is the must-go-to restaurant for Portland, although they do make it confusing since there is also a Jake's Grill and I often forget and reserve the wrong place! When we want a great seafood meal we come here, as it has plenty of choices for the gluten free diner and the food is always great. We haven't had... More

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Additional Information about Jake's Famous Crawfish

Address: 401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303
Phone Number: 503-226-1419
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

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