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Jake's Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (Downtown)
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Ranked #48 of 3,561 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We always eat at Jake's whenever we're in Portland. Seafood is always fresh, always prepared perfectly. Unless you are comfortable eating at the bar, be sure to call for reservations.

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Gloucester, MA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I have been eating at Jake's for a long time. It has a great bar and wonderful selection of hors d'ouevres to go along with one' drinks. The menu is wonderful and the food quality and quantity has remained consistent over the years. Jake's is a "must go" place for locals and visitors alike.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The service here was great, we were never left waiting or wanting attention from our server; She was very efficient and friendly. There is a huge range to choose from on the menu, mostly seafood but there are a few other options. The food was good and came to the table very quickly. The restaurant was pretty busy, so we... More

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Concord, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My friend and I recently ate lunch at Jake's Crawfish Restaurant and had a fantastic lunch! I ordered the grilled salmon and it was fantastic! The service was very professional and knowledgeable.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Highly recommended! We sat outside; a pleasant vibe. Our server Morgan was highly attentive even although my (Norwegian) companion was a bit picky. Highlights included a great IPA (thanks to Morgan's recommendation), Goose Bay oysters, stuffed prawns, lobster and the sockeye salmon with Parmesan crust. Irresistible desserts also. I would love to return!

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San Diego, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It has been over 20 years since our last visit to this wonderful restaurant. The quality is either as good or better now. Either way, we had a great dinner! We were an extended family group of 8 adults and 2 young children. Service was excellent and everyone loved the food. We started with, of course, a large plate of... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a couple's group dinner at Jake's Famous Crawfish and it was a blast! We had a fairly large party so they put us in the back of the restaurant so we had some privacy. A couple extra people showed up so we made some extra room at the table and had a lengthy meal with loads of food,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Dependable, reliable fresh food and friendly service. Pretty much know you'll be satisfied with this old standby of an excellent restaurant.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cool restaurant vibe. Loved the open bar and seating. Menu selection was great, but wasn't overly enthused with my meal choice (Salmon and Halibut sauté). My boyfriends however was awesome (Dungeness Crab Tortellini). Service was quick and friendly. Drink menu is great as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. We take out of town guests here regularlyy, definitely if they are seafood people.

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