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Jake's Famous Crawfish

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401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (SW Stark)
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.
503-226-1419
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food in Portland

Ate here twice on a weekly vacation to Oregon. The wine list, food options, and service were all outstanding. The waiters and bartenders were very knowledgeable and above average. As far as food goes, the crab cakes and all of the halibut entrees were outstanding. The dungeness crab entree was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Benton, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice on a weekly vacation to Oregon. The wine list, food options, and service were all outstanding. The waiters and bartenders were very knowledgeable and above average. As far as food goes, the crab cakes and all of the halibut entrees were outstanding. The dungeness crab entree was very good and would be the highest recommended out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Jake's did not disappoint. Highly recommend making a reservation. They ran on time even though it was packed. Food was fabulous. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the stuffed salmon. A bowl of clam chowder was enough to share. The portions are very large so go hungry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was a great restaurant. Lots of good food and the restaurant itself was beautiful. The only thing I can say for sure that brought this from a 5 start to a 4 star was the waitstaff. I wanted the crawfish the waitress kept trying to talk me out of getting it. Kept asking me if I was sure, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Peel and eat shrimp, burger and bruschetta was amazing!! A little crowded but worth the time and wait. Prices were crazy cheap for such a nice restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were in Portland a few years ago and stopped in at Jakes for Happy Hour. It was so good that we returned on this visit. The prices are incredible and the food portions are generous! We will always go to Jake's Famous Crawfish when we are in Portland for happy hour.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I took a business friend from Texas to Jake's as a thank you for his business. Best choice by far! We started off sharing a Dungeness Crab Louie. Very good. Then for the entrée we shared the Seafood Newburg. The scallops were done to perfection and the Lobster Bisque was creamy and very tasty. We also had the Crab and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Arrived for our dinner reservations and were immediately seated. Bread and water arrived quickly and our drink orders were taken. Our bottle of wine came quickly with an ice bucket as requested. My wife had the Crab Louie and I had the horseradish-Parmesan salmon. Both were excellent. Service was good and the decor reminded us of older restaurants in San... More 

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've been coming here with my family for years. I believe it's one of the oldest restuarants in Portland. Excellent places tend to stay around and I can see why...it's a wonderful experience every time we go. It is our special occasion place. A bit on the spendy side, but totally worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I recently had dinner at Jakes with some family members. The menu is extensive with a great of seafood and shell fish. All fish is fresh and cooked to order. The restaurant has a good atmosphere. This is a historic restaurant and is in existence for more than 100 years which speaks for itself. A must do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Seating is a mix of cosy booths and ordinary tables. Service was very good. Our charming server was helpful with menu choices. I enjoyed Pacific Red Rockfish Parmesan served with garlic mashed potato, green beans and carrots. Husband enjoyed Dungeness crab & shrimp cakes and son had Marsala chicken. Portions were generous. My favourite thing though was my starter of... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-226-1419

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
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

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