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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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3:00 pm - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 546
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  • 331
    Very good
  • 122
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  • 40
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
wonderful cocktail

Sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. The cocktail had muddled ginger and basil with club soda, vodka and lime. Very refreshing. The crawfish etouffee had the perfect amount of spice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Scoobysnackyum
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. The cocktail had muddled ginger and basil with club soda, vodka and lime. Very refreshing. The crawfish etouffee had the perfect amount of spice.

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Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Although this restaurant has been around longer than dirt, it is still a great place to eat . It's hard to believe there are 48 places to eat in Portland that are better rated than Jake's. We are from Florida and know really good seafood and Jake's definitely meets our standards. The oysters were fresh and very tasty, the crabcakes... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food was fabulous, the atmosphere was incomparable, the selections were to die for, it was in the heart of Portland. But the place wasn't stuffy, it was very open and trendy. But put on some nice clothes.

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Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Everyone was absolutely pleased with their meal. Oysters for appetizers were phenomenal. Entrees ranging from obscenely good fish and chips to a divine steelhead trout special made for a wonderful evening for all.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

In early April my wife and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Jakes. It was a lunch time meal in a cozy both. The service was excellent, the food very well prepared, and the drinks were terrific. This is one of these places that's been around for many, many years and continues to offer excellent meals and service. One... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been around since I was a child and it's never gone downhill. The food, wait staff, environment is excellent. I can't imagine anyone not liking this establishment. I love seafood but they have all kinds of entrees to choose from..and after writing this..I need to go back to Jakes. I love it there!!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Friends came to town and wanted seafood. Well this is a great place and they did not let us down! Loved the service and food. It again lived up to my expectation.

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Top Contributor
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

HH has wonderful food.....The mussels are my favorite, their cheeseburger is awesome as well!! The bar always keeps you entertained, with all their photos, beautiful old bar, great martinis, and people watching!!!

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Scranton, North Dakota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Old downtown restaurant with all kinds of character. Outstanding varieties of oysters available. I chose the stuffed salmon for my entre and it truly was the best I've ever had!

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Washington
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This place makes a great cocktail, and appetizers were good. Its does get very crowded and highly recommend reservations if your wanting to dine.

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?