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Jake's Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (Downtown)
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Ranked #57 of 3,548 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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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82% Recommend
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Florence, Alabama
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed an afternoon lunch - blue plate special is the way to go $8.95 - wonderful! Get the salmon and enjoy a nice Pinot from one of the many great local winery

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We ordered the freshest salmon I have ever tasted and it was prepared exquisitely. The service was perfect; very professional. This isn't the least expensive restaurant you can visit in Portland as good food is as close as a food truck, but it is worth the money.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fabulous bisque, oysters and sole......just fabulous food-every bite!!! Definitely recommend and look forward to going back if I'm ever in Portland again

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Edmonton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Easy to see why Jake's is a landmark and a legend. The food and service were impeccable but unpretentious. We tried the crab legs & artichokes, the salmon cakes, the crab tortellini, the crayfish penne...for us landlocked prairie-dwelling travelers it was seafood heaven. Fabulous cocktails, too.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The stuffed fish was so good and made not just my mouth but my whole body happy. This is one of the best resurant I every been to.

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Auburn, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I made reservations for Jake's Famous Crayfish restaurant on their website which took me to Open Table. Under special requests I asked for a table with a view since this was our first trip ever to Portland. When we got to Jake's Famous Crayfish we were immediately welcomed and taken to the best view table in the restaurant. It was... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped for lunch at Jake's on our way through Portland, based on online reviews. I was surprised how affordable the entrees were. My daughter had the $8.95 catch of the day blue-plate special (cod the day we were there), the rest of us spent $11.99/plate with my son-in-law ordering the pecan-crusted catfish with jalepeno-mango chutney and the rest of... More

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glen ellyn, il
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good selection of properly prepared fish. Always have a couple of salmon dishes, so easy choices there. Pretty busy place, so have a reservation if possible (easy enough to make one, even if on the way over there). Can be noisy, but they have tables with privacy curtains up front. Decent inexpensive wines available, so no need to be a... More

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Valrico, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were lucky to cap off our trip to Oregon by eating at Jake's on our last night in Portland. Let me just say that I wish I didn't live on the other side of the country, otherwise I'd be eating at Jake's a lot more often so I could try everything on the menu. My most difficult decision was... More

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I went to jake's because of a review given in a travel book. The restaurant itself has a nice atmosphere, but the food left much to be desired. I had crab cakes which probably were some of my least favorite of all time. We had an appetizer as well but I can't comment much on it (as I don't remember... More

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