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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 118
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  • 39
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Great Restaurant

Great Service. A little noisy, but what popular restaurant isn't. Only downside was the crayfish penne went overboard on the cheese.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Glassman3300
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Playa Flamingo
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Playa Flamingo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great Service. A little noisy, but what popular restaurant isn't. Only downside was the crayfish penne went overboard on the cheese.

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Don't get the appeal of this place. Everything about it was just ok. The food lacked seasoning and was smothered in butter. It's not necessarily bad but I wouldn't say it's good. Plenty of better places to try. I'd only go back if I had to.

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Fullerton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Way better than we had expected. Turns out we just walked by it and liked the looks of it. Turns out to be well established place to go. Top of the line food with a+ service and fresh seafood everyday. Will go back on next trip - even though the price is s bit high- you pay for what you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have never had a bad meal or poor service at Jakes. It is a perfect venue for family and business events. Love going here!

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Portland, Oregon
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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Top service. Best seafood. If you want "funky" or non-expensive, as some other reviewer stated, go elsewhere. For a great dining experience, reasonable prices ; exceptional service and food, in an historic atmosphere, this is the place. They've been here for 110 years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jake's Famous Crawfish is Portland's oldest restaurant and there's a good reason for that: they know how to do seafood - almost everything is fresh and locally sourced. My favorite has always been the cedar plank salmon. It's tender and cooked just right. The setting is filled with period paintings and prints and is a consistent choice for the locals.

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vancouver
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here based on good reviews and we weren't disappointed! Our meals and drinks were fantastic as was the service. Will definitely return when back in Portland.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Since I was here on a monday in January 2015, with two collegues, as recommended by some locals, the expectations were high. We had a starter and a main course, but for us, Europeans, it was an enormous amount of food! Well tasting, good service.

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Portland OR
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Seriously, if you are at all interested in food, and Portland's amazing dining options, why on earth would you go here? Do yourself a favor, and do a little research online. This place is serving the same dishes they did in the 90's. And it's expensive - one can eat much more imaginative food elsewhere for lower prices, and get... More 

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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love their Happy Hour in the windowed old bar. Best mussels ever, their cheeseburger at $3.95 is a steal!!! Fantastic service, food and ambience. Look for pictures on the wall, of all the famous people that have dined there. The restaurant is expensive, but great. This is where I go for my birthday every year!!!

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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, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

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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