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Jake's Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (Downtown)
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Ranked #48 of 3,557 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $40
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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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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Ate a heavenly Wild Alaskan Salmon grill and oysters. Both were succulent and soft and felt like they were fresh off the sea

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Columbus, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I visited Jake's while staying with a friend in Portland. Out of all the places we ate during my stay this was my favorite. I ordered the peel n' eat shrimp and the crab chowder. It was absolutely delicious and I highly recommend it!

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Pelham, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
396 reviews 396 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Jake's Crawfish has been in Portland since 1892 so it was disappointing to learn that this restaurant is now part of a chain. Think McCormack & Schmick, Morton's, Claim Jumper. That being said, many of the servers appear to have been around for a while and take pride in their work. We couldn't have asked for a better waiter than... More

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British Columbia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You don't go to Jake's for the crawfish. You go there for the quality and variety of fish offerings. Always cooked to perfection with appropriate and interesting accompaniments. Even though Jake's is owned by a chain, you wouldn't know it by the ambience and servers. Both unique and experienced.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The venue is impressive if you like classic elegance, The place is expensive, The special of the day was nearly $40 for a salmon dish. I asked if we could split it and order salads (7,99 not too bad, and chowder. Our waiter told us the portions would be too small. So we each ordered an entrée and I ordered... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food was very good for what I expected because the place looks really old to be in citycenter. Extremely pricey ($30s-40s)!!!!!! Desserts were very good.

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Top Contributor
478 reviews 478 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Old skool restaurant, classic in ambiance, service, and seafood. Nice menu selection and wine cellar. An enjoyable time.

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Not only do they serve terrific steak, but as I don't eat shellfish I was pleasantly surprised at how many other seafood dishes they offered. The French onion soup starter was classic, and delicious. The atmosphere is a bit dark but service and food super.

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Victoria, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

When you visit Portland, you really must do Jake's. They have been doing this thing at Jake's for 100 years. The white uniformed service staff set the tone. the old wood and gaslight inspired lighting holds the mood, and, like in many Portland restaurants, they treat food like the French try to. Excellent fish, conservative menu, but a few different... More

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Jake's is owned by the McCormick and Schmick's conglomerate. I have been coming here once or twice a year for the last ten years, usually for special occasions or when friends and family come in from out of town. It is still iconic with memorabilia on the walls, fabulous paintings of Mt. Hood and faded photos of Portland. Jake's seems... More

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