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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Great food and wonderfully attentive service

We had heard good things about Jakes and decided to go for a Wed eve dinner. We started with 6 oysters which were yummy. Then a cup of crab bisque and clam chowder. I tried both but I feel the bisque won ourpt in my opinion. We shared a crab dip app with pita chips. It was wonderful and had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Cape Coral, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had heard good things about Jakes and decided to go for a Wed eve dinner. We started with 6 oysters which were yummy. Then a cup of crab bisque and clam chowder. I tried both but I feel the bisque won ourpt in my opinion. We shared a crab dip app with pita chips. It was wonderful and had... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I will never have a better dinner than I had here. Dungeness Crab Leg Sauté... Ohhh my gosh. This place is a tad pricy, so worth it. A huge hit with everyone, we went back again before our flight home twice!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I went there in 2012 and this is the best restaurant in portalnd and must go!!!! food and experience was great~

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Norfolk, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful service from a very knowledgable and skilled waiter, and absolutely delicious food. I had an extremely generous portion of salmon and halibut sauté with mushrooms in a cream sauce that was delicate and flavorful. The upsidedown Apple pie was scrumptious...

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Pullman, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I'd read reviews about Jake's but wasn't planning on specifically going there. We happened upon it yesterday while looking for lunch downtown, and I'm so glad we did! The first thing I noticed was their wonderful outdoor seating. But when you walk in all you see is this beautiful wood paneling and a really classy retro vibe. I felt like... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Marionberry martini. Yum! Stuffed salmon with crab and shrimp fantastic. Really enjoyed the dinner. Old school fish restaurant

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Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Jake's on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Portland. We were not disappointed. There are two Jake's in close proximity; this is the longstanding Portland institution. We were very pleased with the seafood and with our attentive, friendly server.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This visit was not as great as the last, but the food was excellent as always. Courtney was our waitress and she seemed to try hard, but maybe the day was a bit too much for her. This wasn't our normal quality of service we get. Oh well, we'll keep coming back when the opportunity arises.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Even though they have sold out to restaurant giant Landrys a few years ago, they still have managed to maintain that hometown charm. All your classic seafood dishes are present and the service is good and prompt. No complaints.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is an old-time city favourite that has been around for decades! The interior has period features (lights and bar decor) and there is also outside seating for warm weather. There is also a dining room but we ate in the bar area and it was just fine - same menu. We had a cup of lobster bisque and a... 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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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