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

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  • 340
    Very good
  • 126
    Average
  • 41
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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
Great seafood

Jake's has a great selection of fresh seafood. We had a large group of family. The restaurant accommodated us by giving a table in the back where it was quiet. The seafood was excellent, as was the service. Despite the great food and the nice decor, the dress of diners is often quite casual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Knyght1
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Carmichael, California
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Carmichael, California
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Jake's has a great selection of fresh seafood. We had a large group of family. The restaurant accommodated us by giving a table in the back where it was quiet. The seafood was excellent, as was the service. Despite the great food and the nice decor, the dress of diners is often quite casual. Dinners are expensive; the wine prices... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

On a recent vacation to the NW, my wife and I were taking a city tour of Portland and asked our tour guide where we should have dinner. He made a couple of suggestions and we decided to visit the his first recommendation. However, when we were visiting one of the historic sites in Portland, we met a gentleman from... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The establishment itself was very nice. Great atmosphere. Everyone else seemed to really enjoy it. The service was great. Being from Louisiana, we found the food rather bland. Presentation was good. I would recommend others try it.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

When I lived in the area I used to LOVE coming here. So I wasn't going to miss an opportunity when visiting recently. Enjoyed a terrific meal and ambiance with 3 guests. I wish the crab leg Kassari was still on the menu; however, the dungeness crab feature dish was delicious. Others had the sole, the seafood stew and we... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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150 reviews 150 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I went there with a colleague to try the famously delicious food. We had the calamari appetizer and it was a large portion for a reasonable price and the flavor was excellent. Note that we also tried the crawfish and they were fine but they use a nutmeg cinnamon spice instead of the pepper and it is a Little unusual.... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I highly recommend Jake's if you are a seafood lover. I had THE best steelhead I've ever had in my life last night. I paired it with the Acrobat Pingo Gris and I'm still day dreaming about it. Also our waitress was extreamly kind and helpful! All in all it was a fantastic experience! I will definitely go back next... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Few recall the original and it's great bar lunch, but this chain bistro remains a top-notch seafood place, despite fancy prices. Consistently excellent, but rather noisy when busy. Try the lunch specials, too.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Their escargot is to die for and the salmon, too. We consider it one of those special places to go for our anniversary.

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Portland,Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is our go-to restaurant when our family is celebrating a special event. We've probably gone there a dozen times. None of us have ever been disappointed with what we ordered. I honestly can't think of another restaurant where this has been the case. It can get a little spendy if you don't exercise some discipline, and make sure you... More 

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Yoakum, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Read the previous reviews, asked at our hotel, & decided this was dinner was our last night. Well, we saved the best meal for last! The one way roads made it a little tricky to find & park, but they do offer valet parking. I had a salad with walnuts & blue cheese & tried the husband's clam chowder-amazing!!! He... More 

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, 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?