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Jake's Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (Downtown)
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Ranked #58 of 3,547 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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English first
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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Orem, Utah
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had seen a lot of ad's for this place so I thought I'd give it a try. Sure glad I did as it was one of the best meals I've ever had. I had the filet and it was great. Cooked perfectly. And the service was great also. I sure hope I can get back here the next time... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Don't let the Crawfish part of the restaurant deter you from going to this great place for all kinds of seafood. Had the horseradish crusted Salmon special that was perfectly executed. My husband had a pan fried sole that we both thought was over done. the potatoes & fresh veggies with the meal was great. Love

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I wouldn't say that my meal at Jake's was the best meal I have ever eaten, but it was really good, and I loved the atmosphere! Being in town for a conference, I was dining alone, so sat at the bar with a friendly bar tender for company. In hindsight, I probably should've skipped the starter because the portion sizes... More

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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great lunch and service. Lots of history at this place. Food was perfect and very affordable. Great location.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I sat on the bar since I was alone, The barman served me and was very nice. The Chowder was good but the main course was not tasty. I ate much better seafood and fish before. Next time in Portland I will look for a better alternative.

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Decatur, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We recently flew into Portland to meet up with my wife's aunt and to take her to dinner. We selected Jake's as the place since it was close to her home. First I have to comment on the access and parking availability... it is terrible on your own. (I fought the parking situation before discovering that they offered valet service.)... More

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