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Dan and Louis Oyster Bar

208 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97204-2707 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-227-5906
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Ranked #611 of 3,540 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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English first
San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a place that seems to know their oysters personally and has a sense of history, this is for you. The bread was surprisingly addictive and could stand as it's own recommendation. The service was warm and attentive, once we opened a conversation. If you want privacy, they respect that, too. Overall, a great welcome to Portland.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

They show a large menu of oysters but keep very few. The pricing is very different than on the internet. Staff acted like they did not want to be there or that they did not want you to be there. Overpriced. Go to prime a block away for oysters .

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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159 reviews 159 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

we hadn't been here for a couple of yrs, and wanted to return for lunch. we began with a tecate beer and my partner had an amaretto sour. i had the mixed salad with salmon, and she had the crab louie salad. everything was delicious, and the server was real nice.

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a famous restaurant that has been around for over 100 years. Unfortunately, so has the oil in their deep fryers. The stews aren't bad. But avoid any fried foods. Everything is overpriced for what you get. And good luck finding a server when you are ready to order.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Don't miss this place if you like fresh oysters. I let my server help select a mixed dozen and wasn't disappointed. They were AMAZING! The place has been around over 100 years and they know oysters. If walking here, you will encounter a number of street people begging. It is just around the corner from Voodoo Doughnuts.

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Reno, nv
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The restaurant is located in an alley-way, with tables set outside to dine when the sun is out. We were up for some of their famous fresh clam chowder, so we both ordered it. We split a Caesar salad and ordered a couple of drinks. They first brought out some fresh baked hard rolls ... and they were DELICIOUS !!... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A local icon but food and service were so so. We at e in the bar area (mid afternoon) by the window, which was nice. Felt as if we were a bother to the waitress. Had a fried oyster small plate (good) and mussels (completely tasteless). Oysters on the half shell were $35 a dozen, which I thought was pricey.... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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261 reviews 261 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a good time here and the service was not only fast and efficient but helpful as well in what to order and suggestions and all that.Staff smiled and were warm and agreeable to our table.Had oysters, chowders, beers, teas, entrees, all of our party enjoyed coming here and we would definitely come here again for certain.The meal was... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My wife and I dined at Dan and Louis Oyster Bar last night. We had frequented the place in the '70's and early '80's and we were anxious to revisit the place during a trip to Portland. The place really hasn't changed in 30 years, it's in the same location and has the same feel as it did all those... More

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Lander, Wyoming, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Been famous oysters here for decades...(the place for oysters in Portland). Ate the clam chowder here for the first time ever...the best all-time chowder...nothing short of miraculous. Needed more clams, so got order of steamed clams-also delicious. No wonder...they've been doing this for over 100 years. Staff is wonderful, too! Great bar. Romantic. Location downtown. Got it all!

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