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Jake's Famous Crawfish

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401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (SW Stark)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to Jake's twice now, and I can't wait to go back. First, appetizers. We've had the Dungeness crab and artichoke dip, the popcorn crawfish tails, the bacon wrapped crab and shrimp stuffed prawns, and the prawn cocktail. The crab is not a side note in either the dip or the stuffed prawn, and is delicious. The bacon wrapped... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't go to Jake's. Go to Jake's Famous Crawfish; much better. Very crowded but sat on the sidewalk and great people watching. The food was OMG. I had sauteed oysters and there was a huge plate of them. I wish they had smaller portion options. Be sure and try this one. You won't regret it. Wine was good, bread was... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food and ambiance at Jakes are amazing but the way the staff and Chef go out of their way to be sure everything is exactly as you wish is way above and beyond the norm!

Thank Cindi R
Denver, CO
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love Jakes. Love the atmosphere, the food, the service - all excellent. Our son took us on our trip to Portland in August. I enjoyed Jake's in the '70's and was pleased that the restaurant is still going strong.

Thank Denver-Rosie
Kodiak Island, Alaska
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a large group of 7 family members and one of us had eaten here before and off we went. Big menu and a mean martini. was going to order the crawfish as that is what they are famous for and the waiter offered to let me try one first to see if that is what I really wanted.... More 

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Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have taken several groups there for an after-theater dinner. It's a great place to top off a great day. The staff is always so accommodating and love to tell us the history of the restaurant. The food is really good and reasonably priced. Make sure to visit the bar it's just a great place to go!

Thank Primeoflifetours
Bethpage, New York
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jakes Famous Crawfish was a .dining delight. Fine service, good cocktails and a great seafood dinner. Warm-up with some oysters while you wait.

Thank Ed R
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251 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at several places in Portland. Most of them were fine. This place was the worst. Quality of food was terrible. The clam chowder was tasteless. The crab cakes consisted mainly of fillers, with minimal crabs. The fish was below average. I do not recommend this place. Many , many better options in Portland.

Thank Hexagone6x6
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky and didn't have a reservation. Got a great booth and our server Carol was a delight. Good wine list and good range of prices and wines. Very extensive fish options on the menu. Food was very good. Worth a visit if in Portland. Also great cocktail options

Thank HJ N
Saskatoon, Canada
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were planning to go to Gilda's but found out it was closed. We ended up walking to Jakes and took part of their happy hour menu. It was amazing and had a great time. I highly recommend the three cheese macaroni.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?