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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 - 12:00 am
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about it is five star, bar ambience, and food, but what makes it over the top is comfort, Great service and history. You are in a place that is 124 years old and does not serve "art" food on the plate for a bird!

Thank Rich B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The decor and the atmosphere makes you forget what is outside - it feels like being in one of the old restaurants/cafes in Vienna, Austria. We were for a late lunch and both entrees, we have ordered, were delicious. My husband had spaghetti with seafood and I had seafood with mushrooms under absolutely fantastic sauce: smthing + walnuts + garlic... More 

Thank Karina A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In deciding on where to have our last dinner in Portland OR, it was decided upon Jake's. We were not disappointed. This quaint interior looking restaurant has a cozy feeling, nice seating throughout and fantastic service. Our entrees where top notch. In order our entrees we thought about ordering an appetizer but decided against it last minute. Our server said... More 

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Revelstoke, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh my gosh, do not leave town without going to Jake's. It's an institution on it's own. The most insanely good food both in the bar area and the formal dining. The freshest seafood, simply delicious!!!!

Thank Burleighblonde
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went there on Saturday 10/15 early evening, was recommended by local. I ordered 4 happy hour items - 2 of them (oyster shot and steam mussel) were really good, but the other 2 (seafood gamble and fish taco) were just average. I have to say that price was reasonable.

Thank wwudbi
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for lunch on a rainy Monday. The location was quite easy to find, walking distance from the shopping area. The resto had a relaxing vibe. Got myself the rockfish lunch set which was recommended as it was very fresh. It was delicious!

Thank dlovergirl
Vancouver, Washington, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Jake's has been around for three + generations. It has charm and elegance. Fresh fish flown in and delivered daily. Although the menu's offerings doesn't change much day to day the menu is printed anew each day. Difficult sometimes to choose which dish to explore from all the choices. You can't really go wrong with anything you choose. My personal... More 

Thank PaulB P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for my birthday 3 years in a row now. They really have some amazing quality seafood. I have my favorites bit is so nice to have a fresh fish of the day special and actually have it taste like just that. It's a little pricey but definitely worth the special occasion

Thank Alisha L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A bit more on the fancier side but well worth it. The food is delicious and the staff is top notch. Usually very crowded which is attributed to the glorious food and great staff

Thank Nell C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you enjoy "the real deal" in a seafood restaurant, this is your choice in Portland. Dark wood booths, big chandeliers, professional service, and - not last - the fresh Pacific seafood. The place has been doing this for over 100 years, so the locals know it well. You cannot go wrong here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar, 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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?