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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I sat outside for lunch and it was really nice. They have a great selection of drinks and the crab bisque is amazing. Service is really friendly. I had the wedge salad and the blue cheese had a big taste of mayonnaise but the food is high quality. I would definitely go back.

Thank Danielle A
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mom and I decided to try Jake's for lunch. I'm so glad we did! The building is really cool. We ate the crab bisque, crab cakes, and the horseradish/Parmesan steelhead- very single bite was scrumptious!! The sourdough bread was really good, too. We were too full for dessert, but they looked yummy!!

Thank Northtexasmom
McLean, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love fresh fish but I felt that I had stepped back in time to a menu that was uninspiring and execution that was old and boring. Waiters in white jackets are quaint but it did not improve the service. I felt this was a restaurant coasting on its past that has nothing new or interesting to offer. Sorry for... More 

Thank Wilfred B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best dinner I have ever had. Salmon, stuffed with dungenous crab, baby shrimp, brie & cream cheese. To die for!

Thank Diane2566
Portland, Oregon
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287 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We received a gift certificate for Jakes, what a treat. Decided to use it for happy hour on the weekend. The food is so good. Fresh doesn't do it justice--but it is accurate. Tried the fish tacos-love em, potstickers, the burger-what is there not to like? Next the tempura ahi sushi roll-dynamite, and a shrimp louie. You can't beat the... More 

Thank shewholovestoeat
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food and service was excellent. Joe is an outstanding bartender who can multitask like you've never seen. Happy hour is the best way to go here - dinner prices are on the high side but portions are large.

Thank love2travel60_11
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had been told we really needed to eat here. It turned out to be the best decision ever! The food was incredible! The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was like stepping back in time to a New York restaurant at the turn of the century. We had the Crawfish Etoufee and a Horseradish Encrusted Steelhead. Absolutely to die... More 

Thank Leatrice M
Winterset, Iowa
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We Midwesterners were looking for seafood, and our local hosts knew just where to take us - Jake's! We enjoyed scrumptious seafood newburg, horseradish steelhead, and crab and scallop stuffed salmon. The ambience was fun, too - dark wood, stained glass, tablecloths, waiters with aprons. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Jake's!

Thank Molly or Gordon C
Danbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While traveling on business last week a colleague recommended we have dinner at one of Portland's oldest restaurants, Jake's Famous Crawfish. It is 110 years old, great ambiance, friendly and professional service, and the seafood specials (swimming yesterday) were great. Stuffed local Halibut !!! A must the next time you are in Portland and a locals favorite.

Thank Keith K
Vernon, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the bacon wrapped prawns stuffed with crab & the shrimp cocktail!! Everything was fresh and delicious.

Thank Arthur972

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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
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, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?