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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As residence of Portland, we had been waiting to try this restaurant after hearing so many good things about it. Our experience was far from that. Sadly the quality of food has become institutional and certainly uninteresting and not very tasty. I wouldn't go back here even if someone else was paying for it. Off the list permanently.

Thank russellboydquinnell
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261 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Jake's for our last family dinner before our son Jacob went to college. Jacob loves seafood and had never been to Jake's before so it seemed like a great choice. Jake's is full of old Portland history, both photographically and architecturally. It is truly a Portland landmark. Look around at all of the photographs as you walk... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to stop in and have a hand mixed cocktail with great bartenders and great happy hour menu as well! Def a must hit!

Thank Sunshyne31
Baltimore, Maryland
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were, at first, wary of the tourists atmosphere and the crowds, but once tucked into our table, we found a very attentive and professional waiter and fish cooked to perfection. Fresh and beautifully plated.

Thank Baltimorerae
West Linn, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone visiting Portland needs to eat at jakes. Fresh seafood and prepared with care. This is classic dining at its best. Other dishes than fish is available and excellent. This is not a cheap restaurant but well worth it. Parking is hard to come by but they do valet park for$10 and don't validate parking. Rely on the waiters suggestions... More 

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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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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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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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, 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?