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Dan and Louis Oyster Bar

Old Town - Chinatown
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pacific Rim
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208 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97204-2707
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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405 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very unique little restaurant/bar. Established in 1901 and still run by the original Wachsmuth family. I sat in the bar this trip and enjoyed service by Michelle, wife of the owner. She filled me in on a little history of the establishment as well as providing excellent service. I happened in on a Monday when it was half price... More 

Thank Don H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never pass up a great Oyster Bar! Dan & Louis is a great one. We had the dozen Sampler platter and almost ordered another but opted for the crab stew (100 year old family recipe used) and fabulous clam chowder instead. Great service and friendly atmosphere will keep us coming back!

Thank Red_Flag_V
Moorpark, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have to be in the area, and you like oysters, this is a great place to go. The staff is very nice, it's very casual, the food is really good. For $5 indulge in an Oregon Monster oyster which is an 11 year old from Netarts Bay. We had one raw and one cooked, both were excellent. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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243 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended the place and it sounded like a hit. The first time I tried was July 4th. Full house all around, streets full of people. Place was closed. I was back in town a few weeks later and tried it with a friend. We sat outside to enjoy the nice weather. We got to enjoy the weather a... More 

Thank Penguin S
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Was walking around town and decided to give this place a try. Had a dozen oysters and I really only enjoyed 2-3 of them (I think one was the Sea Nymph). I also ordered a cocktail and I hated it. Overall food and drinks were kinda hit and miss. Service wasn't that great either. The outdoor patio was fantastic however.... More 

Thank MySuitcaseJourneys
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154 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We stopped here for lunch after taking the Underground Tour a couple blocks away. Michelle was our server and she was friendly. Service was a little slow, but I think she was the only one serving because we were there for a late lunch. Menu selection was limited but food was very good. My husband enjoyed their clam chowder and... More 

Thank Julie D
Fort Collins
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We picked this restaurant based on menu online on tripadvisor. It was a totally different menu, online have maybe 5x items listed and seemed to look very good. Got there and all they have is a bar menu. I had the captains choice, which was very fresh seafood on a light batter and tasted very good, but not worth the... More 

Thank Robert U
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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184 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Our Portland friends who brought us here confirmed that Dan and Louis is a local institution that is often jammed. The décor is wonderfully rustic with a nautical feel and conversation pieces. Outdoor seating along a shared pedestrian pathway makes for a great experience eating and people watching (including the homeless) on a nice day . It's also a few... More 

Thank Parrot434
Las Vegas, Nevada
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189 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Fun place for dinner sitting outside in the middle of a pedestrian street in historic downtown. Tried a number of things. The fish tacos and salmon on top of a salad were especially good.

Thank BartLasVegas_Nevada
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Spotting some well-located outdoor seating for people-watching and enjoying the pleasant outdoor environment (with the Saturday Market a block away) , we grabbed a table and let the hostess inside know we were there (In fact, she told us to "just take any open table.") And then we waited, and waited, and waited (and waited). We were not in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97204-2707
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 503-227-5906

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