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Jake's Famous Crawfish

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401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303 (SW Stark)
+1 503-226-1419
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is very crowded so it is very noisy too. Seafood is delicious and the staff is very helpful.

Thank Karen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impressive in everyday. Impeccable food, great service and an old-fashioned classy atmosphere. It reminded me of San Francisco's old classic restaurants. My husband and I decided this would be our go-to place for many of our celebratory birthday and holiday dinners in the future. Loved it!

Thank JGFrankPortland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited Jake's before and wanted to enjoy a Valentine Dinner here again. We were not disappointed. My husband had the flat iron steak with the optional addition of prawns, I had the fresh salmon. Our starters were the French onion soup (my husband said it's the best he's had) I had the house pear, walnut salad. The salad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still excellent after corporate takeover. Classy dining experience. Fabulous and ever-changing fresh fish selection (seasonally and ecologically dependent). If you can, get Michael McGee as your waiter. He's a hoot!

Thank DeeDubya14
La Paz, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished another very successful dinner at Jakes. Every year when in Portland we have a meal here. Old time atmosphere super selection,great chowder.Very good seafood selection.Check out the history of their bar.

Thank BajaPirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice menu, reasonable prices and great service. Starts at 300 pm on Sunday for a relaxing way to have an early evening meal or meet friends downtown for a glass of wine and some yummy fried Brussel sprouts.

Thank Kathleen W
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food always. Beautiful wines - many local and very well chosen. (Give their wine expert your budget and food choices and let him bring you perfection.) Great decor and vintage art. Very very busy all the time. Good bar and happy hour. Don't miss the smoked trout appetizer. Great for out of town folks and visiting family. Can't go... More 

Thank JoKiddo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jake's is a restaurant with traditions. If you love seafood- this is the place. I only had the chance to try the crab cakes and they were perfect! I am pretty sure that all other food is marvellous. The place has ambience and will be good for couples as well as for a group of friends.

Thank MemsStockholm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the menu at Jakes. Great variety. Ordered Salmon and it was delicious. Serve Sourdough that was very tasty. Something for everyone. Classic Seafood restaurant. Highly recommend!

Thank euscarol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place for dinner late at night and stumbled upon Jake's! Turned out to be a good find! Excellent sea scallop saute and wild Alaskan Cod. Worth a visit to this longtime Portland institution!

Thank SMP1212

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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
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-1419

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