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Jake's Famous Crawfish

4.6
4.6
6039 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Jake's Famous Crawfish features a variety of fresh fish and seafood flown in daily, making a true Pacific Northwest statement using fresh Northwest products and served in a traditional and timeless presentation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 226-1419

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Make your next event memorable at Jake’s Famous Crawfish, a downtown Portland landmark. With private and semi-private spaces available, Jake’s Famous Crawfish is perfect for small to medium-sized business and social gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Julie Boyer: (503) 226-1419

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    SW Stark

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Light Rail:Stops @SW 10th ave/Galleria. Trolly:Heading North; Trolly stops at 10th Ave & SW Stark St Heading South; Trolly stops at 11th Ave and Washington

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,039 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Seafood

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Most Booked

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  1. AL

    AnthonyL

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    As many times at this place the overall experience was outstanding. This reflected by the special attention of our server and the food quality they provide - both ingredients and chef's mastery. One single negative, this time, the front greeting person, aka the hostess - untrained, in my opinion not suited for this establishment.
  2. L

    Luv2cook

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrate our 57th Anniversary. Great service from our server. Very friendly and professional. The lady bartender helped me get a cab when my phone wouldn’t work to call Lyft or Uber. She was the best. I thank her.
  3. PV

    PhilV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to be able to take my Sister who lives in Australia to Jake's, 1st time for here in over 40 years! Also, my sons first visit ever! Delightful and great food.....
  4. C

    Coolbreeze

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We’ve been enjoying Jake’s for years, and the food was still excellent. The service was so-so, pretty slow and a little inattentive. It’s a shame, since the service used to be old-world great. All service is a bit less than before Covid, it seems. I’ll go back.
  5. E

    Evelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting inside you really get everything that Jake’s has to offer, great service, great food and drinks. I would avoid sitting in the bar, or outside. I’ve had terrible experiences with servers out there, waiting a long time on food, rude servers and even watching my drink at the bar sit there for 15 min while my server continuously walks past the drink and me.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Old school Portland vibes. Consistent flavors and quality. Jakes has been a Portland staple for many years and we will continue to visit. They do need a deep clean and dusting of the old fixtures and decorations however.
  7. MM

    MarM

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service and good food! We ordered the crawfish boil, it was good but a lot of work though, not for the faint of heart 😁
  8. P

    Particular

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As expected, food quality and portion size were excellent; service as well. A bit noisy but that only added to the vibrant atmosphere. The breadth of menu makes a repeat visit a must.
  9. DJ

    DanJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was fabulous and knowledgeable, the ambiance can't be beat and of course the food was to die for! We had a fabulous anniversary dinner!!
  10. BJ

    BillJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were excellent as usual. Unfortunately the dining room we were in became uncomfortably loud due two or more large parties also in the room.
  11. GB

    GeorgeB

    Portland

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very lackluster compared to previous visits. Alaskan tru cod and entire plate was almost too salty to eat. I would have sent I back if I had had more time.
  12. G

    Grouper

    Hawaii

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Jake's is a Portland iconic restaurant. The meals are spectacular (if pricy) ($54 for halibut!). The menu is extensive and includes many classics (Crab Louie, bouillabaise, shrimp cocktail, iceberg wedge salad, etc). It is a very large restaurant that feels smaller due to creation of three separate rooms beyond the bar. We were there on a Tuesday. Everyone (including the restaurant) seemed surprised by the almost sold-out crowd. There were only 7 servers working that night, so we had to wait a while for our courses, which was understandable. For better or worse, Jake's is also a classic destination restaurant for business people with clients. The five gentlemen seated near us got progressively louder and more drunk as the evening wore on, to the point that our conversation was nearly drowned out. I don't think there is anything the restaurant can do about it, but it was distracting at best, and annoying at worst. As usual, our wine, salad, and meals were superb. We were too full for dessert. Our bill was roughly $150 (we did not have the halibut). Jake's needs to be on everyone's restaurant rotation, including (maybe especially) native Portlanders. It is an institution that needs to be supported!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cool place. I had the cedar plank salmon. It was good.
  14. JH

    JamesH

    Portland

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was excellent with large portions. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  15. F

    Frankie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and fabulous food! Highly recommend.
  16. JC

    JulietC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Only negative is that I had a reservation. Not only was my table not ready, I was told it would about 10-15 minutes. It was 40. I was not the onlly one. When I checked in, another couple had a reservation for 15 minutes earlier than me. I believe they waited 50 minutes for their table. It was a super busy weekend, as this day was both Pride and Father's day. I blame management and ownership for their greed, continuing to take walk ins when they were so far behind. You made my birthday a bit of a bummer. And, you stressed out your staff. Learn and be better.
  17. DK

    DavidK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    You go for the experience. Nothing about Jake’s is first rate on its own, but when you pit all the pieces together you get a very enjoyable evening.
  18. BC

    BruceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    As always, A unique dining experience! one of Portlands best We’ve been dining at Jake’s for a very long time, celebrating special occasions. Food was okay, not up to par as we usually experience. Our server was inattentive and not super friendly.
  19. JS

    JulieS

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We try to make it Jake's Famous Crawfish at least once a year for special occasions. I made reservations at Jake's a few weeks ago for Father's Day. We ended up waiting about 20-30 minutes to be seated. Unfortunately, that is an uncomfortably long time for my father-in-law to stand and there was no seating available. Once we were seated, we waited a long time between initial drinks, appetizers, and our dinner. The poor waitress was running between rooms trying her best to cover all of her tables. We found out later that another server had called in 30 minutes earlier. The staffing shortage explains the slow service, but the food quality was not commensurate with the prices charged. I have had better salmon from Costco than their Cedar Plank Salmon, and my husband said the halibut was not very good. My father-in-law had the deep fried oysters and was also disappointed. It was bad enough that I don't want to spend another $200+ again in hopes that it is back to what it once was.
  20. M

    Medeon

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was busy, so we had to wait for a table even though we had a reservation. It took about 20 minutes after our reservation time before we were seated. However, this was Father's Day, so that really wasn't surprising. Food was amazing and will definitely be going back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have chefs recommended plates to die for
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Awesome Awesome. (2nd and 3rd Awesomes added to meet Open Table verbose requirement.
  23. AI

    AmyInOregon

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff went above and beyond to accommodate my father in his wheelchair for a Father’s Day brunch. Really appreciated their kindness and attentiveness!
  24. GS

    GloriaS

    Orange County

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with friends for dinner. This is a MUST visit when in Portland. The fish is superb, the dessert...upside down apple pie was great. Cocktails different and delicious. Our waitress was the best. Great dining experience!!
  25. J

    Julika

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner at Jake’s for the first time but definitely we shall be back. It was perfect! We shall be back for sure.
  26. TB

    TeeBee

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding experience from start to finish...fine food and terrific service. I was also pleased that even though the restaurant was very busy the noise level was quite tolerable! Thanks to all at Jake's for a great evening.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food, good service, great value.
  28. AL

    AnthonyL

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anchor to Portland's history/community. Professional service, never less that excellent. Food is always good, fish is fresh with many options. New cocktails on the menu, truly exceptional. One of the best in Portland.
  29. j

    jenniferp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place had great service and was full of happy people. It is in a beautiful historic building with a great vibe.
  30. z

    zboatman

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great options on seafood, 6 of us enjoyed our dinner, service was good. Food was prepared to everyone's expectations.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had 8 people, all ordered something different. Everyone loved the food.
  32. M

    Mark

    Portland

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice place. The food is good as is the service. I think I like the menu at Jake’s Grill better, but Jake’s Seafood is reliably very good.
  33. MK

    MickeyandKeiko

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Rude front receptionist. Bland and salty food. Bourbon sour had no bourbon and no syrup—only sour lemon juice on ice!
  34. E

    Elbea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The night was perfect, the food was amazing, and the time passed by so easily with me and my friend.
  35. MA

    MiaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m pretty picky about fish. Jake’s always serves fresh great quality oysters n salmon. Never disappointed
  36. BD

    BillD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place when we visit Portland! Service and food never disappoint!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and food experience for our son’s 25th anniversary complete with custom note on menu to him. So classy and can’t wait to come back! Thank you!
  38. C

    Cindo

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great waitress!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday weekend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jake's Famous Crawfish using the Order Online button. Jake's Famous Crawfish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 226-1419.

Jake's Famous Crawfish is rated 4.6 stars by 6039 OpenTable diners.

Jake's Famous Crawfish does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Jake's Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave Portland, OR 97205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW Stark

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Light Rail:Stops @SW 10th ave/Galleria. Trolly:Heading North; Trolly stops at 10th Ave & SW Stark St Heading South; Trolly stops at 11th Ave and Washington

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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