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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
Closed now
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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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Half Moon Bay, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been going to jakes for over 30 years. When I was traveling to Portland for work I would be in there at least 2-3 times a week. The food is great and the service has always been great . Doc was one of my favorite waiters and I understand he was there for over 30 years. So now... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Portland and exploring the city and stopped and had lunch at Jakes only because it had "Crawfish" in the name. We had no idea that anyone from the northwest had a clue about crawfish. We still don't know for sure if they do and though we didn't try any crawfish, after tasting our meals I am convinced... More 

Thank John T
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and service. One of the best happy hour offerings I've seen in Portland. Even if you can't find something on the happy hour menu, there are several other yummy reasonable options on the bar menu. This review is for the bar area only.

Thank Laurie O
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a local staple for seafood. Its a bit on the fancy side so if that doesn't suit you--happy hour is amazing! Love the salmon with hazelnuts and berry cream sauce as well as the berry cobblers in the summer.

Thank Juliajoanb
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere. Although the food was a little better with the original owners, it is still a great spot to eat. The bar is a great place to meet friends.

Thank bbaker5555
Springdale, Arkansas
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crab artichoke dip was excellent. The Pecan crusted catfish is as good as you will find in NOLA. The crab cakes are wonderful. The service is exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Lance S
Palo Alto, California
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lively restaurant serves very fresh seafood. Each dish specifies its origin. Superb mussels. Considering that we were there on St. Patrick's Day, with crowds of people, the service was amazingly good.

Thank yakherd
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant in November and enjoyed delicious seafood dishes. The atmosphere is that of a traditional, white table cloth West Coast restaurant so the environment was wonderful. Good service from the staff.

Thank JoeSnert
Fairfield, California
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to eat at a great place up in the Pearl, but hold on - this is the joint for sea food in Portland for me. Crab, talapia, and anything fresh seafood is going down here. Even the fresh bread to start was off the hook. Our waiter was top shelf and helped us through the best of the best... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tried Jakes in Seattle years ago. Still the same quality seafood restaurant. Great variety of fresh seafood. A bit pricey but its worth it. Great service also.

Thank wchex

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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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?