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Jake's Famous Crawfish

) #13 of 3,585 Restaurants in Portland ₹₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303
+1 503-226-1419
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (409 reviews)
“crawfish” (122 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2303
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm not sure what to make of this place. It was a bit surreal and we felt as though we were in the overlook hotel! It's got a sort of faded glamour feel too it and the staff were very stiff. However they were really...More

Thank noXinespresso
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stop here after your night out for inexpensive and tasty fare. Cool old school ambience, you can feel the history here.

Thank Jm J
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's has been around since 1892. We used to only call it Jake's. It was the original restaurant of (Bill) McCormick and (Doug) Schmick. They met here. Anyway, you won't be disappointed. Noisy. Always busy. Consistent.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the local flavor of the old time restaurant with history and character. Food was super fresh and delicious and service was great. Great selection of fresh seafood prepared very well. Cool memrobelia covers every wall . Walk around and enjoy the ambience. Walking distance...More

Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of the restaurants we visited on our trip to Portland this week, Jake's Famous Crawfish was easily the best, blowing away Salty's. We were seated immediately as we arrived at our reservation time. The server was very friendly and attentive, although she was saddled...More

Thank sgvette11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was across from the Crystal Palace Hotel where we were staying. We dropped in on a rainy night and weren't disappointed. It was packed and we had to wait at the bar for 30 minutes but it was well worth it. The food...More

Thank Flipper1939
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from out-of-town and asked some locals for a restaurant recommendation. They immediately said "Jake's." This place looks like an old-school steakhouse -- wood paneled walls dating back to 1910, white butcher paper tablecloths, waiters in white jackets. However, instead of steak, they...More

Thank SoCalTMac
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here, with drinks before, and stopped by another day for happy hour. Food is very pricey but very good. Had dinner here before and enjoyed just as much this trip. Great service from the wait staff. Also did happy hour, which is...More

Thank RogerAZ86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friend and I stopped in, after hearing so many good things about Jake's. It's been around for so many years, it's gotta be good...right? The drinks - amazing. The bar staff mixes with the best of them. The servers - amazing. Well dressed in their...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a beer during happy hour. There is a special happy hour menu and the food looked very good. There is also outside seating that is very nice. The staff is very accommodating about letting you choose your seat in the bar area...More

Thank Lola2104
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, I am having lunch with 2 other ladies on Saturday about 12:30 pm, do you validate parking and where do we park? Do you think we will need a reservation on Saturday Feb 4th at lunchtime for 3 people? Thank you- Kim
3 February 2017|
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Response from Sandy H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim I parked nearby but didn't validate parking so I'm not sure but I would definitely book as it is often packed so you can ask them about parking when you book Sandy
Wes P
gift card?
21 December 2016|
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Response from travelguy51_9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a McCormick and Schmicks gift card would work there. If you happen to have a Jake's gift card, that too would work obviously.
Steve S
what is the parking situation?
9 April 2016|
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Response from john a | Reviewed this property |
There was plenty of street parking. Taking a taxi is another option. We actually walked from our hotel. Walking was the better option since their portions were wonderful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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