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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
15:00 - 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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Portland for a few days and this place was recommended so we popped in for lunch and sat in the bar. It's a beautiful old bar with great atmosphere and the soup and sandwich were delicious. We returned our last evening in town for dinner. We hadn't made reservations but again we're able to get a table... More 

Thank newkn
Grand Junction, Colorado
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stopped here for dinner to try to find some crawfish. It's hard to find good crawfish in Colorado. The crawfish etoufee was great and plentiful, with lots of the tasty morsels, and they were not puny like the ones we get in Colorado. It came in its own small kettle - nice touch. Classy waiter and atmosphere.

1 Thank Scott S
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Atmosphere and service was fine, mussels were small and just ok, etoufee was more like a stew than a true etoufee. Hamburgers and calamari appeared to be a better bet.

Thank lajollasun
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When we lived in Oregon, this was a favorite, but we appreciate it more now that we don't get fresh seafood on a regular basis. The stuffed halibut and salmon are to die for. The chowder is a must have. Don't forget to save room for Marion berry cobbler with ice cream! Detailed attention to service. The entire experience was... More 

1 Thank Laura S
Moscow, Idaho
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have heard and read so much about this place we were so glad we got the chance to finally enjoy this place. We aimed for an early dinner and were lucky to land booth seating,.. major plus when you have young kids. We had the calamari and it was prepared perfect..... if I had my way we would have... More 

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Bedford Hills, New York
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for something that takes you back a few years and a Portland institution, this is your place. Although the fish is obviously very fresh and top of the line, the menu is a little dull. The crab salad took me back to the 70s. Just crab, served extremely chilled, which dulls the flavor, with an olive and... More 

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Paris, France
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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never disappoints-- the menu is extensive and has something for all seafood lovers. I had the crab special and while it was price-y it was worth it. The service is formal and old fashion, but the place has a lovely vibe to match the food. Highly recommended

1 Thank frtravler
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. The salmon with halibut salse was spectacular. Service... outstanding. Location in the best district of Portland.

Thank Luis S
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is historic and has really good food. I ordered the steak and it was fine. The salmon tasted good. The berry cobbler was VERY good.

Thank Donna D
Vancouver, Washington
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. It is a Portland classic. I have been going here since I was a kid. It has changed a bit over the years with ownership, but still remains very good. Delicious fresh food, professional servers and tenders, in a historic bar/restaurant where all are welcome in a casual environment.

Thank gagordon

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