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Jake's Famous Crawfish

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

The restaurant is a nice place for dinner with its kind of old fashioned furnishment - people seem to like it as it looks to be a busy place. There are all kind of different sea food and fish specialties on the card and everobe wilk find a good choice. But what you get is a kind of industrialised food... More 

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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister has lived in Portland for 14 years and recommended Jake's as a good place for seafood. When I walked into the bar area, I felt as if I was in an iconic San Francisco restaurant. Great ambience; the place was packed when we were there. I expect it was because a lot of diners were tired of Thanksgiving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at Jakes on the last evening of our week long wine tour of California and Oregon and it was one of the best meals we had. We were a bit leary of it as it is a chain and it was Thanksgiving to boot but it was very good starting with the crab cakes and calamari and ending... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Portland friends chose Jake's for our night out together, and we loved it. The menu and service are upscale, with a comfortable low key ambiance. The night seemed to call out for a martini, and what a perfect one it was. Following that, the two men shared the fresh oysters on the half shell, while the women shared an... More 

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Seattle
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It started out great as we got a table for four without a reservation. The service was great, but the food (except for the manila clams) was poor. My daughters could not eat their cod for the numerous bones, the scallops sauté was oily and so was the fettuccini. The rice was dry (crispy). We were left wishing that Bamboo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had fish with a breaded horseradish topping, It was very good. Wife had a stew and she thought that was good. We shared escargot and that was excellent. The price did not seem out of line. The wine can be ordered in 5 oz or 8 oz glasses and bottles too.

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Canyon Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, service and setting was excellent. We actually visited twice in a four day trip. Originally we visited for dinner, which was great (lobster!). We returned the next day to try the cocktails. I'm very picky when it comes to drinks, but their menu had so much variety I tried several. Their happy hour had many yummy and affordable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Filet, because I usually don't like seafood, but I tried a few of the dishes on the table and they were all delicious. Great service, great food and ambiance, I would defiantly put Jakes on your list of must eat!

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of reviewers call this a "tourist spot" so I did hesitate. But wanted to eat and watch the Cubs beat the Dodgers and so decided to sit in the bar area. Small TV's but fantastic food. Far exceeded my expectations and would highly recommend. Had calamari, ahi sushi roll, wild Oregon chinook and the etoufee was incredible!!! Tourist or... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food quality is around average level but price is not cheap. However, the restaurant is popular here as full of guest.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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?