McCormick & Schmick's

Jake's Famous Crawfish

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Portland, Portland
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  • A K.
    "good but avoid the seafood cake and ahi roll"(3 Tips)
    holley e.
    "Seafood pasta, Cajun chicken pasta, oysters!"(11 Tips)
    Gabriele P.
    "The cheeseburger during happy hour is incredible!"(9 Tips)
    Maria
    "Crab's sauté with artichokes and mushrooms is absolutely incredible!"(12 Tips)
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  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangNovember 29, 2015
    Get ready for the priciest seafood in Portland! But hey the seafood is actually fresh and great, oysters plump and plenty, service inconsistent. Worth a visit if you're into more exotic seafood.
  • Dusty F.
    Dusty FNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The Foursquare may be gone, but this is still the best happy hour option Portland has to offer! Try the Cajun chicken sandwich, and make sure to ask for extra aioli on the side!
  • Dusty F.
    Dusty FMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Customer service here is absolutely fantastic! Try the chicken sandwich as an alt. to their world famous cheeseburger. And be sure to bring your smile, because everyone here is living to be happy! :)
  • Darrin Q.
    Darrin QuillenJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bartenders wear a tie, so are probably better dressed than me when I go in, but they don't make a big deal of it. The best happy hour food menu/value in Portland. Old school drink wizards.
  • Dinner N.
    Dinner NinjaApril 11, 2014
    Mixed fine & casual. Very comfy. Gr8 service! Specials were definitely the star. My veggie sides had no flavor. Crab cakes & stuffed halibut= #yum
  • John B.
    John BelenOctober 11, 2012
    Try the Oven Roasted Stuffed Pacific Salmon - Stuffed with Oregon Dungeouness crab, Oregon bay shrimp and Brie, with Dill Buerre Blanc sauce
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerJanuary 17, 2015
    I had the Salmon Wild Mushroom Fettuccine and the Beet Salad. Quite good. Decent value. Good service. Would go again.
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen ShowalterAugust 23, 2015
    Classic spot for old time dining. My parents and grandparents loved going here, the food is great and the nostalgia is spot on.
  • Whit B.
    Whit BreedenJune 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Been around 100 years for a reason. Dinner is pricey but worth every penny and the service cant be best.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdOctober 21, 2014
    One of the best restaurant I've ever eaten that. Everything was so fresh, our waitress was cute as a button!
  • Lynsy G.
    Lynsy GarrettJune 14, 2012
    Great atmosphere and delish food! Their menu is hard to choose from, but the chocolate box is a must have!
  • Whitney M.
    Whitney MartinOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you need to eat your feelings, the truffle cake sundae is the way to go. The candied walnuts will change your world...
  • Shay
    ShayNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Cajun Chicken Sandwich! OMG! So delicious! If you're here for Dinner, you gotta give a shot the their famous Bouillabaisse!!
  • Hector K.
    Hector KokubunjiJanuary 1, 2015
    Over 100 year old seafood restaurant, great food, great service and the atmosphere will transport you to the good ol' days
  • Maria
    MariaJuly 30, 2013
    Crab's sauté with artichokes and mushrooms is absolutely incredible!
  • Tracey C.
    Tracey C. 🍸June 20, 2016
    Panko Fish & Chips were very good, also the Spanish Coffee is warm and boozy on any gray day.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 29, 2016
    Catch of day at lunch $9. Classic fresh seafood with polished service
  • paisley
    paisleyMarch 22, 2012
    Pan fried oysters is a must! Cocktail prices are shockingly low. But I'm from NY and LA!
  • Elle C.
    Elle CameronAugust 14, 2014
    Love the lobster, crab sauté, & oysters. Also the fish dishes are yummy.
  • Bruno Z.
    Bruno ZalumMarch 3, 2014
    Serving haute fish since 1892. Get the stuffed salmon, moan and avoid desserts.
  • Toby L.
    Toby LorencJune 20, 2015
    Outstanding food and service. Try the baked salmon in basil butter for a mouthful of happiness
  • Nick S.
    Nick SummersonNovember 4, 2013
    Popped in here for a beer and oyster shooters. Great for decor and bar staff are super nice.
  • A K.
    A KhamApril 5, 2011
    HH starts at 10p! Most everything is good but avoid the seafood cake and ahi roll (basically just a ball of rice)
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HoangJune 21, 2016
    It's a Portland classic and any seafood lover will want to stop in for a bite. Careful going during prom season though
  • Alex H.
    Alex HornerMay 18, 2014
    Good value during happy hour - get a few plates to share
  • Michael K.
    Michael KauffmanAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Wild Salmon stuffed with Crab meat topped with Beurre Blanc
  • Bernard G.
    Bernard GoldbachNovember 13, 2010
    The Guinness is alright but too cold for real Irishmen. It is from a chilled keg and nitro-boosted for it's non-creamy head. Recommended nonetheless.
  • Brenden B.
    Brenden BullockOctober 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I *love* the crab tortellini. You can't go wrong with it.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DenaultNovember 9, 2013
    You must eat the crab and artichoke dip. It's heaven in your mouth.
  • Kerry C.
    Kerry CaveMay 15, 2014
    Horseradish crusted Washington steelhead yummy!!! Service is awesome
  • Bernard G.
    Bernard GoldbachAugust 16, 2011
    Don't hesitate to point out to the bartender that the days remaining to St Patrick's Day are inaccurate as displayed.
  • ScottD
    ScottDMay 9, 2015
    Service, salmon, halibut, coconut shrimp are the best
  • Torry D.
    Torry DeLucaOctober 14, 2011
    Happy hour cheesburger is terrific. And the bartenders know what they are doing
  • Gabriele P.
    Gabriele PiccioliOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The cheeseburger during happy hour is incredible! And an amazing value!!:)
  • Jose B.
    Jose BarbaJune 8, 2011
    In order to get the "free" menu item you have to follow rules NOT stated on the check in special. Bastards!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BerlinJuly 19, 2013
    Get the stuff halibut. One of the best meals I've ever had.
  • Ed D.
    Ed DennisNovember 21, 2016
    Good food, local legend. Happy Hour is delightful.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NuchimsJune 29, 2011
    I liked the Ahi Rolls and the nice waitress from Prince of Wales Island.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FasslerSeptember 1, 2011
    Fresh petrale sole ...great. served hot crusted with panko ...yum
  • D15
    D15December 28, 2010
    Get the escargot. If you like clams, oysters, you'll love the escargot even more.
  • Rhonda R.
    Rhonda RiceJanuary 8, 2015
    Tried out the claim chowder. I hear you have to try their crab legs
  • Erin M.
    Erin M.August 25, 2015
    Try the Basil Grape Refresher!
  • Felecia S.
    Felecia StudstillJuly 2, 2011
    order the salmon crab chowder. it is creamy and divine.
  • William C.
    William ChreyAugust 1, 2013
    put me on the mailer list: it's always nice to have an email connection for specials,backstreet1235@hotmail.com Thanks, william.
  • Hackair
    HackairJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Used the special offer for a cajun chicken sandy! Free with a beer. Awesome!
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HollandMarch 30, 2011
    Fabulous seafood tacos...more like seafood fajitas! Just about to try the famous chocolate bag...
  • Jose R.
    Jose RiosApril 14, 2013
    I'm Jose Rios, and I approve the French Onion soup.
  • Vivi B.
    Vivi BoryAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I tried the chilled crawfish here for the first time, and it's actually not bad.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BApril 7, 2010
    Go for the $2.95 dessert menu! The fruit cobbler was amazing and a great value.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LimaOctober 6, 2016
    Jake's chowder. Skip the horseradish steelhead. This is your grandfather's groove.
  • holley e.
    holley elliottJanuary 24, 2015
    Seafood pasta, Cajun chicken pasta, oysters!
  • Charles D.
    Charles DyeMarch 11, 2016
    a Portland bucketlist place with delicious menu top to bottom
  • Gay
    GayNovember 4, 2010
    Some of the best potstickers I've ever had(and I've had a few).
  • Jake D.
    Jake DoranAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best happy hour in the city! Get the muscles.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    John Gorham, chef of Toro Bravo, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Oysters on the half shell. Read more
  • Tara
    TaraJune 3, 2011
    I am not a seafood eater. That said, the chicken linguini I got was not good. Tough, dry chicken and no flavor. I would only recommend if you are a seafood fan. We did have good service though.
  • Martin Sexton
    Martin SextonMarch 8, 2014
    Famous for a reason.
  • Lorie S.
    Lorie SheaMarch 14, 2013
    Seafood fettucine...try it. Excellent.
  • Susan S.
    Susan SinnFebruary 27, 2012
    Half pound Black Angus cheeseburger and fries. Yumm!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BrehmAugust 8, 2014
    Jake's first opened for business in 1892. Hooray history!
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HowardFebruary 23
    Every morning a new menu, so go with chef reco
  • Sandra E.
    Sandra EneaNovember 16, 2014
    Most everything...great waiter!
  • Diana L.
    Diana LienMarch 2, 2012
    Try the Pan-fried oysters
  • Derrick J.
    Derrick JonesOctober 13, 2012
    Northwest Seafood & Sausage Gumbo is love.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SteinwenderApril 8, 2012
    Gigamoto oysters are amazing!
  • Sajani A.
    Sajani AnthonyMay 4, 2014
    Just Ok vibe...liked the mussels in puttanesca sauce.
  • Priya B.
    Priya BNovember 28, 2012
    Definitely try the specials
  • Django P.
    Django PupJune 4, 2016
    Mussels and crayfish bake.
  • Vivi B.
    Vivi BoryJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The muscles is definitely to die for!
  • David S.
    David SelbyNovember 15, 2014
    Seafood cocktails oysters
  • Scott C.
    Scott ChristensonOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome clam chowder
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LeeJune 14, 2013
    Get the Jake's Etouffee!!
  • Erika d.
    Erika de la TorreDecember 30, 2014
    Everything, i promise
  • Damon R.
    Damon RubinSeptember 2, 2013
    Crawfish etouffe...good lawd!
  • Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ M.
    2013 Zagat Iconic Restsaurant
  • Wilber M.
    Wilber MascotSeptember 28, 2011
    Love the berry cobbler
  • DANGER T.
    DANGER TAMSeptember 2, 2014
    Crab sauté. Duh.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PerozzoMarch 7, 2010
    Happy hour is great! Don't get the Ahi rolls. Get a Manhatten!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GriggsJune 2, 2013
    Great oysters. Get sum
  • Jordan Z.
    Jordan ZwagermanJanuary 5, 2011
    Top notch seafood tacos!
  • Christiaan M.
    Christiaan McPhersonNovember 20, 2010
    I love the steamers and fish tacos
  • Mark I.
    Mark InpdxJuly 13, 2011
    Great steak too! :)
  • Ale M.
    Ale MerinoJune 7, 2013
    Great crab cakes!!
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MyersNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It is mussels not muscles
  • Katie T.
    Katie TaylorFebruary 19, 2012
    Had the horseradish salmon and wasn't very impressed. Mediocre experience given all the hype
  • Scout C.
    Scout ChouSeptember 13, 2013
    wifi password = "thankyou"
  • Issa D.
    Issa DiopOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken sandwich all day!
  • Brandi R.
    Brandi RichardsFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Crab Bisque is awesome!
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LawsonFebruary 6, 2010
    Late night happy hour for the great cheap eats.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CahillJuly 14, 2013
    Do yourself a favor... Eat somewhere else! Overpriced and greasy, this place is a C+
  • Paolo P.
    Paolo PiccioliJuly 31, 2014
    Ottimo e famoso ristorante di Portland, lo consiglio! Pesce soprattutto ma anche carne! Personale ottimo!
  • Olesya
    OlesyaNovember 6, 2014
    Вкусно, дороговато. Все ходят обедать в happy hour
  • Alon C.
    Alon CohenJune 8, 2015
    אוכל נחמד, אווירה טובה מקום מאוד יפה
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