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Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant Review: This Portland landmark has been operating since 1892. Those "good old days" are reflected in a patina of burnished woods and deep colors. Oversize booths and cozy tables are scattered throughout several rooms, making this the rare restaurant that manages to feel both spacious and intimate. The kitchen prides itself on crayfish, but oddly it’s not always available --- not that you won't have plenty of other options. The fresh sheet offers more than 30 changing seafood selections with many flown in daily. Oysters, shrimp, salmon, rockfish, razor clams, Dungeness crab, sole, trout or sturgeon are always recommended. Clam chowder makes a hearty starter. Dessert is far from an afterthought with a classic banana cream pie topping the list. At the bar, the happy hour menu, ranging from oyster shooters to chicken quesadillas and even desserts, is legendary. Drinks are stiff and the wine list extensive. Service is among the most professional in town. While not a tourist trap, Jake's is a favorite destination for out-of-towners.