Southpark Seafood

Southpark Seafood

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Hours
Sun
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tue
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wed
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thu
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fri
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat
3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
This stylishly casual seafood eatery, located in the heart of downtown Portland, has been delivering Pacific NW gold in ways that are both sophisticated and approachable for over twenty-five years. Partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, only seafood that has been fished or farmed in ways that minimize the environmental impact is offered at Southpark Seafood. Oregon Dungeness Crab, King Salmon, Pacific Oysters, Clam Chowder from scratch, and house-made everything; Southpark Seafood uses the freshest farm-to-table produce and the best of the best seafood around. EXECUTIVE CHEF, MICHAEL MOLITOR Get ready for a culinary journey that blends local ingredients with global inspiration, promising a dining experience that's both sophisticated and soul-satisfying. A PNW native and a Portland resident since 2002, Chef Molitor is a seasoned figure in the local culinary scene. His track record includes executive roles at Whiskey Barrel Lounge, Ex Novo Brewing and Ecliptic Brewing.
PRICE RANGE
$18.00 – $64.00
CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Southpark Seafood
1. Largest Oyster Bar in PDX
"en in Portland you can't beat the oysters, seafood, ales, and b"
5.0 of 5 bubblesMelanie J
2. Creative Sustainable Seafood
"The Ahi Tuna was wonderful and combined with the lentils provided"
5.0 of 5 bubblesLoki_and_Odin
3. Extended Happy Hour
"Happy hour at Southpark Seafood made me one happy patron—friendly"
5.0 of 5 bubblesDrSJ
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles627 reviews
Excellent
386
Very good
155
Average
52
Poor
20
Terrible
14
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

charmking
1132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
My wife and I tried Southpark Seafood to satisfy our fish and seafood desire. Fish-wise I was surprised the menu really only offered King Salmon and Ahi tuna. Seafood selection focused on oysters, clams, Dungeness crab, and shrimp but only in an expensive seafood platter. For an oyster lover, there is a large selection of Northwest sources oysters on ice at their oyster bar. I ordered the fried oysters which was okay and served with lettuce. I especially enjoyed the Boston clam chowder which had the clams in the shell in the soup. My King Salmon was tasty served with farro. My wife liked her grilled scallops ( she got three scallops) in a very rich risotto that she couldn’t finish. The bread served was very fluffy flavorful. Service was excellent from our server Nate.
Written February 13, 2020
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Matthew F
New Albany43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I went with a colleague on a Thursday night because we were in town for a conference. I reserved a table on OpenTable, but I'm not sure I needed to. I had a Kale Oyster Rockefeller to start, followed by a 3 course special they had on the menu. I chose clam chowder, tuna, and a lemon cheesecake which came with a raspberry sorbet on the side. All the food was delicious. Our waitress was very friendly, though she was very slow to get our drink order, food order, and bring the check.
Written February 1, 2020
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Rebecca
Portland128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
A wonderful Portland restaurant staple. Great decor, wonderful food, extensive bar and wines and super staff. Today we had Happy Hour. The shrimp and grits are delicious! Excellent bread and the best olive oil. That's a big deal to us. Food was served hot and flavorful. Luke was our server and he was terrific. Very friendly, thorough, knowledgeable and a superb server. He was punctual and asked often without being a pest if he could offer us anything else. He is a big plus to this restaurant. I'm sure they know that.
Written January 14, 2020
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jdwilson307
Bend60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Visited Southpark Seafood on referral from business acquaintance. Brought a colleague and client for a business meal together. Menu was comprised of decent NW seafood offerings and we tried many appetizers as we as a couple entrees. Cocktails were ordered, but came in rather small volume glasses. We each ordered two as they were quite small and expensive for what you get, so to speak. Menu fare was OK, not overly impressed, but I can't write anything bad or options to avoid. Was most disappointed in the octupus appetizer, sliced and then packed together before grilling, creating somewhat of a pancake instead of nice individual bite size offerings for sharing. In the end, an expensive bill at the end of the night for a decent/average meal.
Written March 9, 2020
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627jasong
Hello Jeremiah, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I am so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the octopus and were underwhelmed by your experience in general. While the size or our glassware greatly depends on the cocktail, we do make cocktails with full shots - no skimping. I take your feedback seriously and again want to thank you for taking the time to share. Honest guest feedback is the best way for us to see where we can improve. Sincerely, Jason - GM
Written March 10, 2020
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Michael
Sacramento1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
My wife and I are visiting Portland from Sacramento and have eaten at a few places around our hotel and even though the food has been good our service has been meh, so when we stopped into South Park we were wowed at the delicious food and our exception server Molly who not only directed us in food but also in what to drink with the food. Customer service is a hard thing to get these days and south park hit it out of the field. Thanks SP for the great food and Service! PS, get the cioppino!
Written March 7, 2020
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bubbadv
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I stopped in with my teen and my adult stepkid for a Friday lunch before the teen took some standardized tests. We started out with baked oysters and then the teen went for the fish and sticks, the older had the seafood stew, and I had a crab roll and a cup of chowder. The stew and chowder were both tasty and very meaty. The crab roll was smaller than expected, but combined with the chowder made for a delicious and filling meal. The team tends to be a picky eater but she was very happy with the fish and chips. Our server, Luke, was excellent-- because we had the test coming up we didn't have time to linger over the meal and he did a great job of making sure we were able to keep our schedule, without doing anything to make us feel rushed. All in all a great experience, and we'll be back soon!
Written March 5, 2020
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Flyer802115
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We have always been happy with the service and food until yesterday. We enjoy sitting at the bar, chatting with the staff and indulging in the happy hour offerings. Shannon wasn't there and Dave was not about to engage in any hospitable welcome. We were surprised he was a bartender ,as his T shirt and lack of customer interest indicated to us he may be a bus boy. We had a few questions, and when he rolled his eyes at us, we should have left. This is one of our favorite stops after a day of errands. We kept our beverages and food order simple, so as not to bother him, anymore. The fish was not the usual yummy flavor... actually, it was dry. We were never asked if there was anything else we'd like, just offered the bill.... as if to say, "you're no longer welcome". Never had we experienced such negativity. Now, we know that not all their servers are meant to be with the public, and to sit in areas with staff we already know.
Written February 23, 2020
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627jasong
Thank you for joining us and leaving a review. I am so sorry to hear about the service you received while dining with us on Saturday night. As you know, this is not the typical level of service our guests have come to expect. Please accept our apology. I take your feedback seriously and will follow up to ensure you and our future guests receive the genuine hospitality we pride our selves on. I would love a chance to to discuss this incident in more detail. Would you mind sending me an email at jason.gerlt@southparkseafood.com? Sincerely, Jason - GM
Written February 24, 2020
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elgreco251
Portland180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
My wife celebrated a late Valentine's night out with a symphony and dinner at Southpark (a first). Well, from the moment Sarah greeted us, I knew it was going to be special. She conveyed the special instruction to our wonderful server, Joan. Joan cared for us brilliantly with just the right amount of attention, follow-up and check handling. She guided us through the menu, made good suggestions and then checked-in with us with details on the food preparation. We will definitely be back for more than lunch. Dinner was special and appreciated. Oh yeah, the food was terrific, too...obviously the chefs know how to prep and present great ingredients.
Written February 27, 2020
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Carol M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 solo
I can't remember if I have ever give a #1 rating. But the service here was so bad I would have given a zero if possible. Stopped in on the recommendation of a tour guide from a company I was reviewing for YouTube Initially I told the hostess I wss ordering take out. However, after paying for the food decided it would be cold by the time I got back to my location and immediately told hostess I would be dining in. I was seated and a waiter brought water to my table. I told him I initially was take out but had changed my mind. It should be noted it was around 2pm and only three other tables occupied inside and a couple outside. I noticed other tables were provided bread and butter so I waited to receive same. After 2 waiters passed me several times I tried to get one of their attention unsuccessfully. I finally got up found a waiter and asked for bread and butter. He obliged. However, I had no silverware. As I am trying to figure out how I'm supposed to put butter on bread without silverware another waiter walks by and drops silverware on the table without saying a word. Eventually the hostess brings my entree along with the side salad I ordered. I prefer to eat my salad first and then my meal. So, rather than eat my salad and have the meal get cold, which is what I wanted to avoid, I decide to take my salad with me and just ate my entree. I ordered the fish and chips. I must say the fish was excellent, probably the best I have had with an order of fish and chips. It was moist, cooked to perfection, and the coating was the exact level of crispness. The fries, however, were mostly hard and only a few decent enough to eat. I would have liked a glass of wine but NO ONE ever returned to my table to ask me if I wanted anything or if everything was ok. So, no wine. Finally, after finishing and it was clear I wasn't going to be helped by anyone I got up and went to the kitchen staff to ask for a to go box for my salad and was given one. Quite honestly I don't see how a restaurant stays in business with such rotten customer service. I never leave a tip under 20-25%. But, this time I felt the mandatory 15% take out gratuity was too much and left nothing additional!! I am going to contact the person from the tour company who recommended this place and suggest they stop doing so because as I was leaving I saw another person from the tour was also there. I hope they were treated better than me.
Written August 6, 2022
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Jason Gerlt
I am so embarrassed to hear about the level of hospitality you experience with us. You should not have fallen through the cracks simply because you had a take-out order then decided to dine-in. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We will be implementing additional training and make service steps for these types of scenarios a part of our continued staff education so something like this doesn't happen to other guests. As I am sure you can see from our other guest reviews and the fact that our local guides recommend us that this is not a typical experience with us. May I invite you back for a true Southpark Seafood experience? It would be unfortunate if this one, albeit very poor, service experience defined the restaurant for you and motivated you to spread negative sentiment. Please send me a direct email at jason.gerlt@southparkseafood.com - I would love the opportunity to make this right. Sincerely, Jason - GM
Written August 9, 2022
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Cam V
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Go here!!! What an incredible meal. We decided to come here for happy hour to celebrate my birthday, and already can’t wait to come back! We were greeted quickly by a man named Josh, who’s majestic hair alone would make Poseidon jealous. Josh ended up being our server, and was so knowledgeable and friendly, it made the experience that much better. He talked us into the Fried Oyster Ssam, and holy crap was it amazing! Think fried oyster lettuce wraps meet pork belly bahn mi!! Unbelievable! Dishes not to miss were the Fried Oyster Ssam, Garlic Confit Pizza and the Lemon Cheesecake! Dishes we could have skipped were the Baked Oysters and the Smoked Trout (these weren’t bad, just not as amazing as the rest of our order). They have an amazing cocktail and wine list, and a fun, semi-casual atmosphere. Cheers to the chef, and Josh! We will certainly be back!
Written January 21, 2020
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c3lil30
Portland60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 friends
Southpark Seafood is great downtown Portland restaurant destination. Extremely fresh seafood and other options. If you like oysters on the half shell, always fresh here. Service is professional, attentive and friendly. Hours have been limited during Covid restrictions. But they have extended to 10p on Friday and Saturday nights Open from noon on , so one of those restaurants you can visit after a day of shopping between lunch/dinner and receive service. They don’t disappoint
Written February 19, 2021
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Barkreal
Buhl3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Southpark Seafood was within a short walking distance of the Duniway Hilton where we were staying. Having arrived on a late flight and fortunately managed to get there before the 9 PM Covid cut-off for ordering food. We had the clam chowder which features actual clams in their shells and gnochi in a wonderfully flavorful clam broth. The waiter suggested cioppino and he was spot on. The best we’ve ever had with huge scallops, shrimp, halibut, & clams in a flavorful tomato sauce with pea-sized fregula pasta. What a delight.
Written September 24, 2020
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World_traveler_mamma
Ames83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
We were looking for something small and stopped by for happy hour. I didn't think we would need a reservation for 4 PM but it is highly recommended that you do reserve. We sat outside under a heater. Service was a bit slow - inside the restaurant was very busy and our server was stretched thin. The seafood was delicious, with small portions (and very small oysters).
Written January 18, 2022
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Conner B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 solo
Southpark is a Portland must-visit. The General Manager Jason leads a team focused on not only exceptional service, but on kindness and compassion for staff and guests. Chef Chris and his crew have designed a menu that not only changes with the seasons, but keeps regulars coming back for old favorites and new adventures. If you are in Portland, make Southpark a destination.
Written June 5, 2021
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TheSimpleTraveler
Bethlehem450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
Our tour guide from Wildwood Adventure Tours recommended this restaurant after being dropped off from our tour and we're glad she did. Within a block of our drop-off point, it was very convenient to get to by foot. It was relatively busy at lunch time (about 1pm) but we were greeted cheerfully by the hostess and seated immediately at a sidewalk table in the shade. Our server, Molly, was excellent. Thank you Molly! The Burgers we ordered tasted great and Hit the Spot. The Smoked King Salmon Collar was different but good. I didn't know what to expect as I don't recall ever having the collar before. And of course, nothing ever beats a local brew on a warm summer's day. The burger price was up there, but I attribute that to dining in a city.
Written June 28, 2021
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